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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Event: Neil Young’s Live Rust now Jan 2021

Due to continuing uncertainty around Covid-19 levels, the promoter of the three-part concert series COME TOGETHER, today announces that the first tour, NEIL YOUNG'S LIVE...

Read: What I learned about my relationship with food

A couple of nights ago I had dinner in a local Malaysian restaurant with a wonderful...

Read: Did I get fat and sick again??

Welcome to part three of my journey with wellness. You may recall that in part one I explained how I started Michael...

Watch: The talent behind the new film Dead

Dead is a new comedy/horror film starring comedian Tom Sainsbury. It was directed by Hayden Weal who also stars in the film...

Read: Did a new diet ruin my health?

As I mentioned in my post ‘You look fat and sick,’ in March 2019 I embarked on an ambitious challenge to change my diet...

Read: How art saved a kiwi during the pandemic in Spain

During a global pandemic, it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook on life, but many people across the globe have found ways...

Event: Neil Young’s Live Rust now Jan 2021

Due to continuing uncertainty around Covid-19 levels, the promoter of the three-part concert series COME TOGETHER, today announces that the first tour, NEIL YOUNG'S LIVE...

Event: Christmas comes early for ballet lovers

Looking ahead with joy and optimism to its ever-popular Christmas season, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) will open its magical new production, The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty on 29...

Event: Mary Poppins

It’s the spoonful of sugar we all need right now! MARY POPPINS, the much-loved Broadway musical, is returning to Auckland this October in a...

Event: The Shows Must Go On

New Zealand’s greatest musical theatre performers have returned home from Broadway, West End and other international stages for lockdown, and not content to sit...

Event: Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala

After a year that has offered fewer laughs than most, the New Zealand Comedy Trust are thrilled to round out 2020 by serving up...

My Life

Read: What I learned about my relationship with food

A couple of nights ago I had dinner in a local Malaysian restaurant with a wonderful friend of mine. She ordered a...

Read: Did I get fat and sick again??

Welcome to part three of my journey with wellness. You may recall that in part one I explained how I started Michael...

Read: Did a new diet ruin my health?

As I mentioned in my post ‘You look fat and sick,’ in March 2019 I embarked on an ambitious challenge to change my diet...

Read: You look really fat and sick!

Imagine bumping into someone you know and they utter the words in the title above. Well, those exact words were said to me in...

Read: The diary of a sleepless man

It’s 3:24 am and I’ve been awake for almost two hours. My usual bedtime is around 10:30 but I’d watched TV longer than...

Read: Farewell NZ On Screen, and thank you for the memories

Ten years ago, I embarked on an amazing journey when I was hired on a freelance basis to interview people for NZ...

Reviews

Watch: Dead is a spooky comedy

Dead is a kiwi film starring local comic Tom Sainbsbury that tells the story of drugged up loser who can communicate with...

Watch: Savage the movie is gritty and emotional

https://youtu.be/IwojkcFTzXQ Savage has just opened in New Zealand cinemas. It’s raw, emotion and powerful - check this...

Watch: This Town is entertaining but lacks an emotional punch

This Town is a new kiwi film by Director David White who is also the main actor. So, what’s it all about.  Watch Andrew's review...

Watch: The King of Staten Island will make you fall in love with a loser

The film is a comedy drama based on the life of actor and comedian Pete Davidson who plays the lead role of Scott Carlin....

Read: The critics have badly misunderstood Netflix’s Hollywood

There’s a long standing cliche that there's no such thing as ‘bad’ publicity. So long as people are talking about you, you’ve made it....

Read: The show Babble shines a light on how we overuse technology

Sitting down in a theatre to watch a live show is a surreal experience in this time of a global pandemic. The...

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My Opinion

My thoughts about what's going on in the world.

Read: Can a Nazi soldier ever be forgiven?

We live in a time when communities around the world are re-evaluating the historical monuments to civic leaders and significant citizens that adorn our...

Read: Trump got something right about New Zealand this week

Never thought I’d agree with anything Trump says, but this week I found myself doing just that. ‘What?’ I hear you ask in disbelief.  Can...

Read: Who or what is to blame for us going back in to lockdown?

Today Auckland finds itself back in lockdown. There’s anxiety in the community, panic buying again, and questions as to how this happened and who...

Read: Todd Muller’s resignation illustrates National has a credibility problem

After two months as leader of the National Party, Todd Muller has resigned. Back in May 2020, I wrote an opinion piece where I...

Read: Let’s talk about that MAGA hat Mr Muller

The National Party of New Zealand has just had a change of leadership, and the man now in charge and hoping to be our...

Featured

Recipe – Shiitake Miso Soup

One of my go-to meals when I'm in a hurry and want something tasty and filling but with...

Read: You look really fat and sick!

Imagine bumping into someone you know and they utter the words in the title above. Well, those exact words were said to me in...

Listen: The history behind Brent Coutt’s book ‘Crossing the Lines’

Crossing the Lines is a new book by Brent Coutts, a researcher, historian, writer, and teacher. It chronicles the lives of three homosexual men Harold...

Watch: Queer Tales – The Perverted Priest

The queer history of Aotearoa New Zealand is fascinating - it can also be funny, moving, and tragic. In this first episode of the...

Watch: The Pride Parade came back to Auckland

It’s been two years since an official Pride parade wound its way down Ponsonby Road ion Auckland New Zealand. Well in 2020...

Read: Nine stupid things to stop doing in 2020

Humanity has many good qualities, but can also be pretty damn stupid. This is particularly true when it comes to how we...

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