Geography

What storms may come

Much of New Zealand’s coastal property has an expiry date, with its value set to be wiped off the ledger in as little as nine years’ time, well before sea levels rise and coastlines are redrawn. What will happen to marae and communities by the beach? And why are we still buying—and building—properties right in the danger zone?

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ISSUE 171

Sep - Oct 2021

Bird Vision

Raureka's Path

Wilding Pines

Religion

Insurance Retreat

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Geography

In the steps of Raureka

Legend has it that the first person to cross the Southern Alps from Hokitika to the Rakaia was a woman travelling alone. The pass she discovered became an important route for war parties and trade. In this excerpt from a new book, Uprising, Nic Low sets out on foot to determine how Raureka found her way through the mountains.

Living World

Bird’s eye view

Humans can see three primary colours. Birds can see four. What does an ultraviolet world look like? And why did birds develop the colours they wear today?

Society

Keeping faith

Participation in religion may be dwindling overall, but the practice of faith remains a highly visible and active component of New Zealand society.

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