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Dear You Guys,
SPECIAL: GETTING STUFF DONE
They say a change is as good as a holiday, which may be true, but in all honesty, I doubt it. ‘They’ do say a lot of things, though, and there are often no statistics to back these things up.
Valerie Adams on Setting Goals
The Art of Chillaxing
On the Other Hand - Procrastination
For example, I’ve also heard that a haircut is as good as a holiday. I beg to differ on this one. I would go so far as to say that of all the haircuts I’ve had in my entire life, not one has measured up in any way to any holiday I’ve ever been on. Even my most outrageous haircut – I think it was ’04, and involved a fringe and a distinct lack of symmetry – doesn’t compare to my worst holiday, of which I spent a good 80% in the throes of sea sickness. Good times. Maybe a change is the next best thing to a holiday (and a haircut is, like, #32 on the list. WAY after movie marathons, Bill Hicks and spaghetti and cheese toasties.) So, short of sending you sending you all to the Caribbean for a month (what do we look like – Oprah?) we’re bringing you the Next Best Thing. A brand new, fresh-from-the-faceliftclinic TEARAWAY Magazine. And our favourite part? Practically everything you’ll see here is created by young Kiwis, just like you. Applications are still open to join the ‘band’ – more on that on page 6. Enjoy – and don’t forget to email me if you have any suggestions, ideas or feedback. I’m always open to change – but I don’t really trust hairdressers.
RAIN FRANCIS Editor
MUSIC Zeal News
Cover Story: Ruby Frost
Parachute: Lecrae & Young Lyre
YOUR WORLD The All-New TEARAWAY 6 Who Are the Mavericks?
Illustration: Elliot Gonzales
Dance with Capezio
The Outlook for Someday
SPORT Charlotte Bellis: Our Iron Lady
Amanda Erceg: Drug-Free Sport
LIVIN’ THE DREAM Travel with STA
Fashion at Southern Institute of Technology
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Yoobee School of Design at Manurewa High
REGULARS Coming Up
Quiz: We Know What You Did This Summer
Fashion: Sick Sad World
Don’t Be An Egg!
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Youth Week 2013 It’s a few months away yet, but start gearing yourself up for Youth Week 2013. Running from May 4 to 12, this year’s theme (as voted for by YOU!) is – drum roll please – ‘Live Like a Legend’! Stay tuned to the Youth Week Facebook page and website for all the fun. www.facebook.com/YouthWeek www.arataiohi.org.nz/YouthWeek
Variety’s Gold Heart Scholarships Variety – The Children’s Charity wants to help young Kiwis reach their full potential in education, music, art and sport, through its Gold Heart Scholarship programme. The scholarships provide sick, disabled or disadvantaged youth with up to $5,000 towards their goal, and match them with a mentor. To apply, you should already be skilled in your field and show passion and commitment to achieve a long-term goal.
2012 Gold Heart Scholar Shakti Krishnan
The ASB Polyfest is the largest Maori & Pacific Island cultural festival in the world. Last year’s festival attracted 95,000 spectators, and 9000 students competing in 192 groups from 65 schools. The festival is an iconic Auckland event which is now in its 38th year. It is a celebration of colour, music and dance, and promotes cultural awareness and understanding. This year’s festival takes place from March 13 to 16 at the Manukau Sports Bowl. It will feature traditional music, dance, costume and speech from school performing groups, and will bring the pride and passion of Auckland’s Maori and Pacific Island communities to life. For more info, head to www.asbpolyfest.co.nz
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TEAM TEARAWAY MEET THE MAVERICKS
Elesha Edmonds Things have changed around here, in case you haven’t noticed. We’re a bit smaller, a lot sharper, and our website is completely freakin’ AMAZING.
Despite our makeover though, we’re still the same at heart. And we hereby swear (cub’s honour, scout’s honour AND pinky swear) to continue bringing you all you all the goodness TEARAWAY is known and loved for. But, we need YOUR help. We want to get as many young Kiwis as possible involved in the new direction of TEARAWAY. So, we’re offering you the chance to...
Become a Tearaway Maverick!
see your work published in print and online, we want to hear from you.
Do you have dreams of working in print or digital media? Do you take awesome photos, or write a hilarious blog? Are you NZ’s answer to the Cyanide & Happiness cartoons?
TEARAWAYis known as “the Voice of New Zealand Youth”, which makes it the ultimate outlet for expressing what really matters to YOU. We need reporters, dreamers and artists from every corner of the country. We can offer work experience in a supportive, challenging and FUN environment. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
As Aotearoa’s iconic youth magazine, we are looking for student writers, photographers and illustrators to join our new ‘band’, the Mavericks! This is a unique opportunity to be part of TEARAWAY’s new direction – to help define that direction. For our brand new website and a completely revamped magazine we want YOUR input. If you are between 13 and 24 and would like to gain invaluable experience and
Send samples of your work (articles, reviews, blogs, creative writing, photographs, cartoons - whatever!) or any questions to email@example.com. Be a part of something massive, of creating something truly unique!
It’s the brand new
I am TEARAWAY’s new social media chick and the proud owner of a 12-year-old pet fish. When I am not updating statuses, editing photos or consuming large quantities of coffee, I can be found hiking… to a café to consume more coffee. I use writing as a method to tame my overactive imagination and am in my final year of studying the Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.
Elliot Gonzales I’m a Manila born, Palmerston North raised 18-year-old guy studying at Massey Wellington as of 2013. I possess a keen interest in illustration. You will mostly find me on my skateboard, in a mosh pit, falling off my skateboard, drawing something, being in your pantry, or in a party. The latter two are often in conjunction with each other, it seems. Two birds with one stone? Always!
Angie Mills I’m a music-obsessed, cookie-munching, cat-loving bibliophile. Having migrated to Wellington to study journalism two years ago, I’m now a barista by daylight, and amateur music critic/kitchen whizz by starlight. I have a legit zombie apocalypse survival plan. Watch this space.
Rebekah Brennan I’m an 18-year-old aspiring photographer living in Timaru. I realised I had a real passion for shooting bands (with a camera, that is) after forgetting to take my camera to a Parkway Drive gig in 2010. I was probably more upset about that than I was when my cat died. I spend a lot time in the paddock with the horses, playing guitar and aimlessly scrolling through my Tumblr dash.
Come and join the party,
Music, news, reviews, advice, careers, Freebies! creative writing, fashion, sport! Lots of them! More than you’ll find in the mag! Illustration galleries from the country’s top young artists
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WHO ARE THE MAVERICKS?
