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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Quentin from Qfoto 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Quentin from Qfoto

ANNABEL WILSON catches up with photographer/NZSki.com snowcat driver Q Kenning for one of those enlightening chairlift conversations you can only have on the mountain. Then we tell you what’s ON this weekend in the 443 and beyond… So Q what’s your favourite thing about Friday? It’s Adventure Friday. The day I look forward to every week. If we opened your fridge, […]

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ON screen: Alpine movies and must-sees at the NZ Mountain Film Festival 1
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ON screen: Alpine movies and must-sees at the NZ Mountain Film Festival

In Central Otago, the mountains are our backdrop, our playground; sites of adventure, mystique and mana. The 2015 NZ Mountain Film Festival reflects the significance the alps hold in our national psyche. It also showcases the lure the call of the wild provides for intrepid explorers overseas. An international film competition provides the backbone for the programme, with the award winners and best films […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Stefi Luxton and a FREE mixtape 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Stefi Luxton and a FREE mixtape

You know (or have heard of) mixtapes, the original analogue ones? They used to come into your life like a random surprise. Appeared sliding around in the footwell of your car, loaded with a twenty cent mixture of tunes you’d not heard before. They’d leave you, in the same way pens do, just as mysteriously as they arrived. Rock n rolling […]

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ON stage: Shocking, but powerful: Like There’s No Tomorrow review 1
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ON stage: Shocking, but powerful: Like There’s No Tomorrow review

Partying. Drinking. Crying. Partying. Drinking. Dancing. Partying. Drinking: A modern high school after ball with a twist, but not just any twist, a twist of location, of created framework and of character interpretations. A stand-out show at the recent Festival of Colour, this piece of community theatre is shockingly real and powerful. Like There’s No Tomorrow explores the characters’ weaknesses, insecurities and inner […]

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Exhibition alert: Cristina Popovici ‘I AM COLOUR’ @ Gallery 33 0
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Exhibition alert: Cristina Popovici ‘I AM COLOUR’ @ Gallery 33

Cristina Popovici’s paintings make movement out of colour; from her work you get the sense that colour was never meant for standing still. ‘I Am Colour’ is the latest exhibition from the Melbourne-based artist. With a palette inspired by the landscapes of New Zealand, it’s appropriate that it’s kicking off here tomorrow, at Wanaka’s Gallery 33, surrounded by landscapes have inspired artists, […]

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Outspoken Festival preview: Five things you didn’t know about Olly Ohlson 0
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Outspoken Festival preview: Five things you didn’t know about Olly Ohlson

“Keep cool ‘til after school.” Any New Zealander who watched television as a child or teenager in the 1980s will forever associate that phrase with Olly Ohlson’s tri-lingual (Maori, English and sign language) sign-off on the afternoon programme After School. Olly was a pioneer in the use of Te Reo on television; After School was the first show to use […]

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Review: Outspoken Festival ‘Spoken Word Epic’ at Hawea Flat Hall 0
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Review: Outspoken Festival ‘Spoken Word Epic’ at Hawea Flat Hall

    Spoken word is taking off globally, and five of New Zealand’s best representatives of the form took the stage on Friday night at the Hawea Flat Hall to delight and amaze an audience mostly new to this kind of performance. The poets represented two Auckland-based spoken word groups: Marina Alefosio, Zane Scarborough and Onehou Strickland from the South […]

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Album alert: Mel Parsons’ ‘Drylands’ 2
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Album alert: Mel Parsons’ ‘Drylands’

  Mel Parsons’ new album includes contributions from Canadian legend Ron Sexsmith, ex-Waterboy  Trevor Hutchinson and New Zealand’s Andrew Keoghan. The album drops in April–it’s bound to be beautiful, it’s bound to be good and we can’t wait to catch Parsons at this year’s Festival of Colour. Mel Parsons cold-called one of her musical inspirations, iconic Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith, asking him […]

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Review: Brian Turner and Gary McCormick at the Outspoken Festival 0
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Review: Brian Turner and Gary McCormick at the Outspoken Festival

  Local writer, woodworker and poetry fan Simon King caught two gigs at the Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling this weekend: ‘Set Your Compass South’ with Brian Turner and the ‘Valentine’s Date’ show with Gary McCormick.  Brian Turner On a calm and sunny afternoon in Wanaka, Brian Turner entertained an appreciative audience outside the BG Art space behind Bistro […]

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Gig Alert: Legends of the South @ the Outspoken Festival 0
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Gig Alert: Legends of the South @ the Outspoken Festival

The diminishing presence of people, the opposite of north, Macrocarpas, sandflies, stories, ice, sculpture, home. What does “south” mean to you? This Friday sees the Outspoken Festival of Words & Story telling kick off for 2015 with the Legends of the South show. A varied cast of writers and performers, including Brian Turner and Owen Marshall, will take the stage at the stunning Corbridge Barn in […]

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