Samuel Te Kani

Samuel Te Kani (Ngāpuhi) is a part-time generator of erotic science fiction, critical essaying on cinema, opinion pieces ranging from innocuous to blasphemous, and seriously good times (ask anyone). When he's not watching horror movies or stuffing his face with fried chicken, he's writing or waiting tables. He originally hails from Northland but currently resides in Auckland on Karangahape Road.

Jul 9, 2021

A feast for all senses: The making of pan-Pacific food and theatre show Takurua

What do you get when you combine a five-course banquet with pan-Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa performance? Find out at this month's Elemental Festival.

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Apr 5, 2020

To queer or not to queer: What can galleries do to address homophobia?

Writer Samuel Te Kani tracks the issues and digs into the complications below the surface of the erasures of a queer NZ art history.

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Mar 26, 2019

Who was the racism march really for?

Writer Samuel Te Kani attended Sunday's Love Aotearoa Hate Racism march in central Auckland, and found a confusing mix of love, solidarity, conspiracy theory and violent rhetoric. 

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