takahē 108


Going Dutch: Kathryn van Beek

Sefton Rani: Industrial Camouflage [The Chaos of Hope]

Kairākau : Dan Taua

Guest Fiction
Bindweed: Emma Neale

The Sandwitch: Anjula Prakash
Memory Parlour: Blaze Forbes
Trouble In Paradise: Breanna Ward
What My Mother Said to the Gunman in the Vegetable Aisle at Pak’N’Save: Frankie McMillan
Mango Butter: Jade du Preez
Moult: Kirsteen Ure
Stone Fruits: Malory Campbell
Aquamarine: Nicki Judkins
Resolution: Rowan Bishop

Guest Poetry
Four Poems: Tusiata Avia

My parents made some love and here I am: Gale Acuff
Bad Vegans: Nicola Andrews
Skin in me: David Bowers-Mason
Bones – Panirau: Hana Buchanan
re-living Zhongdian: Brent Cantwell
consume: Cadence Chung
Two Poems: Eliana Gray
Two Poems: Rebecca Hawkes
Collecting koha from the finance department: Em Hēni
Two Poems: Bree Huntley
The Other Beach: Megan Kitching
Decreation: Jessica Lim
When Capitalism Is the Perfect Metaphor for a Debilitating Chronic Illness You Know the System Is Fucked: Melanie McKerchar
Week 3: Sunburn kisses: Rowan Moulder
Reception Down: Chris Parsons
Tissue Paper Flowers: Poppy Postance
Lift: Patrick Ramsey
The tulips droop, Diana: Grace Shelley
EVAR: Nigel Skjellerup
The Excursion: Nicholas Wright


Published by The Takahē Collective Trust.
Chair: Anna Scaife; Board Secretary: Melanie Kwang; Art and Comics Editor: Andrew Paul Wood; Fiction and Comics Editor: Zoë Meager; Guest Fiction Editor: Erica Stretton; Poetry Editor: Erik Kennedy; Essays Editor: Alie Benge; Reviews Editor: Sile Mannion; Graphics: Maurice Lye; Publicity: Zoë Meager; Website: Erica Stretton, Zoë Meager; Copy Editor: Anna Scaife, Philippa Tucker; Fiction Readers: Jill Varani, Alexis O’Connell, Philippa Tucker, Clare Travaglia, Kathryn Van Beek, Taylor Cunningham, Ben Herriot, Rebecca Reader, Melanie Kwang, Margaret Moores, Leanne Radojkovich, Norman Penaia, Ruby Solomon, Rebecca Styles, Latika Vasil.

The Takahē Collective Trust affirms and upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acknowledges Kāi Tahu as the kaitiaki and takata whenua of the land we operate from.
Takahē is produced with the support of Creative NZ.