Some moustachioed writers to celebrate this month

It's men's health month, and a great time to cultivate that hairy caterpillar on your top lip for a good cause

We're celebrating the moustachioed man with a look at some of New Zealand's famed writers who are proud to sport the mo... and sometimes the odd impressive beard. Work your way through the list below for some great Kiwi reads.

James K Baxter
James Belich
Paul Cleave
Hugh Cook
Maurice Duggan
David Hill
Michael King
Jack Lasenby
Antony McCarten
Liam McIlvanney
Duncan Sarkies
Maurice Shadboldt
Philip Temple - you'll get a chance to hear Philip Temple in conversation with fellow author and spouse Diane Brown in March 2022 at City Library. They will be discussing Philip's two-volume biography of Maurice Shadboldt, Life as a Novel, in March 2022

Another handsome gentleman with impressive facial hair doing great work for men's health is Mosgiel-based detection dog Levi von Heisenberg from K9 Medical Detection NZ. He's making great strides in finding early signs of Bowel and Prostate cancer with a simple urine sample. You can learn more about the work of this amazing charity in this recent video presented by Melanie Kerr.

K9 Medical Detection Dog Levi von Heisenberg — Image by: image supplied by Pauline Blomfield