Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry

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Literature

Wellington’s favourite indie literature festival returns with fancy new clothes, a punchy new name and a rudely good programme. Running from 6–10 November, Verb Festival includes the classic Saturday evening LitCrawl surrounded by five days’ worth of less frantic occassions, lovingly curated and featuring local, national and international writers.

Pantograph Punch editors Faith Wilson, Ataria Sharman...

Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

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Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
Read Time: 17 mins
Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki...
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
By Francis McWhannell
We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
Read Time: 5 mins
We’re embarking on the next phase for The Pantograph...
News
We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
Read Time: 7 mins
The Pantograph Punch team has picked out 6 events...
Literature
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
Read Time: 11 mins
Who was the first person to see the Pacific Ocean?...
Art
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
By Talei Si’ilata
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
Read Time: 24 mins
Michelle Rahurahu Scott reflects on being a double...
Society
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
By Michelle Rahurahu Scott
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
Read Time: 15 mins
A non-Māori med student learns and unpacks the truths...
Society
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Gender and Other Performances
Read Time: 15 mins
Bianca Michelle writes about the uphill battle of...
Theatre
Gender and Other Performances
By Bianca Michelle
Dull Backwater or Creative Centre? Searching for the Real Hamilton Arts Scene
Read Time: 14 mins
Lana Lopesi investigates the creative pulse of an...
Art
Dull Backwater or Creative Centre? Searching for the Real Hamilton Arts Scene
By Lana Lopesi