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North & South July 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

2 min
lean in to the cosy and characterful vibe of a dunedin winter getaway

Anything but BLAND Hit the town for a culinary tour of trending city eateries such as titi, the Press Club or Moiety, then sample a cocktail of two at the likes of Woof! Indigo Room or Mr Fox. Local favourites such as Etrusco, Moiety, Bracken and Albar are always popular and great picks for winter dining. Beer enthusiasts can make their way around the city’s many destination breweries, each boasting distinctly unique flavour profiles. Embrace the city’s many culinary delights during Dine Dunedin, 6-22 August, which runs the full gambit of tasty events from chef collaborations and one-o" experiences through to special drink concoctions, dining deals and the Dunedin Burger Society popular vote. Anything but DULL Top up your culture tanks with a visit to one of the many museums, galleries or historical attractions;…

3 min
from the editor

After I’d been living in the United States for about 10 years, it occurred to me that maybe we should start handing out warnings at the airport to departing Kiwis. I was picturing a friendly bureaucrat stationed by the check-in desk in the international terminal who would give a pamphlet to anyone boarding an international flight with the maximum allowable baggage and only a hazy idea of when they planned to come back. When setting out on an overseas adventures, most of us focus on the exciting things you hope will happen on your trip. Nobody tells you that if you stay away long enough, your life is going to get very complicated. New Zealand has one of the biggest overseas diasporas in the developed world, with around 15 per cent…

9 min
letter of the month

Willi Huber and a family discovery. The title story about Mount Hutt’s Willi Huber and his dark Nazi past touched me deeply, not just because I grew up in post-war Germany. It also brought to life a family story I only discovered a few weeks earlier, when a distant cousin emailed an article recently published in the history section of the renowned German weekly Die Zeit. It was a full-page essay about my uncle, who served in the German diplomatic service from 1920 until 1944. Like Willi Huber, my uncle had joined the Nazi’s NSDAP party prior to the war; in his early diplomatic career he was also briefly a member of an SS equestrian group. By 1934, when he was posted to Romania as a German Consul, he was beginning to…

1 min
online reactions

I’m so grateful to North & South for properly looking into this. As a Jewish New Zealander the tributes to him that flowed after his death made my blood run cold. Justice is seeing this Nazi’s past catch up with him even though he’s no longer here to be held to account. @kvetchings (Twitter) The latest issue of North & South tells a story that reveals another unpalatable part of this country’s past, and one we have yet to reconcile with. Gratitude to all involved in putting this investigative piece together with diligence, perseverance and sensitivity. @JulietMosesNZ (Twitter) The line that stands out to me on the campaign to remove his name from the mountain is, “One local said, ‘It’s all those Jews complaining, is it?’” Yes it is, given most of our family…

3 min
featured contributors

Tom Augustine Fifteen years ago, there were 500 video stores across New Zealand. Now there are just six. As a diehard movie fan and former Mount Eden video store employee, there’s perhaps no one in New Zealand sadder about this state of affairs than Tom. He spent a night with the owners of the Morrinsville Civic Video, who are still — just barely — hanging on. Sally Blundell Sally is a Christchurch-based journalist who was the runner-up in the Voyager Media Awards Reviewer of the Year category, for her work in North & South, Landfall Review online and the Academy of NZ Literature. This issue, she looks at the complicated business of buying private land to put it back into public use. Garth Cartwright Garth is an Auckland born-and-raised writer living in London. In this…

1 min
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