TEARAWAY’s band of young, creative masterminds! Check out who’s been recruited so far…
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TEAM TEARAWAY Tom Stevenson
I’m Tom, but my friends call me Steve. I’m an unassuming geology undergraduate living in Dunedin. Things that interest me include tae kwon do, fractals and anything containing caramel. Things that terrify me include ebola and the noises that Skype makes.
I’m an aspiring television producer / journalist from Auckland. I’m into photography, film, TV, music, fashion – basically pop culture in general. Reality TV and spending hours on YouTube are my guilty pleasures. I love live music and nothing can beat a good festie. I’m currently in my third and final year of a Bachelor of Communication Studies, majoring in Television.
Akane Sandom I’m a student at Victoria, studying Law and Development Studies. Wellington is my hometown, and on the off day when the winds aren’t deadly I like to go and discover the amazing views around the city. I can’t decide whether The Little Princess is my favourite movie or the movie I hate the most, because it leaves me in tears every time. Working with children is something I love and I’m passionate about children’s rights, so my dream is to have a career which incorporates these two things.
Lisa Bentley To those close to me, I’m known as Puddles. I am currently situated 5 kms north of Rotorua, and 50 kms away from my hometown. I’m a nurse in training and I am addicted to coffee, and chocolate – like most women. I have a passion for cooking and caring and I failed English, so I have no idea how I got here! But being a strong individual – and quite opinionated – I have something up my sleeve when it comes to writing.
I’m originally from Auckland, but reside amongst the glorious hills of windy Wellington. My life in the capital primarily consists of study at Victoria in the areas of law, public policy and international relations. Being a cashstrapped student, I have come to embrace the muchloathed gherkin in a McDonald’s cheeseburger.
This is my third year writing for TEARAWAY. I’m trying to make casual shorts with formal shoes trend this year. If I had the chance to interview anyone, dead or alive, it would be Michael Jackson. Any crossing of music, film, media or any type of art with another is what is making me tick in 2013.
I’m Hannah Short – yet surprisingly tall – and have just begun studying Journalism at AUT after somehow managing to escape the dead-end town that is Hamilton. It took me a long eighteen years to get out, but thanks to my impressive knowledge of underground tunnels and cats, I beat the statistics. I hope to be a role model and an inspiration for others who are stuck, much like I was.
I’m studying Speech Therapy at Canterbury this year, and hopefully beyond! I love the simple things in life; pottering in the garden, sewing and baking, walking dogs, riding horses and playing with Basil, my adorable, fluffy wuffy squishy baby bunny wabbit. Yes, I have a debilitating weakness for all things cute. I live to read, and often the most random-seeming book will take my interest. Right now I’m addicted to Agatha Christie murder mysteries and am enjoying the memoirs of British vet James Herriot.
Davina Richards I’m half English and half Malaysian, born and bred in the UK. I’ve kept a diary since I was ten; last time I looked I had over 50 diaries. I absolutely adore cats. I practice yoga every week and call myself a true yogi, though others call me ‘skinny piglet’ because I can eat like there’s no tomorrow and still manage to stay slim. I’m sure it’ll catch up with me in a few years.
Sharon McCoskrie I am currently studying Communications at AUT. I’m a TEARAWAY reviewer and occasional sports journalist. I love life in general, but particularly sport, talk and having fun. My word for this year is EMBRACE but I’m happy to share it with you.
Jordan Murray My name is Jordan Robert Murray, but my friends call me Jordan. Yeah, they’re not exactly the wittiest group of people. I am studying English Literature and Sociology at Victoria. I’d describe myself as your regular teenage male; prone to sitting in front of my laptop for far too long and eating Burger King much more than is recommended. I’m also terrified of public transport, as in I have literally never been on a bus that didn’t take me to school, which poses significant problems living away from home in a large, terraced city with no car.
These are just the guys and babes who contributed to this issue of TEARAWAY!
There are more on our website – www.tearaway.co.nz – and YOU could be one of them: Fancy yourself as a bit of Maverick? To apply, send a sample of your work (writing, illustration, photography or video) plus a short and entertaining bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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QUIZ We Know What You Did
Nah, jokes. We don’t know. If we were to hazard a guess though, we’d say there was maybe some cricket involved, some beach time, maybe a bit of festival action and a token dash of parttime work. Anyway. Do YOU know what the rest of the world got up to? Surely you’ve been keeping up with the news in between beach cricket parties. TOM STEVENSON puts your news knowledge to the test.
6. What was economist Gareth Morgan referring to when he said that “your furry friend is actually a friendly neighbourhood serial killer”? A) Dogs B) Cats C) Mice D) Furbies
7. What is the name of the legendary broadcaster who sadly passed away earlier this month? A) James May
1. Who supposedly predicted the end of the world, which failed to occur last December?
B) Paul Henry C) Paul Holmes D) James “Jimmy” Savile
A) The Trojans B) The Mayans C) The Hollies C) The Aztecs
8. A recent national survey has shown that 65% of New Zealanders regard what as being the most irritating thing about summer?
2. Boxing Day saw an extraordinary amount of shopping activity. About how much was spent by shoppers in New Zealand on this day?
A) Dry grass B) Hayfever
A) $100 million
C) Icecream melting too quickly
B) $110 million
D) Insect bites
C) $120 million D) $2.99
3. How many BAFTA awards has The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey been nominated for? A) None
9. What was unusual about the weather in the Crown Range on January 3rd?
B) It was snowing – in the middle of summer
C) Nimbus clouds D) Venus was visible during the daylight hours
4. Which music festival has been held at Mystery Creek every summer for 22 years? A) Rhythm and Vines B) Homegrown C) Hallowe’en D) Parachute
5. Of the following, who has been selected to play for the Black Caps Twenty20 squad but not the ODI squad?
10. True or false? During the summer, a purple rabbit was found hopping around the streets of Hamilton.
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Answers on page 12
and other success stories
Random Valerie fact: She spends a lot of her time on a mountaintop in Switzerland! She enjoys living there, but she does miss her family.
In order to be goal scorers, we need to be great goal setters. So how do we go about that? Who better to ask than one of Aotearoa's megaachievers? SHARON McCOSKRIE talks to Olympian, Valerie Adams.
4 Steps to “Yusssss!” 1. Be Specific
Goal-setting is not just for passing exams or winning gold medals. Think outside the box: devise some more creative ambitions. Would you like to overcome a certain fear? Is there somewhere you really want to go? What you would you like to do in life – both serious and fun? Now consider how setting goals could help you to do them.
Take Responsibility If you really want to achieve, even in more humble facets of life than the Olympics, you need to be prepared to take responsibility. Any athlete will tell you that success does not get given to you on a plate. You have to work for it. As Valerie says, “take responsibility for everything that you do and the choices that you make. At the end of the day, you’re the one who’s going to suffer the consequences if you don’t make the right choices. Be prepared to work hard for what you want.”
