Champion of actors is NZ’s champion
Actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira, a long-time champion of the arts, and te reo Māori is the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year for 2020. Mark Jennings reports on the night that honours the best of us.
Why the arts debate is binary and repetitive
Anna Rawhiti-Connell laments the slow erosion of arts and culture writing in this country by writing about arts and culture.
A window to our past
After hours at the Waitangi Museum - The Detail gets a guided tour of the museum on the Treaty Grounds, including stories behind the stories.
Hamish Coney: Context is everything
The recent news that Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito, one of NZ’s most important offshore taonga, will soon return to Aotearoa after more than 120 years in England is cause for celebration.
The confusing picture of television in NZ - what will our screen entertainment look like next year?
Book of the Week: Colin McCahon, monumentally
Philip Matthews celebrates two remarkble - and remarkably different - portraits of the great Colin McCahon.
Wiring up an orchestra
A peek behind the complex job of engineering a live orchestral performance for radio play.
NZ artist’s close look at colonialism
A new exhibition in Raetihi offers a rare opportunity to see early, colonialism-focused works by Wellington artist Barbara Strathdee, writes Pat Baskett.
Joker a study in cruelty and whiteness
‘Joker’ expects viewers not only to understand its cruelty, but to understand the justified violence of a white man when the protests of black men and women in the US are regularly met with condemnation, vilification and exclusion.