Soapbox

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How late is too late to chase your creative dreams? An ex-pat New Zealander talks us through making the leap of faith to make hers a reality.
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Emma Keeling
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To spotlight Music Therapy week, a reluctant vocalist with Parkinson's disease explains the impact joining a choir has had on his personal wellbeing and happiness.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Making the move from creative to management - no matter what your practice - can be harder than you think. Verity Johnson looks into what to do when the fun is replaced by forms.
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Verity Johnson
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Performance artist Audrey Baldwin has taken to dishing out artistic endeavours as cures for what ails us - she shares her creative tonics with The Big Idea.
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Audrey Baldwin
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Nathan Joe is not anyone's victim. He eloquently and openly explains how the loss of funding impacts his role as Auckland Pride Creative Director and how he still has hope for the future.
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Nathan Joe
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One of the creative community’s most passionate hauora advocates doesn’t hold back, in a raw and confronting description of why urgent attention is needed.
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Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
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What does Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori mean to those who are charged with taking the reins for the future? We hear from participants in a festival that gives their voices a platform.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2022 is upon us - and bilingual musician Theia reveals how she ignored the doubters and stood by her belief that the language of her tūpuna deserved the spotlight.
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The Big Idea Editor
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As Auckland Fringe gets set to launch, veteran Fringer Penny Ashton has a call to arms for the creative community.
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Penny Ashton
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The relationship between rugby and the arts is....complicated. But Andrew Wood reckons New Zealand Rugby can help our creatives - and vice versa.
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Andrew Paul Wood