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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Event: Atamira dance presents Ngā Wai

Atamira Dance Company is thrilled to be back in the live performance space to premiere a full-length dance work from one of Aotearoa’s...

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The events of the past week have proved conclusively that I live in a liberal bubble....

Read: The most stunning election night in New Zealand history!

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Watch: Mary Poppins opens in Auckland

The New Zealand production of Mary Poppins has finally opened after months of delays because of covid-19 and the show is a...

Read: You might think it funny to wear a MAGA hat but it says you support Trump

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Read: Why I voted ‘YES’ in the cannabis referendum

When I was nine years old a member of my immediate family went into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. I remember...

Event: Atamira dance presents Ngā Wai

Atamira Dance Company is thrilled to be back in the live performance space to premiere a full-length dance work from one of Aotearoa’s...

Event: Wicked coming Sept 2021

Something WICKED this way comes… Flying into Sky City Theatre for a limited season in September 2021, North Shore...

Event: Jersey Boys returns to NZ 2021

JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – will make its long-awaited return to New Zealand theatres in...

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...

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...

Entertainment

Watch: Baby Done is cute and fun but it won’t change your life

Yesterday, I attended the New Zealand premiere of the...

Watch: Mary Poppins opens in Auckland

The New Zealand production of Mary Poppins has finally opened after months of delays because of covid-19 and the show is a...

Read: I Am Greta exposes the hypocrisy around climate change

One of the fundamental problems with politics and political activism is the common disconnect between what someone says they believe in and...

Read: New music from Marilyn Manson, The Vamps, Sam Smith, Tammy Nielson

I love music and I like a wide range of genres. Over the past few weeks, there've been some really cool album...

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: 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...

Reviews

Watch: Baby Done is cute and fun but it won’t change your life

Yesterday, I attended the New Zealand premiere of the...

Read: I Am Greta exposes the hypocrisy around climate change

One of the fundamental problems with politics and political activism is the common disconnect between what someone says they believe in and...

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....

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My Opinion

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

Read: This week proved I live in a liberal bubble

The events of the past week have proved conclusively that I live in a liberal bubble. A record number of LGBT candidates...

Read: The most stunning election night in New Zealand history!

Wow. What a night that turned out to be huh?  It’s been obvious for months that the government would be re-elected but...

Read: You might think it funny to wear a MAGA hat but it says you support Trump

Why am I writing this post on the eve of the New Zealand general election you ask?  What’s the MAGA hat got...

Read: Why I voted ‘YES’ in the cannabis referendum

When I was nine years old a member of my immediate family went into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. I remember...

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...

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...

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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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