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Same tails, different tales. Auckland's littered with artists' takes on whale conservation - we speak to five talented creatives who have left their mark on the public art trail.
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Em Berry
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Feeling helpless seeing their homeland hit by natural disaster, Tongan artists in New Zealand are rallying together to use their creativity to make a difference.
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The Big Idea Editor
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"The dream died over and over again." A first hand perspective of what it feels like to be postponed four times in two years - and how to not give up hope.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Many are feeling the pinch as Omicron tears shreds off Aotearoa's performance events calendar. Find out why some organisers are breathing a sigh of relief after joining a MCH scheme.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Once again, the creative community's the hardest hit by Aotearoa's Red Light shift. We touch base to see what's been cancelled, what's forging on and how they're coping.
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The Big Idea Editor
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“They’re tired of hearing about what adults are doing to nature. They’ve had enough.” Kate Parker explains how the environmental views of school children sculpted her latest thought-provoking work.
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Vicki Holder
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Nothing says summer like a music festival - find out how one event is amplifying their sounds with creative sights.
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Kim Meredith
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Artists involved in one of the creative community's hottest topics has received an early Christmas present. The Big Idea reveals breaking news of a precedent setting move.
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The Big Idea Editor
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“I think we should strive for artistry and mastery over success” - The Big Idea gets into the minds of some of NZ's finest creative minds backstage at the Aotearoa Music Awards.
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Chris Forster
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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.
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Ben Jardine