Arts & Culture

Review of ‘The Forrests’ by Emily Perkins 0
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Review of ‘The Forrests’ by Emily Perkins

        MAL checks out Emily Perkins’ new novel The Forrests, and delves into the print-vs-paper debate while he’s at it.  Books line the walls of my abode. I feel like I live in a library. When a youth literature inspired me to take a degree in it, but my current feelings about paper books can best be […]

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Album Review: Left or Right – BUZZY 0
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Album Review: Left or Right – BUZZY

    Music writer MALCOLM MCMARTIN checks out ‘Buzzy’, the latest from Left or Right. They’re playing at Mint Bar on Saturday, 23 June, and Malcolm really thinks you should go. If you have ears like mine, then every time you hear a Six60 track you’ll just want to throw yourself under a bus. And did you know that when you […]

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Soul to soul with Hollie Smith 1
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Soul to soul with Hollie Smith

  Wanaka writer and musician MAEGAN JOHNSEN caught up with New Zealand singer Hollie Smith prior to her June 29 gig at the Albert Town Tavern. Hi Hollie! We are really looking forward to your upcoming gig in Wanaka on June 29. Can you tell our readers a little bit about what to expect on the night? As an acoustic […]

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Apres Ski 101 0
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Apres Ski 101

Home from the hill, time to chill. What better way than with a spot of mulled wine and fondue? Thanks to BASE for kitting out models Neil, Roo, Hannah and Tiff for our winter issue fashion spread. Photographs by Jim Pollard,www.jimpollardgoesclick.com.  

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Ten Years ON 0
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Ten Years ON

  Ten years ago, a wee black and white street ‘zine made its debut on the Wanaka scene. This pocket-sized fold out gig guide kept locals informed with what was ON in Wanaka each week over two winters; from DJs at Apartment One to plays at Paradiso. Later, a couple of punkass summer editions were produced, then ON disappeared for […]

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Sure shots: Wanaka photographers on display 0
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Sure shots: Wanaka photographers on display

Wanaka was made to be photographed. It’s the light. It makes the blues bluer, the greens greener, the ridges sharper and the contours hyperreal. It’s no wonder, then, that the community is home to an assortment of top photographers, several of whom have been recognised internationally. Thanks to local gallery The Picture Lounge for sharing these images from some of […]

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PODCAST: Wanaka Driving Mix 0
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PODCAST: Wanaka Driving Mix

Mike Stuart, On Magazine’s go to guy for what’s happening music-wise has sent us this Podcast for your listening pleasure.   Tracklist: POLICA ‘Lay Your Cards Out’, Crowded House ‘In The Lowlands’, Alex Clare ‘Too Close’, Death Grips ‘Hacker’, Katy Perry ‘Part of Me’ [Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix] Listen or download on PodOmatic here: Mike’s Wanaka Driving Mix […]

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The Black Seeds – Pre Gig Interview 0
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The Black Seeds – Pre Gig Interview

New Zealand reggae/dub/funk legends The Blacks Seeds are back in Wanaka with a show at Lake Wanaka Centre on Friday, May 25. The ON girls thought it best we have a chat with them, so we sent local writer MAEGAN JOHNSEN to catch up with Seeds’ singer/songwriter Daniel Weetman. Firstly, congratulations on the new album, we are pumped to have […]

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Interview: The Leading Edge director Mike Firth
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Interview: The Leading Edge director Mike Firth

 On the edge with director Mike Firth In the winter issue of ON we have a look back at The Leading Edge, an iconic kiwi ski film. LAURA WILLIAMSON also caught up director Mike Firth for a chat about this Southern Hemisphere classic. You were nominated for an Oscar for your 1977 ski and hang-gliding doco Off the Edge, which […]

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Ammunition 0
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Ammunition

                A gale of clean, bright wind is hurling paint-yellow poplar leaves up out of the grass where the tree put them, or gravity, or some meaningful chance; they lift up the bank and over me, they ride like pellets, a careless hammering of substance into substance. The wind has been pouring for […]

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