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
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Read Time: 9 mins
Claire Duncan, interdisciplinary artist and sound...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
By Claire Duncan
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
Read Time: 9 mins
Jess Bates revels in the joyous subversions of Nancy...
Theatre
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
By Jess Bates
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
Read Time: 16 mins
In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic...
Screen
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
By Pantograph Punch
Read your favourite Ockham longlist authors right here on the Punch
Read Time: 3 mins
If you squint, we've published one out of every four...
Literature
Read your favourite Ockham longlist authors right here on the Punch
By Pantograph Punch
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Read Time: 5 mins
'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
By Victor Billot
What's left of the Mugabe way?
Read Time: 11 mins
Where are the traces of Robert Mugabe? Murdoch Stephens...
Society
What's left of the Mugabe way?
By Murdoch Stephens
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
Read Time: 4 mins
Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
By Pantograph Punch
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
Read Time: 6 mins
A veritable tapestry of New Zealand stories, Madeleine...
Theatre
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
By Madeleine De Young