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Hackathons - Are They Just Free Labour For Corporates And Government Agencies?

What a great model, pay the sector to participate acknowledging we are businesses at the end of the day. As you know I am sick of the constant calls on my goodwill esp time from my staff for...

Review: Meremere

Simply put, Meremere is a memoir come to life. I don’t feel qualified to ‘review’ the piece and the rich layers of culture, history, identity, and art contained within. It’s not quite...

Review: Meremere

Simply put, Meremere is a memoir come to life. I don’t feel qualified to ‘review’ the piece and the rich layers of culture, history, identity, and art contained within. It’s not quite...

Review: Meremere

Simply put, Meremere is a memoir come to life. I don’t feel qualified to ‘review’ the piece and the rich layers of culture, history, identity, and art contained within. It’s not quite...

Review: The Elixir of Love

Friends, ploughmen and countrymen, you’re invited to the Elixir of Love, NZ Opera’s utterly madcap new creation. Though my companion and I were likely the youngest and the poorest in the...

Review: The Elixir of Love

Friends, ploughmen and countrymen, you’re invited to the Elixir of Love, NZ Opera’s utterly madcap new creation. Though my companion and I were likely the youngest and the poorest in the...

Preview: Meremere

Meremere is a powerful and moving performance in which dancer Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) brings to life his incredible journey; ranging from the highs of an international performance career...

Preview: Meremere

Meremere is a powerful and moving performance in which dancer Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) brings to life his incredible journey; ranging from the highs of an international performance career...

Review: The Blender (Sundays with BaseJump Improv)

With a dash of insanity, a smidge of ridiculousness, and a lot of Wellingtonian wit, BaseJump Improv’s new show The Blender is a wild ride for your Sunday evening. We don’t tend to see...

Growing Outwards: Why NZ Needs A More Mature Global Outlook

After three weeks holiday travel, incorporating some of the leading historical and business centres of Europe, it has been quite an adjustment settling back into daily life in the sleepy...

Naked girls. Reading. In Wellington.

In advance of Naked Girls Reading; the motherhood edition this Saturday at the Fringe Bar, I put a few questions to its producer, Hugo Grrrl. header image featuring '50s style kitsch and pinupsOkay, first off. Naked girls reading – what in the...

Review: Beneath skin and bone

Poto Manawa has a new flat. She took a quick trip to pick up a few things from her Mum’s place…and now her relatives won’t stop phoning her. They want her to come to a whānau hui. She’s...

Review: The Atom Room

A woman looks up at a destroyed Bucket Fountain sculpture150 years into the future Sarah and Danny meet, fall in love, and get married in a Wellington devastated by earthquakes, climate change, and the effects of a distant nuclear explosion. Then...

Saint Fabiola fabulousness

inside the store, all concrete and fancyLast Friday we had a lovely time at the opening of St Fabiola on Lombard Street (you may have seen us tweeting about the pies from Pickle and Pie, because, you know, priorities), so this week,...

My predictions for Wellington on a Plate 2018

Tomorrow is my favourite launch of the year – the Wellington on a Plate programme. In advance, and without having looked at their website, here’s what I think it will include (or not) so we can...

NZSO Shed Series: “Juxtaposition”

My first trip to the new Shed 6 was a few weeks ago to see contemporary music outfit Stroma. They were playing a sampler of modern art music, stretching from Ravel and Schoenberg, through...

The Best Support Is To Become a Customer

The phrase, “The Best Support Is To Become a Customer:, has been for a long time popping out of my mouth, and yet there are many that dispute my stance, especially with the, “This is just...

It’s Never A Big Week At The Office When You Work With Great People

A week of Techweek TV from Auckland to Christchurch and then a 24 hour hackathon for ActInSpace had me running all over the country.And boy it was a LOT of fun. Of course, it was a lot to do, a...

NZSO – The Shed Series

Not everyone is digging the orchestra in the concert hall, although let me just say that the NZSO tribute a few weeks ago to Torvill and Dean’s standout Bolero performance in 1984 was bloody...

Review: Welcome to the Murder House

Indian Ink has done it again. Welcome to the Murder House is dark, deadly, a little bit sexy, and something you definitely should read the press release for before you see because it does not...

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