The story of a mighty pen

Madeleine Chapman inspects a pen, and learns about the power of privilege.

The Single Object: How this pen was used to highlight police racism

Watch | One morning in 1978, a university lecturer walked into the police station and made a confession. His crime? Stealing a ballpoint pen.

Heavy metal afterlives: A sideways appreciation of the NZ Chinese Growers Monthly typeface

Kerry Ann Lee looks at the enduring appeal of Chinese typeface and letterpress design in the digital age.

The Single Object: The typeface that told the stories of Chinese New Zealanders

Watch | This set of heavy lead typeface has a fascinating story to tell about the history of Chinese New Zealanders.

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What John Scott taught me about architecture

John Scott broke barriers for Māori architecture – and paved the way for future generations of Māori architects like Jade Kake.

The Single Object: The pou of Māori architect John Scott

Video | John Scott’s use of pou in his modernist designs helped bring two architectural worlds together.

The incredible life story behind this embroidery

Every stitch of Lema Shamamba's embroidery tells a part of her story – and brings her closer to her homeland.

The Single Object: The embroidery with a story to tell

Video | It’s embroidery, but not as you know it.

The rise and fall of the pine on One Tree Hill

The 1994 chainsaw attack on the pine wasn't a simple act of vandalism – it was an act of protest informed by centuries of history.

The creative explosion: How an underestimated sector could become an economic powerhouse

A new white paper looks at how Aotearoa can better support and sustain its creative industries. 

How to get to 100% renewable energy

The energy industry is at the heart of New Zealand's journey to carbon zero. Ben Fahy spoke to Flick's CEO about how we make that transition in an equitable way. 

The power of authentic leadership

Jonthan Cotton speaks to the people leading a programme on authentic leadership about what makes a great leader in 2021. 

The Single Object: The chainsaw heard across Aotearoa

Video | 'You're in a dangerous place here,' Mike Smith warned a group of teenagers. 'I'm about to drop this tree, and it’s gonna fall on your car.'

How Kiwibank is supporting customers who want help with problem gambling

When the country went into lockdown, some were glad to take a break from gambling. Others moved their problematic habits online.

Four recipes for a huge day out at Newtown Festival

15 stages, 420 stalls and enough entertainment to fill a year of Sundays.

Back to the future: How returning to study can change your career path

The Master of Technological Futures is designed to allow students to adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing future, at any stage of their career.