The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss in Shannon Te Ao's latest exhibition.

One of the most fundamental tenets of te reo Māori is the distinction between the A and O categories. These categories reinforce the idea that everything in te ao Māori is relative. The simplest definition of the difference between these two categories is that the A category covers that which you have responsibility...

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Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the heart of uku practice in Aotearoa. 

Last week a friend told me about their mountain. They described how the active nature of their volcanic mountain requires that its people live in reciprocal balance with it. The fertile soil, employment opportunities, industry and unique geographical features given by the mountain are generally understood alongside...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Jason Te Kare is a director, playwright and performer who has worked on stages in England, Canada, Hawai’i and all over Aotearoa. He made his professional debut as an original cast member in the landmark New Zealand play Waiora by Hone Kouka. In 2011 Jason...

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The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
Read Time: 26 mins
Lachlan Taylor on the unending colonialism of Dick...
Art
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
By Lachlan Taylor
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
Read Time: 13 mins
In this essay, Justine Whitfield tells the story of...
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The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
By Justine Whitfield
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
Read Time: 30 mins
FAFSWAG have had a big year. As their third Basement...
Theatre
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
By Kate Prior
The Edited Self: An Interview with Jordana Bragg
Read Time: 15 mins
Ellie-Lee Duncan and Jordana Bragg talk about archiving...
Art
The Edited Self: An Interview with Jordana Bragg
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
Read Time: 5 mins
Now performing in their home town after a season in...
Theatre
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
By Matt Loveranes
One Eye On The Mirror: A Review of Body Double
Read Time: 10 mins
Hannah Banks reviews BATS Theatre's STAB production...
Theatre
One Eye On The Mirror: A Review of Body Double
By Hannah Banks
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
Read Time: 4 mins
Silo Theatre's latest production sets Prokofiev's...
Theatre
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
By Madeleine De Young
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
Read Time: 8 mins
Therese Lloyd reviews Brannavan Gnanalingam's latest...
Literature
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
By Therese Lloyd