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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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Art
A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
Suffer Little Children: An Interview With "Kids For Cash" Director Robert May
Read Time: 8 mins
"Kids For Cash" will make many viewers uncomfortable...
Screen
Suffer Little Children: An Interview With "Kids For Cash" Director Robert May
By Di White
Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Brent Hodge’s “A Brony Tale”
Read Time: 11 mins
Canadian-New Zealander Brent Hodge has crafted the...
Screen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Brent Hodge’s “A Brony Tale”
By Joe Nunweek
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
Read Time: 7 mins
The docudrama commemorating 35 years since NZ’s deadliest...
Screen
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
By Joe Nunweek
In Sequence, In Parallel: Dan Munn's Drone Translations
Read Time: 11 mins
Answered only by Fibonacci Sequence, Daniel Michael...
Art
In Sequence, In Parallel: Dan Munn's Drone Translations
By Daniel Michael Satele
Death of a Celebrity Crush
Read Time: 12 mins
When Soong Phoon was twelve, she fell in love with...
Screen
Death of a Celebrity Crush
By Soong Phoon
In The Wake of Catastrophe: Xin Cheng's Art Survival Kit
Read Time: 12 mins
Auckland based-artist Xin Cheng uses the hardiness...
Art
In The Wake of Catastrophe: Xin Cheng's Art Survival Kit
By Daniel Michael Satele
Internet Histories | 19 May
Read Time: 9 mins
This week on the internet: the interstellar archaeologists...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 19 May
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Juan, Two?
Read Time: 2 mins
Masterful, endearing and strange, Barnie Duncan's...
Theatre
Review: Juan, Two?
By Jose Barbosa