Louise Maich, Bateman Books, $49.99
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Louise Maich, Bateman Books, $49.99
Vol-biv, or “fly-camping”, is a sport of contrasts. First comes the earthly grind: you have to lug your pack—and your wing—up a mountain. Then, when you’re high enough and the air feels good, you step into empty space. You fly.
In her last years of high school, Cadence Chung wrote a book of poems, a musical, and a high-profile complaint to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Two years on, she’s also told the backstory.
They stopped him doing the girls’ pūkana when he was little. But nothing will stop Te Orahi Akuhata living his best life now.
Te Rawhitiroa Bosch documents the traditional harvest of a sperm whale stranded in the Coromandel.
New Zealand’s geography makes it an appealing place for agriculture. It also makes this country a good place for launching rockets.
The Nelson area is one of New Zealand’s richest for minerals. Here, obsessives comb rivers for unusual and precious rocks. Yet despite these people’s shared passion, friction abounds within the community, raising questions: who owns the precious stones that tumble down rivers in the public estate? Can anyone take them? And, if so, can they sell them? Should they?
The Hauraki Gulf is in trouble. Dwindling fish stocks, water pollution and increasing sedimentation are damaging the world’s first marine park and sounding alarms for researchers studying the area.
Diversifying your skill set can help you gain an edge on the competition when looking for employment after graduation.
The cognitive benefits of exercise are no secret to anybody who has been for a good run, or spent an hour in the gym lifting weights. But research from the University of Auckland’s Brain Dynamics Research Lab suggests those same ‘brain gains’ can be made with a short burst of high intensity exercise, offering a new tool in the war against the mid-afternoon workday slump.
Waiheke Island is a hotbed of experimental winemaking, but nowhere is this more evident than at the University of Auckland’s Goldwater Wine Science Centre.
Nearly 50 years on from the systemic and racially targeted deportations of Pasifika New Zealanders, the scars and shame of this experience linger—as the government prepares to formally apologise for its actions of the past.
Life in the subantarctic is difficult enough for those who arrive prepared. In 1864, castaways from two storm-wrecked ships, the Grafton and the Invercauld, landed on opposite ends of Auckland Island. Survival became a daily challenge. Each group tackled it differently: one fell to violence and cannibalism, while the other became a close-knit brotherhood. Were the wildly different fates of men of the Grafton and the Invercauld down to luck—or leadership?
Josh James reinvents adventure and manhood on the West Coast, with the world watching.
The tradition of kava has brought people together and consummated important social occasions in the Pacific for 3000 years. The use of kava is growing in New Zealand, with some 25,000 drinkers consuming up to 32 times the recommended pharmacological limit on any given weekend, then driving home. What is kava, and what role does it play in our society?
In February 1943, an astonishing series of circumstances aligned to set the scene for the most alarming and tragic wartime event on New Zealand soil in the 20th century. Though still shrouded by the fog of war and military censorship, what really happened at 1PW Featherston is gradually coming to light.
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