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

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Art

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
Internet Histories | 9 December
Read Time: 15 mins
This fortnight: speculations on whether we're about...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 9 December
By Pantograph Punch
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
Read Time: 10 mins
Sad rap - samples of sobbing women and mournful anime...
Music
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
By Madeleine Holden
Internet Histories | 25 November
Read Time: 7 mins
This week: selfies, seeking asylum and interviewing...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 25 November
By Pantograph Punch
Distant Stills in Our Lives
Read Time: 24 mins
It's a condition of doubt. Of obsession and anxiety...
Society
Distant Stills in Our Lives
By Lee Posna
We Can't Stop
Read Time: 17 mins
We just can't get over Miley Cyrus, except for when...
Music
We Can't Stop
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
Read Time: 5 mins
These are our newsrooms at their most self-destructive...
Theatre
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
By Rosabel Tan