Matariki is Maori New Year, something that we strangely don’t get into much as a nation. The past few years Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre has put on charity dinners to coincide with the event and also fundraise for the work they do with special needs kids and adults. Unfortunately for Mrs P and me, the […]Read more "Matariki Feast With Peter Gordon"
Having friends in faraway places is always a good thing. Auckland is a spread out place, and with traffic being an issue, anything across town can seem like a faraway place to eat out for a meal. So it’s great when someone has scoped out a local for them that gets you out of your […]Read more "The Luscious Food Store"
My wife often asks me why I make things hard for myself. I’ll do everything I can to unload the shopping from the car in one go, hunt around for my keys in the dark instead of turning the light on, etc. Two in particular are not putting what I’m holding down so I can […]Read more "Petty Vindications"
Accountants don’t do particularly well in the world of television and film. There’s apparently plenty of drama to be had if you’re a doctor or a lawyer. Even if you’re in the insurance field, your button down Edward Norton can found a whole other life built on soap sales and a Tyler Durden persona that […]Read more "Blonde Hair, Icy Stare, Savoir Faire"
“We’re AnikaBoh&Hollie and we’re pretty choice!” Long before Jennifer Lawrence was disarming people with her genuine, down to earth patter, Anika Moa was charming us with her way of keeping it real Kiwi. We were at a Winery Tour concert for four acts, Clara Van Wel, The Adults, AnikaBoh&Hollie, and Fat Freddy’s Drop. I was there mainly for AnikaBoh&Hollie, […]Read more "Villa Maria Winery Tour – Pretty Choice"
Brevity? Love it. Not a master of it by any means, but I appreciate skilled practitioners. It has a special appeal for me in motion picture. So much today strains to provide origin story and exposition, no matter how many plot muscles it pulls to do it. Flashbacks to life before crashing on the island, […]Read more "The Bad Nappers’ Tee Party"
When it comes to a main street organisation that really works for you, Karangahape Road Business Association is pretty hard to beat, bang for buck wise. They work hard to get you playing, and paying, hard at the various businesses that line the street and surrounding neighbourhoods. One of the jewels in this cultural crown […]Read more "Lost Last Sunday"