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The woman who turned a simple creative concept into an international phenomenon explains the inspiring message behind her work - and how you can be part of it.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The City Gallery Wellington saga may be reaching a final outcome - but it's a long way from over. Respected arts commentator Andrew Wood takes aim at Experience Wellington.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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An impassioned insight into the long running battle to save part of Aotearoa's creative heritage - and plea for support as D-Day looms.
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Olivia Sisson
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Nothing is held back in this passionate open letter, challenging the proposed restructuring of one of the country's cultural crown jewels.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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If we want to celebrate creativity, we need to value the rights of creators. One of Aotearoa's leading authorities on intellectual property states her case - is the government listening?
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Paula Browning
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Leading arts academic Peter O'Connor makes his case on why we can no longer turn a blind eye to the "murder" of creativity in our schools.
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Peter OConnor
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In a year that’s challenged all in the arts community, Creative Bay of Plenty GM Eric Holowacz outlines a regional vision of the way forward.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Changing the script from “You and Me” to “We” - Music Therapy Week is the ideal time to challenge what a truly inclusive society looks like.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Filmmaker, playwright and actor Paolo Rotondo is done being told how creativity should be classified, so he's championing a new performance hybrid.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The streets may not be flooded with protesters any more but as Jess Thompson Carr explains, the kaupapa of colonial statues is as important as ever to Māori.
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The Big Idea Editor