We hear so much about Millennials these days that it's easy to forget there is another generation snapping at its toes, the prosaically named Generation Z.
It's impossible to sum up a generation with a few pithy characteristics — and, in fact, what Greg Bruce found when he went looking was that many of the traits that this generation (roughly spanning from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s) have are the same ones that many of us from other generations will identify with: anxiety and depression seem to have clamped their grip on every generation from Gen X down.
But among all that, Greg talked to some teens from Hobsonville Point High School and discovered some ridiculously bright, engaged and altruistic souls. God knows I wasn't nearly as evolved at 15 as these kids are.
Also this week, Annabel Langbein writes about one of her mentors, Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch, a Frenchwoman who used to cook for Francois Mitterrand when he was President. Funnily enough, it wasn't all truffles and foie gras, in fact more the opposite, with a focus on wringing every last bit of use from the ingredients on hand.
Annabel's recipes this week are a salute to her thriftiness.
Make sure to grab a copy of tomorrow's Herald to read more in Canvas.