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His work has inspired and entertained young creative minds for decades - David Hill's humour, humility and honesty illustrate what sets him apart.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Dame Claudia Orange has played a crucial role in the way New Zealanders view Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The renowned writer explains how our nation has evolved & her latest accolade.
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The Big Idea Editor
Artist Rodney Bell sits waist high in the Mangaokewa River, his back to the viewer. He splashes water towards the trees and hill in the background. A wheelchair sits on the riverbank, right of frame.
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NZ's disabled community is set to feel the love from across the Tasman. The acclaimed Rodney Bell tells us why Alter State's Digital Launch is the deep dive they deserve.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Marianne Infante is breaking down barriers on Aotearoa’s stages and screens - with her locally-driven, multi-cultural mahi making waves internationally.
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Chris Forster
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In the wake of the heartbreaking accident filming Rust in New Mexico, The Big Idea investigates how the NZ screen industry handles weapons and the importance of an armourer to production safety.
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Tulia Thompson
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Get inside what makes a Tautai Fale-ship such unique experiences, the joys and challenges, with one of this year's recipients championing the next wave of Pasifika creatives.
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The Big Idea Editor
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Drenching and Mycoplasma bovis may not seem like the most obvious of subject matters but poet Janet Newman brings the paradox of rural life to the pages of her new collection.
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Bevan Sanson
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Paul Nathan found fame in New York but his homecoming saw him find his artistic freedom. He takes The Big Idea on his journey of resilience and creative fulfilment.
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Lizzie Harwood
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The award-winning interdisciplinary artist tells The Big Idea about bringing climate change, queer rights and decolonisation to the world stage.
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Tulia Thompson
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The obstacles are great - but the will of Aotearoa creatives is greater. The Hawke's Bay Arts Festival explains how they're soldiering on to launch later this month.
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Kim Meredith