How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava

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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...

Society

After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo Kino discovered the prevalence of racism in the city is fostered by anti-Māori councillors and citizens alike.

I used to think Tauranga was the most underrated beacon of paradise Aotearoa had to offer. I have so many fond memories of packing up the car and road-tripping to the Mount. I was seduced by the summer rays, the waves, the epic waterfalls...

Theatre

Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something different altogether? Sepe Mua’au considers Victor Rodger’s Uma Lava at Circa Theatre.

Entering Circa Two, we are met with a dark and dingy room lit almost exclusively by red fluorescent lights placed above and around the set; what used to be white walls now drip with mould and filth. A large tapa cloth, dimly lit, hangs stage right and next to...

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Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Read Time: 7 mins
Finnius Teppett's new script plays fast and loose...
Theatre
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
By Mia Gaudin
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
Read Time: 7 mins
Doug Dillaman on the documentaries you can't miss...
Screen
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
By Doug Dillaman
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
Read Time: 7 mins
In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit...
Theatre
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
By Adam Goodall
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
Read Time: 10 mins
Raukura Turei paints with natural clay pigment, evoking...
Art
Painting With Whenua: An Interview with Raukura Turei
By Jade Kake
Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt II)
Read Time: 1 min
Screen
Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt II)
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
Read Time: 4 mins
Alice Canton is a performer and theatre artist based...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
By Alice Canton
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
Read Time: 8 mins
Ruia Taitea Creative on translating plays into Te...
Theatre
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
By Kate Prior
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
Read Time: 5 mins
Erin Harrington heads to the 80s Louisiana weepie...
Theatre
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
By Erin Harrington