I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress

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Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

Society

Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress. But Will Hansen argues Aotearoa still has a long way to go for queer folk to feel safe.

When businesses throughout the Wellington CBD are covered head to toe in rainbow flags, why would we complain? When Wellington City Council commissions rainbow crossings, rainbow runways, rainbow precincts, to make us feel welcome and safe, why would...

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I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
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Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
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Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
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Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
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Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
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Why aren't there more songs about the experience of...
Music
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
By Gareth Shute
Submerging Artist
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Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
The Life and Death of the Political Author
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Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
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Elizabeth Beattie follows the radical NZ poet's steps...
Literature
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
By Elizabeth Beattie
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
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​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International...
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Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
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