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The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.

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News07.12.23

Not sure where to spend your pūtea on this giving season? We’ve written up a bucket list of gift ideas that people will be thrilled to receive, that also support your fave local initiatives.

News05.12.23

Announcing Issue 08: Carving Space

Welcome to Carving Space.

News15.08.23

Ōtepoti, we're heading your ways in September! Click this link to read and register for Pantograph Punch x Ōtepoti Writer Lab's upcoming publishing workshop on the 17th and opportunities coming your way!

News25.07.23

Our young, wild and free arts journal turns 13 this year, and we've just launched a brand new membership programme to keep our engines at optimum speed. To celebrate our birthday and the launch of Pantograph Pals, we invited near and dear friends to kōrero about our journal, at a live launch event held at Season gallery. Below are some gorgeous snippets of whakaaro, for those who missed the revelry.

News31.01.23

We're on the hunt for a fantastic social media savvy to join our dedicated team.

News30.01.23

The Next Page – Editors

Announcing The Next Page – Editors. An early-career mentorship programme we're partnering with is now accepting applications!

Literature24.10.22

PP Picks for the Flying Fetu Festival

Our top picks of what to see at this year’s Flying Fetu Festival!

Literature25.08.22

Chris Tse is the New Poet Laureate

The Pantograph Punch chats to Chris Tse, the newest New Zealand Poet Laureate on his next moves.

News27.07.22

Looking for our next Kaiwāwahi | Editor!

We’re on the hunt for a wonderful new Kaiwāwahi to join the Pantograph Punch and lead our editorial vision. Could that be you?

News05.04.22

Pantograph's Annual(ish) Reader Survey!

Complete our 2022 reader survey and be into win a pukapuka-themed prize pack worth over $500.

News19.01.22

Meet Our New Kaitohu: Vanessa Mei Crofskey

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Mei Crofskey as our new Kaitohu.

Art19.12.21

The PP crew gives you 7 art moments in 2021: the really high, the fairly low and the unforgettable.

The Next Page12.10.21

The Next Page: A New Mentorship Programme

Announcing a new mentorship programme for three emerging writers to work full-time across a range of publications.

News24.09.21

Are you our next Kaitohu?

Can you courageously lead Pantograph Punch into the future? We're on the lookout for our next Kaitohu.

Society07.09.21

A Broken Heart for Afghanistan: A Reading List

We wanted to do something, anything. So we compiled this list of resources.

Music25.07.21

Matariki Playlist

We’ve scoured the soundwaves to curate this must-listen Matariki music playlist – just for you.

Literature25.07.21

Read with us! Join Book Coven

We’re teaming up with our friends at Verb Readers & Writers Wellington to bring you Book Coven, a book club straight to your mailbox.

News14.07.21

Could you be our new Mema Poari?

We're looking for two enthusiastic new board members to bring fresh perspectives and expertise to our governance body.

Literature23.05.21

Ana McAllister and Ataria Sharman review the Auckland Writers Festival, what they loved, and what they didn’t.

News17.05.21

Fundraising extraordinaire? We want you!

We’re on the look out for a new Fundraising Manager

News09.05.21

An organisational ghost reappears and welcomes the Pantograph Punch’s new reconfigured team for a leap into something new.

Literature04.05.21

The Pantograph Punch team brings you our top picks from this year's Auckland Writers Festival programme.

News20.10.20

Come and work for your fave arts journal!

Art21.09.20

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in September 2020.

Art15.08.20

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in August 2020.

News08.06.20

Announcing Our New Mini Writing Residency

The Pantograph Punch and Gus Fisher Gallery are coming together to host a mini writing residency and applications are now open.

News29.04.20

Welcome To Our New Digital World

It's been a while since we got a fresh new wardrobe, but now we're ready for the reveal.

Performance17.03.20

Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three

Bite-sized reviews from the final week of NZ Fringe!

Performance08.03.20

Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two

Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back!

Performance04.03.20

Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe week two.

Performance29.02.20

Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week One

Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! New Zealand Fringe Festival in Wellington, from 28 February 2020.

Performance26.02.20

Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe week one.

Art17.02.20

The best art on show this month in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Literature20.12.19

Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019

We look back on the highs, lows and memorable moments of the year in literature.

