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Todd with follow mentor Lui Tuiasau. Photo/Supplied
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He grew up idolising criminals and gangsters. Now Todd Williams, AKA Louie Knuxx, is a role model for at-risk youth. He chats about working with young people and the importance of vulnerability..
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Dominic Hoey
Bret McKenzie, one of New Zealand Festival’s three guest curators.
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Curated by Bret McKenzie, Laurie Anderson and Lemi Ponifasio, the 32nd New Zealand Festival of the Arts looks to be one of next year’s most exciting cultural events. Kate Powell shares her top picks.
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Kate Powell
Lydia Cole, photo by Timothy Armstrong
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In 2017, musician Lydia Cole released an album, toured the country and moved to Berlin. Then the chest pains started.
Author: 
Dominic Hoey
​Roy Irwin. Photo Joseph Leary
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His first hit, Demon’s Cave, has been played millions of times worldwide. Now, Auckland musician Roy Irwin is back with some fresh new tunes.
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Dominic Hoey
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Around the world, youth are demanding change. We talk to 19-year-old Matthew Goldsworthy, whose creative organisation helps other young people to discover their passion and power.
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Dominic Hoey
Jacinda Ardern at the centre of her newly sworn in cabinet. Image Wikimedia from Governor-General of New Zealand.
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As we head towards the 2020 election, our friends at ArtsHub Australia weigh in on the New Zealand Prime Minister, and what her leadership means for the arts.
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The Big Idea Editor
Mr G painting.
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With over 80,000 followers, renowned visual artist Mr G knows a thing or two about social media. He discusses authenticity, strategy, and why it’s never a bad thing to put yourself out there.
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The Big Idea Editor
Scott Hutchison (front man for Frightened Rabbit) and Michael Pedersen.
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Ahead an upcoming tour, Dominic Hoey talks to internationally-acclaimed writer Michael Pedersen about fantasy literature and NZ's 'bounding beauty'.
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Dominic Hoey
Photo by Wendy Fenwick at Flash Studios for Dulux NZ and Homestyle magazine.
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Evie Kemp talks to Dominic Hoey about her various artistic pursuits, her love of Instagram, and striking a balance between personal and professional projects.
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Dominic Hoey
View of 'At the bottom of every wishing well is a mother asking if you’ve had lunch.'
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This weekend, 30 local and international artists, thinkers and cultural leaders will come together to present an immersive four-day festival unlike anything Tāmaki Makaurau has seen before.
Author: 
Kate Powell