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This Sunday on Frontseat, TV One 10.25pm

This Sunday on Frontseat, TV One 10.25pm

Substance Over Style

Who is New Zealand's top clothing exporter? The hype may be disproportionate to actual contribution. Steven Oates braves the critics of Air NZ Fashion Week in an outfit styled by the country's largest apparel exporters, does the rounds of the top designers, and quizzes the punters on who they think brings in the most money from overseas sales.

Golden Days

Ex-pat New Orleans resident Paula Morris is back in New Zealand for the release of her second novel, "Hibiscus Coast". It's a story that starts on a rainy Auckland Sunday, fizzing with vivid local references, and branches out across the international art market. She'll share with us the benefits of her research into the ways of the art world. And then there's New Orleans...

The Art Provenance Challenge

In a follow-up to our August survey about buying art on-line, Frontseat takes work by a major artist for sale at an online art auction site and sets a challenge: How easy it is to determine the provenance of the work before you hand your cash over? Josie McNaught talks to Goldie experts Alister Taylor and Roger Blackley during the challenge.

We Love Men, Too


Poet Bub Bridger's "best of" has just been published. She hadn't written a single story the day she enrolled in a writing course at the University of Victoria at the age of 48. Three decades later, she is a national treasure, with work published in Maori, New Zealand and international collections. She talks to Julie about just how much she loves men.

Next week: British playwrighting legend Alan Bennett talks about his most recent stage success, ‘History Boys’, and one of the stars of the play (and the forthcoming film) reveals why he didn’t think Bennett’s latest work was up to much chop at first. ‘History Boys’ is coming to the 2006 NZ International Arts Festival.

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Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

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