I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress

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Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

Society

Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress. But Will Hansen argues Aotearoa still has a long way to go for queer folk to feel safe.

When businesses throughout the Wellington CBD are covered head to toe in rainbow flags, why would we complain? When Wellington City Council commissions rainbow crossings, rainbow runways, rainbow precincts, to make us feel welcome and safe, why would...

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I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
Read Time: 20 mins
Following the success of Waru, Lana Lopesi talks strength...
Screen
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
By Lana Lopesi
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
Read Time: 15 mins
Every textile tells a story, and the embroidered cloths...
Art
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
By Jane Groufsky
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
Read Time: 18 mins
It matters who we think with, and which stories we...
Art
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
By Robyn Maree Pickens
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
Read Time: 35 mins
The artists of Te Haukāinga on holding the history...
Theatre
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
By Kahu Kutia
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
Read Time: 5 mins
One week on from the terror attacks in Ōtautahi, Hala...
Society
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
By Hala Nasr
Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List
Read Time: 8 mins
Instead of spreading white supremacy, why not read...
Society
Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List
By Pantograph Punch
The Unmissables: March
Read Time: 5 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: March
By Pantograph Punch
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
Read Time: 16 mins
Elizabeth Heritage argues for greater accessibility...
Literature
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage