Arts in the media

Find out about the latest media appearances from our staff, as well as upcoming events and recent news.

Media contact

Our media contact can help you find a subject expert and provide you with information about the Faculty of Arts, our staff, students and current research projects.

This service is offered to national and international print, broadcast and online journalists and editors.

Tess Redgrave
Media Relations Adviser
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87383
DDI: (09) 923 7383
Mobile: 027 562 5868

  • Media appearances

    Our staff discuss their work and provide comment on topical issues in the media.

  • News

    There is never a shortage of news in our vibrant and diverse faculty.

  • Public events

    Find out about upcoming public events in our faculty.

Recent media appearances

Waitangi trip should be par for the course

177 years after the signing of Te Tiriti, Dr Aroha Harris (History) wishes that a Prime Minister taking the time to pause among Māori and other New Zealanders on Waitangi Day wasn't a cause for opinion or comment or media attention. Newsroom, Monday 5 February 2018.

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Time to talk compensation for state care abuse

Dr Stephen Winter (Politics and International Relations) writes that prompt action by the new inquiry into abuse in the state care system and monetary redress could provide a measure of desperately needed justice. Newsroom, Tuesday 23 January 2018.

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The problem with getting news on Facebook

Dr Neal Curtis (Media and Communication) speaks with Joel Curtis and Lillian Hanly about Facebook's role in presenting news to the public. The Wire, 95bFM, Monday 22 January 2018.

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Why we need to know more about our own history

Dr Felicity Barnes (History) argues that we don't have to buy the old myths of New Zealand as two tiny islands at the bottom of the world. Newsroom, Friday 19 January 2018.

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What's the deal with public figures becoming politicians?

Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin (Politics and International Relations) discusses public figures who have run for public office with Duncan Garner. Newshub, Tuesday 16 January 2018.

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