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High Notes And Humour
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High Notes And Humour

Everyone loves a laugh - and the mixture of music and comedy can bring unbridled laughter. Ben Jardine asks some local exponents what makes it work.

Small Halls, Big Impact
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Small Halls, Big Impact

The Big Idea catches up with the man revitalising Aotearoa's community halls with an injection of creativity.

NFTs Revisited: Exploring Innovation in the Murky Metaverse
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NFTs Revisited: Exploring Innovation in the Murky Metaverse

Like them or loathe them, 2021 has been the year of the NFT. We look at how far they’ve come and dive deeper into their pros and cons for artists.

"Our Language is Literally Our Identity"
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"Our Language is Literally Our Identity"

Two personas - one love of te reo Māori. We get in depth on Theia's latest project putting the focus on revitalising te reo through music.

UPDATED: NZ Artists who Influence NZ Artists
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UPDATED: NZ Artists who Influence NZ Artists

Tiki Taane and Shapeshifter chime in on our list of local talent highlighting which Aotearoa artists influence and inspired them to close out NZ Music Month.

Te Ao Māori Taking Gaming by Storm
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Te Ao Māori Taking Gaming by Storm

Sitting at the intersection of art and technology, a designer's refusal to 'dumb down' his te ao Māori-inspired game is paying off - and opening new doors for creatives.

The Dark Side of NFTs
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The Dark Side of NFTs

You spoke, we've listened. After a huge response to our original NFT article, we've addressed your concerns to highlight the other side of the coin.

Why Creatives Need to Know About NFTs
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Why Creatives Need to Know About NFTs

Don’t get bitcoin or cryptocurrency and why it’s important to the arts? We explain NFTs and how they could change everything.