How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava

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Literature

Welcome to a new series in which our favourite poets take us under the hood of one of their poems, inspired by the How to Read My Poem session at Verb Festival.

Jane Arthur explains her phobia of sincerity and the experience of writing through the daze of new parenthood, in the story behind ‘The Real Reason Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Jane Arthur Anymore’, from her book Craven.

About a year ago, I...

Society

After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo Kino discovered the prevalence of racism in the city is fostered by anti-Māori councillors and citizens alike.

I used to think Tauranga was the most underrated beacon of paradise Aotearoa had to offer. I have so many fond memories of packing up the car and road-tripping to the Mount. I was seduced by the summer rays, the waves, the epic waterfalls...

Theatre

Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something different altogether? Sepe Mua’au considers Victor Rodger’s Uma Lava at Circa Theatre.

Entering Circa Two, we are met with a dark and dingy room lit almost exclusively by red fluorescent lights placed above and around the set; what used to be white walls now drip with mould and filth. A large tapa cloth, dimly lit, hangs stage right and next to...

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Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
By Pantograph Punch
How to Win the Palme d’Or: A Review of Parasite
Read Time: 7 mins
The best film of the season might be one that’s not...
Screen
How to Win the Palme d’Or: A Review of Parasite
By Vanessa Crofskey
An Unpredictable Micro-event: On Nicolás Paris
Read Time: 14 mins
Megan Dunn talks to Colombian artist Nicolás Paris...
Art
An Unpredictable Micro-event: On Nicolás Paris
By Megan Dunn
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
Read Time: 14 mins
Chevron Hassett reviews the potential and the future...
Art
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
By Chevron Hassett
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
Read Time: 9 mins
What do we inherit? How can we move forward from the...
Theatre
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
By India Essuah
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
Read Time: 12 mins
On the climate crisis and the plastic crisis, Briony...
Society
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
By Briony Bennett
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
Read Time: 9 mins
Jason Te Mete’s Adam-Award-winning play combines waiata...
Theatre
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
By George Fenwick
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
Read Time: 16 mins
Who does your body belong to? Lucinda Bennett reviews...
Art
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
By Lucinda Bennett