New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
The Cost And Value Of Care
Read Time: 20 mins
Annaleese Jochems on the importance, and precarity...
Society
The Cost And Value Of Care
By Annaleese Jochems
The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
Read Time: 25 mins
Kiran Dass talks to Pip Adam about her novel The New...
Literature
The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
By Kiran Dass
Contentious Histories: A Review of Properties of Peace and Evil
Read Time: 15 mins
The importance of challenging history, Jessica Douglas...
Art
Contentious Histories: A Review of Properties of Peace and Evil
By Jessica Douglas
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
Read Time: 19 mins
In Part 2 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we look at the...
Screen
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
By Pantograph Punch
Arohatia te reo
Read Time: 10 mins
Does compulsion breed contempt? The case for making...
Society
Arohatia te reo
By Philip McKibbin
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
Read Time: 16 mins
In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic...
Screen
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
By Pantograph Punch
Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
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Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Literature
Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
By Pantograph Punch
Rejecting Singularity: A Review of OTHER [chinese]
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Amy Weng reviews Alice Canton's ambitious documentary...
Theatre
Rejecting Singularity: A Review of OTHER [chinese]
By Amy Weng
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