ON Tap: Big and brown: Good George’s APA

ON Tap: Big and brown: Good George’s APA

SCOTT ANDERSON delivers his weekly banter ON craft beer. After last week’s piece about Behemoth’s Hopped Up On Pils and its Rip Lid cans, I received some feedback on Facebook from a Wellington brewer. Their comment was that some of the positive qualities I’d ascribed to canned beer were either incorrect or negligible; and that the canning of beer was more about marketing […]

Five reasONs to love… Public Service Announcements – NZ’s only longstanding political satire

Five reasONs to love… Public Service Announcements – NZ’s only longstanding political satire

SARAH MCMULLAN caught No Fefe Collective’s latest version of PSA at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because you’re not getting enough political satire in your diet. Look around you. Where are you getting your NZ political satire from? The occasional cartoon? The odd Hosking lashback? Why are we relying […]

ONstage: That escalated quickly – Red Bastard review

ONstage: That escalated quickly – Red Bastard review

ANNABEL WILSON steps out of her comfort zone and into the dangerous territory that is commanded by New York’s comedy-monster the Red Bastard, here as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival. Lots of comedians ask audience members what they do; what their job is. Some comedians ask audience members if they’re happy in their job. I’ve never seen a […]

ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’.

ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’.

ANNABEL WILSON caught Juliette Burton’s show ‘Look At Me’ at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because of her honesty. Multi-award winning performer Juliette Burton has been “fat, thin and everything in between”. A journalist at heart, Burton lays bare her history with anorexia, over-eating and bulimia […]

ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

This week, the latest installment of New Zealand’s premier political satire Public Service Announcements (PSA) takes flight at Bats theatre. It’s an infamous work that is known to sell out due to its outrageous dialogue, plot-twists and hilarious caricatures.  ANNABEL WILSON catches up with the show’s writer, James Nokise to get the lowdown on this long-standing lambasting of the nation’s […]

ON Tap: We rip the lid off Hopped Up On Pils

ON Tap: We rip the lid off Hopped Up On Pils

Canned beers are becoming more and more prevalent in the high-end craft beer market. But it did take a while – cans have quite an amount of prejudice to overcome. SCOTT ANDERSON rips the lid off the latest fad in the brewing industry. To many drinkers a beer in a can is a cheap and nasty pale lager, sold in […]

YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music

YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music

It’s been a winning week for the staff at YAMI Sounz Summit, with all Junior and Youth places sold out, and a grant received from Otago Community Trust. Otago Community Trust has donated $4740.00 to assist with funding the workshops and evening public performances. “We’re beyond stoked”, says Assistant Director Martine Harding. “This can really help lift the event, along […]