Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden

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Art

As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Matariki Williams looks at its time there, and forward to its next site at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.

Across the seas, far inland, in a river, a white whale appeared. The appearance in the River Thames of the beluga, more commonly found in waters further north, coincided with the cultural blessings held...

Society

Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable. Is sharing property the answer?

Aotearoa history is rich with models of collective ownership. Before colonisation, Māori lived communally in whānau and hapū groups. More recent history includes both religious and non-religious intentional communities – the oldest still running is the Christian Pacifist-founded Riverside Community in the Moutere...

Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Alice Snedden is a comedian, writer and leading stand-up artist in the New Zealand comedy scene.  She was head writer on Jono and Ben and Funny Girls, is a regular on 7 Days and has a hit TVNZ OnDemand series called Alice Snedden’s Bad News that tackles...

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Art
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Society
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
Read Time: 34 mins
Amidst a crumbling national arts scene, Adam Goodall...
Theatre
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
By Adam Goodall
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
Read Time: 19 mins
What could a medieval female mystic have to offer...
Art
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
By Lucinda Bennett
The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
Read Time: 16 mins
Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss...
Art
The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
By Matariki Williams
A Hole in the Pocket
Read Time: 17 mins
Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the...
Art
A Hole in the Pocket
By Bridget Reweti
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 6 mins
Director and playwright Jason Te Kare shares his inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
By Jason Te Kare
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
Read Time: 11 mins
One in every four people in Aotearoa struggles with...
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
By Isa Pearl Ritchie
Loose Canons: Nancy Brunning
Read Time: 13 mins
Writer, director and performer Nancy Brunning digs...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Nancy Brunning
By Nancy Brunning
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
Read Time: 11 mins
Joseph McAlpine shines a light on national treasure...
Screen
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
By Joseph McAlpine