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...

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...

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The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Whakanuia: November's celebration of great stuff
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Pretty maps, a medical atlas and advice from the playwright...
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Whakanuia: November's celebration of great stuff
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Ben Crowder
By Ben Crowder
After Mason: Memories of The Beggar
Read Time: 31 mins
Simon Comber writes about the ups and downs of the...
Literature
After Mason: Memories of The Beggar
By Simon Comber
The Perfect Play for the Age of Trump?
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The Perfect Play for the Age of Trump?
By Simon Wilson
Loose Canons: Hone Kouka
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Loose Canons: Hone Kouka
By Hone Kouka
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Read Time: 15 mins
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Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
The Pantograph Picks: Urbanesia
Read Time: 10 mins
Our picks from Auckland’s Pan-Pacific Grand Prix
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The Pantograph Picks: Urbanesia
By Pantograph Punch
Go Well, Celia
Read Time: 20 mins
Hannah Herchenbach remembers King Loser founder Celia...
Music
Go Well, Celia
By Hannah Herchenbach