Performance19.12.19

Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019

Our favourite theatre experts from across the country – James Wenley, Emily Duncan, Erin Harrington and our director Kate Prior – reflect on the best moments in the dark in 2019.

Art17.12.19

Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019

Memorable art exhibitions, works and events from the year of visual arts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Art14.12.19

The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Art13.11.19

The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Art21.10.19

The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Literature20.10.19

The Pantograph Punch team brings you our top picks from this year’s Verb Festival programme.

Art15.09.19

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in September 2019.

Art16.08.19

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in August 2019.

News01.08.19

Meet Our New Team

Meet our new Director, Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori and Kaiwāwāhi.

Screen21.07.19

The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019

Our top picks from this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival

Art16.07.19

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in July 2019.

Art21.06.19

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

News02.06.19

Meet Our New Staff Writers

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our new staff writers: Tayi Tibble, Vanessa Crofskey, Kate Prior and Lucinda Bennett

Art23.05.19

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Literature15.05.19

The Pantograph Punch team has picked out 6 events we’re excited about at Auckland Writers Festival 2019.

Art02.05.19

Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton

The city's not dead, you're just not looking. Kirikiriroa is ablaze with exciting art offerings.

Art25.04.19

The Unmissables: April

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

News20.04.19

The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019

Take our five-minute survey and be in to win a prize pack including $100 to spend at a supermarket or cinema of your choice, plus all the poetry you could want this Easter!

Society23.03.19

Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List

Instead of spreading white supremacy, why not read these?

Art21.03.19

The Unmissables: March

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Literature04.03.19

Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King Merton, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Isabelle McNeur and Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly reflect on their 2018 Starling/LitCrawl micro-residencies

Art21.02.19

A monthly round-up of the works in Tāmaki Makaurau that we're returning to, again and again and again.

Performance19.02.19

Theatre Editor Adam Goodall offers up his recommendations for this year's Auckland Fringe Festival and New Zealand Fringe Festival in Wellington.

Knockouts20.12.18

Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (Wellington), Kate Prior (Auckland), Erin Harrington (Christchurch) and Emily Duncan (Dunedin) weigh in on the theatre that excited them, provoked them and made them fall in love in 2018.

Knockouts18.12.18

Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018

Art16.12.18

Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Kaupapa Māori Editor Matariki Williams on their favourite shows of the year.

News01.11.18

Announcing our talks programme for Auckland Arts Festival 2019

News30.10.18

Interested in writing about art? Join Lana Lopesi and Lucinda Bennett for a practical workshop (and some tips and tricks) for writers based in the Waikato region

Literature30.10.18

Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for LitCrawl 2018

Matariki Williams, Lucinda Bennett and Hannah Newport-Watson bring you our top picks for LitCrawl Wellington 2018.

News29.10.18

Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19

Meet the writers taking part in Summer Fling, our new summer mentorship programme

News14.09.18

Summer Fling: Mini Mentorships 2018-19

Announcing Summer Fling, our mini-mentorship programme for 2018-19

Literature21.08.18

A selection of events we think are worth celebrating from the WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 New Zealand, spanning masculinity, mountains, the power of names and the politics of our bodies.

News08.08.18

Introducing our four Critics in Residence for 2018-19

Screen10.07.18

A selection of films we think are worth celebrating from the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival spanning fashion, censorship, cultural critique and of course Merata Mita.

Art06.07.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Performance04.07.18

Our Critics in Residence Programme for 2018-19, presented in partnership with Basement Theatre

Art31.05.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Art28.05.18

The Unmissables: Special Edition

A bumper edition round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau during Auckland Art Fair.

Society27.05.18

So how can we think about crime differently?

Art03.05.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Art06.04.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

News26.03.18

We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor

Could it be you?

Knockouts15.03.18

With such a chocka programme, we picked our top Auckland Writers Festival events worth celebrating, spanning “millennial intelligentsia”, neuroscience and tricky conversations.

Art01.03.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

News22.02.18

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more.

Society21.02.18

A PhD in Trauma

PhDs are notoriously gruelling, but throw personal trauma into the mix and the experience can become acutely toxic.

Art01.02.18

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Knockouts20.12.17

Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph Punch worth celebrating.

