A New Zealand Māori game at Athletic Park. photo: Peter Macdonald
“Without You I Was Nothing”
What Māori have given the game of rugby.
By Talia Marshall
Rebecka Papera. photo: Victoria Birkinshaw
A Tiny Piece Of Her Brain Could Save Yours
At the Centre for Brain Research, patients give Auckland scientists a rare and invaluable advantage in the global search for treatments for Alzheimer’s, autism, epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
By Donna Chisholm
Te Hononga Kawakawa construction site. photo: Sue Sheperd
Frank and open discussions with a brand-new Act MP.
By Madeleine Chapman
The travails of three German sailors.
By Maris Hubschmid
No Straight Lines
Tilers go wild at the Hundertwasser Art Centre.
Zeeland buildings. photo: Tobias Buck
New Zealand Books
Paul Little reviews a long-overdue account of our funniest artist, the definitive history of Palmy, a bilingual biography of Te Rauparaha and gorgeous new titles from Jane Ussher and Dick Frizzell. Plus: Sally Blundell delves into two new books that explore New Zealanders’ shifting sense of national identity, and Paul talks to Rachel Kerr about her debut novel, Victory Park.
Journey to Old Zeeland
New Zealanders don’t know much about the low-lying province of the Netherlands that gave Aotearoa its English name. I set out to see what Zeelanders know about us.
By Tobias Buck
The Southland town is known for its trout-fishing—but don’t miss its extraordinary collection of eclectic homegrown museums.
By Mike White
Trying To Be Free
A formative experience for a young Leonard Cohen—and the New Zealand couple that shared it with them.
The National Gallery
Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month.
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