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Elly Strang looks at the scale of the mental health problem in New Zealand's creative industries
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The Big Idea Editor
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To build social cohesion, our screens need to show the same diversity of faces we see on the street.
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The Big Idea Editor
Dane Mitchell, Post Hoc - installation images. Courtesy of CNZ
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Genista Jurgens catches us up on the mischievous pranks and the ambitious scale of Dane Mitchell
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The Big Idea Editor
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A new report out paints a bleak picture about the reality of what it’s like trying to make a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa writes Andrea Rush.
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Andrea Rush
Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot, Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing
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For those looking for a great new book to read, we have the winners of this year’s Ockham NZ Book Awards.
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The Big Idea Editor
Ria Hall, image kindly supplied by NZ Music Commission
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Kate Powell promises that the words of these leaders will ring in your ears
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Kate Powell
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Stylish beards and 'ironic' cardigans, and acting as avid spokespeople for vegan diet, feminism, and queer rights: hipsters are considered socially progressive. But could there be a paradox?
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The Big Idea Editor
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