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Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

Food & Drink - People - Word on the street

Pegasus Bay Winery, one of the original and definitive Canterbury wineries, released its first wines in 1991. But its story starts in the 1970s ...

 

5 minutes with Bernice Olderwagen

Wellbeing - People

What's Hot New Zealand chats to New Zealand’s top Dermapen therapist Bernice Olderwagen about her award-winning treatment, the importance of ...

 

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

Food & Drink - People

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

Wellbeing - People

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

Culture - People

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

Culture - People

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

Shopping - People

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

Culture - People - What's On

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

Culture - People

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

People - What's On

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

Shopping - People

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

Culture - People

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

Culture - People

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

Culture - People

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

Culture - People

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

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