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North & South June 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.

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New Zealand
North and South Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
from the editor

Dear readers, I was very close to my grandfather, who died when I was 11, but I never knew much about his past. There were a few facts and stories, some of which he told me, and others the kind that get passed down through families until the edges have worn off. I knew he worked in a grocery shop in Masterton and did the accounts in proper calligraphic writing that was so beautifully formed that the owner once asked if he could keep the ledger books. I knew he’d been a boxer, which struck me as strange not only because he was short and skinny, but because he was such a gentle person. And I knew that you didn’t ask him about the war. The experience of my grandparents’ generation, the…

1 min
reader letter winner

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4 min
letter of the month

I want to congratulate the North & South team for having the courage to set out again with the launch of this great magazine. It is so good to have a magazine that respects and highlights the whole country. The variety of topics intrigue and surprise; you are adept at getting me to think about things I might not otherwise. You open up new vistas, new interests, new challenges and new perspectives. However, I am missing the Letters to the Editor column. North & South readers used to write such interesting, well-thought-out letters that never seemed limited by space constraints. So I am writing in the hope that this will encourage others and we can again share viewpoints and create the dynamic of a North & South community. I want to draw…

2 min
featured contributors

Naomi Arnold Naomi is a North & South contributing writer and co-wrote this issue’s cover story. She tracked down old friends of Willi Huber, the former Nazi soldier who made New Zealand his home. An award-winning writer, Naomi was recently nominated in the feature-writing category of the 2021 Voyager Media Awards. Alex Casey A former Featherston spokesbaby and current adult feature writer for the Spinoff, Alex writes about her role as the former, and growing up at the foot of the Remutaka hill in this month’s About Town travel feature. Now just a visitor, she sees a town that’s changed rapidly in recent years, but hasn’t lost its humour or charm. Hayden Donnell Hayden talks to rising National MP Nicola Willis, who’s made a name for herself first as a so-called “blue-green” politician, and more…

1 min
for transparency’s sake

We are incredibly grateful for the support we get from advertisers. Without advertisements, a publication like North & South could not survive. Some of our ads are of the traditional variety. Others are called “paid content” or “sponsored content”. Our commercial team works with our clients regarding their brand strategy and we employ external designers and journalists to create these pieces. We want to be transparent with our readers about these arrangements, which is why you’ll see these pieces labelled as “sponsored”. We will also make transparent all other sources of funding or financial support.…

1 min
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