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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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Five reasONs to love… Kate Tempest 0
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Five reasONs to love… Kate Tempest

Liz Breslin caught Kate Tempest‘s Auckland show at The King’s Arms recently. Here she shares five reasons to love the award-winning hip hop poet extraordinaire.  1. Because she’s polarising and you’ve got to make up your own mind.  Winner of the Ted Hughes Award, Mercury Prize nominee, and yet, in some circles, not a proper poet.  She’s hit out at […]

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Five reasONs you should listen to Kurt Vile 0
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Five reasONs you should listen to Kurt Vile

TANIA GRIEVE caught Phily-based indie rocker Kurt Vile at The Sherwood recently and shares the skinny on why he’s totally ON form. 1. His new album is awesome. Recently released “B’lieve I’m goin down” is stacked with catchy, punchy songs and has been welcomed with rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, Spin and The Guardian. You’ll have it on repeat before […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Bridget Legnavsky 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Bridget Legnavsky

ONmag has a yarn with snow goddess fashionista Bridget Legnavsky as she prepares for this year’s Passion for Fashion – Dawn til Dusk. We’re crushing on Bridget cos she’s quite the guru – General Manager of Cardrona, this maven started 47 Frocks (our fave Wanaka concept store) with Anna Brewster a while back and is basically ruling at life while bringing up […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Beau James Wells 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Beau James Wells

Jordaine Wilson has a chat with freeskiing legend and recent Winter Games superstar Beau James Wells on what’s in his fridge and what he’s up to on a fine old Friday. Then we drop some hints about what’s ON this weekend. If we raided your fridge, what would we find? Obviously lots of bacon. What’s the best thing about Wanaka? […]

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