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Massey editor for new-look Poetry NZ

Jack Ross, Massey editor for new-look Poetry NZ Watching an Al Jazeera television item about a young Arab poet spraypainting words of protest on a wall somewhere on the West Bank struck a chord with Massey University English senior lecturer Dr Jack Ross. In his new role as managing editor of the country’s longest-running poetry journal, […]

Actor Antonia Prebble keen to do more Creative Writing

Actor Antonia Prebble basks in completing her BA With timing any actor would be proud of, Antonia Prebble graduated from Massey University with a week to spare till her 30th birthday.  Back in 2002 when the-then teenager had already committed to a career on screen and stage, she told herself that she would also like to […]

Filmmaker featured in Capital Life

Massey student and documentary filmmaker Norman Zafra is profiled in this week’s ‘Capital Life’ column in Wellington’s Dominion Post newspaper. Zafra’s documentary, ‘A Friend in Sight’ is a Festival Selection in the upcoming  Documentary Edge Film Festival Wellington screenings in June. Billed as Australasia’s premiere international documentary festival, the ten-day screen-fest features cutting-edge new documentary films from […]

May 28th, Arts on Wednesday, Manawatu Campus

Based on the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, two teenage girls conspire to murder the mother of one of them. This script explores the breakdown of one moral universe and its replacement with another that is potent, powerful and, ultimately, tragic. Students of 139.104 Drama in Performance present a brechtian theatre adaptation of the drama Daughters […]

International recognition for Expressive Arts student

You may have seen talented musician and composer Shaqaila Uelese featured on TV1 (Tagata Pasifika), TV3 (news) or in North & South Magazine and newspapers nationally, or heard her on the radio.  She’s been all over the media this week for her fantastic piano playing, and her selfless service as a volunteer and fundraiser. The Massey […]

Radha O’Meara, Media Studies lecturer, researched why we love to watch cat videos.

New research from Massey University has discovered why cat videos are more popular than, say, dog or baby videos: the latter are equally “cute”, but comparably far less popular. The answer, according to Massey University media studies lecturer Radha O’Meara, who viewed hundreds of cat videos online in conducting the research, is in the watching. […]

Arts on Wednesday, Manawatu Campus presents theMightyWays

School of English and Media presents Arts on Wednesday for May 21st, 2014. Bill Angus, theMightyWays, will be playing original songs of love, loss, and lefty life on guitars- both acoustic and electric. In a previous life: 15 years were spent touring with rock bands as a musician in the UK, a small record deal, […]

NUTS NZ. Issue #2. May 2014

Editorial Welcome to the second edition of NUTS NZ – the Newsletter for University Theatre Studies New Zealand. The purpose of the newsletter is to help us communicate more effectively as a community of scholars interested in Theatre and Performance. The annual Australasian Theatre and Performance Association (ADSA) conference ‘Restoring Balance: Ecology, Sustainability’ is fast approaching. The conference […]

Radio New Zealand’s Lynn Freeman interviews Jenny Lawn on New Zealand Crime Writings

Crime pays for a growing number of New Zealand writers. Dr Jenny Lawn has read more Kiwi crime stories than most, and she says it’s darkly funny and ingenious in the way people get knocked off here. She’s written a chapter on NZ Crime Writing for an upcoming new edition of the Oxford History of […]

Original theatre works to feature at next Wellington Arts on Wednesday

Save the date now for your next Wellington Arts on Wednesday culture-fix – and be the first to see brand new devised multi-media/performance works by Massey Wellington theatre students. The Student Theatre Showcase at Wellington Arts on Wednesday on May 28 will feature a modern drama mosaic entitled ‘Women and War’ (with a linked series of pivotal […]

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