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Thank F*** It’s Friday with Cam Scott
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Thank F*** It’s Friday with Cam Scott

  There’s something ’bout Cam Scott.  Cam Scott is what modern country is all about. He’s a lot rural, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and he’s as at home driving a tractor as he is playing guitar. He’s also a great performer, something the world found out this week when his first video, Something ‘Bout A Girl dropped. Filmed at Lake Wakatipu […]

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10 questiONs with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
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10 questiONs with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

    The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra released their first EP in 2007, and they’ve been awesome ever since. They’ll be playing in Wanaka on November 11 as part of their ‘Be Mine Tonight’ album release tour. LAURA WILLIAMSON caught up with WIUO members Age Pryor and Gemma Gracewood to talk Orwell, G strings and Sir Mix-a-Lot.     We’re not entirely sure […]

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The Sound of Music: Rhythm & Alps preview
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The Sound of Music: Rhythm & Alps preview

    Approximately fifty years ago, Julie Andrews skipped flamboyantly over the Swiss Alps, serenading cinema-goers with the now all-too-familiar song. Similarly, from the 30th to the 31st of December the hills of the Cardrona Valley will also be alive with “the sound of music” as artists and revellers alike converge at this beautiful setting for the Rhythm and Alps festival 2014. Thankfully […]

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ON stories, home and Katherine Mansfield with Kirsty Gunn
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ON stories, home and Katherine Mansfield with Kirsty Gunn

    “To be alive and to be a ‘writer’ is enough”  – Katherine Mansfield And in our final pre-Aspiring Conversations cONversation, LAURA WILLIAMSON has a chat with writer Kirsty Gunn, author of 2013 NZ Post Book of the Year ‘The Big Music’ and ‘Rain’, which was made into an award-winning feature film. Her memoir ‘Thorndon – Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield’ […]

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Five questiONS with historian Damien Fenton
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Five questiONS with historian Damien Fenton

    ‘You may not be interested in war but war is interested you’ – Leo Tolstoy Some say we live in historic times, but don’t we always? Dr Damien Fenton is an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Humanities and Social Science at Massey University (Wellington Campus), and his book ‘New Zealand and the First World War, 1914-1919’, which illustrates […]

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In cONversation with Charlotte Grimshaw
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In cONversation with Charlotte Grimshaw

    Charlotte Grimshaw is one of our favourite New Zealand writers and the literati agree – she has won both the Montana Medal for fiction and the Montana Prize for Reviewer of the Year. She’s got range, writing novels, short stories, reviews and columns, and she’s known both for her beguiling characters and intricate plotting (her novel Foreign City jumps between London […]

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ON the Beat: Hot in the country
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ON the Beat: Hot in the country

It’s official. Country is hot. Exhibit A: Caitlyn Shadbolt on X Factor Australia last week coutryfying, and electrifying, Lady Gaga’s ‘You and I’, causing the judges to jump up and down like screeching fangirls and invent a new term: country swag. Exhibit B: The crossover success of street-style it girls Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. (Remember ‘The Climb’? Before she […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with snow diva Jo Guest
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with snow diva Jo Guest

  ANNABEL WILSON joined Jo Guest of Mission WOW as she led a troupe of backcountry trekkers into the mountains on a quest to share skills and ideas at Cardrona recently. Here’s the skinny from Jo on leftovers and other life lessons. Then we tell you WHAT’S ON this week in Wanaka and beyond. What’s happening in the world of Jo Guest at […]

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Gig Alert: Corona hosts Wanaka’s darling duo Arma del Amor at Cardrona
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Gig Alert: Corona hosts Wanaka’s darling duo Arma del Amor at Cardrona

On the slopes, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Corona Airstream as you’ll be stoked to hear Corona is bringing it back – this time for a winter tour – featuring the tirelessly talented musos Arma del Amor. Revered for their edgy ethereal sound, the duo has cast its spell over audiences across New Zealand with the soulful lyrics […]

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Gig Alert: Christopher Coleman @ Federal Diner
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Gig Alert: Christopher Coleman @ Federal Diner

Want folk? Fed’s got it! Much loved Australian indie-folk artist Christopher Coleman is touring  New Zealand for the first time, and he’s in Wanaka on Saturday, July 19 for a one-off gig at Federal Diner.    Known for his exuberant and charming stage presence, Coleman traverses folk, blues and rock, weaving evocative, narrative driven songs, cheeky stage banter, and audience sing-a-longs […]

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