Damien Dempsey’s music recounts Ireland’s traumatic history, but it resonates half a world away in New Zealand.Read more
The December issue of North & South
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Then she was gone
Chilling new details have emerged about the night Auckland teenager Joanne Chatfield vanished without a trace 30 years ago.
The happiness algorithm
You can’t buy happiness – but can you calculate your way to joy? An engineer turned happiness guru and a psychology professor face off.
The first graduates from a mentoring programme designed to lift their expectations look back on the difference it’s made to their lives.
Mot’ grows up
It used to be a regional backwater, but Motueka is thriving – and turning the tables on nearby Nelson.
There’s good news from the country’s most intensive study of memory loss and pre-dementia.
A view from the inside
Serving a life sentence, inmate Daniel Luff has seen the best and worst of our maximum-security prison – and reckons he knows how to fix it.
For the love of horses
With photographs by Jane Ussher, a new book explores the deep relationship between human and horse.
Margo White considers the slippery nature of luck.
Bevan Rapson on rising unease over China’s growing influence here.
Ray Prebble looks at the art of emphasis.
Phil Gifford on three very different queens of pop.
Riders on the storm.
The Sikh community’s “Free Kitchen” for the homeless.
An artisan jeweller who creates stories to be worn.
Out on a Limb
Each year, the residents at Dunedin’s Moana House pine for Christmas.
Fire and Clay
More than a century of ceramics has found a home in Whanganui.
Nelson winchmaster Andy Wills is in the driver’s seat.
Kate Richards finds our best-handcrafted kitchen accessories.
Michael Donaldson showcases top Kiwi craft beers for summer.
Joanna Wane takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the capital.
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Released in 1977, Dario Argento’s campy Suspiria was a landmark in cult horror. Now, director Luca Guadagnino has remade it in a new style.Read more
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