Five reasONs to shred early season Mt Hutt

Five reasONs to shred early season Mt Hutt

Crowning the Canterbury plains on a bluebird day, the Southern Alps beckon in the distance. It’s early season – the ideal time to make the quest to Mt Hutt. ANNABEL WILSON shares five reasons why you should point the compass to Mt Hutt too, and soon. Sightskiing – From the drive through cabbage-tree studded farmland, up the wide winding access […]

ONstage: Christchurch’s Ubu nights – the best thing about Fridays in the shaky city

ONstage: Christchurch’s Ubu nights – the best thing about Fridays in the shaky city

ANNABEL WILSON drops into the Arts Centre’s refurbished Old Gym for Free Theatre’s Ubu night. Housed in the heart of old Christchurch, the Free Theatre is the vanguard of post-quake cool. The first arts organisation to return to the restored Arts Centre, the company have taken over The Gym where they produce experimental theatre (having just finished their successful season […]

Five reasONs to see No Science To Goodbye at BATS

Five reasONs to see No Science To Goodbye at BATS

  * NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE is as much about the New Zealand landscape and how it shapes us as people as it is about the three particular people in the play. Set amongst the Southern Lakes, Wilson gives voice to ​the ever-changing lake, and its reflection of those who live around it. * Writer Annabel Wilson is an up and […]

ON stage: Southern Lakes locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour

ON stage: Southern Lakes locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour

A record number of Southern Lakes locals will participate in the acclaimed Festival of Colour, which kicks off in Wanaka next week. Known as New Zealand’s ‘best little arts festival’, the seventh biennial event launches on Monday, April 3 with bonfires, storytelling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront. More than 160 locals are either performing, volunteering or working behind the scenes […]

ONstage: 26 Cats Destroy The Patriarchy (Review)

ONstage: 26 Cats Destroy The Patriarchy (Review)

‘26 Cats Destroy the Patriarchy’ is more than a contemporary historical or socio-political drama, it is an intergenerational homage to feminism and family, in particular to women raising women. Ellen Anderson reflects on the show’s recent premiere season at BATS theatre as part of the NZ Fringe Festival. Not only does each character represent their generation within a modern matriarchy, […]

ON design trend: How a shaggy bag changed my life

ON design trend: How a shaggy bag changed my life

Winding down after a busy working day used to be hard. Until my brother Ben and his wife Amanda  (of Wilson & Dorset) gave me a sheepskin shaggy bag for my birthday. It’s like a bear hug waiting in the lounge for whenever I need to chill out, fast.  Taking the bean bag idea to a whole new level, the […]

ON the beat – Quintessentially Rhythm and Alps (Review – with photos)

ON the beat – Quintessentially Rhythm and Alps (Review – with photos)

“One for peace, two for unity, three for we. And here it is. The place is Wanaka 2017. Raise your hands! Raise ’em all!” – Opiuo What makes the music festival Rhythm and Alps unique, #sorhythmandalps? What drew this year’s crowd of 7000, 4000 of whom camped on site? What makes R&A what it is today? ONmag’s writers ANNABEL WILSON […]