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April 2022

By 12 March 2022August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South


Photo: Northwood Brothers, Alexander Turnbull Library.

The Shocking State of Dental Care

It’s the gaping abyss in our health system. Why can’t we fix it?

By Helen Glenny

Photo: Stephen Penny

A Quiet Place

As human-made noise colonises the planet — and seriously impacts our health — a small group of volunteers is fighting back.

By Petrina Darrah

Photo: George Driver

The Unhappy Valley

Sewage, shouting and mudslinging: Why the tiny Otago town of Waipori Falls is tearing itself apart.

By George Driver

Photo: Cameron James McLaren

Photo Essay: The Unrest

Photos from the front lines of the anti-mandate protest at Parliament.

By Cameron James McLaren

Four Corners

Photo: Patrick Reynolds

Pedestrian Purpose

Viewing Wellington’s architecture by foot with John Walsh.

By Tess Nichol

Foreign Correspondence

World events, viewed through a New Zealand lens.

By Peter Bale


Where and why rāhui are in place around the country.

By Simone Momberg

Culture Etc.

The Grapevine: Tiki. Jarnieze McRoberts and her mother Debbie Taingahue-Sparks. Photo: Richard Brimer

Home Truths

Beautiful symbols of faded colonial grandeur, our historic homesteads leave a complicated legacy.

By Max Rashbrooke

About Town: Akaroa

The French influenced harbour town alive with memories of love and romance.

By Tom Augustine

On The Gravy Train

The entrepreneurs turning Europe onto the classic Kiwi pie.

By Gregor Thompson

The Grapevine

Tiki: A vineyard story of whānau and wine.

By Tobias Buck


Paul Little on the poet Jan Kamp’s new memoir, nine essays on science and tech in te ao Maori, a mystery novel would-be ex-sex worker, two new books on our most beloved furry companions and more.


Illustration: Sarah Hall


Crosswords and quiz by Graeme Wilson.

10 Things To

. . . to watch, eat, hear, see and do this month.


Most New Zealanders remain unaware of the Surafend massacre by Anzac soldiers in 1918. But members of the far right know it well — as an inspiration, not a source of shame.

By Scott Hamilton

The National Gallery

Starring the work of a non-professional artist each month.

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