The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
A Hole in the Pocket
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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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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
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
Theatre
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
Scorched Earth: A Review of The Night Mechanics
Read Time: 9 mins
Miria George's latest is a hard-edged sci-fi dystopia...
Theatre
Scorched Earth: A Review of The Night Mechanics
By Adam Goodall
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
Read Time: 11 mins
Natasha Hay talks about the art of collaboration with...
Theatre
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
By Natasha Hay
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
Read Time: 7 mins
Maraea Rakuraku reviews Friday’s Flock, Te Puanga...
Theatre
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
By Maraea Rakuraku
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
Read Time: 9 mins
Inequality isn't inevitable, it's engineered.
Screen
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
By Lana Lopesi
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
Read Time: 4 mins
Alice Canton is a performer and theatre artist based...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
By Alice Canton
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
Read Time: 6 mins
Airini Beautrais reviews Johanna Emeney's new collection...
Literature
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
By Airini Beautrais
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior