A Hole in the Pocket
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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...

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