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The spring issue features:

An Ode to My Chickens
Boy and the Grasshopper
Te Atapō
The Haircut

Special Times
Kororā
Shearing Shenanigans
Ko Kirikiriroa tōku kainga
Catch of the Day
Master Storytellers
The Rātā Street Loop
The Stone of Second Chances

Ohakune in Spring

... and many more!

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Artist credits: Ohakune in Spring, Toitoi 29, pictures by Christine Aixenjueluo, age 13; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; Taniwha, Toitoi 19, pictures by Vita Lawson, age 13; In the Depths, Toitoi 13, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10; Leaving Colombia, Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue, pictures by Alena Zhu, age 13 ; Lady of the Lake, Toitoi 19, pictures by Harry Simpson, age 8.
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