Art19.12.17

Incoming Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Editor-in-Chief Lana Lopesi attempt to whittle this year of art into something concise and coherent.

News18.12.17

We're thrilled to welcome Puawai Cairns and Jess Smith to our board

Screen17.12.17

From the unprecedented unearthing of toxic behaviour to changes in distribution, Doug Dillaman and Jacob Powell look at the year that was film.

Art01.12.17

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Knockouts29.11.17

Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to. This month features Christmas plays, good art and watercress!

Art02.11.17

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Literature30.10.17

Tusiata Avia, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Maria McMillan talk to Literature Editor Sarah Jane Barnett about how, in a world full of unexpected, unknown and unconscious bia, we can all just get along.

Knockouts29.10.17

Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph Punch worth celebrating.

Art05.10.17

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Knockouts03.10.17

​Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to, featuring an arts festival, an improve festival and new collection of poetry and a record release with accompanying tour.

Knockouts30.09.17

Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph Punch worth celebrating.

Screen14.09.17

The Festival Bite: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part III

In Part 3 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we take a closer look at the most divisive films and share a wish list for improvements next year.

Screen12.09.17

In Part 2 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we look at the moments on and off screen that stuck with us from this year’s offerings, and the surprise films, from a violin drone virtuoso to a small-town American meditation on architecture.

Screen10.09.17

Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I

In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic discussion that took place over the course of a couple weeks, we look at the relationship between place and perception, how festivals build community, what we love and hate about NZIFF venues, and what happens when your viewing companion disappears midway through a film.

Literature10.09.17

Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Screen09.09.17

Gaylene Preston and Chelsie Preston-Crayford on filmmaking and how motherhood (and grandmotherhood) has influenced their work

Knockouts06.09.17

Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to, featuring an exhibition at Blue Oyster Project Space, Political Cutz, great reads and the Kōanga Festival.

Art31.08.17

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Knockouts30.08.17

Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph Punch worth celebrating.

News27.08.17

Arts Writing Workshop in Ōtepoti

In partnership with Blue Oyster Art Project Space and the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, join us for a critical arts writing workshop in Ōtepoti.

Literature24.08.17

Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape

Your own personal poetry reading at home for Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2017.

Art20.08.17

We're looking for a new Visual Arts Co-Editor!

Could it be you?

News12.08.17

20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster

To celebrate Silo Theatre's 20th birthday, we're presenting four uninhibited and off-the-record tales of youthful disaster with Jason Te Kare, Natalie Medlock, Jackie van Beek and Stephen Lovatt

Performance05.08.17

Lana Lopesi and Kate Prior pick through the rubble of Victor Rodger's powderkeg play.

Art04.08.17

A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Screen04.08.17

​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival

Knockouts01.08.17

This month: a reprieve from dark theatres with vital writing about gaming culture at Gitmo, the Wild Rivers Act, and a poem about Ewan McGregor in Speedos.

Screen26.07.17

Sisters Roseanne and Renee Liang talk medicine, Wonder Woman, and trolls.

Society18.07.17

In which we farewell one wahine toa and welcome another, we chat about the role, their hopes, and the challenges they see themselves facing.

Art14.07.17

The first in a new monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable exhibitions in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.

Free Stuff08.07.17

Home: New Writing Giveaway

We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give away.

News04.07.17

Talking truth, lies and the documentaries with Gaylene Preston, Annie Goldson, Paul Oremland and Tearepa Kahi

Screen29.06.17

Featuring mass forgeries, a Technicolour fever dream and a very special bad movie.

Performance09.06.17

Literature10.05.17

In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us how they use different aspects of craft in their writing. In this final installment: Tension.

News08.05.17

Announcing our New Chairperson

We're excited to announce the appointment of Courtney Johnston as our new chairperson

Art07.05.17

Indigenous curators Nigel Borell, Ioana Gordon-Smith and Ema Tavola tell Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi what gives them hope and what frustrates them within New Zealand curatorial practice.

Comedy27.04.17

Finding My LOL-mate

The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming up – it's the first day of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival!

Knockouts13.04.17

Paekakariki, Sara Hughes, Native Collective and mental health help.

