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Frontseat, 10.30pm, Sunday 5 June: Starter for Ten

Frontseat, this Sunday 5th June, 10.30pm TV One
Finalist – Best Television Current Affairs Programme, Qantas Media Awards

National Party arts & broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu talks Oliver Driver through the party’s policies, her favourite art-forms and her love of hip hop music.

The Nelson City Council recently voted to withdraw funding from the Nelson Arts Council – the oldest arts council in the country. Julie Hill attends a community meeting in Nelson where local MPs Nick Smith and Mike Ward join artists in protest at the decision.

The University of Auckland’s grand plan for a creative super-school is in disarray, with staff describing the atmosphere as ‘toxic’ and students wondering what the heck is going on. Jeremy Hansen talks to staff and students at the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (no, we’d never heard that name before, either), which includes the School of Music and the Elam School of Fine Arts.

Frontseat asks “what is jazz?” in the wake of a judges’ decision not to accept “Tuhonohono: The Weaving” in the jazz section of the RIANZ Tui NZ Music Awards, even though that’s where it had been entered by musicians Richard Nunns, Judy Bailey and Steve Garden.

Frontseat sits in on the Wellington final of the Paper Plus Kids’ Lit Quiz, ahead of the national final in Auckland on Saturday 11 June at the Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators. At the final, twelve teams of NZ schoolchildren and a visiting Scottish team will compete to answer 60 wide-ranging questions in five literature categories spanning over two hundred years.

Best regards,

The Frontseat Team
TV One, Sunday Nights


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