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Five reasONs to fall in love with Valdivia, Chile 1
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Five reasONs to fall in love with Valdivia, Chile

Named the City of Rivers after the waterways that run through or around it, Valdivia is the vibrant capital of Chile’s newest region, Los Rios XIV. ANNABEL WILSON discovers its wilderness, beaches, wildlife, graffiti and bars. To visit Valdivia, the pearl of Southern Chile, is to be surrounded by water and wildlife. The Calle Calle river that bisects the historic […]

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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’. 0
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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’.

ANNABEL WILSON caught Juliette Burton’s show ‘Look At Me’ at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because of her honesty. Multi-award winning performer Juliette Burton has been “fat, thin and everything in between”. A journalist at heart, Burton lays bare her history with anorexia, over-eating and bulimia […]

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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy 2
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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

This week, the latest installment of New Zealand’s premier political satire Public Service Announcements (PSA) takes flight at Bats theatre. It’s an infamous work that is known to sell out due to its outrageous dialogue, plot-twists and hilarious caricatures.  ANNABEL WILSON catches up with the show’s writer, James Nokise to get the lowdown on this long-standing lambasting of the nation’s […]

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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON 0
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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON

Multi-award winning actress, comedian, writer, performer and ex-BBC journalist Juliette Burton is in New Zealand for the first time with her seriously funny stand-up show, ‘Look At Me’. In this inspiring solo piece, she tackles complex issues around body image, the beauty myth and prejudice, using her unique style of comedy to raise mental health awareness. Juliette is also a spokesperson for the Be Real […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with creative force Rebecca Brent of Willis York 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with creative force Rebecca Brent of Willis York

It’s Friday, we’re in love! This week, ONmag tips out the handbag of Willis York‘s creative duende, the award-winning hair stylist Bex Brent. We discover her inspirations and life views plus what’s hot and not for Autumn. The best thing about Friday is… That everyone is in a good mood and a little bit more daring or reckless. Which living person […]

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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Kate Camp on inspiration and the work of writing 0
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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Kate Camp on inspiration and the work of writing

Prolific poet, essayist and much-loved reviewer on RNZ, Kate Camp is described by the NZ Book Council as being “in the front rank of New Zealand poets”. This weekend, she joins Louise Wallace and Greg O’Brien at Aspiring Conversations to discuss the role of poetry in today’s whirling world. ANNABEL WILSON spoke to her to find out about her creative […]

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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Greg O’Brien on poetry, painting and the ultimate dinner party 0
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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Greg O’Brien on poetry, painting and the ultimate dinner party

This weekend, Aspiring Conversations brings a bevvy of ideas, music, talk, science and literature to Wanaka for a three day celebration of thinking and creativity. The bi-annual offshoot of Festival of Colour, the event is sure to raise questions – and some eyebrows – through robust debate and discussion. Societal concerns woven into the programme include climate change, identity, innovation, […]

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ON the road with… Tourettes: rapper poet wunderkind. 0
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ON the road with… Tourettes: rapper poet wunderkind.

Midway through his national tour with Will Wood, rapper poet wunderkind Dominic Hoey a.k.a Tourettes stopped in for a cerebral chat with ONmag. What’s it like being ON the road with Will Wood? It’s great. The shows are going really well and Will’s a great traveling companion. I don’t have my license so he does all the driving while we […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with… Louis Tait 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with… Louis Tait

This week, ANNABEL WILSON gets ON the razz with actor/comedian Louis Tait to talk life, art and funny stuff. They say actors are a funny bunch. Louis Tait is redefining that statement, one show at a time. Louis has been on the Wellington stage scene for a while now. Creative to the core, his repertoire shows he can be both serious […]

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ON stage review: Living by the word with poet champ Harry Baker at Meow 0
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ON stage review: Living by the word with poet champ Harry Baker at Meow

ANNABEL WILSON grapples with performance anxiety then catches legendary wordsmith Harry Baker at Wellington’s Poetry in Motion open mic session. No way. Not going to happen. These are my first thoughts as I walk into the hipster-haven of Meow bar, Wellington. A recent émigré from Wanaka, I’ve moved to the capital with a resolve to live by the word. Tonight I’m on the […]

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