Literature10.04.17

In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us how they use different aspects of craft in their writing. Our second peek inside their toolbox: Lyricism.

Performance04.04.17

Alex Taylor, Frances Moore and Alice Canton discuss the nation's latest opera

Performance16.03.17

Our review team for Wellington's New Zealand Fringe Festival - Adam Goodall, Shannon Friday, Matt Loveranes, Mia Gaudin and Fiona McNamara - talk about the festival just been: its highs, its lows and its must-do-betters.

Performance10.03.17

The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Three

Performance08.03.17

We're excited to be partnering with Playmarket this year to unearth great writing and other gems from their archives, and to showcase our country's best playwrights.

Literature07.03.17

In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us how they use different aspects of craft in their writing. Our first peek inside their toolbox: Voice.

Literature06.03.17

We're down to the sixteen finalists in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. And the finalists are...

Performance27.02.17

We've reached the home stretch of the New Zealand Fringe Festival: international Fringe stalwarts like Jon Bennett and Sameena Zehra taking the stage, Victoria University's YOUR FAV programme is opening, and the Fringe Awards are waiting at the end. Our Fringe review team take it all in.

Performance22.02.17

The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week One

Week one of the Auckland Fringe Festival has two shows that revolve around supermarkets, a woman reciting 621 opinions in an hour and a virtual virtual reality show! Our Auckland Fringe review team - Jess Holly Bates, Melissa Laing, Kate Prior, Janet McAllister and Sam Brooks - is here to cover it all.

Performance18.02.17

Week two of the New Zealand Fringe Festival has spies, sloppy parties and lots and lots of cats (at least 27, by our count). Our Fringe review team gets amongst it.

Performance11.02.17

It's New Zealand Fringe Festival season and Pantograph Punch has assembled a crack team of Wellington reviewers to get amongst it, taking in the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowds at theatres across Wellington. How does this Fringe stack up? We start here.

Literature05.02.17

Society02.02.17

Waitangi Mon Amour

Artists and writers share their illuminating, provocative thoughts on Waitangi Day

Literature30.01.17

Body of Evidence: An essay on harassment

In this anonymous and disturbing essay, the writer catalogues a lifetime of harassment and asks how do we protect women's sexual and reproductive autonomy.

2016: Our Take22.01.17

The best reading the internet came up with in 2016 - as chosen by writers featured in the Pantograph Punch in 2016.

2016: Our Take17.01.17

2016 Top Reads on Pantograph Punch

Say what you like about 2016, our writers had the best words

News21.12.16

Tales of speechlessness with John Campbell, Carol Hirschfeld, Noelle McCarthy and Wallace Chapman

Art20.12.16

Our Visual Arts Editors Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell dish on their favourite moments in art this year.

Knockouts14.12.16

100 days, co-revolution, Jessicas Hansell and Rabbit

News08.12.16

Announcing our 2017 internship programme

Be part of our 2017 season of events, which features performances, exhibitions, and tastings across Auckland.

Performance06.12.16

Kate, Adam and Sam delve into each mainstage programme, politely disagree, and consider wider questions around risk, the political, and commercial and artistic relativity.

Free Stuff05.12.16

[CLOSED]: Jackie

Win one of five double passes to Jackie

Free Stuff30.11.16

[CLOSED] Xmas Book Bundle

We have a bundle of books to give away this summer!

Literature22.11.16

If you squint, we've published one out of every four NZ Book Awards longlisted authors

Knockouts16.11.16

Pretty maps, a medical atlas and advice from the playwright as a young man

Art08.11.16

The Pantograph Picks: Urbanesia

Our picks from Auckland’s Pan-Pacific Grand Prix

News03.11.16

To mark the end of our 2016 season, we're bringing back our sell-out storytelling series with a late-night edition featuring Hera Lindsay Bird, Thomas Sainsbury, Lucy Zee, Alice Snedden and a giant pass the parcel.

Art20.10.16

Pantograph Picks: FESTA 2016

Our recommendations for Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture

Art10.10.16

Two Perspectives on 'New Perspectives'

Critics Francis McWhannell and Lana Lopesi discuss a multifaceted exhibition showcasing some of Aotearoa’s most exciting new talent.