You don’t need a fancy app or expensive piece of equipment. All you need is a little motivation, some realistic expectations and a plan – and you will be on your way to greatness.
What choices might you need to make to achieve your goals? What is stopping you right now from achieving them?
Find Your WHY Identify what motivates you and use it to achieve your goals. Valerie is inspired by the desire to succeed and represent her country well. She is also motivated by her love for what she does. Maybe someone in particular inspires you, or maybe your goal is part of a bigger dream?
What if it all goes to custard?
Random Valerie fact: If a movie were made about her story, she would like Queen Latifah to play the starring role. Nice!
Valerie has had to deal with lots of disappointments. Her survival mantra is; “prepare, plan, prevent and work harder”. She says that it is about being prepared to put in more time and effort until you see progress. “At the end of the day,” she adds, “as long as you’ve given it your all, that’s all you can ask for.” Disappointments are inevitable. This does not need to be a depressing fact. Overcoming disappointment strengthens character and makes us more able to succeed.
“I want to be more awesome at sport”
“I want to be selected for goal attack in our rep netball team in 2013”
Being specific means channelling your skill, attention and energy where you need it most, to get the result you are aiming for. 2: Sharing Is ... Friends, family, teachers, coaches, random chick at bus stop; the more people who know about your goal, the more support you have in making it a reality. Support can mean training with you, sharing advice, offering encouragement; everyone can play a different role, so be bold and ask your crew to help keep you on track. 3: Check In Make a plan, break it down and track your progress. The world is a changing place, so check in to make sure your plan is working. There is a difference between being dedicated and being stubborn. Don’t sabotage your own success because you’re not open to exploring alternatives. Step 4: Celebrate As little or as big as your goal may be, it is most important to recognise your efforts. Patting yourself on the back is not being a tryhard. Thank those that helped you. Share with others who have the same goal, or help them with a goal of their own.
What better way to celebrate a second gold medal than to have a book published about yourself? If you want to know what really happened in London or if you are an aspiring athlete looking for some inspiration, this is the book to pick up. Valerie is the inspirational tale of how a Tongan kid from Mangere, throwing the shot in bare feet, transformed herself into a double Olympic champion.
We have two copies of Valerie to give away. Check out the LOOT on page 35!
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COLUMN A Go-Getter’s Guide to
MAKING STUFF HAPPEN So much to do that you don’t know where to start? Is it easier to kick back, turn on the Playstation and forget about the world than is to start working towards your goals? Let’s get you out from the bottom of the heap and back on top! By TANIA TEBBUTT. There are things in life that you cannot change. The amount of hours in a day is one of them. You can, however, make sure that you use your time to your full advantage by balancing your needs with your wants. How? Like this...
Step 1: Don’t Be Listless Make a list (yes, “make a list” can be the first thing on the list). Your list should reflect the things that you need to have done – and by when, otherwise they might stay on there longer than Chris Warner’s been on Shorty.
Step 2 – Make it Visual Use a diary or a wall planner. Enter in your deadlines, for example the due dates of assignments. Add in any other commitments that you have, such as sports finals or set shifts at your part time job. Use highlighters to make a colour code: ‘School’, ‘job’, ‘extra-curricular’, ‘family’, and so on. The gaps in between are the times you have to schedule the ‘doing’. Share out the load of the To Do list in the left over time BEFORE the due date. Making a visual planner allows you to clearly see what time you have left to work with. If you have an assignment due on the Monday but you have to work the whole weekend beforehand, you will see that you should schedule some time in the evenings of the week prior, to get it done on time. Don’t forget to make some space for fun, too. Scheduling in exercise and hang time with friends will keep you motivated to get the work done. Just make sure your free time is in balance with the To Do list. Six-hour blocks of Guitar Hero, for example, is probably a tad excessive.
TRY THIS >>> Schedule your ‘fun time’ for just after a deadline
Step 3: Eliminate All Excuses Tidy your room, do any jobs your mum has asked you to do, feed your ant colony: eliminate distractions. Find a quiet space where others won’t be tempted to interrupt you and get you off-task. Plan a reward before you start working. “If I finish this by 4pm, I can go and get a Slurpee,” for example.
Step 4: Get. Stuff. Done. Now that you have made your To Do list, mapped out your commitments and made a schedule, all you need to do is stick to the plan. For real. Just knuckle down and do it. And don’t even THINK about checking the Book of Face.
TRY THIS >>> If you’re staring at your laptop and not getting any work done, DON’T Tweet about how much you’re procrastinating – get some fresh air! Go for a quick walk around the block or shoot some hoops for ten. Getting your platelets pumping and some O2 in your lungs will refresh and motivate you.
Step 5: Death To That To Do! Once its done, banish it from the list! There is nothing more satisfying than striking a line through something on your To Do list. It’s a great sense of achievement and seeing that you are making progress keeps you motivated to move on.
Step 6: The Best Bit Finished a bunch of stuff? Reward yourself. Hire a DVD, visit a mate, hit a ball with a stick, dress up as a superhero – whatever blows your hair back. Schedule your free time as a reward to give yourself a break – even a small one.
Basically... The key to successful time management is planning. Anticipate anything that may pop up to delay you and plan around it. In doing this you will feel calmer, less stressed and totally capable to tackle the things that come your way. Next stop: world domination.
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photo taken by: Beck Rocchi
The Art of Chillaxing
Life can be fast-paced. There is a lot of pressure to do more, see more and be more than ever before. School work, family issues, relationships, money, the environment, life goals – there can be so much to think about. The result on our bodies and minds can be overwhelming, says TANIA TEBBUTT.
(Otherwise Known as Meditation) What’s in it For Me? The benefits of meditation include: • Reduced stress, anxiety and tension • Greater creativity • Clarity of mind • Improved memory • Better sleep
But I’m Not a Hippy... Meditation has been used across many countries and cultures for thousands of years. In Western culture it has being studied and identified as a helpful tool for the health of mind and body. In a sense, it is a form of concentration. By focusing on something, we can let the mind and body release from the constant thoughts and distractions that come with life. There are many kinds of meditation, many of which have origins in wider spiritual practices. However, you do not need to associate with any religion to meditate and to experience the benefits.
Give it a Go Want to try it? Here are three simple methods of meditation that you can attempt at home.
1. Connecting with the Breath Find a quiet space and sit comfortably, crosslegged or on a chair. Sit tall, with your shoulders slightly back and down. Imagine the crown of your head lifting you up to the sky. Close your eyes gently and have your hands resting on your knees. Close the mouth and breathe through your nose. Observe your natural breath; notice the length and rhythm of your breathing. Begin to count with the breath backwards from 99: Inhale 99, exhale
• Increased energy and motivation • Improved ability to focus • More self-confidence • A sense of balance and inner calm
98. If you lose the count or you reach 0, simply start again. To end the meditation, simply release from the count and continue to sit for a few moments, observing how you feel.
