Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect

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Literature

Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett recommends five collections by Aotearoa poets. It's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day tomorrow (check out our NPD picks), so even if you've read these collections it's a good time to read them again.

The Night We Ate The Baby by Tim Upperton

Palmy poet and teacher Tim Upperton's collection The Night We Ate The Baby was shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham...

Theatre

Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo Gibson which mixes Buddhist philosophy with self-important casting directors.

This review discusses the ending of the work.

Ash Jones and Arlo Gibson play Charlie Au'Charles & Rumple S Tealskin – two terrible gold-chain, skivvy-wearing casting directors who seem to have emerged from early-80s London. They usher us into the Basement Studio, and once...

Art

What does a show of contemporary jewellery look like? Lucy Jackson considers the latest exhibition at The Dowse.

I wear four rings, my favourite formerly belonged to my mother. One day I tried it on and it was the perfect fit. I have had it on long term loan to me ever since. Aesthetically understated but sentimental –  like so much jewellery that is passed down through generations – this simple gold...

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Literature
Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Art
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
Read Time: 2 hrs, 38 mins
​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
By Pantograph Punch
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
Read Time: 23 mins
Michael Grimshaw asks what it means to be a Pākehā...
Literature
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
By Michael Grimshaw
An Art Matriarch: Why Maureen Lander is a Boss
Read Time: 17 mins
​Mata Aho reflect on tuakana and mentor Maureen Lander...
Art
An Art Matriarch: Why Maureen Lander is a Boss
By Mata Aho
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Read Time: 52 mins
In a searing, articulate and informed essay, Vaughan...
Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Read Time: 20 mins
Saziah Bashir talks to journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge...
Literature
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
By Saziah Bashir
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika...
Screen
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
By Jacob Powell
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Gaylene Preston's documentary...
Screen
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
By Jacob Powell
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