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
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
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Brie Sherow talks to Audrey Baldwin as part of a series...
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
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Reconstruction and Renaissance: The Creative Thinkers of Christchurch
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Christchurch is still a city of transition, and emerging...
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Reconstruction and Renaissance: The Creative Thinkers of Christchurch
By Brie Sherow
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Like so many young Wellingtonians, Di White's first...
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Creative Outsourcing: iSentia, Wellington and the Grim and Fateful Pattern
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Review: Real Fake White Dirt
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Like a blunt instrument to the solar plexus, Jess...
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Review: Real Fake White Dirt
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Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
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Melissa Laing asks what it means to create ethical...
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Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
By Melissa Laing
Inside The Whau Arts Festival
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The netherspace between the CBD and the freewheeling...
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Inside The Whau Arts Festival
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