People & Places

Thank F*** it’s Friday with Matthew Brock from Burt.Ritos
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Matthew Brock from Burt.Ritos

Beside Bullock Creek on Brownston St, there’s a little slice of Mexico. Matthew Brock has stationed Burt.Ritos his self-fashioned Mexican food truck here, and we reckon it’s totally awesome. ANNABEL WILSON drops in for a burrito and a chat, and discovers a few of Matt’s favourite things. Read ON to find out how to score yourself a free taco. Then we […]

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Gig Alert: In Flagrante – Frisky business for the thinking person
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Gig Alert: In Flagrante – Frisky business for the thinking person

ANNABEL WILSON catches up with choreographer Mary-Jane O’Reilly on the eve of her contemporary burlesque show, In Flagrante: ON for one seductive and scintillating night at Lake Wanaka Centre. Mary-Jane O’Reilly is excited about taking to Wanaka’s streets with her band of marching girls to give the general public a titillating teaser for In Flagrante – the provocative cabaret currently […]

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On piste with Adam Barwood
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On piste with Adam Barwood

  Adam Barwood’s career as an alpine skier began with a school race programme at Coronet Peak. Now he’s representing New Zealand at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He trains in the off-season in the USA and is the 2013 New Zealand National Champion in Slalom and Giant Slalom, and was named Alpine Ski Racer Athlete of the Year at the […]

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Gig Review: John Carr & Mark Raffills @ the Outspoken Festival
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Gig Review: John Carr & Mark Raffills @ the Outspoken Festival

  SIMON KING shares his thoughts after ‘Never Too Late’, the penultimate gig at the Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling last Tuesday. An almost full house were well entertained by poet Mark Raffills from Golden Bay and self-styled ‘geriatric rapper’ John Carr from Auckland at the Bistro Gentil as part of the Outspoken Festival. It was a game of […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with NZ’s Snowboard Slopestyle stars
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with NZ’s Snowboard Slopestyle stars

  This weekend all eyes are ON Sochi as New Zealand’s own awesome foursome Shelly Gotlieb, Stefi Luxton, Christy Prior and Rebecca ‘Possum’ Torr show the world what hardcore Wanaka riders are made of in the Sochi Winter Olympics Snowboard Slopestyle event. We’re chuffed that our favourite quartet are straight through to the final with Possum Torr and Christy Prior the […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Hannah Curwood: ON at Federal Diner
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Hannah Curwood: ON at Federal Diner

Luggate-bred singer songwriter Hannah Curwood has flown in from London for the Antipodean tour of Hannah in the Wars, and is amped to peform for her homecrowd tonight at Federal Diner. ANNABEL WILSON caught up with her for a cold one over which they discussed travel, alone time, netsuke and how her songs arrive into the world. Welcome home, Hannah! […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma

Today the NZ Olympic committee announced the 15-strong team of athletes who will compete in snowboard, freeski, alpine skiing, ice speed skating and skeleton in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. Athletes competing in sports new to the Olympic Winter programme – snowboard slopestyle and freeski halfpipe and slopestyle – dominate the team, including recent World Cup gold medallists Christy […]

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Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks
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Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks

    LAURA WILLIAMSON met with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks to find out about the locally-made balms in the Challenge Wanaka athletes’ bags.  You might have noticed a bit of Lycra around town as of late. A shaved leg or two. The odd toned shoulders. This is because tomorrow about 2000 athletes from over 20 countries will line up […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats

ANNABEL WILSON caught up with DnB legend Jeremy Glenn on the eve of The Upbeats’ killer set at Summerlands about coming home, Led Zep and what wakes him up in the middle of the night. Then we tell you what’s ON in Wanaka this week. You’ve journeyed from The Netherlands to NZ for some of summer’s defining gigs. How does […]

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Why The Funk Hunters Will Change Your Life
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Why The Funk Hunters Will Change Your Life

Dunks and The Outlier are two lads from Vancouver you have to listen to, or even better see, as soon as you can. ANNABEL WILSON caught their recent shows at Rhythm and Alps and Summerlands during The Funk Hunters‘ Antipodean tour and shares five reasONs why their electronica is edgy and their inspiration, charming. 1. Their spontaneity is catching. These […]

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