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Tearaway Summer 2009/10


5: Under the Mountain

7: Cirque du Freak

18: Armageddon

26: Careers in visual imaging

21: SurďŹ ng


So, that’s it for 2009 eh? We are ofďŹ cially about to enter The Future. Why is it that 2010 still sounds like something out of a B-grade sci-ďŹ movie? I think my new year’s resolution will be to wear a reective silver jumpsuit and a saucepan on my head for all of January in an attempt to start a new fashion craze, so we can all start looking the part. You guys are in, right? Speaking of big dreams, I’m glad I never made that resolution a year ago to become a vegepearian, and only eat pear-shaped food. I reckon I would have got pretty bored of pears, chicken drumsticks and cartoon pork chops. Anyhoo. School is out. A summer of good times is in. To celebrate, we’re giving away a small mountain of double passes to all the best festivals (check out page 32). Have a wicked summer. Don’t forget to OD on the factor 30, and to start saving for your ying car, which, according to the gods of sci-ďŹ , should be available to buy within the next couple of months.



Under the Mountain: interviews


Summer spesh – music festivals, vox pops, more


Cirque du Freak: interviews and preview


New Year’s resolution fears


Armageddon pics


SurďŹ ng


Saving animals


Massive festival ticket giveaways!

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Interviews with Dane Rumble and Sick Puppies


Kiwi music summer with Kiwi FM


C4 Vodafone Select Live


POSTER: Midnight Youth

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Applied visual imaging

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1. US President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the ďŹ rst AfricanAmerican president in January this year. What is his middle name? a) Gerome b) Hussein c) George 2. How did Prime Minister John Key break an arm at the start of this year? a) He fell down some stairs right in front of a huge crowd, after making a speech b) He fell from the horse he was riding c) He and olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Helen got in a little tussle. Key obviously came out second best... 3. The proclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;King of Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sadly passed away this year. Who was this? (If you get this question wrong, you need help.) a) Elvis Presley b) Michael Jackson c) Ricky Martin 4. Helen Clark lost out big time last year in the elections. But while we were all laughing at what we thought was her misfortune, she had other plans brewing. Where is she now working? a) In the deli at Foodtown, Mt Eden

6. New Zealand is an amazing country. Every now and again there is a moment where we all become friends and connect via TradeMe. What was the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;scaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; household item that sold for thousands of dollars this year? a) Washing machine b) Fridge c) Dishwasher 7. After an interview on a popular TVNZ show, a woman from Greenpeace was said to have a ________! a) Pet whale b) Moustache c) Mercedes Benz in the garage 8. The world was shocked after a six-year-old boy from America was supposedly inside a balloon that ďŹ&#x201A;oated away from the family. Turns out the boy wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually in the balloon after all but was... a) Hiding in the garage b) Swimming in the neighbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pool c) At a ďŹ lming of Trading Spouses 9. What wise words did a police ofďŹ cer on Police Ten 7 give to a man loitering on the streets of South Auckland?

b) The United Nations, NYC

a) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stab anyone else tonight, cheersâ&#x20AC;?

c) Clearing the plates at Lim Chhour Asian Foodcourt on K Road

b) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always blow on the pieâ&#x20AC;?

5. Two aircraft fell from the sky into the American Hudson River this year in completely unrelated instances. What were they?

c) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do what you want, just don`t get caughtâ&#x20AC;? 10. Which PaciďŹ c Island nation felt the worst aftermath of the recent tsunami?

a) An aeroplane and another aeroplane

a) Tonga

b) A remote controlled helicopter and a UFO

b) Fiji

c) A helicopter and a commercial aeroplane

c) Samoa


Tearaway Summer 2009/10

I think in terms of the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions, not the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Henry Moore





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What was it like being involved in a project based on a book thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so well loved by Kiwis? Was there a lot of pressure? S: Well, there was a certain level of pressure, but Jonathan [King, Director] stressed it was a whole new take on it. The teens are older and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite different to the book, so the pressure comes off a lot when you realise itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be its own entity, instead of mimicking what came before. But of course there is a bitâ&#x20AC;Ś everyone hears about it and goes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ooh, I love Rachel, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so cool!â&#x20AC;? so you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do it justice! What was your favourite part to ďŹ lm? T: The action sequences, I liked doing the stunts. S: We did our own stunts. T: We did all except one each. S: We had a stunt double for them, because they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to damage usâ&#x20AC;Ś [laughs]. That was lots of fun, and at one point I was harnessed up and being swung from the stairs by Mr Wilberforce. That was me, except when I dropped â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that was a stunt double. T: Oh, and there was a bit when we had to jump and fall a little. On the second ďŹ&#x201A;oor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t us, we jumped a little and fell about that much [indicates about a foot], but we had harnesses on, and oh itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painful! So painful! S: But it was fun!

What was it like working with Sam Neill? T: Amazing. S: Really intimidating at ďŹ rstâ&#x20AC;Ś T: Yeah, I was scared to meet Sam, really nerve-wracked. But after I met him he was just cool. S: Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really funny. T: Yeah, he had this song he would sing to us every day, I guess to just relax us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called The Ginga Song. S: [laughing] He made it up. [Sings â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a ginga, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a ginga tooâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;?]. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so funny, it was so much fun. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so generous... like all the tips he gave us, and just so unselďŹ sh. It was really good having people there like that. T: Otherwise we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have had a clue what to do with all these cameras looking at us. He was really reassuring. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not your natural hair colour! T: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m blonde. S: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m boring brown colour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of got a bit of gingeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in it though, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it goâ&#x20AC;Ś To read a preview of Under the Mountain, turn to page 29.

What was it like working with Weta Workshop? T: So cool. S: These days you see so much animation in ďŹ lm â&#x20AC;Ś but it was cool how they had so much stuff right in front of you. Having the prosthetics was cool. T: And being able to look at it made it an easier job for us too, because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to work with a blue screen, there was actually a scary person with all that stuff right there. S: The Weta team working on set were cool. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much work in it, I mean theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have Oliver [Driver] in at four or ďŹ ve in the morning. And there was so much slime involved! T: The slime was awesome. S: Yeah, it was ultra-slime. We were covered in it most of the time. If there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough on set Jonathan would conďŹ scate the bucket off the Weta team and would go â&#x20AC;&#x153;No! More slime!â&#x20AC;? and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be rubbing it on our facesâ&#x20AC;Ś He loves his slime, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real boy. Deep summer is when laziness ďŹ nds respectability â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sam Keen


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S Something I love about Big Day Out is how psyched South Islanders get on it. Rightly so, there p aarenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too many international acts that head down south. So why not make the most of having so many good acts in one spot for one day and make the journey north? For the Auckland peeps, when you get home and there are some random people tenting on your back lawn, just check the calendar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably Big Day Out. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case you should get a ticket yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bump into old friends, see your favourite bands and hear some new ones. Maybe even buy some over-priced water or hot chips. My hope is Blink 182 will be announced in the line-up. Dizzee Rascal is a draw card and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure most New Zealanders want to see Muse as well as the cheeky and crude Lily Allen. Big Day Out is on a Friday so sort yourself out now so you get the day off and your colleagues work your shifts for you then send pxt updates of how much fun youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having throughout the day.

