Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē

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Literature

Sinead Overbye reflects on how her perspective as a queer Māori woman influences her writing practice. She traces an artistic whakapapa by bringing to light a history of innovation and experimentation in Māori art.

Culture is a silent plant. It creeps in without warning. During my MA, I wrote a collection of short stories I vaguely termed ‘magical realism’ because my classmates called them ‘strange...

Society

Ruby Solly has a kōrero with Kahu Kutia about her latest Podcast Series He Kākano Ahau, and what it takes to create media that amplifies Māori stories, with a Māori voice.

In her recently released podcast He Kākano Ahau, Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe) partners with urban Māori around the motu to whakamana the stories of kaikōrero. He Kākako Ahau celebrates the diversity and connection of urban Māori not...

Literature

Jessie Bray Sharpin on two debut novels that reckon with painful memories and fractured families: Attraction by Ruby Porter and Auē by Becky Manawatu.

A broken corrugated-iron bach on sloping dry grass in front of an empty beach. The sound of your dad’s jandals on the concrete path with sand grinding under at each step. Playing with your cousins in a boat made from a washed-up mussel buoy cut in...

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Literature
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
Society
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Literature
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
Theatre
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
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
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
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews My Accomplice's return to the...
Theatre
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
By Matt Loveranes
From the Writer's Yurt: Sarah Laing goes to the Edinburgh Book Festival
Read Time: 18 mins
Sarah Laing, author of Mansfield and Me, was one of...
Literature
From the Writer's Yurt: Sarah Laing goes to the Edinburgh Book Festival
By Sarah Laing
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
Read Time: 4 mins
A show that's a glimpse into a suburb that is known...
Theatre
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
By Madeleine De Young
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
Read Time: 11 mins
A selection of events we think are worth celebrating...
Literature
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
By Pantograph Punch
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
Theatre
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks