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In part two of our exclusive interview with Opera NZ boss Thomas de Mallet Burgess, we cover accusations of under-payment and overstaffing - and his most vocal detractors.
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Richard Betts
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An insight into how to handle the unwanted news COVID has been through the doors of your arts organisation or practice - and how patrons react.
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The Big Idea Editor
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'Out of touch', 'useless', 'impractical' - Arts in education remains under assault. Andrew Wood delves deeper into an imperative topic.
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Andrew Paul Wood
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The Big Idea launches into an exclusive interview with Thomas de Mallet Burgess - who finally has his say on the controversy engulfing New Zealand Opera.
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Richard Betts
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Access to arts around the country just got easier - find out where the money is going to knock down barriers and open doors in Aotearoa.
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The Big Idea Editor
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The Big Idea gets inside the mind of Anapela Polata’ivao ahead of a new direction in her remarkable career.
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Kim Meredith
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A full immersion school in Tauranga is learning how to take their performance to the next level, thanks to opportunities once the domain of private schools.
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The Big Idea Editor
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After more than a decade of putting his true passion on the backburner, an aspiring creative explains the turning point for making his dream a reality.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Meet this year's class of world class creatives given one of the Aotearoa arts most recognised honours - including a new, unique bond for a talented father and son.
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The Big Idea Editor
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A petition is running to stop proposed changes to secondary schools curriculum - we hear from those at the educational frontline and look at what it entails.
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Andrew Paul Wood