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A comprehensive arts show featuring news, reviews and interviews on film, theatre, dance, the visual arts, books, poetry, music ... all the delights and creations of the arts community that get us excited and engaged. Hear from the creators and commentators on a 90 minute show brought to you by the He Waka Eke Noa Charitable Arts Trust.


  • Producer / Presenter: Richard Green

    Richard is an arts practitioner with over 30 years experience in theatre, film, festivals, music and events. He’s an award winning screenwriter, short film maker, producer of large scale and community events and an advocate for arts access. He’s an Exec Director of the He Waka Eke Noa Charitable Trust, sits on the boards of two school boards and the NZSTA. Richard spotted a gap for a real arts programme in Auckland and started KickArts in 2012.

  • Presenter: Georgia Parker

    Hailing from Titirangi, brought up listening to just the right amount of Pat Metheny, Georgia is an enthusiastic member of the Kickarts team.  Involved in the local music scene, Georgia works part time for St Jerome's Laneway Festival and the Titirangi Music Festival, as well as other community events. She has an Arts Degree in Sociology and Art History from Auckland University, and is currently studying to practice Counselling.

  • Producer / Presenter: Marianne Infante

    Marianne holds a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts degree and is one of the producers for Proudly Asian Theatre. A recipient of the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2018 Auckland Theatre Awards, she applies her many creative skills through acting, production, stage management, playwriting and teaching. A proud Filipino, Marianne moved to Christchurch at age 11, before moving to Auckland in 2014 to follow her creative career.


Sunday, 22 September, 2019


Arts practitioners from Tamaki Makaurau and beyond discuss their work, their journeys and those important issues that affect us all. 90 minutes of frank, open discussion, great music, inspiring thoughts and fascinating projects!

Previous podcasts

  • SUNDAY 15/09/2019

  • SUNDAY 8/09/2019

  • SUNDAY 1/09/2019

  • SUNDAY 25/08/2019

  • The Politics of Art

    • SUNDAY 17/09/2017
    • Arts & Literature

    A great insight into how changes in government might change the way arts in Aotearoa NZ is viewed and valued. Attending Kickarts’ discussion around the importance of the Arts in Aotearoa / NZ were Louisa Wall (Labour Party), Barry Coates (Greens), Mika Haka (T.O.P.) and Tracey Martin (NZ First).

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