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Q&A: Paul The Kid

People

After nearly three years in London, reggae/ska artiste Paul The Kid is back home in Auckland and dropping some mighty fine summer tunes. What's ...

 

Belle – Back to the Beans

People - Food & Drink

Coffee has taken Bink Bowler from barista to managing director and back again, as he steps away from management to once again do what he loves – ...

 

Q&A: Tanya Goodin - Unplug & play

People - Wellbeing

Tanya Goodin founded one of the earliest digital marketing agencies, and was search engine optimising three years before Google ...

 

Infinite Definite's journey after the Christchurch earthquakes

Shopping - People

From High Street, to destruction, to Re:START and back, Infinite Definite is a classic story of a business in the Christchurch CBD, earthquakes ...

 

Q&A: Liam Bowden of Deadly Ponies

Shopping - People

You know a Deadly Ponies bag as soon as you see it. What’s Hot New Zealand talks to designer Liam Bowden about what inspires him, and about his ...

 

Q&A: Dcypher

Culture - People

A mainstay of the DTR street art crew, Dcypher cut his teeth in Canterbury before spending a decade in Los Angeles working as a freelance artist ...

 

Filmmaker Gerard Smyth on When a City Rises and the rebuild of Christchurch

People - Culture

Gerard Smyth has become a chronicler of the earthquake recovery, recording hundreds of hours of historical footage and releasing two ...

 

Anthony Wright: Museums, masterpieces & matagouri

People - Culture

Anthony Wright and his partner Selene Manning recently completed the stunning home-cum-art collection Wrightmann House. All the interior walls of ...

 

Q&A: Wongi 'Freak' Wilson

Culture - People

Wongi Wilson is a street artist with a reputation for high-quality, large-scale works in prominent positions around Christchurch. What motivates ...

 

Q&A: Joel Hart

Culture - People

Joel is a Christchurch graphic designer and urban artist with a proclivity for creating art around the themes of beauty and decay. What are the ...

 

Lou Heller's fashion trends for 2021

People - Shopping

Fashion stylist, writer and educator Lou Heller reflects on the trends of 2020 and predicts what’s going to be hot in 2021. The trends to watch ...

 

Q&A: Jacob Root

Culture - People

A relative newcomer to the Christchurch street art scene, Jacob Root uses stencils, screens, acrylic and aerosols to create works scaling from ...

 

Q&A: Nomi Cohen

What's On - People - Culture

For everyone who’s ever sat bored through the sports or ancient history part of a pub quiz, Nomi Cohen is bringing us a thigh-slapping, ...

 

Q&A: Jacob Yikes

Culture - People

Christchurch-based illustrator Jacob Yikes is a staple of the city’s street art scene, and also illustrates and paints in his home studio. He’s ...

 

Q&A: Rone

Culture - People

Melbourne artist Rone’s Worcester Street artwork on the side of Cathedral Junction is one of our faves. Can you tell about how the Worcester ...

 

Q&A: Visionary artist Gill Gatfield

Culture - People

Artist Gill Gatfield’s works are exhibited around Aotearoa and the world, including her work Suffragette on display in Christchurch at SCAPE’s ...

 

Q&A: Chimp

Culture - People

Organic Matters, the work of Wellington-based artist Chimp, is one of the most striking features of Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency ...

 

Q&A: Magician Jarred Fell

Culture - People - What's On

Witty, naughty and razor-sharp, Jarred Fell is coming to Christchurch to premiere his new show, Again. He talks street magic and sleight of hand ...

 

Q&A: George Shaw

People - Culture

What has Oi YOU! been up to in the last few years? We organised Rise in 2014 and Spectrum in 2015 and 2016. They were absolutely huge festivals, ...

 

Q&A: Daniel Weetman of The Black Seeds

What's On - People

Reggae summertime legends The Black Seeds are playing Christchurch into the new year at Hagley Park on December 31. Singer and percussionist ...

 

Meet the local: Tom Newfield

Food & Drink - People

Tom Newfield is the brains behind some of Christchurch's best hospo haunts: Welles Street pub, Earl bistro, Welder Events and Bottle + Stone. ...

 

Q&A: Artist Heather Straka on women in power

Culture - People

Heather Straka’s art series Dissected Parlour is not in a gallery, but rather on the walls at Mod’s Hair in Merivale, Christchurch. She talks to ...

 

Q&A: Peri Drysdale, founder of Untouched World

People - Shopping

No one mixes style and sustainability like Peri Drysdale of Untouched World, the only lifestyle fashion company to be recognised by the UN for ...

 

Q&A: Amanda Atlas from The Human Voice

People - Culture

Kiwi soprano Amanda Atlas sung her way around the world before settling back in New Zealand. She talks about her upcoming performance of NZ ...

 

Q&A: Joel Shadbolt talks L.A.B.'s rise to fame

People - Culture

Listen-Able Band? Legs And Butts? Joel Shadbolt from chart-topping Kiwi band L.A.B challenged us to come with an acronym. Like A Boss? It’s ...

 

Q&A: Thomas de Mallet Burgess on the future of New Zealand opera

People - Culture

New Zealand Opera’s general director Thomas de Mallet Burgess waxes lyrical on his upcoming productions The Human Voice and Eight Songs for a ...

 

Q&A: Aro’s Emily and Charles

Culture - People

Husband and wife musical duo Aro’s upcoming bilingual EP He Manu Anō celebrates tales and melodies of Aotearoa’s native birds. Emily and Charles ...

 

Q&A: Flox AKA Hayley King

People - Culture

Flox, AKA Hayley King is one of New Zealand’s coolest contemporary artists and we’re seeing her distinctive spraycan handywork all over the ...

 

Kiwi Contributions

People

New Zealand has been a breeding-ground for forward thinking individuals since its founding in 1840. ...

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