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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Theatre
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
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Read Time: 10 mins
Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech...
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
By Julie Zhu
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Read Time: 14 mins
An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific...
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
By Lana Lopesi
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Read Time: 18 mins
Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress...
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
By Will Hansen
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
Read Time: 9 mins
An extended narrative poem about protecting ancestral...
Literature
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
By Michaela Keeble
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
Read Time: 11 mins
Why did people care more about Notre Dame burning...
Society
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
Read Time: 17 mins
Dilohana Lekamge reviews How To Live Together, an...
Art
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
By Dilohana Lekamge
Return to Places Unknown
Read Time: 34 mins
A personal essay about tracing family history and...
Literature
Return to Places Unknown
By Janna Tay
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
Read Time: 21 mins
On her first international art residency, Wellington...
Art
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
By Emily Hartley-Skudder