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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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Out of the groove 0
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Out of the groove

              Out of the groove t  tt t t too menmenmen menybro ybro ybro ybrobrobro ken h h hearts in the w world   by Liz Breslin This poem first appeared in Takahe 74.   Liz Breslin is a writer, editor, playwright, reviewer and performance poet for hire.    

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The low down on man makeup 3
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The low down on man makeup

Guy-liner. Grooming for grooms. Bro bronzer. Men are wearing makeup in numbers not seen since the height of the androgynous eighties, with whole lines of beauty products aimed at men, from moisturisers to concealers, to cosmetics such as blush, mascara and eyeliner, to brow gel (whatever the heck that is) popping up everywhere. So what gives? Well, for one, men […]

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Reading is sexy 0
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Reading is sexy

Autumn 2012 was all about Geek Chic, with our ‘Reading is Sexy’ fashion shoot showcasing clothing and eyewear from BASE, footwear by Bo Boots, furniture by Wanaka Living and accessories and books from Jumping Tangents. Thanks to our models Tania Grieve and Prue Walsh for showing that when smart girls rule, boys drool! Love it? Check out this selection from […]

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Pol Sifter’s graphic dissent 0
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Pol Sifter’s graphic dissent

On Magazine caught up with Wanaka-based artist Pol Sifter, whose subversive prints, photos and scribbles make us laugh and think all at the same time, which we reckon is pretty clever. You’ve got a bit of an accent. Where are you from Mr Sifter? Well spotted! I’m originally from Manchester,UK. I came out here for six months in ’98 and stayed […]

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Book Review: A Walking Guide to New Zealand’s Long Trail – Te Araroa 0
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Book Review: A Walking Guide to New Zealand’s Long Trail – Te Araroa

LAURA WILLIAMSON checks out Geoff Chapple’s A Walking Guide toNew Zealand’s Long Trail – Te Araroa. Te Araroa, the 3000-km walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff, is a heck of a big stroll and now there’s a guide to help you navigate it. Geoff Chapple’s A Walking Guide to New Zealand’s Longest Trail offers up nearly 300 pages of […]

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Theatre Preview: The Bitches Box 0
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Theatre Preview: The Bitches Box

It’s theatre, it’s music, it’s comedy and it’s coming to a woolshed near you. This March, the Criffel Station Woolshed will serve as one stop on a five-week tour of South Island woolsheds for “The Bitches Box”, a showcase of country music and country humour that’s bound to have ruralNew Zealandrolling on the floorboards. The show opens with a set […]

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Autumn movie preview 0
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Autumn movie preview

LAURA WILLIAMSON checks out what’s on at the movies. As temperatures cool and the evenings grow darker, what better time to find out what’s on offer at one of Wanaka’s funky local theatres, Cinema Paradiso or Ruby’s Cinema, or grab a DVD at Video Ezy and enjoy a cosy night in. Hugo – A 3D adventure-drama about a twelve-year-old boy who […]

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