Playground Battle: A Review of Lord of the Flies
My Florian Habit
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro

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Centrepoint Theatre's latest Open Stage production tackles a classic tale of children killing each other on an island. Adam Goodall reports from the frontlines.

It’s like an incredible playground built for killing kids in.

The centrepiece of Lord of the Flies’ set, designed by Theo Wijnsma, is a T-shaped series of ramps, drowning in sand. The ramps run by and through the audience, large, flat rocks...

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Jacob Powell on the infectious and electric Florian Habicht, the films and the maker.

I first happened upon the name ‘Florian Habicht’ ten years ago, whilst working at the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts library; the very same Elam school of Fine Arts where the filmmaker spent a good portion of the 90s as an undergraduate photography major.

I was going through our audiovisual...

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Inequality isn't inevitable, it's engineered.

Dreams are sold on hope, and so were my grandparents. Leaving their villages of Satapuala and Siumu, Nu’uasala and Iosefa flew to Aotearoa, the land of milk and honey, in 1970, pregnant with Lucky Malofou Lopesi – my dad.

Like most of the Pacific population in Aotearoa, they migrated here on nothing more than hope. Brought over to fill the bottom runs...

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My Florian Habit
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Loose Canons: Mara TK
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By Ellie Lee-Duncan
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“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
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During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
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By Sarah Jane Barnett
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Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
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By James McNaughton
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