Arts and culture
Pianist Jason Bae changes his focus
25 June 2020
In the CD section of the Warehouse at Whangaparāoa, musician Jason Bae found inspiration. Now he performs around the world. Well, he used to.
Ane Tonga: Pacific glam at the gallery
25 June 2020
Ane Tonga, the new Pacific Art Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, wants to encourage more diverse content and audiences to the gallery. By Linda Tyler.
Diana Wichtel: 'We didn't see the Bauer truck coming'
24 June 2020
Opinion: Nostalgia gets you nowhere amid the terrifying implosion of the media, writes Diana Wichtel.
Chance for media to focus on what's important to New Zealanders
24 June 2020
New Zealand media faces a conundrum as it tries to create a trustworthy, innovative and sustainable model in the Covid-19 world, while absorbing thousands of job losses.
Peter Robinson gets with the online picture
23 June 2020
Peter Robinson is an artist who often heads off into unexpected directions, which perhaps helped equip the Associate Professor, Elam School of Fine Arts, for teaching art students in lockdown.
The full exposure of an Auckland photography favourite
17 June 2020
Simon Devitt talks cows, career and tips for taking the perfect shot as he invites students to share reflections of their lives in lockdown in the lead up to his annual photography competition.
New exhibition maps racialised over-policing and law changes in New Zealand
10 June 2020
An exhibition capturing instances of racialised human rights violations in New Zealand though interactive mapping, initiated by Pacific architectural researcher Dr Karamia Müller, School of Architecture and Planning, has opened at the Adam Art Gallery/ Te Pātaka Toi.
On the sounds of ice cracking, and designing for a better future
4 June 2020
To mark World Environment Day we talk to Marco de Kretser, who is studying for a conjoint degree in Environmental Science and Design, about the sounds of Antarctica and designing for a greener future.
The PM’s metaphorical view of Covid-19
3 June 2020
Opinion: Bubbles, tails, embers, mountains: The PM's deft use of metaphors has helped guide us in the battle to eradicate Covid-19, explains Peter Adams.
A selection of Kiwi songs for your playlist
29 May 2020
In celebration of New Zealand Music Month, Godfrey de Grut, Professional Teaching Fellow from the School of Music discusses some of his favourite tracks by New Zealand musicians.
Community checkpoints are an important and lawful part of NZ’s Covid response
28 May 2020
Opinion: Contrary to claims, there is a sound legal foundation for community checkpoints organised by iwi, write legal scholars Max Harris and Professor Emeritus David V Williams.
Language, identity and 'real' Samoans
27 May 2020
Opinion: The issue of language and identity haunts all Sāmoans who were raised in New Zealand, writes Patrick Thomsen.