Repeat your mantra out loud as you exhale and silently as you inhale. Do not be in a hurry – let the sound travel as long as it feels comfortable for you. As you do, feel the vibration in your body. To end the meditation, finish on an audible outbreath and simply sit and let the natural breath return to the body before gently opening the eyes.
3. Get Moving with Meditation If sitting still isn’t for you, try a walking meditation. Stand tall, arms by your sides and slightly away from your body. Close your eyes. Bring your attention to the soles of your feet. Feel the contact they are making with the surface underneath. Lift one foot very slowly and notice how the rest of the body has to shift to adjust to the weight. Open your eyes. Moving as slowly as possible, take one step forward. Feel the way that each muscle moves. As you walk slowly, observe your environment. Try not to let your mind wander, but take the time to notice the beauty that surrounds you. This kind of meditation can fill you with a sense of gratitude and bring you back to feeling grounded.
2. Meditating with Sound Meditating with sound – or chanting – can seem strange at first, but when we use our voice box, we create a subtle vibration within the body. When repeated, this vibration can leave you feeling energised and peaceful. Traditionally a mantra (sacred word) for chanting is passed down to a student, however you can use any sound or word that has meaning for you. You may like to try repeating the word ‘shanti’ (peace). As above, sit comfortably , with good posture. You should be in a quiet place where you will not feel uncomfortable making a sound out loud. Close your eyes and observe your natural breath.
Tips for Effective Chillin’ Be patient. Learning to be still and keep your mind centred takes practice, like anything else. Stick with it to see the benefits. Don’t give up just because it doesn’t come easily. It takes time to develop a new habit. Start small. Try 5 to 10 minutes for starters. You may want to set a timer so you don’t have to think about time.
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COLUMN Yeah, All Good, But…. A Piece About Procrastination, Written as Procrastination Self-confessed timewaster JORDAN MURRAY should be studying, but he’s got other, extremely pressing issues. Levels of creativity to calculate, statistics to fabricate, crayons to alphabetise. You know how it is. At the time of writing this piece, I was precisely one week away from a set of three exams which would round out my first year of university. One and a half weeks away from a solid four months of complete freedom and copious amounts of sleep. And yet, whilst I fully grasped the gravity of 200% worth of course marks spread over four days and the amount of study that I should be engaging myself in, there I was writing this instead. Procrastination. It’s something that we all partake in at times in our life, and for the entirety of the time between ages 13 and 18. But who says it’s a bad thing? Well, me, for starters, but what I’m trying to argue is that procrastination isn’t ALL bad. It can actually lead to some pretty wonderful things, such as this fantastic* piece of writing.
Creativity is a good example. As soon as there is study to be done, an assignment which needs to be worked on, or any form of academic material that requires completion, levels of creativity within an individual soar to approximately 13.4 times regular levels*. Everything on your desk suddenly becomes a building block in a magnificent stationery tower or the ingredients for an abstract piece of art comprised of wasted staples, felt tip lids and expertly ripped pieces of refill paper. The whole world gains a new sense of malleability and you fancy yourself the human equivalent of the hand of God. Many a great thing has been the product of procrastination-level creativity; famous examples being the Louvre, the composition of Beethoven’s Fur Elise and the idea for the character of Joey Tribbiani to have his own solo show**. It doesn’t stop here, either folks. There’s another benefit to procrastination, bringing the total to a whopping two. *all statistics blatantly made up on the spot. **not true whatsoever.
* use of term ‘fantastic’ open to interpretation.
The second, less exciting but more practical benefit is cleaning. Everyone’s procrastination has, at some point, taken the form of cleaning each and every surface in their room, washing and re-washing every piece of clothing in their possession and deciding that the third drawer in their desk was far too cluttered and in need of being emptied out and refilled in a much more orderly fashion. At least, I think other people do that. Right? Of course they do. Even if not, this is my article and I’ll be making the rules. Cleaning your room is an activity often looked upon as tedious or boring, but when it comes to study, absolutely anything offers higher levels of enjoyment. Plus, while it may not be productive on the level that you necessarily need at the time, it IS productive – and that is a virtue, regardless. I could go on about all of the other wonderful benefits of procrastination – do not let the fact that I cannot presently think of any detract from this statement – but I think it’s time to wrap this up and do something productive. Right after I rearrange my posters and sort my box of crayons into alphabetical order.
procrastination has, at some point, taken the form of cleaning each and every surface in their room
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Quiz Answers: 1) B, 2) C, 3) A, 4) D, 5) A, 6) B, 7) C, 8) D, 9) B, 10) False; the rabbit was actually green.
Leading the Charge for Young Creative Partnerships
Wellington-based Until Autumn is one of New Zealand’s biggest up-and-coming names in rock music. This is quite a feat, considering all the members are still under 18! So, what would happen when they partnered with young film-makers to produce a music video?
In an industry where it is increasingly hard to succeed, Until Autumn and Zeal’s young film-makers are an example of what can happen when creatives from different mediums work together to perfect their craft.
After a blisteringly successful year in local competitions, Until Autumn recently began their foray outside of the Wellington region. What they found were fans far and wide already waiting for their chance to see them play live. The band then joined forces with young film-makers from Zeal Wellington, to produce a clip for their debut single Don’t Go. The concept for the video was the product of hours of planning between 17-year-old film-makers Corey Fa’afouina Fuimaono and Linus Nelson, with the support of tutor Simon English. Until Autumn lead singer James Gill explained the meaning behind Don’t Go: “The song is written biographically, from the perspective of a friend whose parents’ relationship is deteriorating and he can’t do anything about it.” With this as inspiration, the filmmaking team began talent-searching for actors and scouting for locations throughout the Wellington region. After location shoots at an abandoned college and local coastlines, the team
worked furiously to complete the clip in time for the special pre-release party on 5 December last year. The scale of the project even attracted volunteers from Weta Digital, who assisted in polishing the computer-generated elements of the clip to appear seamless and natural on film. The result is a video which, within two weeks of its launch, attracted over 2,500 views on YouTube and grew significant hype around what Until Autumn will do next. Long gone are the days where film-making was the territory of elite creatives and wealthy production studios. It now lies in the hands of almost anyone, at any age, with passion and creativity. As for Until Autumn, the video has garnered enormous attention from music fans and industry professionals alike. When asked what they plan to do with their growing notoriety, Gill said: “We are looking to get as much exposure as possible through the release of the video and a follow-up EP. We would love to turn this into a music career.”
