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August 2021

By 12 July 2021August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South


The High Cost of Absolutely Everything

The real reason New Zealand is so expensive.

By Ollie Neas

photo: Andrew Macdonald

Down on the Farm

Huge modern mortgages, climate politics and negative public perceptions are, for some farmers, becoming too much to carry.

By Paul Gorman

Burst Bubbles

Will our anxiety about holidaying in a post-Covid world change the way we travel forever?

By Anna Rawhiti-Connell

The Infodemic Hits Home

Popular Chinese-language media outlets in New Zealand are helping spread misinformation about western-developed Covid vaccines.

By Emanuel Stoakes

Shrubby Tororaro Muehlenbeckia astonii. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Photo Essay

An expert propagator wants you to plant a kauri — or ten.

By Sam Hartnett

Four Corners

Wrestlemania Returns

By John Summers

Ginseng and Gumboots

By Tim Chen

After The Canterbury Floods

Interview by Helen Glenny

Culture Etc.

Photo from ‘A Fashion Education’

A Fashion Education

The woman behind a quietly influential second-hand clothing business is part saleswoman, part detective, part fashion encyclopaedia.

By Tess Nichol

About Town: Catlins

Closed borders prompt one “gullible North Islander” to head further south than she’s ever been before.

By Sharon Stephenson

How We Live

In a new book, Francis and Kaiora Tipene of The Casketeers share their knowledge of living in te ao Māori.

By Shilo Kino

Bounty Hunting

Harrison Christian tries to untangle the story of his ancestor, Fletcher Christian, one of history’s most famous mutineers.

By Harrison Christian

Book Reviews

Paul Little on a new Owen Marshall retrospective, a poetic reflection on middle age, the return of the crime fighting team The Nancys, and more.

The National Gallery

Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month.

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