This is the 20th anniversary of Parachute and it should be the biggest and best yet with bands like Underoath and Switchfoot plus world-class dance groups like Prestige and so many more local and international acts as well as everything else you could think of. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another three days where people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sleep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; instead itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a bunch of unplanned ďŹ&#x201A;ash mobs happening continuously from 1am to sunrise. Wacky things happen at Parachute; the best thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen at Parachute was a game unofďŹ cially call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Port-a-loo dashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A group of groms were hyping each other up to run in a straight line across the front of a long line of port-a-loos, blindfolded. One grom dashed across and this older dude walked out of a port-a-loo and ďŹ&#x201A;ung the door open while the running grom got the door in his face. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parachute for you.

<HCF>24=CB 24=CB Why travel across cross hill and dale on hot summer days to see your favourite bands? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to let them come to you. Midnight Youth, Dane Rumble and Ivy Lies are on the line-up, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heaps of fun and wacky stuff to keep you entertained, including the launch of the ZURFâ&#x201E;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a giant, inďŹ&#x201A;atable, open-ended cylinder which is manoeuvred across the water by people running inside it. Word on the street is thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also giant Twister. Why are giant versions of normal things so rad? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, but they totally are.

C>DAB2743D;4 December 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;28, 2009: Mt Maunganui Beach, Mt Maunganui December 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30, 2009: Williamson Park, Whangamata January 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2, 2010: Midway Beach, Gisborne January 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, 2010: Tahunanui Beach, Nelson January 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, 2010: Piha, Auckland




Tearaway November 2009


An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bill Vaughan


Win TX! For more on the festival season, plus to win yourself a double pass, get thee to page 30.

Rhythm and Vines



When: Dec 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan 1 Where: Waiohika Estate Vineyard, Gisborne

When: Dec 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan 2 Where: Inangahua, West Coast

When: Feb 20 Where: Wellington Waterfront




Moby. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that in a dramatic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow! Moby is comingâ&#x20AC;? way. I mean that more like â&#x20AC;&#x153;what the heck, who cares?â&#x20AC;? The answer is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a lot of people, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not one of them. Moby aside, there are loads of other acts like John Butler Trio, Roots Manuva, and Empire of the Sun. Rhythm and Vines apparently was off the hook last time. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it but my best friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little cousin did and he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go back even if Moby was the headlining act. So it must be pretty awesome at Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;V. Also, Gizzy is the ďŹ rst place in NZ to see the sun rise. Great place to be on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and even if you miss the sunrise there is an epic three day party happening around you.

NZ loves drum and bass, roots, dubstep, house and techno. That is probably why thousands of people turn up each year for Phat. Good work South Island for utilising the beautiful scenery and putting on an event worthy of travelling a distance to get to. Pack your glow sticks, beaded necklaces and ďŹ re pois and get down South for New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with Tiki, Kora, Concord Dawn and all the other names Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard of that you probably have. In the end Phat is just as much about the locations and vibe as the artists. The best bit is there is a river to wash your dreads in, or if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have dreads you can wash the mud off your bare feet.

Take Big Day Out, get rid of any band that is not from NZ, throw in a few more local acts, then move the whole thing from a stadium in the big smoke and put it on the waterfront of capital city. Does that make it sound stink or cool? NZ local acts rule. Check this line-up: Shihad, Midnight Youth, The Mint Chicks, The Black Seeds, Goodnight Nurse, Dane Rumble, The Checks, KatchaďŹ re, Ladi6, Cut Off Your Hands and more to be conďŹ rmed. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m keen and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pack my boardies for some bombs off the Wellington wharfs. If you ever wanted to be on TV this will be your best chance to feature walking behind a C4 presenter. It might pay to make a t-shirt with your name on it just in case.

People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t notice whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter or summer when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anton Chekhov

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KELLYASKED 1. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best thing about summer? 2. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on your summer soundtrack? 3. What are you looking forward to most in the holidays? 4. If money were no object, what would you do? 5. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on your Chrissie wishlist? 6. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve plan? 7. Do you have a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution?

70AAH %F0=0:0 1. The babes 2. Anything by Soulja Boy Tell â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em 3. I go to boarding school in Dunedin so the best thing about the holidays is coming back here to Wanaka 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d buy a hovercraft 5. Money 6. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably just head into town with my mates. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a massive street party here in Wanaka 7. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to try to bring back the McFlurry

4<<0 $ <0=60F708 1. The hot weather and the water 2. Just whatever is on the radio 3. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just here in Wanaka for school, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to heading back up north these holidays for work 4. Travel. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to go to America 5. A car 6. Having a party on the beach with my best friends 7. To get a job dairy farming

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<0G %F0=0:0 1. Taking my Stabicraft out on the lake 2. Neil Young Greatest Hits 3. Hanging out at the skate park 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d buy a Wiggle Board and learn how to use it! 5. Freeline skates 6. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably just chill at home playing PlayStation 7. I want to get involved in as many extreme sports as possible

<0=3H $ F0=0:0 1. The sun and swimming 2. Summer of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;69. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a classic 3. PARTYING! 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d buy an awesome boat and live out on the lake all summer and just eat and swim all day 5. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love a new guitar 6. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to the street party in town with friends 7. To behave!

A8270A3 $ @D44=BC>F= 1. Hanging out with friends, boating and working 2. Anything by Kora 3. Working. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a chef and I love it! 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d buy a bike and get into downhill dirt jumping 5. A new car. A Hummer H2 6. Partying in Wanaka 7. To study hard

B0;;H $F0=0:0 1. DeďŹ nitely hanging with friends at the lake 2. Whatever is on the charts 3. New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! 4. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do a road trip around NZ 5. All I want is to spend time with my friends and family 6. Street party! 7. I want to get a job

JORDANASKED 1. What has been the highlight of your school year? 2. What are the top two songs on your summer playlist? 3. Have you ever gone skinny dipping, and will you go this summer?

270A;4B ' CD0:0D:8=30 1. Actually ďŹ nishing, getting everything out of the way and going to Maccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost every free period 2. The entire I See Stars album, two songs just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough 3. Probably not, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not that kind of person 4. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get burnt 5. Cry 6. Pluto, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unappreciated 7. Earn a lot of money and possibly go to design school; probably not

=82>;4 & ?D:4A0C0 1. The spirit or the ball 2. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Yours Jason Mraz, and I Wish Secret Handshake 3. Yes and yes 4. Cleavage 5. At least I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get sunburnt 6. Australia, they have better guys 7. Keep a long distance relationship; yes

B8>170= & ?D:4A0C0 1. After ball and sunbathing in the sun at lunch time 2. Get Low Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Yours Jason Mraz 3. Hell yes and heelll yes! 4. Bum 5. Run around naked in the rain 6. Comber Island because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party central, or the Mount â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cause thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at! 7. Have fun every second of the day; yes, yes I will

Laughter is an instant vacation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Milton Berle

SWEET SUMMER 4. Where is the worst or most interesting place youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been sunburnt? 5. What will you do if the entire New Year is rain and storms? 6. If you could travel anywhere for the summer holidays, where would it be and why? 7. What are your New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions and do you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stick to them?

