Ancestral remains of Moriori and Māori were laid on Te Atamira (the stage) during repatriation ceremonies at Te Papa’s Rongomaraeroa contemporary marae. Photo: Te Papa Tongarewa
Moriori lost more human remains to colonial grave robbers and museum collectors than any other people in the Pacific. Now hundreds of ancestral remains are being returned to Aotearoa.
By Veronika Meduna
Mere and Siulolovao, Otago Peninsula by Robin White, Screenprint, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Purchased 2004
Mere and Monty
Robin White’s Mere and Siulolovao is a national favourite, and the story behind it only adds to its appeal.
By Thomas McLean
Profile: Fasitua Amosa
Fasitua Amosa has made his name as an actor, but his family’s history of community service has seen him add local politics to his agenda.
By Gabi Lardies
The Cheesiest Antarctic Adventure
An idiosyncratic explorer finds it difficult to satisfy his cheese roll cravings in icy Antarctica.
By Ben Mack
Travel: LA Cemetaries
Take a tour of the resting places of dozens of Hollywood legends.
By Colin Hogg
Intricate models in Tawhiti Museum tell stories of Taranaki history.
By Lindsay Wright
About Town: Tokoroa
The former timber town had a master plan unlike any other.
By Minnie Parker
A post-cyclone update from Hawke’s Bay vineyards battling to get back on their feet.
Food For Thought
Date pudding with espresso syrup, plus delicious vegetable dishes.
By Alesha Bilbrough-Collins
A taster of the celebrated author’s newest novel, due out this month.
By Catherine Chidgey
Katherine Mansfield’s Europe
Following the celebrated writer’s European odysseys.
By Redmer Yska
The June Bookshelf
Best new books, including post pandemic fiction from Fiona Farrell and Stephanie Johnson, plus a long-awaited novel from Sue McCauley.
By Paul Little
The Whiz Quiz and crossword.
By Graeme Wilson
Meet the Maker
Ruby Joy Eade and her passion for colourful quilts.
Photos by Lewis Ferris
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