The Pigeon Valley fire burns through the night. Photo: Jarod Barton.
On The Cover: Inferno at Pigeon Valley
For two weeks, helicopter pilots battled one of New Zealand’s worst wildfires. That was just a preview of our fiery future.
By Charles Anderson
The demolition of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral. Photo: Sarah Rowlands
A Tale of Two Churches
Why is Christchurch restoring its Anglican cathedral and demolishing its Catholic basilica, a far more architecturally significant building? The answer boils down to history, politics and real estate.
By Sally Blundell
Christchurch, Still Standing
Portraits of recovery and resilience.
Photography by Anthony McKee
A Walking Tour of Past and Future Christchurch
The city the quake built.
By John Walsh
Photo: Courtesy of New Zealand Rugby
Ian Foster, The Man With the Toughest Job In Sport
The All Blacks coach looks back on a rocky first year.
By Patrick McKendry
Photo: Jonathan Kennett
The Cycle Tour Pumping Money Into Small Town New Zealand
The Tour Aotearoa is both an epic bike ride and a surprising financial success story for towns up and down the country.
By Helen Glenny
Paul Little reviews Vincent O’Sullivan’s masterful biography of Ralph Hotere, a collection of poetry by incarcerated youth, a very uneven “cli-fi” (that’s climate fiction) anthology, and more.
Boysenberries: Our Global Dominance Explained
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about New Zealand’s favourite berry.
By Don Rowe
The South Island hunter on a mission to end our dependence on bad salami.
By Mike White
The National Gallery
Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month. February’s artist is Mark Simpson with Light Relief in Happy Blues, 2020
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