Standing Room Only (RNZ)
Artist Stanley Palmer has a personal connection to the Gallipoli campaign of 100 years ago. His father and uncle both served in the campaign, and Stanley went to Gallipolli last year with other New Zealand and Australian artists, filmmakers and...
Rich Man Road
Ann Glamuzina has drawn on her Dalmatian family history for her debut novel, Rich Man Road. The former lawyer is based in Auckland but still has extended family living in Croatia. In the novel we hear from an elderly Dalmatian nun about her early life...
Emily Perkins' First Play
Novelist Emily Perkins has penned her first play. She's updated Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and set it in contemporary New Zealand. This new version will premiere at the end of the month in a production by the Auckland Theatre Company. Of course any...
Sound artist and sound designer Jason Wright can put his hand to pretty much anything in his chosen field. You can hear his work on stage, in art galleries and in other spaces. He works across sonic arts, composition, installation and live...
A new bank in Auckland has just opened where how you feel is more important than how much you have. Moodbank in Wynyard Quarter is an art project-slash-ATM where you can deposit your mood, not your money. Artist Vanessa Crowe, one of the team behind...
Te Pou Whare
In the 1980s and 90s Wellington's Taki Rua theatre showed the value of having a theatre space showcasing Maori live performance. It's been a long wait for a replacement venue after the theatre closed in 1998. The new space is based not in the capital...
Sally Stockwell's Weightless
ctor turned singer/songwriter Sally Stockwell called on the talents of her brother, musician and music producer Ben when she started work on her first album. But when he died while they were working on the jazz/cabaret influenced album, Sally wrote...
Portrait artist Susan Wilson
Expat portrait artist Susan Wilson has a style that tends to be polarising. She's not into painting flattering images of her sitters
Bridget van der Zijpp
In her new novel In The Neighbourhood of Fame, Bridget Van Der Zijpp introduces us to a once famous musician who's now pottering in his suburban garden but still revered by his community for his one-hit-wonder.
Singin' In The Rain
The West End is coming to Wellington and Auckland in the form of musical comedy Singin' In The Rain.
Chimp: Wellington Zoo's Artist in Residence
Ash Sisson A.K.A Chimp may be underplaying his talent, but at eighteen years of age he proves that youth isn’t, and should never be a barrier to success.
Architecture inspired by literature
Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip was about the power of literature in a country and culture that had very little knowledge or interest in it.
It won't come as a surprise to anyone with kids that they're spending a lot of time surfing through YouTube. So where does that leave traditional outlets for young people, particularly on TV?
Artist Michael Tuffery
Artist Michael Tuffery hopes his latest project will get Pacific Island people talking about the World Wars and their impact on the islands, communities and families.
Cellist Claire Cowan
Cellist and composer Claire Cowan is this year's composer in residence with Orchestra Wellington and she's also the creative director for a new show called Dreams that is about to premiere at Auckland's Basement theatre. Dreams opens at the Basement...
Salt and Honey
Aucklander Hannah Tunnicliffe ditched her day job in human resources to concentrate on writing and food, and writing about food. She started up a blog called Fork and Fiction and has just released her second novel published by McMillan, called Season...
Three rarely-performed Beckett plays include a revival of a production performed 30 years ago - same actor, same cast and even the same recording of Krapp's Last Tape. Ed Newborn and Paul Gittens talk about revisiting their production three decades on.
When Douglas Wright's new dance show The Kiss Inside opens in Auckland later this month, one very special dancer will be in the company. Arts Laureate Sarah-Jayne Howard has been dancing for Douglas since 2002 and he refers to her as his "muse".
Expat Kenneth Rea started teaching acting at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama around 30 years ago and his classes over the years have been studded with stars of the future like Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, Orlando Bloom, Michelle Dockery,...
NZ On Screen classics
Irene Gardiner seeks out spoofs from NZ On Screen's archives.
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