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Performing in the community to enrich the likes of others - senior music students performing at the local library to celebrate NZ Music Month.
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STEAM vs. STEM - why the arts must be proactively included in curriculum design
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The Big Idea Editor
Alex McKellar with her son Wyatt
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Director Alexandra McKellar plays a few roles - mother, teacher, performing artist, partner and long distance driver.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Arthur Osipyan on Unsplash
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In her recent article, Johanna Knox offered a passionate analysis of the current state of appreciation of the arts in Aotearoa and beyond. Wolf Heidecker wrote to TBI with his response
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The Big Idea Editor
Philippa working on The Fine Line's NZ sculpture
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Martin Hill’s iconic work gives vision to Jacinda Ardern’s principles of health of the people, the climate and the planet. This Soapbox is about why the time is now for New Zealand to fiercely lead.
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The Big Idea Editor
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In the light of yesterday's horrible attacks on our Muslim community in Christchurch, we will not post a story today.
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The Big Idea Editor
Tānemahuta Gray, photographed by Philip Merry
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Tānemahuta Gray reflects on the resurgence of te reo in Aotearoa’s mainstream culture and media.
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The Big Idea Editor
Gemishka Chetty. Photography by Gemishka Chetty
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Aiwa Pooamorn and Gemishka Chetty write a delicious piece tackling racism and identity politics in Aotearoa's food industry.
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The Big Idea Editor
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Portrait supplied.
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Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira CNZM challenges us to revisit the way we educate, and foster the new generations of artistic talent: If we want to see them flourish, we must enable them first.
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The Big Idea Editor
These Two: Liam and Kevin
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Actor and screen-writer Liam Coleman challenges the phantom that sows the seeds of self-doubt.
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The Big Idea Editor
Weasel Gallery. Image by Holly Russell
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Kate Powell rediscovers her hometown and finds more art than she expected.
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Kate Powell