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March 25, 2020 / RBA Journal

Coping with Covid

RBA Management update Like everyone, we are hunkering down and coming to terms with the ever-growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Something with this scale and speed, affecting our whole population, is hard to comprehend. And of course our hearts go out to our community across theatre, film and television and the entertainment industry at […]

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February 16, 2020 / RBA Journal

Special treat

Doing it her inimitable way at the Q Theatre is Deb Filler our one-of-a-kind Kiwi Jewish actor, comic, musician and writer – home for the first time in years with this charming, poignant, multi-media, world-wide hit performed in London, Toronto, NY, Vancouver, DC, Sydney, Jerusalem, LA etc. (No Yiddish required!) This brilliant storyteller delights audiences […]

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January 20, 2020 / RBA Journal

Welcome to The Dead Lands

Premiering 24 January on TVNZ On Demand, The Dead Lands is a Māori world in a time before time – the time of stories. Murdered Māori warrior Waka Nuku Rau has been sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins. But the world Waka returns to is ravaged by the supernatural, as […]

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January 17, 2020 / RBA Journal

A fantastical start

 The career of 2019 WAAPA graduate Hamish White is off to a storybook start as he joins the Melbourne cast of the acclaimed stage production of Alice in Wonderland at the Atheneum Theatre. In the ensemble, he will be playing the March Hare, a Cockatoo, Dormouse, and French Cook. Hamish is an outstanding example of […]

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December 27, 2019 / RBA Journal

Happy Birthday, Tobermorians!

2019 has marked the fortieth anniversary of New Zealand’s first actors’ agency.  Thirty pioneering years in Robert’s hands, and ten since I decided the best way to honour Robert’s work would be for RBA to continue and thrive.  And here we are, with a past to celebrate and a future to embrace: with a roster as […]

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December 3, 2019 / RBA Journal

“..more hats than Tex Morton”

Arthur Baysting passed away on 3 December 2019. Writing in Audio Culture, Chris Bourke covers a truly unique creative life: In his long career in New Zealand music, entertainment and other cultural pursuits, Arthur Baysting has worn more hats than his childhood hero Tex Morton. The most famous is the white fedora of his 1970s […]

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November 20, 2019 / RBA Journal

Congratulations to all

The Huawei Mate30 Pro New Zealand TV Awards will be presented tomorrow night. We’d like to send our congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners; and we’ll be taking a special interest in Joel Tobecks’ Best Actor nomination for Alibi, a performance that’s already won him a NZ Webfest award.

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November 19, 2019 / RBA Journal

“She paved the way”

Temuera Morrison has paid tribute to his friend and frequent collaborator Nancy Brunning the day after her death, saying she “paved the way” for Māori actors in New Zealand. Morrison, as Dr Hone Ropata, and Brunning, as nurse Jaki Manu, were the two main Māori actors in Shortland Street when the soap launched in 1992. “We were like […]

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