A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa

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Art

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...

Loose Canons

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...

Society

One in every four people in Aotearoa struggles with literacy, Isa Pearl Ritchie shares her personal story.

It was 1993 and I was eight years old. After much pleading I had finally convinced my mother to let me attend the local ‘normal’ school. A ‘normal’ school was the old-fashioned name for schools that had trainee-teachers come in on practicum, but to me it was far from normal. I remember the spinning sensation...

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Art
A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
Read Time: 9 mins
In this essay for a younger reader, Kate Prior explores...
Theatre
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
By Kate Prior
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
Read Time: 21 mins
Kate Prior is excited about the publication of the...
Theatre
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
By Kate Prior
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
Read Time: 5 mins
Director Ben Henson's bold Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
By Sam Brooks
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
Read Time: 13 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Aotearotica editor, Laura...
Literature
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Under, a "modern day memory play...
Theatre
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
By Adam Goodall
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
Read Time: 8 mins
Elizabeth Morton reviews Flow: Whanganui River Poems...
Literature
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
By Elizabeth Morton
The Right To The City: Against And Beyond
Read Time: 19 mins
Melissa Harrison on the modern city as a contested...
Society
The Right To The City: Against And Beyond
By Melissa Harrison
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews Waylon Edwards, Jane Yonge...
Theatre
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
By Matt Loveranes