Monday, February 12, 2018

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This week's stories

Apirana Taylor - Ka Tito Au

Kupe came to Aotearoa from Hawaiki in pursuit of an octopus and finally killed in in Cook Strait - then known as Raukawakawa. Murray Lynch is directing the play and has collaborated on it with Apirana - who says Kupe has a place in his own whakapapa.
Feb 11, 2018 02:51 pm

Kapiti Writer’s Retreat

The old saying don't let the facts get in the way of a good story usually applies to journalism, but a speaker at a writers retreat in Kapiti is going to argue that that also holds true when writing fiction based on true stories.
Feb 11, 2018 02:40 pm

In praise of the design of Kristian Frederikson

Kristian was born in Petone and his designs for theatre, ballet and opera are still remembered for their opulance, sumptuousness and occasional eccentricity. Australian dance scholar and historian Dr. Michelle Potter is writing a book about Kristian and is giving a lecture on him in Wellington today, part of a series honouring New Zealand choreograher and dancer Russell Kerr.
Feb 11, 2018 02:25 pm

Flowing Water - Witi Ihimaera and composer Janet Jennings.

Flowing Water tells the epic story of the Waikato River and all the peoples nurtured by the river - Maori, Pakeha and later migrants in a landmark production written and produced specially for the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018.
Feb 11, 2018 01:50 pm

Fast Blues Shuffle - Dean Whaitiri

Dean taught himself to play saxophone and went on to tour with bands, even playing for the late Sir Howard Morrison during the Maori showband era.
Feb 11, 2018 01:48 pm

Boat Date with Melissa Laing

Over the past two years, Auckland artist, writer and curator Melissa Laing has been taking people out on her boat on the waterways of West Auckland and inviting them to share stories.
Feb 11, 2018 12:30 pm

New Lease of Life for the Sarjeant

Whanganui's Sarjeant Art Gallery has been emptied out ahead of a multi-million dollar earthquake strengthening and extension project. Costing a total of $34.9 million, it's a dream that's taken two decades to realise, with many moments of despair along the way.
Feb 11, 2018 12:15 pm

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