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
The Tiger Cub
Read Time: 33 mins
A personal essay from Rose Lu’s debut book, All Who...
Literature
The Tiger Cub
By Rose Lu
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation...
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
By Shannon Friday
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
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
Read Time: 9 mins
Jess Bates revels in the joyous subversions of Nancy...
Theatre
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
By Jess Bates
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
Read Time: 17 mins
We write best when we know ourselves. Sinead Overbye...
Literature
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
By Sinead Overbye
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
Read Time: 9 mins
Second Unit is the live What We Do In The Shadows...
Theatre
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
By Ralph Upton
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker