square ash on black takahēFounded in 1989, takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews in related areas. Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s brightest literary talents made their first public appearance within our pages, and we remain committed to publishing the best work from emerging talents alongside that of established writers and artists.

takahē is published three times per year, in print in April and December, and online on this website in August. The first online issue was published on 10 August 2016.

The Takahē Collective Trust is the non-profit organisation behind the magazine, that acts to support and promote writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators. The takahē logo is based on a Māori cave painting, and was gifted to the Takahē Collective by artist John Bevan Ford (1930–2005).

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If you would like to consult our digitised archive of issues 1 to 81 for research purposes, please email admin@takahe.org.nz.