The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
Save It, Don’t Preserve It: A Vision for RNZ Concert’s Future

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Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Our team of Auckland Fringe reviewers, India Essuah, Kate Prior, Amanda Jane Robinson and Vanessa Crofskey, will be experiencing as much fresh Fringe work as they can and writing bite-size reviews right here. We’ll keep adding to this page during the week, and keep an eye out for our New Zealand Fringe reviews coming up soon!

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I Know What I’m Doing #UsTwo...

Society

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira deserves New Zealander of the Year and our respect. But Kiwibank got it wrong when they erased the unparalleled work of Māori to revitalise te reo.

The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards were established 11 years ago by an Australian. It’s PR of course – an opportunity for Kiwibank to connect their brand to pride and patriotism. But plenty of social good is...

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Jazz musician Umar Zakaria is glad RNZ Concert isn’t done for because it was never ‘done’ – it’s an unfinished project.

Despite all of the great work that RNZ Concert does to represent classical music, it remains an unfinished project with much potential for continued growth and improvement. This is especially true for New Zealand’s musical communities outside the realm of Western classical music, which...

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The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
Society
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
Music
Save It, Don’t Preserve It: A Vision for RNZ Concert’s Future
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
Read Time: 4 mins
Is reviewing a great stand-up comedy gig the most...
Reviews
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
By Rosabel Tan
Review: The Goldfinch
Read Time: 7 mins
Kyle Rainsford reviews this year's Pulitzer Prize-...
Literature
Review: The Goldfinch
By Kyle Rainsford
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
Read Time: 18 mins
The internet's first creative boom was heralded as...
Art
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
By Rory MacKinnon
Review: Snort with Friends
Read Time: 2 mins
Showcasing the greatest comedic talent in this city...
Reviews
Review: Snort with Friends
By Rosabel Tan
Self-Addressed Letters to a Young Poet: The ‘Unsupported’ Artist
Read Time: 18 mins
Stuart Wall explores what exactly it means to be an...
Literature
Self-Addressed Letters to a Young Poet: The ‘Unsupported’ Artist
By Stuart Wall
Review: Vice
Read Time: 7 mins
Vice sets out to challenge audience perceptions, but...
Theatre
Review: Vice
By Joseph Harper
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
Read Time: 6 mins
Clare Grater's fourth album bears all the trappings...
Music
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
By Soong Phoon
Internet Histories | 21 April
Read Time: 14 mins
Inside Google X, the quiet devastation of 'living...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 21 April
By Pantograph Punch