The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters

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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...

Art

Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake looks at how White settler identity is framed in her review of Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay.

Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay is a new exhibition, presented at MTG Hawke’s Bay and curated by Jess Mio (Pākehā), which features works by Rita Angus, Jenny Campbell, Geoffrey Fuller, Dick Frizzell and Martin Poppelwell...

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Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
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Michael Grimshaw on three Southern writers in the...
Literature
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
By Michael Grimshaw
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
Read Time: 12 mins
Tiny Ruins writes from the road about her current...
Music
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
By Hollie Fullbrook
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
Read Time: 7 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
Features
You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on the SimRTK forums
Internet Histories
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
By Sam Brooks
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
Read Time: 15 mins
Edward Miller on the price - and journey - of bananas...
Society
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
By Edward Miller