Simon O’Neill rehearsing at home. Photo: Hōhua Kurene
“This Everest of a Role”
Simon O’Neill, a world-renowned Wagnerian tenor, prepares to sing one of opera’s most challenging characters.
By Paul Little
About town: Te Awamutu
An old dairy-farming town is even better than one former local remembers from his childhood days.
By Graeme Wilson
Worship On High
In an extract from a new tramping anthology, Across the Pass, writer Elsie K Morton describes a night in the summer of 1950 spent sleeping on an ambulance stretcher in a Mackinnon Pass hut.
Paul Little on Margaret Wilson’s memoir, an elegant new collection of short stories, tales of nautical mishap and more.
How I Wrote
Paul Little talks to Steve Braunias about his new book, Cover Story, an affectionate annotation of some 100 LP covers collected from op shops around the nation.
Illustration: Imogen Greenfield
The history of our country’s first name, Aotearoa.
By Scott Hamilton
. . . to watch, eat, hear, see and do this month. Tess Nichol’s guide to living your best life.
Crosswords and quiz by Graeme Wilson.
Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month.
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