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Stell on stage at Word The Frontline. Supplied.
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One of Aotearoa’s most promising young voices talks to Dominic Hoey about identity, building resilience and the importance of good mentors.
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Dominic Hoey
Gemma Syme.
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Ōtautahi artist Gemma Syme, works in multiple disciplines to create work that is often playful and always political.
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Dominic Hoey
Verity Johnson. Supplied.
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A new exhibition by journalist Verity Johnson examines the unique pressures and stereotypes surrounding 18-year-old women living in Aotearoa today.
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Dominic Hoey
Ella Sutherland. Photo/Sarah Rodigari
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Kate Powell talks to the recipient headed to Berlin for a year.
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Kate Powell
Jamaine Ross. Supplied.
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From silk boxers to awkward urinal encounters, the cast and crew of The Basement’s Christmas show share their worst-ever Christmas experiences.
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The Big Idea Editor
Eddie Johnston. (Supplied).
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Dominic Hoey talks to Eddie Johnston (Lontalius) about what he’s gleaned about collaboration and his time in the US.
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Dominic Hoey
Andrea Gaskin and Selina Anderson of Connect the Dots. (Supplied)
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We find out what makes a successful residency proposal stand out from the rest.
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The Big Idea Editor
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.
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Dominic Hoey