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12:43 Dancer/choreographer, Tupua Tigafua

Dancer/Choreographer, Tupua Tigafua, on persuading his Samoan family that he’s made a good career choice, on how handball and labouring help his dancing, and why he’s called his new dance work for the New Zealand Dance Company, Dreamy McFloat.

Tupua Tigafua and company

12:48 Edinburgh Festival

More from the Kiwi contingent heading to Edinburgh in a few weeks, this time we hear about the visual artists who’ve been handpicked to represent us in the Festival City, including Auckland multi-media artist Steve Carr and the curator who selected him, Aaron Kreisler.

Steve Carr

Watch a clip from Burn Out.

1:10 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon interviews New Zealand Film Commission Chief Executive Dave Gibson.

1:35 On The Street: Four Eyes

When the Auckland-based street-style fashion blog Four Eyes was born, Chin Tay – (one of four photographers) had no idea how to use a camera. It was four friends who had an undeniable love for fashion, and the blog was a way for them to capture the kind of ‘style(s)’ that they found inspiring. These days their cameras are always at-the-ready in the hopes to spot some ‘fashion talent.’ The blog is clean-line and minimalist with a focus on imagery. Sonia Sly catches up with Danny Simmons and Chin Tay  to burn some calories on the streets of Ponsonby in Auckland to discuss fashion, photography, and the thrill of the chase! 

Four Eyes Danny and Chin Photography by Howard Sly

Julie Rose1:53 Translating the masterpieces

Why it took translator Julie Rose so many years to produce the first unabridged translation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Miserables – and why did she undertake such a mission? 

2:05 The Laugh Track

UK Comedienne Sara Pascoe.

Sara Pascoe

2:26 Writing for the young adult market

Two award-winning writers for the tricky young adult market, Sherryl Jordan and Elizabeth Knox, swap stories in a panel discussion recorded at the Tauranga Arts Festival.

3:05 The Drama Hour

The darkly funny play, Karori Mauled by Roger O’Thornhill.