Free Stuff06.10.16

[CLOSED] Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta

Win one of five double passes to Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta

Art04.10.16

Pantograph Picks: Our Artweek Itinerary

We sift through the jam-packed Artweek programme so you don't have to.

News18.09.16

Performance14.09.16

Poet Tusiata Avia and playwright Victor Rodger on writing, using their family stories, and working in places where "shit was too white"

Screen03.09.16

Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt II)

Screen03.09.16

Best of the Fest: Ten Top Moments at the NZIFF

Our film team hand out their inaugural NZIFF Best of the Fest awards, including Best Dog, Best (Worst) Heartbreak and Best Ending To Argue About

News30.08.16

Glass Warfare: Meet our speakers

Meet our panelists: corporate rockstar Theresa Gattung, healthcare trailblazer Ranjna Patel, ballet-chairing investor Anne Blackburn and professional director (and token man) Rob Campbell.

Screen27.08.16

Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF wrap-up (Pt I)

Join Doug Dillaman and Jacob Powell – joined by Metro film writer David Larsen – as they go head-to-head for the Best Worst Podcast wrap-up of the Festival in 2016.

Screen18.08.16

Review: Elle

Is the film sexist? Does director Paul Verhoeven hate women? Eleanor Woodhouse and Doug Dillaman on the provocative French rape-revenge thriller-slash-comedy, Elle.

News27.07.16

Video14.07.16

Children are the Orgasm of the World

Literature14.07.16

Children are the Orgasm of the World

Children are the Orgasm of the World

Free Stuff06.07.16

[CLOSED]: Toni Erdmann at the NZIFF (Dunedin)

Win a double pass to Toni Erdmann, the smash critical hit from this year's Cannes.

Free Stuff06.07.16

Win a double pass to Toni Erdmann, the smash critical hit from this year's Cannes.

Free Stuff06.07.16

Win a double pass to Toni Erdmann, the smash critical hit from this year's Cannes.

Free Stuff06.07.16

[CLOSED] Toni Erdmann at the NZIFF (Auckland)

Win a double pass to Toni Erdmann, the smash critical hit from this year's Cannes.

News30.06.16

Our sell-out storytelling series is back with The Other Side of the Story, featuring Kanoa Lloyd, Harry McNaughton, Anna Jeffs and Rob Mokaraka.

Screen30.06.16

Best Worst Podcast: 2016 NZIFF edition

Screen30.06.16

The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2016

Our top twelve picks of 2016's New Zealand International Film Festival.

Free Stuff26.06.16

[CLOSED]: Space to Dream

News14.06.16

Announcing our 2016 season

Free Stuff09.06.16

[CLOSED]: World Press Photo Exhibition

Win a double pass to the World Press Photo Exhibition in Auckland

News02.06.16

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce their first Satellites event, which brings international choreographers Rina Chae and Kiel Tutin to Albany Mall

Video26.05.16

Satire25.05.16

White Man Behind a Desk traces his roots and Toby Manhire argues how satire can save the world.

Free Stuff29.04.16

Free Stuff29.04.16

[CLOSED]: So... I'm a dad

Free Stuff28.04.16

Free Stuff19.04.16

[CLOSED]: Next Big Things

Art01.04.16

Claudia Jowitt and Amber Wilson discuss femininity as aesthetic and being a ‘serious’ painter

Performance30.03.16

Six Wellington theatre-makers take stock of the New Zealand Fringe Festival: what's great, what could be better, and why we do it in the first place.

News30.03.16

Performance23.03.16

Review: small metal objects

Adam Goodall, Sherilee Kahui and Jane Yonge discuss Back to Back Theatre's immersive play as it was performed in a public space on Wellington's waterfront.

News18.03.16

Performance16.03.16

With the New Zealand Fringe Festival wrapped for another year, seven Wellington theatre-makers talk about the 21 shows that grabbed them the most.

Free Stuff07.03.16

[CLOSED]: L’Orchestre D'Hommes-Orchestres

Free Stuff07.03.16

[CLOSED]: Black Cracker

Free Stuff18.02.16

[CLOSED]: Room

Free Stuff18.02.16

[CLOSED]: Vladimir the Crow

Free Stuff03.02.16

[CLOSED]: Billy T Jams

News24.01.16

Write for The Pantograph Punch

Internet Histories16.01.16

Summer Reading: Our Favourites From 2015

Our fantastic contributors on the best things they read last year

News06.01.16

Our Top Reads Of 2015

Our team's roundup of the site's best 2015 features.

