It turns out as many as 50 war brides had come to New Zealand, all from around Hiroshima.Read more
The June issue of North & South
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Saying goodbye to the city
Would life really be better in a small town? Joanna Wane asks what you should weigh up before you book a one-way ticket to the country.
Making tracks to Wairarapa
With Wellington house prices booming, more people are forging new lives across the Remutakas. Mike White checks out Featherston on the Wairarapa Line.
The cult next door
Young Kiwi women are being targeted by a South Korean sect, led by a convicted rapist. Rosel Labone investigates.
Kate Evans argues the case for paid paternity leave.
Fields of gold
Mike White heads to the New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Southland, where tensions run high and traditions remain strong.
￼Suck it up, buttercup
Denise Arnold’s practical compassion is changing children’s lives in Cambodia. She talks to Sue Hoffart.
Sense of an ending
Hannah Brown talked with Julie Johnston-Smith a few weeks before she died from cancer, about saying goodbye to her twin, husband and son.
The ones that got away
Cantabrian Jamie Scott is converting Canadians to classic Kiwi pies. Sue Hoffart tracked him down in Edmonton.
Chairman of the board
Olly Farley takes on the serious science of surfing.
￼Come fly with me
Canterbury spud farmer Michael Oakley has broadened his business horizons.
A love letter to Whangarei.
Jenny Nicholls on the tussle for science funding.
Margo White says there’s a right kind of diary writing.
Bevan Rapson on “Disco Dave” Seymour and jostling for partners on a crowded MMP dance floor.
Kate Richards meets hangi pit master Rewi Spraggon.
Sharon Stephenson ditches city dog-walking for a hike on the wild side.
High heels & gumboots
Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay.
New writers and returning veterans ensure the crime book prize isn’t just a case of rounding up the usual suspects.Read more
Auckland leaders have always made the mistake of thinking small – the rush-hour crawl between Northcote and the bridge attests to this.Read more
Actor James Norton has played a painter, a prince and a murderer, but none has been so conflicted as Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers in Grantchester.Read more
To celebrate the arrival of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive to Sky Arts, the Listener is giving away copies of his complete tales and poems.Read more
What’s happening and what’s coming up in Auckland food.Read more