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A new report out paints a bleak picture about the reality of what it’s like trying to make a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa writes Andrea Rush.
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Andrea Rush
Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot, Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing
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For those looking for a great new book to read, we have the winners of this year’s Ockham NZ Book Awards.
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Ria Hall, image kindly supplied by NZ Music Commission
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Kate Powell promises that the words of these leaders will ring in your ears
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Kate Powell
Image by Toa Heftiba for Unsplash
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Stylish beards and 'ironic' cardigans, and acting as avid spokespeople for vegan diet, feminism, and queer rights: hipsters are considered socially progressive. But could there be a paradox?
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The Big Idea Editor
Rhana Devenport. Photograph by David St George. Lorde, Neil Finn, Fenn Gordon
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As ANZAC Day approaches, New Zealand’s Big Idea CEO Annie Ackerman and Australia’s ArtsHub Content Director George Dunford consider the case for a new kind of trans-Tasman alliance.
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The Big Idea Editor
Charles Darwent in front of Anish Kapoor's sculpture at Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbour. Image supplied by Auckland Art Gallery
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A fascinating conversation crashed onto shores of Aoetaroa
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Kate Powell
Bic Runga
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Kiwi musician and producer Bic Runga has been announced as the first recipient of a creative residency programme being reinstated after a decade-long break.
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The Big Idea Editor
Cobham Intermediate students recording at Orange Studios
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Ali Harper’s tale is inspiring. We saw her work and asked her to tell her story on The Big Idea. We are so glad she did.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Kate Powell applauds a breath of fresh air and sheer beauty just breaking on the art circuit
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Kate Powell
 Hon Carmel Sepuloni at Māori Strategy Launch. Supplied
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A new national network has just been launched by Hon Carmel Sepuloni focussing on why culture and creativity is so important to the future health of Aotearoa. Alice Geary reports
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Alice Geary