Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”

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Art

Does Palmy’s art gallery really need saving? India Essuah speaks to the people behind a petition to save the art gallery, and those who reckon the petition opposes the gallery's core values of diversity and inclusivity.

A call to ‘Save the Art Gallery in Palmerston North’ has garnered traction online, gaining close to 5000 signatures. Beneath the petition’s vague wording to ‘save’ Palmerston North’s art gallery...

Literature

Romance novels are more than cringey sex and Fabio in a kilt. Alie Benge discovers the power of the female as she becomes the genre's latest convert.

My MA classmates and I met in a Newtown barn, our first post-hand-in reunion. I was about to start the third full rewrite of my book-length thesis after reconceptualising it again. I needed money, and a job that wasn’t creatively draining. The kind of work...

Literature

How can a book ever capture the live spirit of spoken word? Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath reviews the recent Trans-Tasman anthology Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word. Edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, it includes work by Taika Waititi, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many others.

Several years ago, I spent 10...

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Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker
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
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
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi explores the reawakened practices in Te...
Art
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
By Lana Lopesi
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
Read Time: 9 mins
Second Unit is the live What We Do In The Shadows...
Theatre
Here For The Party? A Response to Second Unit
By Ralph Upton
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
Read Time: 9 mins
Jean Sergent dives into the disruption of Taylor Mac...
Theatre
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
By Jean Sergent
The Festival Bite: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part III
Read Time: 18 mins
In Part 3 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we take a closer...
Screen
The Festival Bite: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part III
By Pantograph Punch
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch