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August 2023

By 24 July 2023August 17th, 2023Issue, North&South


Photo: Alex Lovell-Smith

Crimes of the collector

A very personal story about an encounter with James Wallace… and the events that followed.

By Dudley Benson

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Solar eclipse: Our renewable power struggle

Millions of solar panels are heading our way. What are the pros and cons?

By George Driver

Ecostore range

Buy well

From rescuing veggies to ending fast fashion — Kiwi firms are trying to do the right thing.

Train lines looking across the Kaikōura Ranges. Photo: Shutterstock

Back on track

The revival of rail will happen, but what’s the timetable?

By Theo Macdonald

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Ethical investing

There’s no excuse now to turn a blind eye to those dodgy investments.

By Gabe McDonnell

Photo: Dick Rowan, US National Archives

The robberies and the outcast

More pieces of the pizza man murder puzzle revealed.

By Ryan Wolf

At the crossroads

Most of us probably need to learn to live with less, but can we?

By Grant Duncan

Te Henga (Bethell’s Beach) in Auckland, photographed by Reuben Looi.


By Reuben Looi

The map

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

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Time capsule

A portrait of Ruby.

By Tia Barrett

My life in birds

From magpie murder to the kākā of Karori.

By Sarah Laing


Plant-breeding legend Dr Keith Hammett.

By Rosemary Barraclough


Lessons learned from the humble nut, plus delicious walnut recipes.

By Shan James


The first works of celebrated wordsmiths.

By Bill Manhire

My first ever

The brutality of birth through the eyes of a nursing student.

Joan Skinner

The August bookshelf

A mix of politics, art and a debut novel.

By Theo Macdonald


A carefully curated set of new releases.

By Victoria Spence


Danger and ambition in a Netflix doco about the sport of freediving.

By Theo Macdonald

National treasures

A Taranaki shrine to the allure of the Holden.

By Lindsay Wright

Meet the maker

Emelia French’s beautiful ceramics.

By Theo Macdonald

Time to party

Could hit songs give us a clue about where our election is headed?

By Michael Fletcher


The Whiz Quiz and crossword.

By Graeme Wilson

Save the date

Warm yourself up with a beer festival or a fashion show.

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

Finding Nessie

There’s never a right time to adopt a dog, so why not now?

By Eamonn Marra

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