The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss in Shannon Te Ao's latest exhibition.

One of the most fundamental tenets of te reo Māori is the distinction between the A and O categories. These categories reinforce the idea that everything in te ao Māori is relative. The simplest definition of the difference between these two categories is that the A category covers that which you have responsibility...

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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...

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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...

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The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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A Hole in the Pocket
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Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
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Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
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Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
Read Time: 12 mins
In 2007, poet Greg Kan was sent from the country he...
Society
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
By Greg Kan
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
Read Time: 12 mins
Rakhi Kumar claimed her challenge to Michelle Obama...
Music
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
By Madeleine Holden
Internet Histories | 29 April
Read Time: 26 mins
This fortnight - dissecting the Super Mario flop,...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 29 April
By Pantograph Punch
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
Read Time: 21 mins
Duncan Greive looks at the dizzying heights and precipitous...
Music
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
By Duncan Greive
Why Must I Wait For Night? - The Restless Diaspora of Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Read Time: 8 mins
Daniel Satele profiles California-based Dan Taulapapa...
Art
Why Must I Wait For Night? - The Restless Diaspora of Dan Taulapapa McMullin
By Daniel Michael Satele
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
Read Time: 16 mins
Greg Bruce meets the Auckland man who did pass go...
Society
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
By Greg Bruce
Love Your Neighbour (Not Like That): How A Christian Education Taught Intolerance
Read Time: 16 mins
Ahead of tonight's historic final reading of the Marriage...
Documents and the Dead
Love Your Neighbour (Not Like That): How A Christian Education Taught Intolerance
By Paul Gallagher