North & South

North & South was a monthly magazine published in New Zealand, and focused on New Zealand culture, history, and current affairs with a particular emphasis on the country's North-South divide.Image:north-and-south-sample-cover

First published in 1986 by journalist Robyn Langwell and photographer Chris Bourke, North & South appealed to a wide audience, including readers interested in politics, social issues, and lifestyle trends.

In addition to its feature articles, North & South published regular columns on topics such as health, travel, and food, as well as reviews of books, films, and television programs. The magazine was known for its high-quality journalism and award-winning writing.

North & South went through several ownership changes during its 30-year run, and was ultimately acquired by Bauer Media Group in 2019. However, in December 2020, Bauer Media announced that it would be closing North & South due to declining advertising revenue and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine's final issue was published in January 2021.

Despite its closure, North & South remains a significant part of New Zealand publishing history and continues to be remembered for its contributions to journalism and the arts.

Awards and Recognition

North & South received numerous awards over the course of its run, including several Qantas Media Awards, New Zealand's premier journalism awards. Notable accolades include Best Magazine Design, Best Investigative Journalism, and Best Cover. In 2015, North & South won Magazine of the Year at the Canon Media Awards.{{Categories}}

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