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The Nazi Who Built Mount Hutt

The untold story of a former Waffen-SS soldier who lied his way into New Zealand — and got away with it.

By Andrew Macdonald and Naomi Arnold
Grant Robertson

The Man In Charge Of The Money

With the economy recovering and the housing crisis escalating, Finance Minister Grant Robertson wields a lot of power. How will he use it?

By Madeleine Chapman
Children vaping illustration by Paul Blow

Lost In The Clouds

As a new generation gets hooked on nicotine, New Zealand's approach to vaping has been bafflingly lax.

By Don Rowe

Herman And The Serpent

How a retired diplomat in Wellington brought a notorious serial killer to justice.

By Tobias Buck

The Hard Grind: Is This New Zealand Sailing’s Next Star?

How a builder won a place among sailing’s elite.

by Michael Burgess

Mahia, We Have A Problem

As the superstar Kiwi startup takes on work for the US military, a tiny beach community faces some major moral dilemmas.

By Ollie Neas
Peter Ellis © Stuff ltd

The Afterlife Of Peter Ellis

How the fight to clear his name is changing New Zealand law.

By Pete McKenzie

Without You I Was Nothing

What Māori have given the game of rugby.

By Talia Marshall

Our Fiery Future

For two weeks, helicopter pilots battled one of New Zealand’s worst wildfires. That was just a preview.

By Charles Anderson

Man of Letters

You’ve seen the work of worldclass type designer Kris Sowersby everywhere. You just don’t know it.

By Ashleigh Young

Culture Etc.

Four Corners


Hibiscus Coast Blues

Biohunting with Dr Wiles

Living in a City With Truly Radical Rental Laws

A look at some other countries suggests that New Zealand's reforms are anything but radical. Germany, Berlin goes to extreme lengths to protect tenants.

Utopia Lab

Archive Highlights


Bert’s Labyrinth

Survivors are finally speaking out — but years earlier, a journalist tried to publish the inside story of the notorious Auckland commune. Then she came too close.

By Anke Richter


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