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ONstage: 26 Cats Destroy The Patriarchy (Review) 0
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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, […]

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ON the beat – Quintessentially Rhythm and Alps (Review – with photos) 0
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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 […]

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ON the beat: Rhythm and Alps – A veteran’s guide 1
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ON the beat: Rhythm and Alps – A veteran’s guide

Now into her fourth year of sending it deep at the South Island’s answer to a New Year festival, EMMA SIMPSON spills her secrets to a successful R&A.  Here are some of her lessons learnt (quite often the hard way) from Rhythm and Alps.  1) Do your admin. I know it’s Captain Obvious but you are one of around 7000 […]

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ON the beat with Rhythm and Alps returnee Cory ChampiON 1
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ON the beat with Rhythm and Alps returnee Cory ChampiON

Wellington musical wunderkind Cory Champion is pointing the compass south for New Year’s Eve, to play with Pacific Heights at Rhythm and Alps. ANNABEL WILSON gets the skinny on what keeps bringing him back to R&A, his obsession with cymbals and a few of his other favourite things… You’re becoming a mainstay of the Rhythm and Alps event. What brings […]

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Rhythm & Alps leads music festival technology 0
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Rhythm & Alps leads music festival technology

Rhythm & Alps revellers will be treated to an incredible experience of sound, light, optical illusion and art, thanks to world-leading stage technology. The highly-anticipated New Year’s party and music festival, held  on December 29-31 at Robrosa Station near Wanaka, has already achieved an outstanding international reputation for producing innovative stages. This year’s event will see the bar raised even […]

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ONstage: Stand Up Love – Intimacy and solitude in codependent collision (Review) 0
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ONstage: Stand Up Love – Intimacy and solitude in codependent collision (Review)

Stand Up Love  Written by Gavin McGibbon Directed by Adam Goodall Presented by Making Friends Collective at BATS Theatre, 30 Nov 2016 to 10 Dec 2016 [1 hr 10 mins] I couldn’t help but feel this play to be somewhat gratuitous and a little clichéd. Another failed relationship to unpack and watch unravel before us. What makes this play different from […]

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ONscreen – The Real Housewives of Auckland: really grating (Review) 0
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ONscreen – The Real Housewives of Auckland: really grating (Review)

It’s grating but we keep watching… kind of like when you jar your knee but you do it again because the pain feels good. SARAH MCMULLAN reviews The Real Housewives of Auckland. Welcome to yet another chance for New Zealand to snap at the heels of a foreign reality show format proving that while we’re proud to claim the mantle of first […]

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ON the scene: Splendour in the Grass 2016 – review 0
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ON the scene: Splendour in the Grass 2016 – review

ANNABEL WILSON offers her perspective on Byron Bay’s infamous music festival. A music festival experience is a series of encapsulated moments. A collection of vignettes loosely linked to form an overall impression. Every punter’s showreel of recollections is unique, with a few collective overlaps. They’re the kind of highlights you chatter about when debriefing with fellow attendees afterwards. They’re what […]

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ON your bike: Riding the peaceful vision with Lucid Dream Bike 2
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ON your bike: Riding the peaceful vision with Lucid Dream Bike

gONzo journalist ANNABEL WILSON bedazzled her BMX with fairy lights, glo sticks and a luminous orange rabbit for Lucid Dream’s Bike Carnival of Lights and Motion in Wellington. I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date… It’s 6:50 on a still winter’s evening. Hooning around Wellington’s CBD on a BMX I bought for 10 bucks from Trash Palace, I’m anxious I […]

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ONstage: Shot Bro, Confessions of a Depressed Bullet 0
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ONstage: Shot Bro, Confessions of a Depressed Bullet

ANNABEL WILSON reviews Rob Mokaraka’s one man black comedy about his struggle with depression and how he ended up being shot…bro. In 2009, award-winning actor Rob Mokaraka was shot in the chest during a confrontation with police at his Point Chevalier home. In a manic episode brought on by long-hidden depression, he had dialled 111 then threatened attending officers with a meat cleaver and perceived ‘concealed […]

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