Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea

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Theatre

Three weeks ago, in the middle of a thriving 2018 season, Dunedin's 44-year-old Fortune Theatre closed its doors. In Part One of this two-part article, Kate Prior analyses the conditions around its closure. In Part Two, practitioners and community share their memories of a formidable southern feature of the theatre landscape.

Emily Duncan had an exciting year planned. The Dunedin-based playwright and...

Screen

How can we keep up in the Golden Age of ad-free streaming?

We are undeniably in the golden age of television. Never before has the medium seen such a wealth of content being created, across every genre and at this level of artistic and commercial achievement.

This golden age started in the early 2000s with the introduction of The Wire on HBO and with the advent of other streaming platforms like...

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.

David Fa’auliuli Mamea (Safune, Safotu) has worked on theatre, radio, television and film projects, some of which have been produced and broadcast. He has won the Adam Award for Best New Zealand Play and the Playmarket Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright...

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Theatre
Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
Screen
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
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Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
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Society
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Music
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Society
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Society
Old Asian, New Asian
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Society
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Society
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By Giovanni Tiso
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Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
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By Francis McWhannell