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
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
Read Time: 10 mins
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa...
Literature
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Five books to help you stay sane during the election
Read Time: 5 mins
Trying to make sense of the Aotearoa poll results...
Literature
Five books to help you stay sane during the election
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
Read Time: 11 mins
The legacy of Merata Mita and Barry Barclay on Indigenous...
Art
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
By Miria George
Review: Happy Hour
Read Time: 4 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam on a 5.5 hour film that doesn...
Screen
Review: Happy Hour
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
Loose Canons: Akashi Fisiinaua
Read Time: 9 mins
FAFSWAG's Akashi Fisiinaua curates interdisciplinary...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Akashi Fisiinaua
By Akashi Fisiinaua
Announcing New Volumes: Our 2018-19 Critics in Residence Programme
Read Time: 2 mins
Our Critics in Residence Programme for 2018-19, presented...
Theatre
Announcing New Volumes: Our 2018-19 Critics in Residence Programme
By Pantograph Punch
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
Read Time: 8 mins
Tim Upperton spends time with Manifesto Aotearoa:...
Literature
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
By Tim Upperton
Late-night storytelling with Hera Lindsay Bird, Thomas Sainsbury, Alice Snedden and Lucy Zee
Read Time: 4 mins
To mark the end of our 2016 season, we're bringing...
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Late-night storytelling with Hera Lindsay Bird, Thomas Sainsbury, Alice Snedden and Lucy Zee
By Pantograph Punch