The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare

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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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Art
The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
Art
A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
Read Time: 10 mins
Theatre
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
By Ralph McCubbin Howell
Celebrating Difference: A Response to 'Here and Now' Festival Works
Read Time: 3 mins
Astrid, 14, responds to Here and Now Festival works...
Theatre
Celebrating Difference: A Response to 'Here and Now' Festival Works
By Astrid
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
Read Time: 5 mins
Theatre director Jane Yonge lets us in on five inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
By Jane Yonge
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
Read Time: 9 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
By Helen O'Connor
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
Read Time: 4 mins
deVINE, a new play by RECollective is the story of...
Theatre
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
By Madeleine De Young
Monster Mash: A Review of Soft N Hard
Read Time: 6 mins
Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood dig deep into the absurdity...
Theatre
Monster Mash: A Review of Soft N Hard
By Hannah Banks
Divine Intervention: A Review of Anahera
Read Time: 9 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Anahera, a 2016 Adam Award finalist...
Theatre
Divine Intervention: A Review of Anahera
By Adam Goodall
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
Read Time: 6 mins
John Summers reviews The Fuse Box a collection of...
Literature
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
By John Summers