2>DAC=4H & ?D:4:>74 1. Lunchtimes and the after ball 2. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on a Boat The Lonely Island feat T-Pain, and Get Low Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz 3. Yes and yes 4. My butt cheeks 5. White tee competition! 6. Where all the parties are 7. Go to Sweden to visit my boy; I wish

94A4<H %<0D:D 1. Finding bromance 2. Vigil Lamb of God, and No Leaf Clover Metallica 3. No and no, but maybe 4. Only my shoulders, despite the fact I was wearing no shirt at the time 5. Do it all anyway 6. Back to the Gold Coast, to show all my old friends what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become 7. Get muscles; probably will. Find love; very unlikely

4<8;84 &?0?0A8<D 1. Actually passing 2. Tik Tok Kesha, and What You Say? Jason Dovillo 3. No, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping to 4. On my butt, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit down for like two weeks straight 5. Go where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not rainy 6. Waiheke Island because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my favourite place in the world 7. Keep up with school; no, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been my resolution for three years now

MICHAELASKED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best thing about summer? What are you most looking forward to in the holidays? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the plan for 2010? Do you have a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution? If money was no object, what would you do?

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1. Being able to wear dresses, love dresses! Ice cream, cold drinks and swimming. Also the six-week holiday break! 2. Dresses, bikinis, swimming and soaking up the sun (wearing sunscreen of course!) 3. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey! Exciting! 4. To be successful in everything I choose to do! 5. Travel! Travel everywhere around the world, learning about different cultures, food and have fun while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing it!

0A80=0 &C0870?4 1. The sun, the river, parties, the beach, summer clothes and hot summer days and long summer nights 2. New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3. Coming back to school and decide where I want to go from there 4. Live, laugh, love 5. Travel the world and have fun doing it!

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1. Going to the river 2. Sunbathing with mates and walking around with no shoes on 3. Working and studying 4. Always having a good time and not looking back on the past 5. Go for a holiday with family and friends!

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The summer night is like a perfection of thought â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wallace Stevens

1. The sun 2. The girls! 3. Coming back to the best school in the world, TAS! 4. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that? 5. Hook my mates up with some mean gears

1. Getting up to mischief ;) 2. Jumping off cliffs into the river 3. Making me some moolah 4. Save up enough money to buy a car 5. Buy a private island



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Tell me about your character, Steveâ&#x20AC;Ś Before he gives in to this evil side of himself, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already a troubled kid, with not much of a family life. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a dad around, his mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s into some bad things, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a troublemaker at school and everybody knows this. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also always trying to get his friend, Darren, into trouble. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who tries to egg people on? Totally. Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good guy until the end of the ďŹ rst book. How bad does he get? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad. He straight up becomes Vampaneze. And those guys, man, they are bad asses. They are hardcore. They do what they want, when they want.

So he gets his own gang of bad dudes? Yes. Were you familiar with the books before getting the script? Yes. My little brother is 13 and has read all of the books. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s told me the plot line of the next ďŹ ve because he has read them all and knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen! Werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you tempted to read a couple? No. I just read the script. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have any preconceived notions about what is in the books and how that might be different from the ďŹ lm. I wanted my thoughts to not be coloured by the story from the books. I wanted to read the script for what it is, and not think about differences. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the best scene to shoot? Do you have any major action moments? There is a big stunt scene where the Vampire Clan and the Vampaneze clash. It is me and Chris [Massoglia], who plays Darren, the good guy in the movie. We attack each other and there is a huge action scene with these crazy wire stunts. That was so much fun.




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How much of the stunt stuff did you do? Quite a bit. There is only one stunt that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do because my hours were up. Being a minor, we are limited to so many hours a day. Have you seen many vampire movies? Oh yeah. My favourite is The Lost Boys. I love that movie. I want to watch it again. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it about ďŹ ve times already. If you could choose a path whose would it be? Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s? Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! He is the hardcore one. He can do what he wants, when he wants.

Spring is natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robin Williams

Photos: Universal Studios

You might remember Josh from such films as... The Polar Express Little Manhattan Zathura RV Firehouse Dog Bridge to Terabithia Journey to the Center of the Earth

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work – Morris Fishbein

9HATSIT ABOUTTHEN! If you long for the good old days of vampire movies without the stomach-churning romance, you’ll love Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. Based on the first three books in a series called The Saga of Darren Shan (by Darren Shan), it’s a dark and nightmarish fantasy-adventure. One night, 16-year-old Darren and his best mate Steve ‘Leopard’ Leonard find themselves at a travelling freak show. The freaks range from the gory to the grotesque: Corma Limbs with her regenerating body parts, Rhamus Twobellies who eats everything in sight, and the eerie contortionist Alexander Ribs. There’s even an appearance by Kristen Schaal, best known as creepy yet somehow lovable stalker Mel from Flight of the Conchords. The story revolves around two rival vampire groups: the ‘peaceful’ Vampire Clan and the murderous Vampaneze. By stumbling upon their world, Darren accidentally breaks an age-old truce between the two groups, causing him to lose his best friend as well as his mortality! 11


DANERUMBLE Word round the camp ďŹ re is thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a new album in 2010! The new album is deďŹ nitely on the cards! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost there. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been chipping away at it for over a year now, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well overdue. What have you got planned over the summer? We have a lot of shows over summer including, R&V, Matakana Highlife and Homegrown, but the tour I am most looking forward to is Coca-Cola Bands on the Beach, it should be absolutely epic! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like doing shows on the beach in the middle of summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold!

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You were once with the Fast Crew cats, how were those days? Those days were awesome. We were very lucky with our success, and I learned so much about the music industry. I made some good contacts too, and this has deďŹ nitely helped me on my solo venture. We had some good times. Your music has this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fresh soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; about it. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a fan but it sounds


Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it like being in a band with all guys? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like being with a bunch of brothers, although sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difďŹ cult because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some things you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about because you have different needs. Females in bands that are all men are quite often leads. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it like being different to that? I prefer it. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the singer personality and I love bass.

like thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of Fast Crew coming through your recent works. Haha! I wrote and sung all the hooks for Fast Crew! So of course there will be that sound coming through. I deďŹ nitely still love the MCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ing aspect of writing, so there will always be a bit of that in what I do, but I really just wanted to push myself in a new direction and try something different. So I took up singing and playing the guitar. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your opinion on smoking? I used to smoke, but I quit three years ago. And honestly? It was the best thing I ever did. It was amazing how much better I felt!! To all those smokers reading this, you can give up! And you will feel like a new human when you do. They should get me on those no-smoking ads... We all know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming out strong into the solo scene â&#x20AC;&#x201C; got any words to your newfound fans? Thanks for enjoying my music! If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing a show in your town, come down and check us out. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do things in halves, so expect a good show.

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boxes full of cigarettes and was like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;this is what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting in your body.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t faze him though.

Do you ever ďŹ nd yourself unable to talk after singing too much? The most weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done is about 10 shows in a row, and after that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk much. So I have to drink a lot of tea, not eat any spicy food; all boring as hell.

What is your biggest vice? Hugs. I just like them, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a big hug guy.

What is your point of view on smoking? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad for your voice. I once collected my Godfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cigarettes for six months and then bought out these two big cardboard moving

If you could be invisible for a day and not be detected, what would you do? DeďŹ nitely go into a girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; locker room. And somewhere where you usually have no access like NASA or Area 51. Yeah, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go to Area 51, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably just be all white walls and buttons and nerds. A few aliens walking around.

What do you have to say to girls aspiring to get into a band? If you love what you do, want to reach out, make a difference, then donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let things like putdowns affect you. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let any of it affect you if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you really want.

