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North & South April 2021

North & South is New Zealand’s premier monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine, specialising in long-form investigative journalism, delivered by award-winning writers and photographers. North & South also showcases New Zealand ingenuity and creativity, explores the country and profiles its people. It is a touchstone of New Zealand life.

New Zealand
North and South Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
dramatic dunedin

An event-full autumn to call you south Come for the ENCORE, stay for the EXCURSION The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the southernmost fringe event in the world and with the city's reputation for creativity and flair, it's always a good time. Running from 18-28 March, expect an eclectic blend of new and established artists appearing in theatres, bars, galleries, churches, book stores, pop-up spaces and even the city's cycleways. Speaking of cycleways, make the most of the golden autumn weather and book a cycling holiday on the Otago Central Rail Trail which kicks off in Middlemarch. Come for the FAUNA, stay for the FLAVOUR Get to know Dunedin's wild side - the land, water, plants, food, wildlife, sea and sky - by taking part in the family-friendly Wild Dunedin Festival, 22-28 April. Enjoy six…

3 min
from the editor

Space startup Rocket Lab is one of those tales of entrepreneurial ingenuity that we Kiwis find hard to resist. A self-taught Southland engineer can’t stop tinkering around with homemade rockets in the carpark at his day job. Instead of taking his talents to Silicon Valley, he creates a company that makes rockets at a converted bike factory in Auckland and launches them into space from the Mahia Peninsula. Its 97 successful missions, which have whimsical names like “Look Ma, No Hands” and “Another One Leaves the Crust”, make the company a world-leader in the small rocket market. This March, Rocket Lab announced that it will list on the Nasdaq stock exchange with a valuation of $5.7 billion. It’s an extraordinary accomplishment for founder and CEO Peter Beck and an inspiration…

1 min
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5 min

A note from the Editor Thanks to all of you who have written in the first few months since we resumed publishing. We’re working hard to expand the magazine’s audience while still providing plenty to delight and interest longstanding readers. This will involve some experimentation, and your comments (both positive and negative) are incredibly helpful as we figure out how to get the balance right. We also want to hear what you think about individual articles and the issues they raise. Please keep the feedback coming! Dental Care in Decay I read an article on dental care in New Zealand in the magazine (“Utopia Lab” by Ollie Neas, February). As a former school dental nurse, I would like to see how the School Dental Service is tackling the appalling state of children’s teeth…

4 min
best western

More so now than ever representing a balancing act between city chic and genuine off-road dependability, it’s only fair we take the Defender off the tarmac to see how this iteration of one of the world’s most legendary vehicles holds true to the DNA of its forebears. To do that, we’re going to head west… It begins with an urban roundabout in a leafy suburban village. Always a gateway to another world of sorts, the southern entrance to Scenic Drive – which creeps its way up, down, along and around the easternmost ridgeline (more or less) of the Waitakere Ranges for about 23km between Titirangi and another West Auckland suburb, Swanson, to the north – used to signify a step into the wilderness. And if you’re keen to seek it out, it still…

2 min
featured contributors

Paul Blow Paul is a renowned illustrator whose work has featured in publications such as the Guardian and the Independent in the UK and the New York Times in the US. We love his cover capturing teen vaping culture for this issue. He lives in Dorset, in the UK. Tobias Buck Tobias chronicles the strangest serial killer saga you’ve never heard of: the tale of Charles Sobhraj, who killed at least 12 backpackers in several countries in the 1970s, and the determined diplomat, now living in Wellington, who finally brought him to justice. The Serpent, a stylish new BBC crime drama based on the case, will screen here on Netflix starting 2 April. Madeleine Chapman Madeleine is North & South’s senior editor. In this issue, she writes for our “Culture Etc” section about the newly…