Arts and culture
Hamilton: how the future of musicals respects the past
11 January 2023
The critically acclaimed musical Hamilton comes to our shores this year. Ben Kubiak shares the secrets of its success.
What to listen to in Aotearoa this summer
6 January 2023
Opinion: Journey through this home-grown summer playlist, curated by ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke
We deserve better than Auckland’s art vandal
15 December 2022
Wayne Brown's threat to the arts as a publicly-funded good flies in the face of wide research showing art makes the everyday struggles of urban living more bearable, writes Peter O'Connor.
Māori taonga on display in Stuttgart museum
8 December 2022
An exhibition of precious Māori taonga, curated by Associate Professor Ngarino Ellis from the University of Auckland and an expert team, is going on display at a German museum for six months.
Beguiling, uncanny image wins annual photography prize
6 December 2022
Master of Architecture (Professional) student Gujin Chung has been awarded the 2022 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography.
Architects' event highlights flexibility needs for parents
2 December 2022
An upcoming talk highlights why having children can derail an architect’s career, while showing how men can play a key role in igniting change.
Three events explore concepts of te ao Māori
23 November 2022
Three major events this week signalled the public role of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland, in bringing expertise and perspective to respond to major questions faced by contemporary society and investigate concepts of te ao Māori.
Waipapa Taumata Rau to host its first Mātauranga Māori Symposium
21 November 2022
Ruia ngā kākano i Te Moana Nui a Kiwa. Wherahia ki Te Moana Rongonui, herea ngā waka maha ki a Tāne-Nui-a-Rangi, te manawa whenua o Waipapa Taumata Rau. Whakapiri mai ki Waipapa Marae ki tēnei hui nui whakaharahara, ko te whakanui i ngā Mātauranga Māori.
Kiwi women’s long rugby history
16 November 2022
Opinion: The outpouring of support from women for Black Ferns for this historically most masculine of games has been a revelation to many, but we shouldn't be surprised, says Jennifer Curtin
Twitter chaos is part of Elon Musk’s master plan
11 November 2022
Opinion: It's no accident that Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is a baffling disaster. Confusion is part of his game plan, says Dr Ethan Plaut.
Streaming unethical in primary schools
8 November 2022
Opinion: Pure ability grouping in primary schools is no longer an ethical option, says Dr Paul Heyward.
How studying through the pandemic influenced creativity
1 November 2022
A group of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design students talk about how the disruption of the pandemic affected their mahi for upcoming exhibitions.