B78<>=yB78<z<>>A4 How did you come together to create the band? I met Emma at school; the teacher had double booked the music room and we were both too stubborn to leave so we just started playing Silverchair and Green Day, and we both knew all the same songs. We met Mark in LA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d put ads up all over the city and after seeing them a few times he contacted us over Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List. Can you do the screamo thing? I can. I only throw it into the chorus of about three songs because it breaks my voice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really Tearaway Summer 2009/10



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If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Steven Wright

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Two of my friends â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; both counted every poo for a whole year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and, for the record, the results were fascinating. So remember not all resolutions have to be serious. In fact the stupider they are the better the stories will be the following year. But here is the problem: apparently only 12% of people see their resolutions through. Those 12% get the added bonus of an increase in selfesteem. According to Dr David Riddell one of the 12 fundamentals of mental and emotional health is to have worthy and achievable goals. This New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, dream a dream and then make it happen. It could change your life.

Here are six tips to resolution: <0:48CA40;8BC82 As if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not hard enough already to last an entire year doing something challengingâ&#x20AC;Ś So why make it worse by setting a target too hard to hit? If a midget told you his/her goal was to play in the NBA youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d laugh. Well youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably smile and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;cool manâ&#x20AC;? but think in your head there is no way thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening. So make your resolution achievable.

!<0:48C<40BDA01;4 Can you measure success or failure? If your goal is to eat no fast food for a year and you go and eat a double cheeseburger from Maccas then you have failed. If you last a whole year without eating fast food then you have passed. Simple and measurable.

"FA8C48C3>F= Write it on a piece of paper and put it on your wall. Write it on your desktop, write it on your dog, write it on your little brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forehead, anywhere really

so long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal and nobody will be offended. If you can see it you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget. It will stare you down every morning or nag you like your mum when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clean your room for weeks.

#C4;;H>DA5A84=3B0=350<8;H01>DC8C Consider this positive peer pressure. When everyone knows about your resolution then you have the pressure of living up to it. Even better would be having a friend do a resolution with you. Studies say girls are 10% more likely to see it through if they have the support of their friends. If you go down take someone with you.

$3>BC0CDBD?30C4B I thought this was a joke but now I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea. Imagine if my friend Brent updated his status as he went: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Day 125 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Poo Count 130â&#x20AC;?. People would be checking Facebook everyday for the update. I would hate to think how it would look if you got a tummy bug and in one day the count increased by 10. You could become an internet sensation. Even better would be a video blog on YouTube. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do live updates if you are doing the Poo Count thing though. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably be arrested for that or just stay single forever.

%A4F0A3H>DAB4;5 A year is a long time, so why not have some sort of incentive to help motivate you? I went a year without soft drinks. Just after midnight and having hugged a few friends, and slapped a few high ďŹ ves I sat down and enjoyed a ginger beer. Maybe I deserved more but the real reward is having no holes in my teeth or stomach lining.

There is my advice. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure you are wondering how Brent and Sam went in the Poo Count. As I saidâ&#x20AC;Ś amazing. Brent did 293 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well under par. If you think that is a low count Sam will make you faint â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 120. I consider that dangerously low.

A New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Author unknown






1. Luger Boa Mutate or Die 2. The Sproutts Woman Man and Machine 3. Good Laika Followed By a Trail of Sparks 4. Jordan Reyne How the Dead Live 5. Fat Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drop Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW 6. Julien Dyne Pins & Digits 7. The Woolshed Sessions The Woolshed Sessions 8. Don McGlashan and the Seven Sisters Marvellous Year 9. Fly My Pretties A Story 10. Electric Wire Hustle Electric Wire Hustle


1. James Duncan 2. The Checks 3. Minuit 4. Gin Wigmore 5. Ladyhawke

GIG â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; KAI Wanna catch a live gig, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave the house?! Check out Guess Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Singing For Dinner every Tuesday night @ 8pm. Burger Fuel puts on some food, a band comes in to play three live songs and have a chat about life on Indie Alt New with Fleur Jack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to have a band on my show every week and I thought what better way than to lure them in with the promise of a darn tasty kaiâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fleur Jack Thanx Burger Fuel!!

Tearaway Summer 2009/10

No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elbert Hubbard



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Fat Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drop Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW (for your cool cousin with dreads) These Four Walls Down Falls An Empire (for your big bro who likes it loud) Don McGlashan and The Seven Sisters Marvellous Year (for Daddy) The Woolshed Sessions The Woolshed Sessions (for Mummy) Ladyhawke Ladyhawke (for your dance-a-holic sis)


TOP UNDERGROUND ACTSTOWATCH OUTFORIN 1. Artisan Guns 2. Great North 3. The Gladeyes 4. Cougar Cougar Cougar 5. Zebratron 6. Wildwood Lights 7. The Unfaithful Ways 8. The Commonwealth 9. Surf Friends 10. Yebiisu

Anywayâ&#x20AC;Ś thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot happening at the moment and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want you to miss out so pay attention. Homegrown is happening again in Feb so you have to get your tickets. This is where everyone in NZ music comes together in Welly to have the party of the year and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited. The line-up this year includes Midnight Youth, The Datsuns, The Mint Chicks, Dane Rumble, Cut Off Your Hands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just to name a few! The Big Day Out is back also and the lineup is mean! Muse, Dizzee Rascal, Lily Allen, Mars Volta, The Temper Trap, Calvin Harris and so much more! For info on how to get your tickets to both of these concert extravaganzas, hit our website To all the Paramore fans out there... they are coming to NZ! Yeeeeaaaaah! Keep watching Select Live for more details! Christmas is just around the corner, so start thinking about what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get me. I like most things. Most things. If you have any doubts, just hit me up on my blog at C4! Take care! 0_ ]' PS: SUNDAY DECEMBER 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you are a fan of Midnight Youth, Computers Want Me Dead, Pistol Youthâ&#x20AC;Ś then you want to be visiting You heard it here ďŹ rst!

1. Luger Boa Mutate or Die 2. Fat Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drop Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW 3. Tiki Flux (the remix album) 4. Minuit Find Me Before I Die a Lonely Death Dot Com 5. Sola Rosa Get It Together

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Campers: natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of feeding mosquitoes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Author unknown

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything except in learning to swim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Author unknown



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Trophy cabinet â&#x20AC;˘ Billabong Grom Series Winner (2005-6, 2009) â&#x20AC;˘ 2nd U12 Rusty Grom Fest Australia (2005) â&#x20AC;˘ 1st Open Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (2007) â&#x20AC;˘ Nationals 1st U16 (2007) (rest of the year and 2008 I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surf due to injury) â&#x20AC;˘ 1st Ripcurl Gisborne U16 (2009) â&#x20AC;˘ 2nd NZ Secondary Schools Champs (2009) â&#x20AC;˘ Chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior SurďŹ ng Championships at Piha (2009)

How old were you when you ďŹ rst got into surďŹ ng? I started surďŹ ng when I was 10 years old, with my mate Fraser.

How do you usually prepare when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a competition coming up? I usually surf as much as possible and train up until the event.

Do you see surďŹ ng as something you do in your spare time or a potential career? I would deďŹ nitely like it to turn into a career but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to see where it goes.

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been selected to represent NZ at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior SurďŹ ng Championships at Piha. Do you feel there will be added pressure on your shoulders to perform well in front of the home crowd? Yes for sure, but it will also be a real conďŹ dence booster knowing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support.

Where are some of your favourite surďŹ ng spots? My favourite break would have to be the Whangamata bar. But overseas I really enjoy surďŹ ng the D-Bar in Australia and Kuta Reef in Bali. What is your training and nutrition regime like? I run and do Pilates when there is no surf and I generally just eat healthy food, lots of fruit and vegetables. How do you balance school, work, friends and surďŹ ng? School is a bit hard at the moment because of exams and things but generally everything just slots into place. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lucky with my friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; support because they know surďŹ ng is a big deal for me. I just go with it and try to ďŹ t everything in equally.

