Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden

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Art

As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Matariki Williams looks at its time there, and forward to its next site at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.

Across the seas, far inland, in a river, a white whale appeared. The appearance in the River Thames of the beluga, more commonly found in waters further north, coincided with the cultural blessings held...

Society

Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable. Is sharing property the answer?

Aotearoa history is rich with models of collective ownership. Before colonisation, Māori lived communally in whānau and hapū groups. More recent history includes both religious and non-religious intentional communities – the oldest still running is the Christian Pacifist-founded Riverside Community in the Moutere...

Theatre

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.

Alice Snedden is a comedian, writer and leading stand-up artist in the New Zealand comedy scene.  She was head writer on Jono and Ben and Funny Girls, is a regular on 7 Days and has a hit TVNZ OnDemand series called Alice Snedden’s Bad News that tackles...

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Art
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Society
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Read Time: 17 mins
How can we keep up in the Golden Age of ad-free streaming...
Screen
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
By Baz Macdonald
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
Read Time: 6 mins
Playwright and screenwriter D.F. Mamea shares the...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
By D.F. Mamea
Failing to Care: NZ's Public Health System and our Transgender Communities
Read Time: 22 mins
“If you’re basically afraid of the health system,...
Society
Failing to Care: NZ's Public Health System and our Transgender Communities
By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
Read Time: 5 mins
Billy T Award Nominee Donna Brookbanks tells us about...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
By Donna Brookbanks
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in May
Read Time: 8 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in May
By Pantograph Punch
A Library is More Than Books: On the Proposed Closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library
Read Time: 28 mins
The library does not simply house a collection – it...
Art
A Library is More Than Books: On the Proposed Closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library
By Rachel Ashby and Vanessa Crofskey
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
Read Time: 25 mins
Ioana Gordon-Smith on the significance and celebration...
Art
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
By Ioana Gordon-Smith
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