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February 2024

By 22 January 2024January 24th, 2024Issue, North&South


Albrecht Dürer, Melencolia I (1514)

The sad story of depression

What can the millenia-long history of depression — and depression treatment — tell us about today’s epidemic?

By Solomon Lewis

Illustration by Isabella Dampney

Mind Shift

Local scientists at the coal face of Ketamine therapy.

By James Borrowdale


Cracking the taboo of a father’s bipolar disorder.

By Alex Smith

Photo: George Driver

Lost Property

50 hectares of bush dividing Wānaka’s communities.

By George Driver

Photo: Aaron Smale.

A state of denial

The welfare system’s failure of Māori children recalls past tragedies.

By Aaron Smale

Photo: Rawpixel

Fake friends

Can AI chatbots solve loneliness?

By Max Salmon

Counting Change

Surveying proposed Kiwisaver reforms.

By Liv Lewis-Long from Simplicity

Late Afternoon by Olaf Petersen (ca. 1970). Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Late Afternoon

By Olaf Petersen

Four corners

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

The National

The National

The Lioness meets
The Boxer.

By Emily Perkins

My first ever

A Bowie concert launches a passion.

By Rachael King

Save the date

Summer flings.

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

Meet the Maker

Georgie Hill.

By Theo Macdonald


Must-visit galleries.

By Theo Macdonald

Dare to hope

New Zealand against Australia in a much-awaited test series.

By John Newton


No country for old poets.

By Bill Manhire

Couch Surfing

The adaptive child.

By Dr Curious

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