On Some Qualities of Respect
Between The Lines: Neon Nebula
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua

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Society

I argued with my father recently. 

To my dad, I defended the law that allows same-sex couples to marry. In particular, I defended the new normalising of procreation and adoption by such couples. Dad did not agree with my confidence. He debated whether society has been improved by this law change.

The issue that Dad and I discussed was to neither of us personally immediate.. Instead it crystallised...

Music

“Neon Nebula” is a song that was written in about 10 minutes, but looking back I see that there were various happenings and things that were influential to me, mainly on a subconscious level, to help it along. Firstly the song comes from being err...totally heartbroken. When the main riff was written I was just feeling overwhelmingly fucked and depressed. And a circular riff came out, it felt good, so...

Literature

While Genghis Khan marauded the Asian steppe and the Crusades blazed through the holy lands, Aotearoa lay undiscovered at the bottom of the world. Cambridge University, which would publish the first official Māori dictionary in 1820, opened its doors before any knowledge of New Zealand’s existence. While human history unfolded in all its wonders and tragedies, Aotearoa patiently awaited the arrival...

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Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
Music
Between The Lines: Neon Nebula
Literature
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
On Some Qualities of Respect
Read Time: 18 mins
Philip Catton on respect - and what New Zealand lacks...
Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Between The Lines: Neon Nebula
Read Time: 5 mins
Xanadu frontman Tim Lewton on one of the band's best...
Music
Between The Lines: Neon Nebula
By Tim Lewton
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
Read Time: 14 mins
Hautahi Kingi reflects on last year's mammoth illustrated...
Literature
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
By Hautahi Kingi
Review: Between Zero and One
Read Time: 4 mins
Alistair Deverick reviews Between Zero and One
Theatre
Review: Between Zero and One
By Alistair Deverick
Review: Two Mortals
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Two Mortals
Theatre
Review: Two Mortals
By Adam Goodall
Building Invisible Bridges: An Interview with Thomas Monckton
Read Time: 7 mins
Rosabel Tan chats to Thomas Monckton about clowning...
Theatre
Building Invisible Bridges: An Interview with Thomas Monckton
By Rosabel Tan
Review: This is Our Youth
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks reviews This Is Our Youth at The Basement...
Theatre
Review: This is Our Youth
By Sam Brooks
The Great Indifferent Censor
Read Time: 5 mins
Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning...
Art
The Great Indifferent Censor
By Joe Nunweek
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