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25 • 06 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

Our Matariki Kapa Haka schedule

Here’s when to catch each of the four immensely talented groups performing Te Taumata Kapa Haka: Live at Britomart this June.

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Our Matariki Kapa Haka schedule

25 • 06 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

DJ Pom

Pomale Tamati has music in the blood, but it took him until high school to discover it. Hear him DJ during our Matariki hāngi lunchtimes. 

 

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DJ Pom

25 • 06 • 20 / Arts & Culture / News / People

Matekitātahi Rawiri-McDonald

Matekitātahi Rawiri-McDonald is an architectural graduate who works at Britomart-based TOA Architects. He also designed the flags for our Matariki celebrations in Takutai Square. Here, he talks to Britomart’s Jeremy Hansen about his creative process, and how he’s celebrating Matariki at his turangawaewae. 

 

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Matekitātahi Rawiri-McDonald

23 • 04 • 20 / Arts & Culture / Notes from Self-Isolation / Week Four

Hera Lindsay Bird

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird noticed how Shakespeare’s King Lear was becoming a bit of a lockdown meme, with many people riffing on the fact that Shakespeare wrote the epic play during a plague-induced lockdown in the very early 1600s. So she decided, in this somewhat epic poem, to use a bit of lockdown time to riff on the play itself.  

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Hera Lindsay Bird

09 • 04 • 20 / Arts & Culture / News / The Interview

Britomart: Unpeopled

Photographer Joe Hockley strolled the empty streets of Britomart and the central city and took these starkly beautiful images. 

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Britomart: Unpeopled

16 • 04 • 20 / Arts & Culture / News

Britomart’s heritage buildings have seen a lot

A photographic tour of some of the beautiful heritage buildings of Britomart, and the bustling streets around them. 

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Britomart’s heritage buildings have seen a lot

18 • 03 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

John Amodeo

One of the longest-term members of the Britomart Valet team talks about the joys of his main job and his sideline in high-level lawn maintenance.

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John Amodeo

12 • 03 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

Remembering the Al Noor Mosque Victims and Survivors

On March 15, 2020 it will be one year since the attack on Al Noor mosque in Christchurch that caused the tragic loss of 51 lives and injury to 49 Muslim New Zealanders.

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Remembering the Al Noor Mosque Victims and Survivors

12 • 03 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

Rochelle Moriarty

As venue manager at The Chamberlain adn Talulah, Rochelle knows her craft beers. We had a quick chat about what makes a great one.

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Rochelle Moriarty

20 • 02 • 20 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

The Conversation: Kiri Nathan

One of the leading lights of contemporary Māori fashion design, Kiri Nathan (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) is one of six designers whose labels are showcased in the Kāhui Collective pop-up fashion store at Britomart.

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The Conversation: Kiri Nathan

13 • 02 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

Chris Hutchinson

We caught up with the illustrator otherwise known as Chippy Draws, who has created several designs for Britomart, including this year’s Valentine’s Day campaign.

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Chris Hutchinson

30 • 01 • 20 / Arts & Culture / People

Britomart People: Shannon Novak

Artist Shannon Novak weaves LGBTQI+ activism into his work through celebrating diversity in community. We talked to him about his Safe Space Alliance project that’s getting started in Auckland at Britomart.

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Britomart People: Shannon Novak

05 • 12 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Wish List / Gift List Anna Hedley

The fourth generation in the Hedley family of booksellers, Anna Headley popped into Hedley’s Bookshop X Karen Walker Pop-Up to share some gifting ideas with us.

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Wish List / Gift List Anna Hedley

12 • 12 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

Young Māori artist Huriana’s work is founded in story-telling and personal culture, raising awareness of minority communities and issues.

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Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

05 • 12 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People / Sustainability

Sandy Crichton

As trust manager for the Native Forest Restoration Trust, which will benefit from Britomart’s Green Christmas project, Sandy Crichton is passionate about restoring native habitats.

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Sandy Crichton

14 • 11 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Tim Gruchy

Tim Gruchy is the artist behind the interactive digital artwork SCOUT in Takutai Square, which has recently been jazzed up with some new tech. Tim tells us all about it.

