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Finding Our Way Around Violets
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Finding Our Way Around Violets

by Heidi Lee Rogers Winner, 2020 Maia’s gaze lifts from the glare of black and white to the kōwhai mug in Whina’s hand. Whina places the steaming tea on a coaster beside Maia’s laptop and brushes a handful of curls […]

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The Crunch of an Apple
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The Crunch of an Apple

by Lisa Williams Runner up, 2020. The crunch of an apple. Yup. That’s the sound. Melody let the Nissan Tiida’s footbrake out and mashed it in again with her bare foot. She was small for a seven-and-a-half-year-old, and it was a […]

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Hi Honey
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Hi Honey

by Isabelle McNeur . Runner-up prize, 2021. I’ve found a clearing. The sun barely gets through the branches, but here on the ground there’s a patch of uneven grass. You could fit a corner dairy in it if you squeezed. […]

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Urban Foraging
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Urban Foraging

by Joy Holley WINNER: Under 25 Youth Award, 2021 First it’s just seaweed. Wallace is doing their honours project on foraging at Wellington beaches, and I have come along with them to Moa Point. I sit on a rock in […]

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