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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
Trudy Lane's Sunroom, Dunedin. Photo: Justin Spiers
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Collective benefit demands collective responsibility: Sophie Jerram finds spaces for artists and creative social makers in a limited and over-heated property market.
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The Big Idea Editor
Johanna Knox and photographer Jess Charlton
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Johanna Knox on all the reasons why art is a necessity, and not a luxurious extra.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Mercedes Ackerman sniffs out the real value of soft skills vs hard skills
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Mercedes Ackerman
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Just before his new play ‘Jacinda’ hits the stage, Sam Brooks takes us down his memory lane of the epic highs and lows of his years at Basement Theatre.
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The Big Idea Editor