The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus

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Spend five minutes telling us what you think about our work, and be in to win some treats this Easter!

We want to know more about who's reading our site - what you like, what you want more of, and what we could do better. 

Your responses will help shape what we do over the next year - and will be kept completely anonymous.

The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete, and you'll go...

Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

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News
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
Read Time: 5 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett gives you her top...
Literature
Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Read Time: 6 mins
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company adapts Mem Fox...
Theatre
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
By Adam Goodall
Interim
Read Time: 7 mins
Distracting you from our nation's political discomfort...
Literature
Interim
By Laura Borrowdale
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
Read Time: 5 mins
With such a chocka programme, we picked our top Auckland...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
By Pantograph Punch
Documenting a Struggle: On Merata Mita
Read Time: 10 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam on the enduring legacy of Merata...
Screen
Documenting a Struggle: On Merata Mita
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
Read Time: 2 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
By Louise Wallace
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating in August 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
This month: a reprieve from dark theatres with vital...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating in August 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
Read Time: 24 mins
Read an excerpt from Rhydian Thomas' debut novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
By Rhydian Thomas