A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur

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Ruby Solly has a kōrero with Kahu Kutia about her latest Podcast Series He Kākano Ahau, and what it takes to create media that amplifies Māori stories, with a Māori voice.

In her recently released podcast He Kākano Ahau, Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe) partners with urban Māori around the motu to whakamana the stories of kaikōrero. He Kākako Ahau celebrates the diversity and connection of urban Māori not...

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Jessie Bray Sharpin on two debut novels that reckon with painful memories and fractured families: Attraction by Ruby Porter and Auē by Becky Manawatu.

A broken corrugated-iron bach on sloping dry grass in front of an empty beach. The sound of your dad’s jandals on the concrete path with sand grinding under at each step. Playing with your cousins in a boat made from a washed-up mussel buoy cut in...

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...

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A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
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Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
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