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I write on Wikipedia as a volunteer about women, performing arts in Aotearoa and New Zealand history.

At the beginning of 2021 I received a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation for a Performing Arts Aotearoa project to create quality content on dance, theatre, music and other forms of performing arts in Wikipedia, Wikidata and images too. The project is four months from May to September.

Ōtepoti Dunedin Edit-a-thon at the Hocken Collections Library 10 July 2021. Image: L Maule (CC BY-SA 4.0)

For more information and to join in:



Wikipedia is the 5th-most-visited website in the world, and comes near the top in search results. Editing is by volunteers, it is open source and not for any commercial gain; currently, there are about 250,000 editors (Wikipedians) around the world.

I started editing during a workshop (edit-a-thon) run by the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt focusing in Māori women artists. I discovered a surprising lack of articles about the arts in Aotearoa.

These are some of the articles I have started. Anybody can become an editor and improve content.

  • Dianna Fuemana



  • Rona Bailey

  • Michael Parmenter

  • Te Ohu Whakaari

  • Pacific Underground

  • Julie Paama-Pengally

  • Mata Aho Collective

  • Raymond Boyce (theatre designer)

  • Bruce Mason Playwriting Award

  • Ahi Karunaharan

  • Circa Theatre

  • Unity Theatre, Wellington

  • Sunny Amey

  • Shona McCullagh


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