North & South (magazine)

North & South (magazine)
North & South
Editor Virginia Larson
Categories Current affairs
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 27,724 *NZ Audit Bureau of Circulation (July-Dec 2009)
First issue 1986
Company ACP Media
Country New Zealand

North & South is a monthly magazine published in New Zealand. It was founded in 1986, and famously documented the end of the Lange Labour government in 1989. Its name relates to the two main islands of New Zealand, whilst alluding to the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The magazine's tagline is 'Thinking New Zealand'.

Complaints made regarding an article about the NCEA were upheld by the New Zealand Press Council, who criticised the article as unfair and unbalanced [1]. It's New Zealand's best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine (Nielsen National Readership Survey (Mar 09-Apr 2010).

The magazine is published by ACP Media Limited.


A number of prominent New Zealand journalists have written for North and South. These include:

  • Bruce Jesson
  • Deborah Coddington
  • Warwick Roger
  • Robyn Langwell (former editor)
  • Rosemary McLeod
  • Pat Booth
  • David McLoughlin
  • Nicola Legat
  • Cate Brett
  • Sarah Lang
  • Nicola Shepheard


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