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...

Music

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
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Read Time: 5 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
By Rhys Nicholson
Write First, Apologise Later?
Read Time: 18 mins
Whose intimacy and whose pain can we write, and still...
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
By Joan Fleming
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
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
Read Time: 13 mins
We're excited to be partnering with Playmarket this...
Theatre
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
By Pantograph Punch
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
Read Time: 5 mins
Shoshanna McCallum and Donna Brookbanks have returned...
Theatre
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
By Madeleine De Young
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
Read Time: 18 mins
Simon Palenski considers Christchurch Art Gallery'...
Art
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
By Simon Palenski
Pacific Futures
Read Time: 5 mins
After two Pōneke seasons, Tāmaki audiences can now...
Theatre
Pacific Futures
By Madeleine De Young
Ranterstantrum Redux
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Auckland debut of Ranterstrantrum, Victor...
Theatre
Ranterstantrum Redux
By Victor Rodger