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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A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
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As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
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Review: Earnest
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper takes off his hat to Earnest.
Theatre
Review: Earnest
By Joseph Harper
'Make my words worth something': the Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival
Read Time: 7 mins
At the Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival,...
Literature
'Make my words worth something': the Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival
By Giovanni Tiso
Quiz: The Walters Prize Through the Ages
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Art
Quiz: The Walters Prize Through the Ages
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The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister
Review: Belleville
Read Time: 12 mins
Silo's latest show is a dark and uncompromising psychological...
Theatre
Review: Belleville
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Wine Lips
Read Time: 3 mins
Wine Lips captures with humour and warmth the exquisite...
Theatre
Review: Wine Lips
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Read Time: 3 mins
Dog aims for black comedy, but its production prevents...
Theatre
Review: Dog
By Joseph Harper