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Kuchen—A Love Story: Maddie Ballard

Cool Jazz and Monochromes: The Paintings of Jamie Te Heuheu

Everything Nice: Helena Pantsis

Guest Fiction
Finger Patterns: Emma Ling Sidnam


Preparations: Wayne Mok
The Next Prank: Rebecca Styles
Baby Flesh: Petra Nyman
Mamadi and the Chickens: Pegah Ouji
Mantou (馒头): Huina Zheng
Heat Death of the Internet: Gregory Bennett

Guest Poetry
Seven Poems: Anne Kennedy

Yellowcake: Tunmise Adebowale
Dream Home: Casey Carsel
Two Poems: Ben Egerton
Them: David Eggleton
your words: Rachel Faleatua
Revenge: Michael Gould
Visiting the Sick: Ann Hassan
This skin: Jackson
Dear Lorraine: Steph Le Gros
I stand: Clea Marshall
Rite of Passage: Anuja Mitra
half a hāngī heart: Savannah Patterson
Too Soon Tanka: Kathryn Saunders
#550 Lost Chickpeas: Ashlee-Ann Sneller
Pet Lessons: Melinda Szymanik 
And you say ‘green’: Ariana Tikao
Ohiro Road, Brooklyn: Annabel Wilson

You Are My Sunshine by Octavia Cade
Tsunami with Mushrooms by Te Awhina Rangimarie Arahanga
a liminal gathering: Elixir & Star Grief Almanac 2023, edited by Iona Winter
Bird Life by Anna Smaill
A garden is a long time by Jenny Bornholdt and Annemarie Hope-Cross
HIWA: Contemporary Maori Short Stories, edited by Paula Morris and Darryn Joseph
Rugby League in New Zealand: A People’s History by Ryan Bodman

Published by The Takahē Collective Trust.
Chair: Zoë Meager, Erica Stretton; Board Secretary: Melanie Kwang; Treasurer: Sam Dollimore; Art and Comics Editor: Andrew Paul Wood; Fiction and Comics Editor: Zoë Meager; Poetry Editor: Erik Kennedy; Guest Poetry Editor: Richard Pamatatau; Guest Essays Editor: Anna Scaife; Reviews Editor: Síle Mannion; Graphics: Maurice Lye; Publicity: Zoë Meager; Website: Erica Stretton, Zoë Meager; Copy Editor: Philippa Tucker; Competition Secretary: Anjula Prakash; Fiction Readers: Jill Varani, Alexis O’Connell, Philippa Tucker, Clare Travaglia, Kathryn Van Beek, Taylor Cunningham, Ben Herriot, Rebecca Reader, Melanie Kwang, Lyndsey Knight, Margaret Moores, Norman Penaia, Ruby Solomon, Rebecca Styles, Karen Tay, Latika Vasil.

The Takahē Collective Trust affirms and upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Between 1989 and 2022, we published takahē magazine in various digital and print forms from our base in Ōtautahi, and the Trust acknowledges Kāi Tahu as the kaitiaki and takata whenua of that land. Since 2023, the magazine has been published digitally by a more geographically dispersed team. The Trust recognises the mana whenua of all iwi throughout Aotearoa, as well as the traditional owners of other lands.
takahē is produced with the support of Creative NZ.