In an industry where it is increasingly hard to succeed, Until Autumn and Zeal’s young film-makers are an example of what can happen when creatives from different mediums work together to perfect their craft. Until Autumn’s video for Don’t Go and details on joining Zeal’s Film-Making Crew can be found at www.zeal.org.nz.
Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that is there for you! For more than a decade, Zeal has supported young people in creative arts, leadership and education. Check it out at www.zeal.org.nz
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Sounds Epic Wondering what’s going down in Aotearoa’s wonderful world of music? Just ask HANNAH SHORT. She knows stuff.
TOP 5 GIGS You Cannot Miss
Homegrown Wellington – March 2 There’s no better way to boast about our excessively talented musicians than to get loads of Kiwi artists together on the waterfront for a day. Sample a piece of every genre, all crammed into one short day!
Netsky Hamilton – March 16 He blew everyone away at R&V and he’s returning to do it again. Netsky briefly touched down for a few New Year’s gigs – including one with Jupiter Project – and he’s not making any effort to dispel his ‘gone before you know it’ reputation. If NYE was anything to go by, you don’t want to miss his March show!
Ed Sheeran Wellington – March 8; Auckland – March 9 Britian’s favourite ginger is another musical extraordinaire who clearly didn’t get enough of NZ the first time. He’s back in March to help more boyfriends get in the dog box for not measuring up to his song character’s romantic ways. Tickets sold out in days, so if you don’t already have yours, settle down at your computer for a long night of pretending you were there.
The Edge One Night Stand Auckland – March 13 Ruby Frost, Kidz in Space and Kids of 88 join headliners Fun. for a one night only musical experience. The Edge hosts this array of international and Kiwi acts, meaning it will be nothing short of amazing!
Sounds Aotearoa Auckland – March 10 & 11 If you’re feeling a little more cultural in March, head down to the Aotea Centre to celebrate the best Maori and Pacific musicians the country has to offer. Syd, Pieter T and Dei Hamo make an appearance, and add to some of the nearly 20 acts playing over two days. 14 | Tearaway TERM ONE 2013
One to Watch: The Wyld Rap meets alternative rock in The Wyld’s unique sound; a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before, nationally or internationally. I sat down with rapper Mo, to chat about their unconventional rise to fame. Mo and vocalist Brendan had known each other for awhile, but it took a genuine coincidence for the The Wyld to form. “Joe happened to be in my architecture class,” explains Mo “and started adding guitar in our tracks. Over a short period of time, they became a crucial part of our sound.”
“We didn’t expect to get on the blogs that we got on, let alone to get into to talks with any US labels,” says Mo. Artists such as The Black Keys, Gil Scott Heron, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin are a few who have influenced, inspired and pushed The Wyld’s sound to be what it is today.
The Wyld has found fame in a backwards form; they are more well-known overseas than they are in New Zealand. They started off by pushing their music on online blogs, which happened to be all Stay tuned to the band’s Facebook page for international. That was enough to kick it all off, upcoming gigs. They are not one to be missed and in no time they were being hounded for more. live! https://www.facebook.com/TheWyld
success story Jupiter Project Kicking off their journey in 2009, the Jupiter Project consists of two gifted guys: Vocalist Correia and music producer Marty Rich. Their sound has quickly earned them comparisons to the likes of N.E.R.D and Phoenix. 2012 was a massive year for the duo. They performed on the Summer Coca-Cola Beach tour, an amazing set at Rhythm and Vines and also opened for Netsky. In between all this, the boys managed to find time tour the States. This year holds great things also; a trip back to the US is on the agenda, but not before they hype up the crowds at B.O.B’s NZ show early on. There are only bigger things on the horizon for Jupiter Project!
The Frost Factorr
It has been all go for Ruby Frost. She’s recently been announced as a judge on The X-Factor. She’s been playing gigs up and down the country, including Rhythm and Vines and Parachute. And all this caps off the year she released her debut album, Volition. Now it’s her “time to crash before the new year starts,” she tells PRASHAN CASINADER over the phone. But from the tone in her voice, it’s clear the excitement that 2013 will bring has already caught her. For the past few years, Frost has played with both electronic artists such as Nero and Mt Eden and more mainstream pop acts like Kimbra and Evermore. As an artist who mixes the two genres, Frost is the first to acknowledge that she never quite knows where she sits. “I just wait and when a good show comes out, I’m like ‘yeah I’d play that, that’ll be fun’.” When asked to compare the two scenes, she says the difference is in the crowd. “I feel the people [at electronic music shows] are often really passionate about their music... there is that level of excitement that is often not there for other shows.” But she is quick to add “I really enjoy all the different types of things I get to do”. In 2012, Ruby was invited to sing on the Flight of the Conchords-led track Feel Inside for Cure Kids, which she jumped at the chance to do. “It was such a cool day, even just hanging out,” she explains. The most starstruck she felt was when meeting the Conchords themselves. “It was really scary, I guess because I used to obsess over them and watch the show all the time,” she laughs. This year Frost played on the main stage for the first time at Parachute. “We had a really good turnout; great crowds and lots of people dancing,” she says. One of her least favourite gigs however, was at the same event a few years ago. “It was just me and my acoustic guitar, and my friend and his acoustic guitar. He had tuned his guitar in another key and I didn’t
know, and it was just so bad,” she laughs with embarrassment. “Brooke Fraser was side of stage because she really wanted to hear my music, and it just sounded…oh it was awful. I had to have him stop playing and play by myself”. Having come into the music industry early, Frost is no stranger to honing her image. The pink-haired, fashionconscious look has been a few years in the making, and it’s something she takes somewhat seriously. “When I go to see a band, I like to see people who have thought about the visual side of their show,” she explains. “I don’t think it is the be-all and end-all – some of my favourite bands just rock up in jeans and a t-shirt – but as long as the aesthetic fits in with what you are trying to do... My music is quite theatrical and kind of shimmery and has these magical sounds and I try to extend that to what I wear.” WHO HAS THE X-FACTOR? “I think I was just really curious. I’m not someone who can turn down an adventure like that,” the singer says, about accepting a place on The X-Factor judging panel. “I can’t wait to see the talent and see what a crazy ride it’s going to be.” Frost will be up against Stan Walker, Daniel Bedingfield and Melanie Blatt to see whose act will take out the grand prize, and she is well-tuned on what the stakes are going to be like. “The producers of the show were like ‘you’ve got to be the best mentor’ and I’m thinking ‘okay, this is going to be interesting’. I mean, I can be a competitive person, but all the other judges are incredible, I respect them so much. I can’t imagine getting too competitive…we’ll have to see.” So what is this talented Kiwi singer looking to find on The X-Factor? “Someone who has that amazing presence,” she says. “They’ve got to have a good voice, and they have to look convincing. I’m looking for someone really interesting who is not like any of the pop stars we have in New Zealand, but can still be played on radio stations. I just can’t wait to get started.”