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Robert Orben

Are there any other major comps in 2010 that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming for? I would really like to do some pro juniors, and also there is the NZ Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nationals. Who are some of your surďŹ ng idols? Paige Hareb, Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Well travelled, hopefully with some money in the bank! Finish this sentence, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grace Spiers is... â&#x20AC;? Hanging out for summer!




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1. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been assigned to do a group research project in geography. You immediately: (a) Become team leader by delegating tasks to the rest of the group and volunteering to present the project to your class (b) Agree to take minutes of your meetings and organise any materials you might need (c) Volunteer to lead the research side of the project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to get stuck in at the library (d) Put your hand up to do the work in the ďŹ eld â&#x20AC;&#x201C; any chance to get outside! (e) Offer to design the layout of the presentation you have to do in class 2. (a) (b) (c)

If you could be any well known person you would be: Barack Obama â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the charisma, the power... Donald â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kingpin of the business world Bill Gates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; constantly using his brain to research and improve his company (d) Dan Carter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; getting paid for playing sport and travelling? Yes please (e) Trelise Cooper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; her designs are AMAZING

3. Your parents give you $100 for your birthday. You: (a) Try and convince your parents that with $100 more you will have enough to buy your own car (b) Immediately put it in your savings account and watch that interest grow (c) Rush out to buy a new computer game (d) Buy a new tennis racquet/cricket bat for summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your old one is getting a bit worn (e) Buy more books for your already huge reading collection 4. At your part-time job, you get a difďŹ cult customer trying to return a product. You: (a) Manage to not only calm them down, but also talk them into keeping their purchase (b) Feel ethically bound to let them return their purchase, and give them a refund (c) Try and explain how the product works so that they now know how to use it properly (d) Get into a discussion about the building renovations the customer is doing at their home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; problem forgotten (e) Are too busy daydreaming to hear what the customer is talking about






You are: enterprising, charismatic, enthusiastic, a natural leader and negotiator Consider: management, sales, marketing, law, journalism, PR, teaching

You are: organised, ethically sound, accurate, efďŹ cient, punctual Consider: accounting, administration, banking, events management, government

You are: analytical, curious, a quick learner and a problem solver Consider: medicine, IT, science, statistics, technology

You are: practical, active, logical, and you prefer action to words Consider: electrician, engineer, sportsperson, gardener, labourer, baker, military person

You are: imaginative, artistic, creative and expressive Consider: author, interior/ fashion/web designer, photographer, advertising executive, chef, artist

Whatever your dream career, work out the steps you need to take to get there. Many jobs will require further study or training, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably need to ďŹ nd work over summer or throughout the year to ďŹ nance your studies. Not only will a job give you some extra cash to play with, work experience is also a great way to stand out from the crowd in your ďŹ eld of interest. Working while you study shows you are well balanced and have great time management skills, plus the job will often have course related and transferable skills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all things that will help you land your dream job one day. Tearaway Summer 2009/10

Need help ďŹ nding a job? Once you ďŹ nish your high school exams you can register free with Student Job Search at or 0800 SJS JOB (if you are intending to go on to tertiary study next year).

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oscar Wilde

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Sadly, as much as 45% of the pork, bacon and ham we eat comes from factory farms, where mother pigs are kept for months at a time in cages so small they cannot even turn around. Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE) is the animal welfare organisation behind the television ads that feature comedian (and former pork promoter) Mike King.

BC>?502C>AH50A<8=6 Whether you eat meat or not, everyone can help SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign against factory farming and other animal welfare issues by collecting in their annual appeal over December 18 and 19. Eleven-year-old Sophie Clayton has collected for SAFE for the past three years and is keen to create awareness about animal rights issues for other young people in NZ. Sophie grew up with an awareness of how important it is to treat others (including animals and birds) with respect. When her grandmother told her about cruelty happening to animals even here in NZ, she immediately wondered what she could do to help stop it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was always told to be kind and considerate to animals and birds,â&#x20AC;? Sophie says.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great chance to meet other people passionate about animals, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of fun. In the past three years I have raised almost $400.â&#x20AC;? Collectors get the chance to wear an animal costume (Sophie prefers a pig or chicken costume) and are welcome to bring their friends and their dogs! SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national appeal co-ordinator Sacha Dowell says the appeal is the most important event in SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calendar. Raising over $300,000 annually, the appeal provides the bulk of SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income. With the whole country and over 1200 collectors involved, the appeal also requires months of planning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without [the appeal] SAFE would not be able to do the good work we do to stop animal cruelty,â&#x20AC;? says Sacha. Money raised from the appeal will go towards SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running costs and campaigns, including a world-class humane education programme that SAFE provides free for secondary schools. The latest textbook in the series focuses on the use of animals in entertainment: a ďŹ tting topic given the last wild animal (Jumbo the elephant) used in a NZ circus has just been released from a life of entertaining! For more information, or to sign up as a collector, go to

6>8=6E46> At the age of seven, Sophie discovered vegetarianism, and is very strict about what she eats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not eat any meat, eggs, ďŹ sh or anything with gelatine, and only eat vegetarian cheese. I cannot eat lots of different lollies as they have gelatine in them. It is very difďŹ cult when you want takeaways; I have to ask lots what is in the food. Not many people know about the vegetarian cheese.â&#x20AC;? For Sophie, vegetarianism is as much about ethics as it is taste. Traditionally, cheese is made with rennet, an enzyme found in the stomachs of calves. Vegetarian cheese uses enzymes from plants instead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just google the ingredients so I know if it is OK.â&#x20AC;? Despite none of her family or friends being vegetarian (except for the grandmother who introduced her to SAFE), Sophie is keen to let other people know about animal rights issues. As a student at Kamo Intermediate in Whangarei, Sophie has put on numerous speeches and school projects about animal rights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have learnt lots more through this, especially on things like the mulesing of the merino lambs/sheep, as I had to research it,â&#x20AC;? Sophie says. (Mulesing is the removal of strips of skin from around the buttocks of the sheep, which farmers argue is to prevent the infestation of ďŹ&#x201A;ies). As a volunteer for SAFE, Sophie has helped with the last three annual appeals and with numerous information stalls at a mall in Whangarei.

F70CH>D20=3> Sophie urges all young people who care about animals to take a stand and help with SAFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual appeal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you do not have to be vegetarian to take part, you just need to care for animals. Tearaway Summer 2009/10

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As jewellery is such an intimate and often hugely difďŹ cult thing to choose for someone else, Eloise consulted with her mother often to try and create a collection that would reďŹ&#x201A;ect her own personal tastes while really showcasing Eloiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own creativity and innovation. They eventually decided that Eloiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection should include a necklace and bracelet from silver, and a cross pendant and ring from glass; materials and choices that threw up all sorts of challenges.

F>A:8=6F8C76;0BB Although Eloise already knew a little about working with glass, she still had her work cut out for her with this project so she started experimenting; ďŹ ring and joining together different types of glass to try and ďŹ nd the best results for colour, shape, and especially strength. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found that for jewellery itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to use glass with the same COE (CoefďŹ ciency of Expansion), otherwise cracks can occur that can affect the ďŹ nal look and create weak spots.â&#x20AC;? Once she felt conďŹ dent working with glass, Eloise started asking her mother more detailed questions on the shape, size and colour for the cross pendant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; deciding on a simple cross made

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of ďŹ ve coloured squares. Eloiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept drawings also helped her mother to choose the colour combinations, shape and feel of the squares. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She told me that she wanted the inside square to be different, so I drew up a page of cross designs with a variety of different colour combinations as well as different side proďŹ les, either ďŹ&#x201A;at or rounded. We chose black for the centre and blue for the other squares as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite colour.â&#x20AC;?

