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‘Am I allowed to swear?’ Tusiata Avia wins the Ockham Award for Poetry

Simone Kaho speaks with Tusiata Avia about unexpectedly finding permission to reclaim her dream.

‘Before and After Summer’, Opera star Jonathan Lemalu launches his new Boosted project

With the country in Alert Level 1, many Kiwis have been enjoying the simple pleasures art provides – galleries, music gigs, local theatre productions, checking out the latest films in cinemas. However, Grammy-winning opera star Jonathan Lemalu hasn’t been to see a movie since January. “The thought of going to see a movie just makes […]

‘Home’, the gripping new single from Māori-Samoan rapper Juwan

 Through the eyes of a bruised and bloodied young man, 21-year-old rapper Juwan delivers an unfliching take on life in his latest single Home, featuring R&B power vocalist Sam V. From Juwan’s incredible tribute to a family matriarch, to his eloquent and hard-hitting invocation Preach, the Māori-Samoan artist has long been a talented, soulful […]