Photo taken by Chris Traill | Make-up: Kate Solley for M.A.C | Hair: Blaze for Redken
If you had to audition for The X-Factor NZ what would you sing? Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn) Favourite song from this summer? Lovers in the Parking Lot (Solange) Ideal Collaboration for 2013? David Dallas or P-Money Funniest thing you have witnessed recently? Kramer (from TV show Seinfeld) set to dubstep on YouTube.
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So are the hugs free, or not? Parachute, the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere, was a weekend-long heatwave of rock ‘n’ roll festivities; a bustling village of carnival-themed activities, markets and ‘Free Hugs’ t-shirts. By Saturday afternoon, the festival was sold out, which meant that over 17,500 people – including ELESHA EDMONDS – were soaking up the tunes of over 100 international and local acts.
on the street...
What was your favourite part of Parachute this year?
Ben, 14 Evermore! Or Brooke Duff... Actually no, Evermore. That’s my final answer!
Nathaniel, 15 Moshing to Family Force 5 was pretty mint.
The 2013 festival could best be described as ‘new and improved’. Changes included spunky wristbands which punters could top up with credit to spend at the festival. This was a helpful alternative to carrying cash and leaving it all in the mosh pit. Furthermore, Parachute this year was condensed down to three days, with no music programmed for Monday. This meant that festival-goers were able to leave at their own leisure. The fashion at Parachute deserves a considerable mention. The traditional Parachute photo
s taken by: Rebeka
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‘Free Hugs’ t-shirts were out in force, however this year they were faced with a new competitor: the ‘No Free Hugs’ t-shirt. Other fashions included an abundance of fake tattoos, punters wearing cardboard boxes in the mosh and an excessive amount of fluoro shorts. A few even risked the sweltering heat to wear suits with top hats. That’s commitment. We didn’t send Elesha to Parachute just to report on the fashion, oh no. Read more of her review at www.tearaway.co.nz!
Holly, 19 Switchfoot has always been a massive draw card for me, because they always put on a world-class show. This year I discovered Tigertown. Fingers crossed they are there next year because they were a definite highlight.
Josh, 18 (pictured with Jess) Mumsdollar, because they did all their old songs and it was a blast from the past.
An Atmospheric Sensation
Young Lyre has just seen out an exciting year. Notable accomplishments include producing a second music video, opening for the Kaiser Chiefs and the release of their first EP, Night Swimming. According to guitarist Kiran Rai though, this is only the beginning. The band formerly known as The Frisk are a bunch of guys who know how to have a good time. The five-piece has been described as NZ’s answer to Two Door Cinema Club, due to their synth-heavy, irresistibly danceable electro-pop.
The songs are songs we had been gigging for a while and we didn’t have any recordings of them. We thought it would be good if we could get the songs out, especially in preparation for what we felt was a new phase of writing.
Night Swimming is a polished collection which sends even the most conservative to the dance floor. Young Lyre’s songs are rhythmically memorable, with catchy lyrics that draw large flashmobs of fistpumping partiers.
What do you mean by a new phase of writing? Definitely the way we construct our songs is starting to take a bit more shape, particularly as we had been experimenting with a lot of stuff. We still are experimenting, but it feels like there is more of a Young Lyre sound now, which is something we really want to run with and write as much as we can.
Kiran is one of the original band members. They formed “way back in high school” for Smokefreerockquest. Kiran is described by the other band members as “the guy who can make any instrument sound like an atmospheric sensation of joy”. I chatted with him just before the band headed to Parachute. Kiran, I’ve just being admiring your fancy Hawaiian Shirt. Very high fashion! I got it from this big budget store in Gisborne. It’s brand new, never been worn, or even looked at! A twelvedollar bargain! What was the inspiration behind the name Night Swimming? Jordan Curtis [lead vocalist] writes all the lyrics and he writes them in a way that collaborates different bits and pieces from his experiences. Night Swimming was about a time when he was travelling with some friends through the South Island. They came across a lake, with a pier. It had a lot of phosphorescence and when you dove in, it would light up. So he wrote a song about it. How did you find the whole EP-making process? We wanted to have a snapshot of where we were as a band at that time.
Do you have a favourite song on the record? I like playing Night Swimming. I think it has a really good energy. Also Interlude is an interesting track, because it was never intended to be a complete song. It has a mellow intro and in the latter part opens out and kinda gets raucous. It’s really fun to play live, as it has heaps of energy and is us playing as hard as we can upon quite simple ideas. I find it’s pretty expressive. The future looks bright for Young Lyre; what can we expect from you guys in 2013? We have loads of goals for this year. We are planning to go into an intense writing stage. We are deliberately pulling back from shows to write ridiculous amounts. We want to have too many songs to choose from so we will be able to filter those down to the ones that are really strong. We would really like to work towards an album.
Deep Impact Parachute 2013 was the first time US hip-hop artist Lecrae had ever set foot on New Zealand shores. The Atlantabased star quickly immersed himself in the Kiwi culture, by tucking into jet planes, listening to the “phenomenal” songbird Brooke Fraser and enjoying an honorary haka. Lecrae is currently in the process of going supernova. The crunk and gangsta rap maven has been on the music scene since his first album was released in 2004. However it was his latest album, Gravity which saw him thrown into the limelight. Gravity came in at #3 on US Billboard charts and #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts. However, Lecrae remains humble and grounded; a unique characteristic that makes him stand out from other hip-hop artists. He still isn’t fazed by his success, saying, “It’s still strange to me. I’m not stepping off red carpets every day, flying in private jets, shopping for jewellery and luxurious cars and getting in shootouts. It’s not my lifestyle. All this is not normal; so I’m not getting used to it”. The 33-year-old says he wants to be different from those making violent and self-centred music. He wants to use his music to tackle those issues. Lecrae’s background makes him more than equipped. Raised by his mother on the southside of Houston, he grew up idolising and pursuing the street life. After becoming a drug dealer at a young age, he decided that he wasn’t too stoked with the life he was living and began to pursue his love for
rapping. Five years later he teamed up to found Reach Records and released his first album. Lecrae’s work has received two Grammy Award nominations and he also won 2010 Best Hip Hop Music Video at the GMC Music Video Awards. However, the stand-out moment in his career was recently meeting an 18-year-old man with a brain tumour. Lecrae says the high school athlete had been abandoned by his family and was put into foster care, moving between cities for surgery. Then surgery left him paralysed so that he couldn’t move anything from his neck down. “With only a short time to live, his request for his 18th birthday was to see me in person, and man, that impacted me deeply,” says Lecrae. “That type of stuff is better than any award you can receive.” Lecrae is an artist with a unique message. Not one to chase the limelight, his aim is to help those who are in the position he was once in. He is set to release a new mixtape this year. Watch this space.