@D82:B8;E4A Eloiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next challenge was to ďŹ nd the best way to connect the glass to a silver chain. She tested pressing silver between two layers of glass but this turned the silver green, so she trialled drilling and cutting a hole in glass but decided this would be far too intrusive to the delicate pendant she had made. After further consultation, Eloise and her mum both agreed that a simple silver bail glued to the back of the cross would be the best option to preserve the design. To complement the other pieces in the collection, Eloise created a simple silver necklace and jump bracelet designed as a matching set. The jump bracelet was made with thin interlocking rings so they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look too chunky and overwhelming on her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s petite wrists.

For the necklace, her mum liked the idea of multiple pieces on one chain so three components were designed: a blue glass bead that Eloise made with her new glass skills, a link of interlocking rings to complement the bracelet, and a silver leaf that was made by coating a real leaf with 12 layers of art clay silver.

C74A8=6 The ďŹ nishing touch, which tied the whole collection together, was a glass ring in the same deep blue as the pendant and the necklace, which was encased in silver. As the ring was quite large, the rectangular stone was ground to give a smooth, polished look that was comfortable and unobtrusive. The ďŹ nished collection has all the elements that her mother loves and Eloise feels that communication was a huge part of the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. Her mum is blown away with what Eloise has accomplished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really impressed with the level of skill and craftsmanship that went into all the pieces and with the professionalism of my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;jewellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that enabled me to get four beautiful pieces that can be worn in so many different ways. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already received lots of good comments when wearing them.â&#x20AC;?

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My favourite thing to do was to play Alex Kidd on the Sega and a tiny 14-inch TV. I also wanted to be a Phys Ed teacher... yup pretty stoked I changed my mind on that one. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been good at art, and design was the next area I wanted to develop in. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m into all aspects of arts like ďŹ ne art, design, tattooing, photography, and also pop culture. My art teacher at Wanganui Intermediate was really good. I also took art, painting and graphics right through high school, and obviously my parents have always been really encouraging.

I used to love to ďŹ nger paint because it gave me an excuse to get messy, and my pictures didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to look like anything in particular. I also enjoyed paper-mâchĂŠ and anything arty like scrapbooking. I used to make all my Christmas presents for my friends just from things around the house.

0CD2>; BAVI has a great mix of practical and theory based design teaching and our work is on a par with, if not better than, any other design institute in NZ. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t study design anywhere else. The lecturers are all seasoned professionals in their chosen disciplines, and they are really invested in our success. There is a lot of pressure in the ďŹ rst year of the BAVI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you learn to self motivate pretty quickly. Looking back at old work and seeing the progress that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made is really cool. There are really good people in my year, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty cool. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very competitive environment but it makes the end result of your work that much better.

2>D;3C78B14H>D. To do well, a vivid imagination is a must, along with the ability to draw ideas with pen on paper. Also the courage to take chances â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a lot of my stuff isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t PC but I see that as a strength â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it gets a reaction.


0CD2>; Studying here at UCOL is truly an amazing way to broaden your creativity. In the ďŹ rst year you are given so many options of what path you could take creatively, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really good way to ďŹ nd out where your calling is. The best part of the programme is the people, they are all wicked. The lecturers are really helpful, always there to give you a shove in the right direction. C08:>A40 This year I received the year two â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;most improvedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ?0;<4ABC>==>AC7 award which I have my lecturers to thank for, as <09>A) they were constantly pushing me to work at my ?7>C>6A0?7H full potential. I also obtained a Bronze in the NZIPP awards this year which is judged to the same level as professional photographers in the industry. Coming to UCOL straight from high school I realised immediately that you are treated as an adult here, an equal. You no longer have someone riding on your back to turn in the homework that was due last week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty full-on learning. We learn about different types of photography, and are being equipped with the skills to handle any problem that arises. There are a lot of different specialisations in photography, from product to fashion to weddings. You can build up your own business or work as part of a team.


2>D;3C78B14H>D. If you are passionate about something, you can do it, no matter what type of person you are. You just have to be driven to succeed. At school itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helpful to take photography, design, art, English and any kind of research skills you can get. Knowledge is power. Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a garden, dig it.



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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: to rise above the little things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Burroughs







As a kid I was always the one with my mind in the clouds, spending countless hours outside swinging sticks around pretending I was a Jedi. I was never the sporty kid so I did a lot of drawing, playing with Lego and making stuff. I have probably used about a ďŹ fth of my life playing video games and watching movies. I always liked creating things, whether it was on paper or in my head â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it all helped pump the imagination a bit. I chose animation because there is something really satisfying about coming up with an idea and giving it life. I love the way you can channel your mind, emotions and experiences into your art. All the games, movies, comics, are someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas and creations and I thought that animation would be the perfect path to showing the world what I can create.

I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved creating things one way or another. But my passion for design developed in college. I ďŹ&#x201A;unked out of science and maths but seemed to be acing all of my art and design classes. Art, architecture, design and art history were what really kept me at school, besides my friends.

0CD2>; Studying at UCOL has taught me how to use my own initiative. In the industry I want to work in, you are expected to motivate yourself to get the work done. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also learnt a great deal of respect for myself and school mates and how, if you put the yards in, it pays off â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and this is something you can apply to day-to-day life. The most important thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learnt is how to research â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how to ďŹ nd what people do and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like. In the ďŹ lm and game business you have to be two steps ahead all the time. Studying at this level has been life changing. The new mates and teaching staff are such an outgoing, interesting group of people and everyone is always willing to give each other a hand which makes for a really constructive environment. The atmosphere at UCOL is the most comfortable working environment ever.

0CD2>; I really enjoy how creative we can be at UCOL. The support from our lecturers is amazing. They really help us get to where we want to be. In creative terms they push us in the right direction and always keep our idea development moving to create bigger and better things. D??4A7DCC We are internally assessed all year which means <09>A)E834> NO exams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wahoo! I hate exams. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve deďŹ nitely developed as a person because of this programme. We are always engaged in all the work other students are creating, we are constantly communicating with each other and gaining feedback. The best thing is that we are getting the conďŹ dence to get out into the real world and work to make the big bucks. Tertiary life is awesome, going to study every day. I love it. The people are a big part of it too. We all understand what each other is going through and we are all so supportive. Some of the highlights of my experiences so far include having work in a exhibition; walking away from a photography competition with both of my images getting awards; meeting really choice people and getting my name and work out there to a wider audience.


2>D;3C78B14H>D. Somebody creative, with the passion to work hard would do well on this programme. You need dedication and persistence, you need to enjoy interacting with others. Choose a career that involves the things that make you happy and that you enjoy, because the only person you have to please is yourself.

2>D;3C78B14H>D. If you are always on the go and just need to unleash some creative awesomeness, consider animation. Straight up, just do whatever you want to do, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anyone EVER tell you that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do something. You sculpt and deďŹ ne who you want to be and where you are going. Make your passion enjoyable and make it your life.

