Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē

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Literature

Sinead Overbye reflects on how her perspective as a queer Māori woman influences her writing practice. She traces an artistic whakapapa by bringing to light a history of innovation and experimentation in Māori art.

Culture is a silent plant. It creeps in without warning. During my MA, I wrote a collection of short stories I vaguely termed ‘magical realism’ because my classmates called them ‘strange...

Society

Ruby Solly has a kōrero with Kahu Kutia about her latest Podcast Series He Kākano Ahau, and what it takes to create media that amplifies Māori stories, with a Māori voice.

In her recently released podcast He Kākano Ahau, Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe) partners with urban Māori around the motu to whakamana the stories of kaikōrero. He Kākako Ahau celebrates the diversity and connection of urban Māori not...

Literature

Jessie Bray Sharpin on two debut novels that reckon with painful memories and fractured families: Attraction by Ruby Porter and Auē by Becky Manawatu.

A broken corrugated-iron bach on sloping dry grass in front of an empty beach. The sound of your dad’s jandals on the concrete path with sand grinding under at each step. Playing with your cousins in a boat made from a washed-up mussel buoy cut in...

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Literature
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
Society
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Literature
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
Read Time: 8 mins
Director and performer Adam Rohe, most recently seen...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
By Adam Rohe
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
By Lucinda Bennett
The Art of Protest
Read Time: 16 mins
Ten New Zealand artworks from ‘Protest Tautohetohe...
Art
The Art of Protest
By Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams and Puawai Cairns
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
Read Time: 19 mins
Vanessa Crofskey speaks with Chen Chen about language...
Literature
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
By Vanessa Crofskey
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints...
Literature
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
Read Time: 4 mins
Saraid de Silva Cameron praises Ahi Karunaharan's...
Theatre
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
Read Time: 8 mins
Rewritten and remounted after a season at Te Pou earlier...
Theatre
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
By India Essuah
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
Read Time: 7 mins
Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something...
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
By Sepelini Mua’au