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Rainbow Rosalind

12/9/2017
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Rosalind Manowitz has spent the year working on an ambitious, interactive and educational orchestral concert specifically for children, as the SOUNZ Community Commission winner for 2017. Her stage name is Rainbow Rosalind and she dresses as a fairy when performing around the country, as part of her mission to introduce children to the world of classical music. As well as the SOUNZ commission, Rosalind took out the APRA Best Children's Music Video Award 2016 for her original music video...

Duration: 00:08:53


The meaning of Atamira

12/9/2017
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The deaths of two people close to members of Atamira Dance Company felt like a sign to choreographer Kelly Nash. So Kelly did her research which revealed the word 'Atamira' is historically associated with the process of caring for those who have died.

Duration: 00:08:42


John Cranna: taking the Creative Hub to Kaitaia

12/9/2017
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It's hard for some parts of the country to cut a break. Northland, for example, is usually in the news because of stories about poverty, ill health, violence and most recently kauri dieback. But children at Kaitaia College and a small village school were given the chance and the tools to express themselves through writing when an invitation was made to the Auckland-based Creative Hub.

Duration: 00:10:03


BWB Books

12/9/2017
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Dire predictions about the death of books and of publishing in this country with the advent of e-books and the amalgamation of big publishing houses have proved to be way off the mark. One of the standout publishers to have emerged is Wellington's BWB - Bridget Williams' Books - with its focus on New Zealand non-fiction and championing of the topical essay. Titles in their popular BWB text series include The New Zealand Project by Max Harris, Holly Walker's The Whole Intimate Mess, and...

Duration: 00:20:25


Funding Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

12/9/2017
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The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Wellington is Mecca for adoring fans of the New Zealand short story writer. It's also in need of some serious work on the exterior and the gardens. Lynn Freeman went to visit and to find out about fundraising efforts from Jen Boland (Director of the Katherine Mansfield House & Garden).

Duration: 00:09:49


The plethora of NZ film in 2017

12/9/2017
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2017 has been an extraordinary one for New Zealand films. Say what you like about the quality of 2017, the sheer quantity of titles has been extraordinary. It's across the board too - documentaries, dramas, comedies. Even that rare thing in this country; family movies. But it still seems hard to get New Zealand audiences along to a local film - or at least one not made by Taika Waititi. What are they missing out on? To look over the year's riches Simon Morris is joined by James Robins (The...

Duration: 00:15:49


Kaikoura’s New Normal

12/9/2017
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Kaikoura residents are sharing their own stories of life since the November 2016 earthquake altered the seaside community in so many ways. They come up with all kinds of ways to describe their experiences within the confines of a box. There are about 30 boxes in the exhibition called New Normal representing a big cross section of the Kaikoura community and beyond. It's been a collaboration with Kaikoura's new Museum which invited locals to share their stories for future generations.

Duration: 00:12:52


Symposium on the Future Imaginary

12/2/2017
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In Canada artists, activists and academics from around the world are debating what the future holds for indigenous people. It's the third Symposium on the Future Imaginary and the first time the public's been allowed in to listen to the conversations and take part.

Duration: 00:09:28


All Our Secrets

12/2/2017
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Jennifer Lane's novel All Our Secrets is set in a small rural community where a religious sect have moved in and divided the locals.

Duration: 00:10:13


Taking The High Ground

12/2/2017
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Taking the High Ground tells the stories of the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910 - Australian Freda du Faur, and of Kiwi Lydia Bradey who was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen. That was in 1988. Writer Jan Bolwell imagines the two women are able to talk to each other, about their climbing feats and the challenges they each faced, personally and professionally.

Duration: 00:09:10


Sian and Makyla make art!

12/2/2017
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Sian's Dublin based company Super Paua creates theatre with a strong social focus for children and teenagers. For the residency though, she's writing a solo show inspired by her Irish and New Zealand grandmothers as well as exploring Kiwi identity.

Duration: 00:13:24


Le Moana at the Measina Festival

12/2/2017
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The fourth Measina Festival includes Le Moana's Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street a multi-media show based on a children's story by Patricia Grace, and a series of dances based on the experiences of young people in their communities.

Duration: 00:10:06


Auckland, Wellington, & Dunedin celebrate their theatre scenes

12/2/2017
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What do the award nominations tell us about what's hot and what's not in theatre. Are these three main centres producing very different work or is there a lot of crossover?

Duration: 00:16:08


Mimedian Trygve Wakenshaw

12/2/2017
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This comic and mime artist is one of three New Zealand artists taking part in the Sydney Festival in January.

Duration: 00:12:31


Graffiti Forum with Berst and Trust Me

12/2/2017
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The artists are creating a mural featuring the words of poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh, who grew up in Avondale, one of Auckland's graffiti hotspots.

Duration: 00:11:59


Leanne Radojkovich – First Fox

11/25/2017
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The Unexpected Likeness of Beings, Once Upon a Time in Suburbia, Mila and The Cat - these are all titles in a book of short stories by Auckland writer and poet Leanne Radojkovich. First Fox uses fairy tales as a model for dream-like stories that are nonetheless rooted in the everyday world.

Duration: 00:12:46


Rising Star Vinnie Bennett

11/25/2017
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New Zealand film Human Traces did rather well at the recent Toronto Film Festival, but not as well as one of its stars. Vinnie Bennett was picked as one of the famous Toronto Film Festival "Rising Stars". Not bad for a boy from Christchurch!

Duration: 00:08:50


A new theatre for Hamilton

11/25/2017
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Theatre patrons in Hamilton long-starved of a decent performing arts centre can now look forward to a state-of-the-art theatre in the central city on the site of the old Embassy Theatre, right on the banks of the Waikato. The 54-year old Founders Theatre closed just last year, but now if all goes to plan the new theatre, which will seat 1100 people will be opened in mid-2021 at a cost of just over $70 million.

Duration: 00:11:34


The portraits of Frances Hodgkins

11/25/2017
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One of New Zealand's early art rock stars is undoubtedly Frances Hodgkins, the Dunedin born painter who fled New Zealand in the early 20th century, never really to return. Her paintings are held in collections around the world and when you think of them you generally think landscapes or still life, in those earthy, glowing watercolours. But the little known fact is that she was also a portrait painter, and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery has put together an exhibition that they've called...

Duration: 00:14:19


Marcia Page – 30 years of wheeling and dealing

11/25/2017
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One of the stalwarts of the Wellington arts scene is celebrating 30 years in the business. Marcia Page established Tinakori Gallery in the 80s - at the worst possible time she says! She's now co-director of the Page Blackie Gallery. Marcia was one of the first female dealers to break into the male-dominated art-world. She's certainly been one of the most successful. Over the years Marcia has dealt with an incredibly wide range of historical art works from CF Goldie and Colin McCahon to...

Duration: 00:16:42

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