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The end of the year can bring mixed feelings for many people working across the arts. Madeleine Dore delves into why, and how to deal with blues, overwhelm and fatigue at this time of year.
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The Big Idea Editor
Neil Plimmer in 2010, beside one of his favourite sculptures in Wellington - Invisible City, by Anton Parsons.
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Neil Plimmer explores how the arts can help people recover from illness, enhance mental health, and aid the rehabilitation of prisoners.
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The Big Idea Editor
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It's been a full year - thanks for coming along on the ride with us! Here's a wrap up of our best stories for your summer reading pleasure.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Writer's Block? Stuck for inspiration? Self-doubt? Madeleine Dore shares some advice how to overcome these common roadblocks of creativity
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The Big Idea Editor
NestFest hero
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A brand-new music festival is set to liven up the Hawkes Bay this summer. Canvassing a fresh line-up of fledgling musicians, Nest Fest steers away from the archetypal lairy drum and bass.
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The Big Idea Editor
David Trubridge
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Q: “Where do you get your inspiration from?” A: “The collective consciousness of subterranean elves”. Ok, but really? David Trubridge shares his answer.
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The Big Idea Editor
Jordan Mooney, Stan Walker, Reef Ireland
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Mercedes Ackerman catches up with one of New Zealand's leading character actors.
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Mercedes Ackerman
Francis McWhannell
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After his public appeal to CNZ, Francis McWhannell is happy to share that his effort has -quite literally- paid off.
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The Big Idea Editor
Heperi Mita on shoulders and on set with his father Geoff Murphy.
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Heperi Mita pays tribute to his father's career and personality, and reminisces on a childhood spent on film sets, blown-up houses and colliding cars included.
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The Big Idea Editor
Slipper, film still.
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James Littlewood talks to Cushla about her practice, and unpacks the research that took her inside a migrant detention centre.
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The Big Idea Editor