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Rhana Devenport. Photograph by David St George. Lorde, Neil Finn, Fenn Gordon
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As ANZAC Day approaches, New Zealand’s Big Idea CEO Annie Ackerman and Australia’s ArtsHub Content Director George Dunford consider the case for a new kind of trans-Tasman alliance.
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The Big Idea Editor
Charles Darwent in front of Anish Kapoor's sculpture at Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbour. Image supplied by Auckland Art Gallery
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A fascinating conversation crashed onto shores of Aoetaroa
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Kate Powell
Bic Runga
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Kiwi musician and producer Bic Runga has been announced as the first recipient of a creative residency programme being reinstated after a decade-long break.
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The Big Idea Editor
Cobham Intermediate students recording at Orange Studios
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Ali Harper’s tale is inspiring. We saw her work and asked her to tell her story on The Big Idea. We are so glad she did.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Kate Powell applauds a breath of fresh air and sheer beauty just breaking on the art circuit
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Kate Powell
 Hon Carmel Sepuloni at Māori Strategy Launch. Supplied
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A new national network has just been launched by Hon Carmel Sepuloni focussing on why culture and creativity is so important to the future health of Aotearoa. Alice Geary reports
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Alice Geary
Victor Rodger. Image via Victoria University Wellington
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Kate Powell dives into discomfort zone and lets us listen in on a conversation that is uncomfortable in its truth but not without hope for the future.
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Kate Powell
Shel We, pitched by Tupe Lualua
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Kate Powell reports in on Aotearoa’s most dynamic alternative conference for the arts.
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Kate Powell
Naveen Chandra for Unsplash
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Georgie Bloomfield returns to Aotearoa to find it's changed
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Georgie Bloomfield
Abby Howells as HarleQueen, produced by Arcade Theatre Company
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An essential part of the arts ecology: Gareth McMillan on the importance of accessibility and supporting local talent in our regions.
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The Big Idea Editor