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New Zealand’s latest online clothing boutique, Sick Sad World is here! Its debut lookbook, fresh this month, is entitled Home Sweet Home, and includes excerpts from John Howard Payne’s poem of the same name. Sick Sad World “embraces the dreary backdrop” of Avondale in Auckland. The first collection sets the mood, evoking images of long, uneventful teenage summers from a time just before of an electronic uprising. Sick Sad World has opened an online portal for New Zealand youth – and the young at heart – to shop locally for styles that reflect the more experimental, tongue-in-cheek, expressive youth culture of today. You can view the rest of the lookbook here: www.sicksadworld.co.nz/ lookbook
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DON'T BE AN EGG! Things You’ll Wish You Knew Now,
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Let’s talk about student debt. Specifically, how and why to avoid it. Your ancient, 30-year-old self will thank you some day. By JONATHAN GEE. Course fees and course-related costs can be easy to ignore. Interest-free student loans, right? But of course, there is a catch. You’re going to have to pay that money back one day. Forgetting about student debt now will only create greater financial woes in the future.
years. Some students reach this limit and don’t pay it off once they graduate.” When banks can’t get you to pay off your overdraft, they pass the debt onto a debt collection agency. This affects your credit rating, which isn’t good. It will affect your ability to take out a loan when buying your first home or a new car. Yep, the student debt monster will come back to bite!
If you earn more than $19,084 after graduating, you’ll have to pay 10c in every dollar you earn on student loan repayments. That’s 10% of your income! Think about how much less you’ll be getting in your pocket each week.
Still not convinced? Then look at it this way. If you take action on your student debt now, you may well be better off in the future. The job market is getting more and more competitive. Even after studying your heart out to get your tertiary qualification, you may have to work just as hard to get the job you want.
Student debt doesn’t only end at student loans. Samantha Stevens, Segment Manager for Youth and Partnerships at Kiwibank, says that some of the most common experiences of student debt relate to excessive use of overdraft: “With a tertiary account, you’re able to get an interest-free overdraft of up to $1000 in your first year and $2000 in subsequent
In this competitive market, employers are recruiting people who have the work experience that demonstrates commitment, a hard work ethic and real life knowledge. So, not only will getting a part-time job while in high school or university pay the bills or repay your student loan, but it also could land you your dream job! Sweet, eh?
DON'T BE AN EGG! Let’s Do Something About it Get organised! It’s important to plan ahead. With a bit of budgeting, you may find that you’re paying way too much per year on daily cups of coffee. Stevens suggests allocating a little bit each week to your savings account. It will surely add up and prevent you from going into overdraft due to unexpected costs that may arise. If you’re a horrible saver, try PayStream – if you’re with Kiwibank. Any incoming funds are automatically split between your everyday and savings accounts. That way, it makes it easier to set aside money before you’ve even seen it. Remember, budgeting goals, like all goals, need to be realistic. Don’t be too optimistic – lower your savings amount if you need to, and stick to it.
to pay off debt before you save, so “It’swhenimportant you put money into your savings account, you’re actually saving. ”
Reduce your student loan: Got a bit of spare cash lying around? Make a repayment on your student loan. Stevens says that it’s important to pay off debt before you save, so when you put money into your savings account, you’re actually saving.
What are you on? Make sure you’re on an account which suits your needs! Most banks offer tertiary accounts for students studying at a New Zealand university, polytechnic or other NZQA approved place of study. It means you don’t have to pay transaction fees on your everyday account and you get an interest-free overdraft of up to $1000 in your first year, on top of a low-interest credit card with a $500 limit. But, be careful; remember that interest rates go up once you graduate and change from a tertiary account. This means you’ll have to pay back even more for going into overdraft or using your credit card.
Money and student debt: The sooner you talk about it, the sooner you can do something about it. So don’t be an egg; talk to your mates, your family and your bank. At 30, how do you want to be able to look back on your student days?
Flatting, drinking, travel, job interviews…Is there a topic you’d like to see discussed in the next Don’t Be An Egg!? Email email@example.com with your ideas.
Liberate your words – the National Schools Poetry Award is on again The search is on for the best and most original poems from Aotearoa New Zealand’s young writers. The National Schools Poetry Award is on again and Year 12 and 13 secondary school students are urged to liberate their words. The winner will receive $500 cash for themselves and a $500 book grant for their school library. Nine shortlisted poets also receive $100 cash, and all finalists are invited to an exclusive one day masterclass with leading New Zealand poets at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. They will also take home a package of literary subscriptions, books and book tokens. The entry deadline is July 5, 2013. Entry forms, guidelines and writing tips for the poetry award are online at www.schoolspoetryaward.co.nz. The judge for the 2013 award is Anna Jackson. Anna, the
Wellington-based, Auckland-born poet bought an electric typewriter in her twenties and began writing poetry which she published in small magazines put together with groups of friends, before a selection of these poems was published in AUP New Poets 1 (1999). She has since published five critically acclaimed poetry collections with Auckland University Press. Her most recent book Thicket (2011) was named as one of the NZ Listener’s Top 100 Books of that year and was a finalist in the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards. Anna has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She teaches in the English Department at Victoria University of Wellington and is also the author of Diary Poetics: Form and Style in Writers’ Diaries 1915–1962 and, with Charles Ferrall, Juvenile Literature and British Society, 18501950: The Age of Adolescence. She is a co-editor of The Gothic in Children’s Literature: Haunting the Borders
and Floating Worlds: Essays on Contemporary New Zealand Fiction. Prizes include membership of the New Zealand Book Council and the New Zealand Society of Authors, a copy of The Exercise Book, and the literary journals Sport and Landfall, and a $50 Booksellers Token. Flights and accommodation at the Bolton Hotel are included in the prize package for masterclass attendees living outside the Greater Wellington. The winner and shortlisted poets will be announced on National Poetry Day, 16 August, and the masterclass runs on August 31. The National Schools Poetry Award is organised by New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious creative writing programme, the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.
“The Poetry Award is a significant creative opportunity offered to every senior secondary student in New Zealand. It provides a focus and incentive for creative writing, both inside and outside the classroom. We want to encourage the writers of the future to find their voices,” says the director of the International Institute of Modern Letters, Damien Wilkins. An information pack will be sent to all New Zealand secondary schools in March.
For further information, contact Katie Hardwick-Smith or Clare Moleta at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 463 6854.
