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  • Meet the Makers: Anna Coddington

    Anna Coddington (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is an award-winning New Zealand songwriter, singer, producer, children's book author and law student. Her new album, Te Whakamiha, releasing on 28 June blends te reo Māori and English and showcases a new, collaborative songwriting style.

    I reached out to Anna to ask a few questions about the record, her songwriting process and what music has been exciting her lately.
  • Interview with Artist Jane Perry

    Jane Perry is an independent Wellington artist known for her elegant, graphic and lively work. After ten years studying and working in London, she returned to New Zealand in 1979 and has forged a career as a painter and illustrator, racking up an impressive number of award nominations and exhibitions along the way.

    Her paintings evoke her personal stake in her subject, whether the inspiration is a mood, music, politics, memories or conversation. Her understanding of composition is unmistakable.

    I've gotten to know Jane quite well through sitting next to her at NZSO concerts, and when she launched a new website to display and promote her art, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to share her and her work.
  • Five questions with Kristin Kelly

    Joy Cowley Award-winning author Kristin Kelly is about to release a new picture book, Mitchell Itches, about a boy growing up with eczema. An ex-nurse who moved into primary teaching after having children, Kristin initially started writing books when she found there was nothing available about certain topics she wanted to bring into her classroom.

    I caught up with Kristin to ask her a few questions about her writing process, eczema and her publishing journey.