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The original Red Steel was one of the launch titles for the Wii back in 2006. Unfortunately it received lukewarm reviews and was generally thought of as a pretty average game. Despite that, it sold very well â&#x20AC;&#x201C; presumably it was bought by new console owners who wanted a little violent action as a way to relieve frustration after constantly losing at Wii Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and so Ubisoft are set to deliver a sequel in early 2010. Red Steel 2 looks like it will have a completely different tone to its predecessor, with the lame 1980s action-movie plot of the ďŹ rst game being ditched in favour of a plot inďŹ&#x201A;uenced by both Westerns and ninja movies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a

mix of genres that go together like peanut butter and mayonnaise (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really nice combination â&#x20AC;&#x201C; try it sometime!). The game has also embraced a bold, cel-shaded aesthetic that draws inspiration from anime and comic books. Perhaps more importantly, the controls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which were undoubtedly the most criticised aspect of Red Steel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; look to have received a considerable overhaul, with MotionPlus support making the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trademark motion-controlled sword ďŹ ghting action much easier to pull off.

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Super-stealthy operative Sam Fisher is back (and he now has a beard for 50% more scariness!) His daughter has been killed, and you can bet that skulls are going to be cracked in a nasty but silent way. One change thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediately noticeable in Conviction is an overhauled visual style. Whereas the previous games had plot interludes that frequently felt a bit clunky, Conviction utilises an immersive new system where mission objectives and information are projected directly onto the game environment, in a similar way to how place names are shown in the TV show Fringe. Gameplay-wise, the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stealth-action fundamentals have been reworked to create a more ďŹ&#x201A;uid, decisive style of combat. A new feature will enable you to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; multiple enemies, then take them all out in a single string of manoeuvres. Fisher has apparently spent his downtime between games watching DVD box sets of 24, as Conviction also features semiinteractive interrogation scenes that will look familiar to any fans of Jack Bauer and his sometimes heavy-handed techniques. I must admit, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get all this brutal interrogation stuff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; surely Fisher could get better results by bribing the terrorists with chocolates or something?

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While playing The Legend of Zelda, have you ever thought â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is great and all, but I wish it was a bit more, you know... hardcoreâ&#x20AC;?? If so, Darksiders may be the game you have been waiting (or idly hoping) for. It will apparently play in a very similar way to Nintendoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hallowed franchise, with the gameplay split between free-roaming exploration above ground and puzzle-oriented dungeons below ground. Only, instead of playing some half-pint kid in a green tunic, you will be controlling none less than War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. After global civilisation is prematurely destroyed in some sort of cosmic administrative error, War descends to Earth to ďŹ nd out whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsible and let them know that their employment has been terminated with extreme prejudice. As a reďŹ&#x201A;ection of this slightly more, ahem, Xtreme tone, the combat seems to be the one aspect that diverges most radically from the Zelda formula, being more reminiscent of games like God of War. There will be plenty of upgrades and fearsome weapons to unlock, including Ruin, your mighty steed. Hopefully youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to unlock Ruin very early in the game, as the thought of one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse waddling around on foot seems horribly undigniďŹ ed to me...


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Stomping, fresh, drum â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass sums up Treiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album Innuendo. Heavy bass lines ďŹ&#x201A;owing under the sweet sounds from vocalists, including Lisa Tomlins and Thomas Oliver, make this one of the best drum â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass releases this year. The album features that dirty-bass en-fueled, jungly drum â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass sound, as well as some uplifting, liquid sounding tunes just in time for the festival season this summer. Trei has collaborated with a number of Kiwi drum â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass legends including State of Mind, Southern Soul and Dose, giving each track a fresh edge with the album still ďŹ&#x201A;owing well. This is one of those albums where it is easy to listen to the whole thing. Trei takes you on an eclectic, upbeat journey and Innuendo is a must have for any drumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bass fan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAM CARPENTER

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Step back an era or two and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve entered the world of Kiwi band (with a Scottish drummer) The Volunteers. These guys are an interesting bunch, with a bigger aim to make the world a better place through their music. This is a CD ďŹ lled with tracks of funk, soul and rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll. The songs vary in styles, from faster songs with happy beats and melodies like Seveneight, to slower, darker songs like This Broken House. Seveneight is an instrumental with a cool sound. Somehow it seems to be a funked up version of Papa Roachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blood Brothers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got some awesome riffs playing throughout the entire track. This band isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t short of instruments or diversity. Multiple grooves is the easiest way to explain these guys and their CD. Though I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t personally like the main singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice, it is perfectly suited to their stuff and makes them unique. Honestly, if you like outdated music, funk with a twist of rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, or you want a different sound to listen to for a change, pick up a copy of Friends, Family & Fools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AROHA HUGHES

Something Awesome is the debut solo album from Kiwi MC David Dallas. Having made his ďŹ rst mainstream appearance as Con Psy on the classic remix of Scribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not Many, David is quickly becoming a household name. His singles Indulge Me and Big Time have been buzzing on the radio and the Tube, creating a lot of hype for the album. These two add to a collection of quality tracks, with Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skilful lyrics supported by top notch production and other Kiwi artists such as Devolo, PNC and Aradhna. The South Auckland native stays true to his roots, touching on relatable issues that reďŹ&#x201A;ect his real life experiences rather than creating some extravagant persona, which is so familiar in hip-hop these days. He rhymes on everything from overcoming difďŹ culties to experimenting with weed. With a mix of heavy bangers like Big Time to soulful tunes like Turn it Around, he constantly shows inďŹ&#x201A;uences from the old-school. Something Awesome is textbook hip-hop at its ďŹ nest and David Dallas has most deďŹ nitely secured his position as one of NZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hip-hop greats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DAVID HUTCHESON


Overall I liked this book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun and informative about the Goth culture, busts the myths around stereotypes, and explains the Goth viewpoint. Sections on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;how to behave at a Goth weddingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dealing with non-Goth roommatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re vampiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are helpful insights for dealing with Goths (and for Goths dealing with others, I would think). Sadly however, it does eventually blend into a general help guide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eg. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;how to tell if your crush likes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is not speciďŹ c to Gothdom, and alienates the book for anyone post high school. Having said that, there are some passages many non-Goths would beneďŹ t from, speciďŹ cally â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;why being polite to people you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like is importantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. For non-Goths, Venters has given an insight into their eccentric world and why well meaning comments like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nice costumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are offensive and might provoke a bad reaction. For Goths, Gothic Charm School has the overall message: if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re disliked because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a SCARY GOTH but then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re nice to people, you destroy the stereotype and the fear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MERE TEINAKI Tearaway Summer 2009/10



Rangerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apprentice series We have a WHOLE SET of the Rangerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apprentice books to give away, all nine books! Head to to enter. The Rangers are an elite Special Forces Corps in the medieval Kingdom of Araluen. They are the eyes and ears of the Kingdom, the intelligence gatherers, the scouts and the troubleshooters. Occasionally, a young man who is judged to have the qualities of honesty, courage, agility and intelligence â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the hallmarks of a Ranger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be invited to undertake a ďŹ ve-year apprenticeship that will develop his natural abilities and instruct him in the almost supernatural skills of a Ranger. Each is an expert archer and highly skilled at tracking, concealment and unseen movement. Follow the adventures of the Rangerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apprentices in John Flanaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international bestselling series.