Free Stuff19.12.15

[CLOSED]: Carol

Win a double pass to Carol

Art14.12.15

Victoria Wynne-Jones and Francis McWhannell on their favourite art moments in Auckland this year

Free Stuff10.12.15

[CLOSED]: Karma Snort

Win a double pass to Karma Snort next week at Q Theatre

Free Stuff10.12.15

[CLOSED]: Trumbo

Win a double pass to Trumbo

Free Stuff10.12.15

[CLOSED]: Spotlight

Win a double pass to Spotlight

Performance09.12.15

The Auckland Theatre Awards 2015

The winners of the Auckland Theatre Awards 2015

Performance07.12.15

Ten Plays We Loved in 2015: Auckland Edition

Sam Brooks and Rosabel Tan look back on the year in Auckland theatre and pick their favourite productions.

Performance07.12.15

Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2015

There were the plays we loved, and then there were specific moments. Sam Brooks and Rosabel Tan share their highlights from 2015

News09.11.15

The Kill Screen

When you're creating something - whether it's a painting, a play, or a song - how do you know when you're done? When is a work ready to meet the world, and when is it time to slay the muse?

Video09.11.15

The Kill Screen

News28.10.15

A Hudson and Halls Dinner Experience

Our final event of the year, we're inviting our friends to have dinner on the stage of The Civic with us.

News27.09.15

Late Night Art at Auckland Art Gallery

Presenting a one-off evening at Auckland Art Gallery featuring Yang Fudong, Lawrence Arabia and Tempo Dance Festival

Performance14.09.15

Review: The Events

Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper, Eddy Dever and Alex Taylor review Silo Theatre's latest production, The Events

News06.09.15

The Pantograph Punch Presents: Unspoken

A panel discussion on violent crime and the hard questions we aren't asking

Literature10.08.15

Sneak Peek: an Excerpt from LEFT

A preview of LEFT, a new literary and visual anthology.

The Pantograph Punch and Q Presents03.08.15

Presenting a short season of writerly events

News28.07.15

The Pantograph Presents: True or Troy?

Can you tell the difference between a true film and a Troy McClure Film?

News21.07.15

If you enjoy what we do, please help support it!

Screen15.07.15

The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2015

Our picks of this year's New Zealand International Film Festival

News02.06.15

A one-night-only extravaganza featuring stories from the internet's wild west

Screen26.05.15

The Pantograph Picks: Doc Edge Fest 2015

Hugh Lilly and Joe Nunweek on the best docos at this year's fest

Literature25.05.15

We chat to Aaron Hawkins about the upcoming Young Writers Festival in Dunedin

Literature21.05.15

Philip McSweeney, Annaleese Jochems and Kirsti Whalen reflect on the weekend's literary festivities.

Comedy07.05.15

How to Do Stuff with the Billy Ts

The Billy T nominees teach you how to do stuff

Performance22.03.15

Review: This is My Real Job

Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on Lara Fischel-Chisholm's solo show, This is My Real Job

Literature20.03.15

Words at White Night

A group of poets respond to Auckland's night of art up late.

Literature19.03.15

Our top picks for the Auckland Writers Festival 2015

Society17.02.15

Cosplay: Craft and Consent

On craft and consent in cosplay

Video17.02.15

Cosplay: Craft and Consent

On craft and consent in cosplay

Performance08.02.15

Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015

Joseph Harper and Sam Brooks give their top picks for the Auckland Fringe 2015.

Internet Histories27.01.15

Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014

Our writers' favourites from 2014

News11.01.15

Our Top Reads of 2014

Our team's picks for our best features of 2014.

Performance21.12.14

Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition

Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on the plays that shaped Auckland in 2014.

News18.12.14

Introducing our Interns for 2015

Introducing Sam Brooks and Kirsti Whalen, our interns for 2015

News24.11.14

A New Partnership with Silo Theatre

Announcing our 2015 partnership with Silo Theatre

Performance16.11.14

Review: Pure and Deep

Alice Harbourne, Rosabel Tan and Eddy Dever discuss Toa Fraser's sequel to Bare, Pure and Deep.

