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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 […]

‘Hula Fit’ blending exercise and Hula in Auckland

Cook Islands dance is well known for it’s energetic rhythms, swaying hips and shakey legs! One Cook Islander is turning her passion for her culture into a healthy obsession.

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season Playwright Pulotu Canada McCarthy has assembled an 11-strong cast for the second season of his play “Mau and the Visitor.” The show depicts one of Samoa’s darkest days in history, the killing of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.

‘There was no fix for me’: A conversion therapy survivor speaks out

‘For people who have been abused by it, it’s a tender conversation.' As the government moves to ban conversion therapy, survivor Doron Semu shares his story.