Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Choreographer and performance director Malia Johnston is one of the founders of Movement Of The Human (MOTH). Malia has been working in the performance industry since 2000. She was awarded Director of the Year at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2018...

Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

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Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
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Society
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
By Mihingarangi Forbes
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Brie Sherow talks to Bridget McKendry of Makercrate...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
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Internet Histories | 13 May
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This fortnight: Playing the taxonomy game, communicating...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 13 May
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Art
Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
By Nicola Verdon
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Read Time: 18 mins
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Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
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Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
Read Time: 17 mins
As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
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Read Time: 13 mins
Eleanor Catton described a 'bullying' tone to some...
Literature
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By Ross Brighton
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Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister