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Julia Croft wants a revolution, only if it has...08/29/15
This Auckland actor and writer is mashing up Emma Goldman, Nikki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Laura Mulvey in a one-woman show overflowing with feminism, film, fun, confetti cannons - and critiques of media stereotypes of women's bodies. She shows Justin...
Sir Truby King
Books from Plunket Society founder Sir Truby King's massive book collection are being used to highlight the health campaigner's life and personality. This includes his early years, his education, his work at Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, and his pioneering...
Stencil artist Flox takes Taiwan
Hayley King, also known as the stencil artist Flox, is about to show us what she learned about her craft while on an Asia Foundation's artist's residency recently in Taiwan. Here, Hayley often stencils our native birds and flora. There, she moved into...
New Zealand Festival Show For the Birds
One of the first international events announced for the 2016 New Zealand Festival in Wellington is the return of the core artists involved in last year's nocturnal light and sound show at the Botanic Garden, Power Plant. For the next festival they are...
Never before seen Robert Lord play finally premieres in NZ
The Travelling Squirrel is a play written by NZ playwright, the late Robert Lord, who's best known for his works Joyful and Triumphant and Well Hung. But this play, which he wrote while living in New York, hasn't been performed here before. His friend...
Hamlet: The Video Game
Shakespeare never imagined that his finest work would make for this season's hottest video game. Partly scripted, partly improvised and wholly unique, Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) is an original blend of video games and Shakespeare that...
Lamenting Auckland's shrinking gardens
An Auckland artist is using his paintbrush to comment on the city council's determination to intensify housing. Mark Wooller is particularly concerned at the disappearance of the traditional, quarter-acre section and people's once-abundant gardens. In...
Resthome workers get massive pay rise
Poorly paid resthome workers are getting a pay rise of up to 14% from one of the country's biggest care companies. More than a thousand people work for Metlifecare at its 25 retirement villages and eight rest homes throughout the country.
Amber Griffin - dance photographer
Amber Griffin has won a gold medal for her dance photography at an international competition. The former ballet dancer went to Paris to collect the medal after catching the eye of the World Photographic Cup judges. Amber says Capturing movement in a...
Remembering illustrator Alan Gilderdale
The Little Yellow Digger quickly became a favourite with children around the country, but the illustrator, Alan Gilderdale's artistic expertise extended far beyond mechanical devices. His wife Betty and son Peter have spent the two years since Alan's...
The Business of Fashion: Harman Grubiŝa
New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off in Auckland from 24-30 August, and this year, Jessica Grubiŝa and Madeleine Harman are showing their label, Harman Grubiŝa for the first time. Sonia Sly caught up with the pair in the lead-up and also chats to Murray...
Horror Unleashed - David Blyth
If you saw Tim Wong's alternative history of New Zealand film Out of the Mist at the Film Festival, you'll know Tim had a lot of respect for maverick film-maker David Blyth. Where most Kiwi pioneers were trying to make mainstream thrillers and road...
Hand weaving is making a comeback, here and overseas, with a whole new generation of young weavers using traditional hand looms but experimenting with new materials and techniques. Many of our more innovative young weavers have been shoulder tapped to...
The story of How Bizarre
Simon Grigg has just completed a fascinating book detailing the story behind one of our most successful recordings - OMC's worldwide smash 'How Bizarre' and the meteoric rise - and fall - of Pauly Fuemana.
CLiK The Ensemble
It's always a risk, forming a new chamber music trio. There's never a guarantee that there'll be the magic, the apparent telepathy, that makes an exceptional one.But there's a lot of confidence in three of New Zealand's top young chamber musicians...
A Crooked Rib: Lady Lucy Grey
Governor Sir George Grey has had a lot of attention since he headed the young New Zealand Colony in the mid 19th century - in academia, in literature and even on screen. But little is known about his young wife, who struggled with her much older,...
Costume design for the Royal New Zealand Ballet
It's a dream job - designing the set and costumes for the Royal New Zealand Ballet's brand spanking new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tracey Grant Lord designs for intimate theatre productions through to full-on, bells-and-whistles operas...
The Laugh Track - The Watercooler
Auckland's monthly The Watercooler event is a platform for a wide range of people to tell stories - sometimes true, sometimes totally made up. The Watercooler was created by Sarah Finnigan-Walsh and Romain Marceau, and this month they've expanded to...
Quiz shows - NZ On Screen
TVNZ is about to revive a very popular quiz shows: Mastermind. Can simple general knowledge compete with reality TV shows? Irene Gardiner from NZ On Screen has been rifling through shows from the heyday of the quiz shows.
Fiona Pardington: A beautiful hesitation
Thirty years worth of negatives, contacts and ditigal images were looked through as photographer Fiona Pardington worked on an exhibition and book about her life's work. Fiona is of Maori and Scottish descent, and holds a Doctorate in Fine Arts from...
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