It’s July. Happy New Year!

It’s July. Happy New Year!

This year Matariki has taken on greater meaning for us as we have been learning te reo. It has been an eye-opening and mind-expanding experience which was enriched by a noho marae (marae stay) in early July. Read what James has to say about the experience in this month’s blog…   

Poetic Justice - The Story of the Story Inc Prize for Poetry

Poetic Justice - The Story of the Story Inc Prize for Poetry

What do late great New Zealanders Sir Edmund Hillary, Denis Glover and John Clarke have in common? They were all, in one way or another, part of the creation of Story Inc's annual poetry prize.

In this blog Steve and James lift the veil on the circumstances that led to the establishment of the prize.

Voices from our Women’s War

Voices from our Women’s War

Kate Manson, the script writer for our latest Chapter of the Great War - Women's War, pulls back the curtain on her process when researching and writing the show... 

On the shoulders of giants

On the shoulders of giants

Last year both Cheryll Sotheran and Cliff Whiting, the founding directors of Te Papa, passed away. In August Golden Days, Te Papa’s highly successful object theatre ‒ commissioned by Cheryll and Cliff less than a year out from opening ‒ finally closed. Steve La Hood reflects on what it was like to work with these two giants of the New Zealand cultural scene.