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Margaret Mahy's Special

Margaret Mahy's Special

Yes, Margaret Mahy is special! Frontseat would like to congratulate the acclaimed author on her latest writing accolade, the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

It’s been an incredible year of achievement for Mahy, and Frontseat has been right alongside her for some of the key moments. Join us for our special episode, ‘A Year in the Life of Margaret Mahy’, to be screened on Easter Sunday, 16th April, on TV One.

You can still look forward to our usual weekly emailout later this week, but here’s a sneak preview of this Sunday 2nd April, 11.00pm (screening between the Sevens and the Sex Change Capital of the World):
- The short-list will be announced for Frontseat’s Search for the Greatest New Zealand Painting this Sunday 2nd April. You've got until Friday left to vote, so go to our website - - and do it now!
- Is it okay for non-Maori actors to play Maori roles on stage and screen?
- The threat hanging over the humanities as the university year begins.


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