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Tim Gruchy

07 • 11 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Serval Fandango

Serval Fandango (one of those is his actual name!) is one of Auckland’s hottest young graphic artists right now, creating eye candy that we thought was the perfect fit for our Sweet Treats November campaign.

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Serval Fandango

24 • 10 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Kaitiakitanga

Charlotte Graham’s monumental painting has been made onto posters that feel just as monumental on Customs Street. 

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Kaitiakitanga

17 • 10 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Meet 12 Incredible Finalists For the 2019 Westpac Women of Influence Awards

From young women supporting education for girls in Nepal and fundraising to protect the oceans to a Pasifika peoples health leader and icon of the theatre world, these women are leading the way in New Zealand and abroad.

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Meet 12 Incredible Finalists For the 2019 Westpac Women of Influence Awards

03 • 10 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Sarah Callesen

Sarah Callesen is one of the artists who contributed a poster to Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, the series of works by women artists changing weekly on the construction hoardings outside The Hotel Britomart site on Customs Street East and Gore Street. 

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Sarah Callesen

26 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / News / Sustainability

Car parks get populated with people for Park(ing) Day

On Friday 20 September 2019, Britomart's Tyler St was traffic-jammed with locals enjoying themselves in spaces usually occupied by cars. In six plant-strewn 'parklets' along the street, pedestrians sipped coffee on couches, beanbags and seats, or lay back on a cardboard-tube incline and contemplated a cloud of white balloons created by CAAHT Studio. 

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Car parks get populated with people for Park(ing) Day

26 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Elisapeta Heta

Elisapeta Heta works at architecture firm Jasmax, and is a poet, artist, and member of Architecture + Women and Ngā Aho, the collective of Māori design professionals. 

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Elisapeta Heta

11 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Painting the town red: a new exhibition of graphic art by women

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Painting the town red: a new exhibition of graphic art by women

05 • 09 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Waiata

Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Waiata / Anthems in the Atrium on Takutai

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Waiata

14 • 08 • 19 / Arts & Culture

What we love to cook when we’re not dining at Britomart

A short and sweet round-up of recipe books that feed our creative impulses in the kitchen.

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What we love to cook when we’re not dining at Britomart

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Vicky Tamariki

Artist Vicki Tamariki’s cast of cheerful, crazy, cool characters are brightening up Britomart as part of our Works on Paper poster series.

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Vicky Tamariki

03 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan’s large-scale artwork starts with melting ice and ends with a dramatic fabric installation. 

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Jonathan Kay

25 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / News / People

Art in the Atrium

Students from Manurewa High School have brought their artistic talents to the Atrium on Takutai. 

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Art in the Atrium

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / Business at Britomart / People

Katie Lockhart

Katie Lockhart, the interior designer for the new Deadly Ponies store (among other Britomart retail outlets), hunted far and wide for the perfect interior accessories for the accessories brand. 

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Katie Lockhart

16 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

How to hāngi

To celebrate Matariki 2019, we invited hāngi master Rewi Spraggon to lay a hangi in Takutai Square. This is how he creates an authentic feast of Aotearoa kai.

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How to hāngi

03 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

James K. Lowe’s The Noble Ones

We celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Pig in 2019 with a photographic project by James K. Lowe in Takutai Square.

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James K. Lowe’s The Noble Ones

03 • 07 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Charlotte Graham

The artist behind ‘Te Waiora’ the huge temporary artwork whose water droplets flooded the Britomart precinct for summer 2018=2019, talks to Jeremy Hansen about her work and herself.

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Charlotte Graham

04 • 06 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u

Waving a flag is often an expression of cultural pride. For artist ‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u, the new flags on Te Ara Tahuhu are a way to meld different artistic traditions

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‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u

20 • 05 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Janet Lilo

Janet Lilo’s poster creations for our Customs St East Works on Paper project are energetic and eye-catching – but there’s more to them than catches the eye.

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Janet Lilo

01 • 01 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Tyrone Ohia

Some people can get you smiling as soon as they walk in the room. Tyrone Ohia is one of those people.

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Tyrone Ohia

07 • 01 • 19 / Arts & Culture / People

Aruna Po-Ching

Hula dance artist and teacher Aruna Po-Chingtells us how the hula tradition celebrates the landand creatures of the Pacific.

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Aruna Po-Ching