North & South

North & South has a contract with its readers – to employ the country’s best journalists to write with integrity and passion about the heart (and yes, sometimes the heartache) of what it is to be a New Zealander.
Launched in 1986, this much-trusted monthly magazine delivers quality, long-form investigative journalism and original photo-journalism, rounded out by short, upbeat stories on interesting, inventive New Zealanders and their endeavours; thought-provoking columns, reviews of books, music and film; food and travel.
North & South readers are smart, self-confident, committed New Zealanders, who are inspired by intelligent debate and the magazine’s award-winning journalism.
North & South holds a mirror to Kiwi life and culture – and delivers an unrivalled platform for advertisers to communicate with our savvy, discerning and highly engaged readership.


Virginia Larson

Virginia Larson has a long history with North & South, having worked on the magazine as a senior writer and deputy editor in the late 90s and early 2000s, before being appointed editor in 2008. Prior to joining North & South, Virginia spent five years in Los Angeles, where she was West Coast correspondent for the UK’s Daily Mail. She began her career in magazines, as a staff writer for the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. Virginia’s commitment to investigative journalism and editorial leadership continue to drive the magazine’s success across multiple platforms.

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