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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...

Theatre

Plateforme Théâtre's latest visits people, dogs and Barbie dolls on the ground in conflict zones around the world; Shannon Friday considers these vignettes and finds them weirdly similar.

A mentor once told me that we don’t find the universal by going big. Instead, we find it through familiar details in a strange setting. That sentiment is close to the premise of In The Wars, written by performer Juliet...

Literature

Her first book, The Invisible Rider, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. She's also one of New Zealand's busiest and effective literary publicists. Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talks to the multi-talented Kirsten McDougall about her second book, the gothic love story Tess, sex, special powers, and what it was like to be nineteen.

Sarah Jane Barnett: Describe the character of Tess for us...

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Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
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Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars
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Hard Times and Pleasure: A Conversation with Kirsten McDougall
Internet Histories | 20 August
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Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 20 August
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Screen
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Society
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Society
My Swim With Kim
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Internet Histories | 6 August
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The first in a fortnightly series of Cool Stuff We...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 6 August
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This Is What The New Avalanche City Song Sounds Like On Top Of The Previous Avalanche City Song
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Music
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It's National Poetry Day! To celebrate, Rosabel talks...
Features
National Poetry Day! Yeah, It's a Real Thing
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Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
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Continuing on from Part I, Hera shares five more poets...
Features
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
By Hera Lindsay Bird
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