Tag: The Single Object

The Single Object: The internet cable that connects us to the rest of the world

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith shares her obsession with the 30,000km long Southern Cross Cable and the effect it's had on our national identity. 

The back country record cutter putting New Zealand music on plastic

In a shed at the foothills of the Southern Alps, Peter King has made special lathe cuts of recordings by an eclectic array of musicians.

The Single Object: a quest for a set of heroic skis

James Dann explores Christchurch's ties to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, and embarks on his own journey of discovery in pursuit of a pair of skis.

Weaving a life: Lakiloko and the functional beauty of Tuvalu art

Madeleine Chapman explores the beauty and purpose of Tuvalu art, and meets one of its foremost creators, Lakiloko Keakea.

The Single Object: A metric tonne of Chinese-New Zealand history

Emma Ng examines the once lost Chinese typeface used to print the New Zealand Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal. 

The Single Object: the water fountain that measures money

In the second part of our series about forgotten objects with outsize influence on New Zealand history, Danyl Mclauchlan visits the Reserve Bank to inspect Bill Phillip's MONIAC.

The Single Object: a mighty pen

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