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Parachute 2010 celebrates 20 years of Parachute and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to party! Two decades full of seriously good music. Two decades of seriously good artists who brought their message and music to our land. Two decades of seriously fun summer festivals that would become a staple on the Kiwi calendar each holiday season. The line-up is the best yet, the fun is mounting, the tents are getting aired out and the good times are on their wayâ&#x20AC;Ś Read up and get your tickets now:

NZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best camping festival is gonna be jacking, no doubt!! We are piecing together a week full of some damn ďŹ ne performers for you, to set the vibe right and keep you moving! Headlining are The Black Seeds, The Potbelleez, KatchaďŹ re, Concord Dawn, Tommy Trash (Ministry of Sound), Thirtyeightforty, Stafford Brothers, Rhombus, Helena, Six60, Dan Aux. Music aside, BW offers NZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest bikini jam, beach volleyball, beach soccer, and a wakeboard jam.

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Phat10 will run from noon December 30 until the morning of January 2, with gates opening at 9am on December 29 to allow you to ďŹ nd your camping space. Expect three massive mainstage nights over two arenas plus loads of wicked DJs. Phat 10 is ďŹ ve days and four nights of pure escape in the West Coast wilderness. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bass-heavy madness in paradise, which means one very special party thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be locked in your memory long time!




Tearaway and HB Monster Trucks k are giving you the h chance to get behind the wheel and crush some cars! For your chance to drive an HB Monster Truck enter online at Entrants must be 18 years old and hold at least a restricted NZ driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence to be eligible to win. For full terms and conditions see our website.

Tearaway Summer 2009/10



Rhythm and Vines F08>78:04BC0C4E8=4H0A368B1>A=4 Buckle up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the three-day festival experience extravaganza of a lifetime, culminating in the ďŹ nest music from lands far and wide and the biggest and best New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve festival experience that NZ has to offer. Nestled within rural Gisborneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rolling hills amongst the magically mystical vines of Waiohika Estate, Rhythm and Vines have created an amazing purpose-built concert amphitheatre and uniquely picturesque setting. This is without doubt the ďŹ nest location in the land for a party and spending summer days and nights with wonderfully strange friends and friendly strangers of wonder. And Rhythm and Vines is the ďŹ rst place in the world to see the sun rise on 2010! The eclectic and forward-thinking line-up is only part of the R&V experience. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also amazing camping options on Gisborneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beaches or within the vines on the festival site, and a range of extra-curricular fun on the giant waterslide, at the Harvest Cider Shack, and of course the amazing Yellowglen Bubbly Lounge; where for a small fee you can upgrade to the full VIP experience at the event. Most importantly though are the people. R&V offers a trouble-free and uber-friendly festival experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one where you will make lifelong friends and write new party stories to share with friends, family and the greater world for years to come.

Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instil in us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hal Borland


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Zinedine Zidane and adidas create unmatchable kicking power in the new PREDATOR_X boot, the 10th generation of the PREDATOR family, which has led football for more than a decade. This has been released for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. RRP $340. We have a pair of these bad boys to give away, so get your entries in!





We have two of each of these JanSport bag styles to give away: Wasabi, Trinity II, Impulse, Squirt, Commitment, and Fifth Avenue. All these bags come with a 30-year manufacturing warranty. To find your nearest JanSport store you can email Or go to for more details on these bags and more!



We have 36 sets of Evoke Dancers Body Sprays to give away – three fragrances for Girls Who Wanna Have Fun. Thursday night’s Electrified is a fruity mix of melon and peach, Friday night’s Flirtalicious is a sparkly fruity fragrance with a musky background, and Saturday night’s Stiletto Sista is a musky wood with a touch of fruit. Get wild – these fragrances are not for wallflowers! RRP $4.90 from supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.



4. VITAFRESH Vitafresh quenches your thirst, is delicious, and is loved by all ages. Additionally, each serving contains the average daily requirement of Vitamin C. Vitafresh, the powdered fruit drink with 11 delicious flavours, including: Sweet Navel Orange, Hawaiian Pineapple, Jamaican Lime, Orange & Mango, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Classic Lemonade, Apple Berry, Original Orange, Colour Free Raspberry, and Blackcurrant. Also, check out our new Low-Calorie range. Choose the flavour you love! 20 cool prize packs to win! ENTRY CODE:







How to Enter WEBSITE: register at www. and use the entry codes to go in the draw. ENTRY CODE:



SNAIL MAIL: on the back of an envelope, write all of the products you’d like to win, along with your name, age, address, email and phone number. Send to Tearaway December/ January Grabbag, PO Box 7351, Wanganui. ENTRIES CLOSE January 31

Headphones have never been more dialled. Check out these SKULLCANDY ‘on ear’ and ‘in ear’ headphones to suit your every listening need. LOWRIDER pink for your wardrobe – candy paint to match all those sneakers. ICON ultra light sport headphones, with a super powerful 30mm audio driver and an overall weight of less than 45 grams – these will never slow you down. Or go with the INK’D ear buds – big sound, little price, no visible scarring. We’ve got one pair of each to give away.

6. HALFPAST TEES Halfpast Streetwear NZ – clothing with a difference. Kiwi streetwear for the surf, slopes and skate parks. Cutting edge clothing and urban fashion so you can stand out and be different in NZ. Be the same or be different, it’s your choice! We have eight of these awesome tees to give away.

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It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent – Dave Barry



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High school pals Rob, Lube and Nathan discover the infamous Book of Love, which originates from the very ďŹ rst American Pie ďŹ lm. They DV12BOL decide to use the collective wisdom that the book contains in their quest to ďŹ nally end their virginity. As the term progresses, however, the friends discover that scoring with the respective girls of their dreams requires nothing more than honesty and respect, and perhaps just a bit of love.

From the creators of Shrek comes the adventure of Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) who is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, and mysteriously grows DV12MVA to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Labeled a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;monsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Susan is captured and held in a secret government compound ďŹ lled with other â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;monstersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; including the brilliant Dr Cockroach, PhD (Hugh Laurie); the macho half-ape-half-ďŹ sh


The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. But when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth, the Government calls them into action to save the world from imminent destruction!



From the visionary director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and based on Neil Gaimanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling book, comes this spectacular stop-motion animated adventure. Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored until she ďŹ nds a secret door and discovers an alternate, better version of her life on the other side. When this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, Coraline must use her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to save her family.

We have ďŹ ve copies of each of these DVDs to give away! Get to to enter the draw.

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Tearaway Summer 2009/10

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased to report that these fears are totally unjustiďŹ ed in the case of the big-screen version of Maurice Geeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1979 classic. The story has been updated to a modern setting, and the twins are older than in the story, but the essence of the tale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kiwi twins, with the aid of a surviving alien and their own latent psychic powers, saving the planet from alien slugs hell-bent on destroying it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is kept as true as it could have been. The story gives a perfect balance of gritty realism and far-fetched science ďŹ ction, just scary enough for children to get goosebumps, and gripping enough for adults to stay entranced. Sophie McBride and Tom Cameron play the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;twin dynamicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beautifully â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even ďŹ nishing each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentences when I interviewed them for this issue! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and make captivating ďŹ lm debuts. Sam Neill is perfectly cast as Mr Jones, whilst Oliver Driver realises all the menace of Mr Wilberforce with terrifying â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and at times comical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; realism. Add to this the light-heartedness that Leon Wadham gives in his role as cousin Ricky, the impressive prosthetics provided by the infamous Weta Workshop, exploding volcanoes, shots that make Auckland look rather pretty, and some awesome (slimy) sets, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a guaranteed summer hit every Kiwi can enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ERIN YOUNG

Well, me donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swim too tough so me donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go in the water too deep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bob Marley

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