The Lowdown

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The impending travel bubble with Australia has plenty of reasons to get excited. But will there be a downside for NZ artists? The Lowdown looks into the biggest art news of the week.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The Auld Mug offers new opportunities for artists, as the Lowdown investigates how the creative community can ride the America's Cup wave in the latest arts news bulletin.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Arts news doesn't get fresher - Mark Amery reports on writers, artists and theatre finding new ways to attend events in the Lowdown.
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Mark Amery
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With extended uncertainty on our doorstep, this week's art bulletin finds out whether the future-proofing of the arts is working.
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The Big Idea Editor
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It's been a huge week for the arts - with big money moves in mentoring and accessibility. This week's arts news bulletin delves into how the sector's COVID recovery plan is playing out.
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Dina Jezdic
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Is being allies enough? In this week's Lowdown, Dina Jezdic checks out the vibrant and diverse cultural happenings and movements that are uplifting our communities.
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Dina Jezdic
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New performance companies are backing local talent, while one of NZ's best known explains their link to a disgraced choreographer in this week's packed arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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The loss of admired NZ artist Bill Hammond has unified the creative world. This week's arts news bulletin reflects on his legacy plus the latest on concerts, cancellations and culture.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The music industry's stories that were only spoken in whispers are finally being dragged into daylight. This week's Lowdown doesn't hold back on this confronting issue.
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Kate Powell
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The Lowdown is back and straight on the front foot - Mark Amery highlighting a brave stand on the lack of Māori in institutional roles in the first new arts media bulletin of 2021.
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Mark Amery