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January 2022

By 12 December 2021August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South
Cover image of N&S magazine January 2022


Above: Preparing the paneer. Photo: Camilla Rutherford

Making It In NZ

A celebration of the innovators, obsessives, and strivers changing the way we eat: From the Silicon Valley executive who learned to milk goats via YouTube videos, to the Southland dairy farmers making authentic Indian paneer, to the truffle farmer who got the police to help her train her sniffer dogs. Plus: an interview with Peter Gordon and Alistair Carruthers on their mission to connect tiny food producers with the world.

By Emily Simpson, Tobias Buck, Yvonne van Dongen, Jean Teng, Nicola Harvey, Alexia Santamaria and Anna King Shahab

A page from Richard Sewell’s diary describing the Argo operation. Photo: National Library.
A page from Richard Sewell’s diary. Photo: National Library

Argo II

How two wily Kiwi diplomats helped the CIA save lives during Iran’s hostage crisis.

By Pete McKenzie

pōhutukawa flower illustration.
Pōhutukawa flower. Illustration: Rachel Salazar

The Great Aotearoa Quiz

Test your knowledge on this country’s history, culture and the year that was.

By Emily Simpson

Four Corners

The lido on the corner in Wellington prepares to close its doors.
Street view of The Lido. Photo: Elizabeth Martindale

Leaving New Zealand

Skilled international workers are leaving New Zealand — are we in for another “brain drain”?

By Helen Glenny

Lido, Ciao

An era-defining Wellington café prepares to close its doors for good.

By Gregor Thompson

Alter Ego

The publisher of North & South talks to . . . the publisher of North & South — from California.

By Konstantin Richter

War of The Words

Inside New Zealand’s only bookshop solely dedicated to military history.

By John Summers

Culture Etc.

Fahy family on the road again.
Fahy family on the road again. Photo: Supplied

On The Road Again

Two adults, four children, 69 days of driving: The story of one family’s cross-country road trip, in their own words.

By Ben Fahy

About Town: Omori

What it’s like spending 10 weeks of solitude in a holiday town’s off season, surrounded only by empty baches.

By Jack Remiel Cottrell

The Anatomy of an Art Auction

New Zealand’s art market is booming — but who benefits?

By Paul Little


Paul Little on a refreshing new thriller, the stories of our historic buildings, 250 years of New Zealand painting and more.

How I Wrote

Paul Little talks to Lucy Mackintosh about what it’s like writing about Auckland’s past, and why there’s such a gap in historical research about the super city.


Illustration of gin and tonic by Sarah Hall.
Gin and tonic. Illustration: Sarah Hall


Covid-19 sceptic and Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s bombastic style of Christianity has precedent, in the early 20th-century evangelist and “faith healer” Arthur Dallimore.

10 Things

. . . to watch, eat, hear, see and do this month. Tess Nichol’s guide to living your best life.


Crosswords and quiz by Graeme Wilson.

National Gallery

Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month.

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