NYNZ – Ihimaera on

Whale Rider author and ex-diplomat to the US Witi Ihimaera interviewed in New York – the city where he penned the story behind the award-winning film. “One morning I woke up to the sound of helicopters. A whale had come up the Hudson River. My thoughts went back to Whangara, on the east coast of the North Island, where my mother’s family came from, where we believe our first ancestor came to New Zealand on the back of a whale.”


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Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

Scottish Opera’s Alex Reedijk the Company’s Saviour

In 13 years, New Zealander Alex Reedijk has pulled Scottish Opera back from the brink, turning it into a thriving company that takes risks on stage and serves the community, from…