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Photo by Raymond Sagapolutele
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How does it feel to bring NYC audiences to their feet? Extraordinary Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia, in her own words, on the emotional evolution of her signature show...
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo credit: Samuel Fyfe @unsplash
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Fancy a crack at $25,000 just by being creative? The Big Idea has the exclusive announcement of the new awards celebrating freelancing and the gig economy.
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The Big Idea Editor
RNZ bosses are under fire for their proposal to remove Concert from its FM frequencies. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski
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We go in-depth into the intense battle over Concert FM’s future - and the extraordinarily passionate response that could just save the RNZ station.
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Mark Amery
“Up In The Clouds” by Ruby Jones
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Dominic Hoey talks to Wellington artist and author Ruby Jones about her new book - and being thrust into the global spotlight after one of NZ’s darkest days.
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Dominic Hoey
Tanu Gago
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More than sequins, shows and soirees - we hear from the artists and activists telling their stories at Uenuku - PRIDE at Auckland Museum.
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Kate Powell
Graham Tipene
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Precision and permanence, as well as a dedication to his craft and culture, have made Graham Tipene one of Auckland’s most influential artists.
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The Big Idea Editor
Image by Lyndon Katene from LK Creative Photography  Zak Enayat, Alex Walker, Tom Sainsbury, Liam Coleman
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Dominic Hoey talks to actor/writer Liam Coleman about his upcoming theatre show Play, dating in Auckland’s gay/bisexual scene and working with director Tom Sainsbury.
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Dominic Hoey
Dane Mitchell. Photo: Creative New Zealand.
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Aotearoa-based artist Dane Mitchell has engaged with unseen phenomena, bringing what is on the air, perceptible to the senses, or only imagined to our notice.
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The Big Idea Editor
David Inns. Photo: Andi Crown Photography.
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The Auckland Arts Festival has a reputation as one of the most dynamic events in the country. We speak to the man who’s been at the helm of 7 of them to discover what goes into making it stand out.
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The Big Idea Editor
Mike Hutcheson.
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Dominic Hoey talks to Mike Hutcheson about his upcoming show, and how he hopes to encourage New Zealanders creatively.
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The Big Idea Editor