News13.11.14

The Pantograph Punch Summer Internships

The Pantograph Punch is delighted to announce two internships for 2015.

Performance10.11.14

Review: The Blind Date Project

Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper and Eddy Dever discuss Silo Theatre's The Blind Date Project and decide it's worth the gamble.

Art09.10.14

Pantograph Picks: Artweek Auckland

Ahead of Artweek Auckland this weekend, we try and canvas some of the must-see events and exhibitions of a event as sprawling and diverse as the city itself.

Reviews19.09.14

Review: Wild Bees

Wild Bees takes us into a 1990s boardroom where union negotiations are taking place in a recently privatised company. It's an interesting historical snapshot, but lacks some basic background information.

Reviews01.09.14

Review: Belleville

Silo's latest show is a dark and uncompromising psychological thriller laying bare the breakdown of a relationship. Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper and Eddy Dever discuss the play.

Literature22.08.14

New Zealand Poetry Mixtape 2014

For National Poetry Day, a mixtape of New Zealand poets curated by Hera Lindsay Bird and Ashleigh Young.

Society19.08.14

Election Special: Arts Policies

A recap of the arts policy debate that took place at Q Theatre on Tuesday 12th August

Internet Histories10.08.14

Internet Histories | 11 August

The Kim Kardashian game

Internet Histories27.07.14

Internet Histories | 28 July

This week on the internet: the pleasures of the NZIFF, metadata from a metagame, trawling the New Yorker's archives and the stories white Australia allows itself to be told.

Internet Histories29.06.14

Internet Histories | 30 June

This week on the internet: how we talk about Google, how we talk about art, and how we talk about voting

Internet Histories15.06.14

Internet Histories | 16 June

The conditions and possibilities of reading books meant for children.

Music05.06.14

We inaugurate the Pantograph Punch's new video series by commemorating ten years since the first Mint Chicks EPs - Frances Haszard and Louis Olsen animate the recollections of the fans, while Kieran Clarkin has an oral history of the group's early years.

News30.05.14

Pantograph Punch & Metro present: The Briefing

We're collaborating with our favourite NZ magazine next month with a live event that brings the best of both publications (and some of our favourite things) to you on a small-portion platter.

Internet Histories18.05.14

Internet Histories | 19 May

This week on the internet: the interstellar archaeologists, terrifying existential threats that will kill you and everyone you've ever loved, and final conversations from the black boxes of history

Internet Histories04.05.14

Internet Histories: 5 May

This fortnight: How the press ran with a gay dog-whistle story incited by a man with a history of gay dog-whistling, and NZ Music Month's dissonance.

Internet Histories20.04.14

Internet Histories | 21 April

Inside Google X, the quiet devastation of 'living apart' and America's food problem

Internet Histories06.04.14

Internet Histories | 7 April

This edition: David Fisher's great retirement letter from Twitter, and why the rest of you should rein it in.

Internet Histories23.03.14

Internet Histories | 24 March

The state of writing on music writing, working as a cultured robot or not at all and YouTube unpleasantness

Internet Histories09.03.14

Internet Histories | 10 March

Inside online newsrooms, tired tropes in True Detective, and a bunch of good things to read.

Internet Histories23.02.14

Internet Histories | 24 February

This fortnight: youarelistening.to and the blurring definition of live music; Lean In's surface-deep revolution; lifestyles of the sociopathically rich and famous, and a warm welcome to new contributor Chris McIntyre.

Internet Histories09.02.14

Internet Histories | 10 February

Teaching empathy to medical students, what the internet is doing to news, and what we're learning (and not) from this year's Olympics.

Internet Histories27.01.14

Internet Histories | 27 January

The death of the venue and longform journalism in 2014.

Art23.01.14

Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013

In case you missed them, and in case you need something to read for Anniversary Weekend - here are the team's favourite features that ran on the site last year.

Internet Histories23.12.13

Internet histories | 23 December

The cult of gentrification, questioning same-sex marriage, chasing R Kelly, Shia LaBoeuf's pathological plagiarism, and uploading everything.