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Who is Capezio? Born in 1871 in Italy, Salvatore Capezio was just a teenager when he opened his store in New York City, just near the old Metropolitan Opera House. The sign above his door read: “The Theatrical & Historical Shoemaker.” These days, Capezio is a name which is pretty much synonymous with dance itself! Did you know that our traditional Kiwi dessert is named after a famous ballet dancer? True story! The dancer’s name was Anna Pavlova and her light and graceful style allegedly inspired the creation of our favourite summertime sweet, during a tour of NZ in 1926. Anna Pavlova was just one of many legendary performers throughout history who have recognised Capezio as the only way to dance. Some of the others include Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Mick Jagger, Liza Minelli, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Legends!
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Top 5 Tips: For being the best dancer you can be • It’s all in the ATTITUDE. Great technique is pointless if you are a nightmare to work with.
from Pacific Contemporary Dance Company, Black Grace
leader and founder of Request Dance Crew
Bouncing back is an easy thing to do, because if your love and passion is strong enough, it should be effortless to keep on going. For me, all those things are just bumps along my journey, so I always find motivation somewhere.
• Be prepared to work hard. Pulling off a complicated tap sequence or a headspin probably isn’t going to just happen; it could take months of hard work, so accept that fact and stick with it!
• ENJOY YOURSELF. That old saying ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ couldn’t be more appropriate. Let go. At the end of the day, dancing should be fun.
What I love most about being a dancer is being able to express myself physically. Performing is the highlight for me; I love being able to share stories and share my passion with an audience.
• Eat right! Yes, it’s an art form, but fuel yourself for dance as you would for sport. You need lots of energy and a good balance of nutrition to look after those muscles and bones.
• Look after yourself. You’re asking a lot of your body, so be nice to it! If you’ve got any aches and pains that don’t feel right, get them checked out before they get out of control.
Our favourite Kiwi dancers
contemporary dancer with Java Dance Company
Dance is such an engaging and communicative art form, it is alive and only exists in the moment. It makes you and others feel good. In contemporary dance especially it is a way in which to explore an imaginary world.
LOVE YOUR PLANET
Once again The Outlook for Someday film challenge has provided the perfect platform for young New Zealanders to express their voices on sustainability. Made by individuals and teams from across the nation, the 20 winning films tackled subjects ranging from climate change and recycling to the sustainability of language and culture. By JEROME SEARS. The Someday Awards red carpet ceremony was held in Auckland at the end of last year to celebrate the achievements of the next generation of sustainability film-makers. 20 Special Awards were up for grabs, with winners each scoring a prize pack worth over a thousand dollars. In 2012 a film made by Natasha Bishop from Wellington was The Body Shop Standout Winner. Natasha took home a prize package including an $8000 Unitec scholarship. Her animated drama Arboraceous captivated the judges with how “universal, simple and effective” it was. Athina Tsoulis from Unitec described her film as “a playful glimpse into the future, warning us of the consequences if we do not take better care of our planet”. The simple message of how “we only have one world and it must be looked after” won the judges over. TEARAWAY was proud to sponsor the Tearaway Secondary School Performance Award, for an epic on-screen performance. In 2012 it was won by Hamish Hall for his smooth presenting and polished performance in his film Poplars The Movie. The judges were impressed by his humourous interpretation of how poplar trees can help the environment on New Zealand farms.
In addition to the film challenge, the team at The Outlook for Someday are holding loads of filmmaking workshops throughout the country from May to August this year. These workshops provide a great introduction to the art of film-making and are an awesome place to develop ideas for the film challenge. Keep an eye out for a workshop in your area at www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/ about/workshop-series . Kiran Patel was one filmmaker who took part in one of the workshops in Auckland last year. This particular workshop was the first one that Kiran had participated in, and he found it to be pretty helpful. Kieran says “During the workshop I had an idea in the purest form. The workshop helped me develop this idea, and taught me a new procedure which I could then put to good use during the production of my film. Overall, it helped me to manage the film-making process more professionally.” The Outlook for Someday was once again a huge success, with loads of young people coming out in force to share their views on sustainability through film. Entries for this year’s challenge open very soon and close on September 13. You still have loads of time to come up with a potential award-winning idea, so what are you waiting for? To view any of the winning films and for more information, visit www.theoutlookforsomeday.net. For interviews with some of last year’s winning film-makers, check out www.tearaway.co.nz
Someday Awards 2012
Hamish says that the idea first came about when he “noticed that a herd of cows in a nearby paddock looked more healthy than other cows” inspiring him to investigate more. Hamish is no stranger to either epic performance or creating an award-winning film; he was also a winner at the previous Someday Awards. Dubbed ‘the next
David Attenborough’, he is definitely a strong environmental storyteller to watch out for.
Michael Goudie of Auckland Council
David Jacobs of Connected Media & Guy Ryan of Inspiring Stories Trust
Kiel McNaughton, Someday Ambassador
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SHAKE SHAKE On the Road to Recovery
It’s been almost two years since Japan was hit by the ‘triple disaster’ of March 2011. The country shook from the magnitude 9 earthquake. Whole towns were swept away by the menacing waves of the 30 metre tsunami. Thousands of people were evacuated from surrounding areas, following the nuclear power plant meltdown. AKANE SANDOM reflects on life in Japan today.
While those who lost their lives cannot be brought back, Japan is determined to pick itself up. It is now in a process of recovery, rebuilding the communities that were destroyed by the disaster. In December 2012, our group of 108 New Zealand and Australian university students visited Japan, to witness the disaster recovery effort. What we saw, though wasn’t what many of us expected. We didn’t see any rubble or destroyed coast lines. Instead, beautiful rural towns, winter wonderland, and a 600-year-old castle was what we came to face. It was hard to put a finger on how places like this were being affected by the disaster. That’s because what we saw in Japan were many examples of ‘unseen’ damage; the result of how harmful rumours are now posing as a huge hurdle for Japan’s recovery.
the resort looked like something out of a movie and provided the best setting for endless snowball fights. Bringing tourists from all over Japan and from overseas, the resort, we were told, was the heart of the rural community and economy. On March 11, 2011 the resort shook, but was luckily undamaged. Being far inland, there was no tsunami danger, and being 130kms away from any nuclear power plant, it was out of the radiation danger zone. However following the disaster, the resort had 22,000 booking cancellations and had to shut its slopes for nearly two years. We quickly learned the reason for this was because the resort is located in Fukushima, the region which is now famous for the nuclear power plant accident. Unseen Danger
Daikura Ski Resort in Fukushima sits 200km away from the hustle and bustle of concrete jungle Tokyo. This was our home for four days and we arrived after a healthy dumping of 1.5 metres of snow.
Fukushima is home to the nuclear power plant reactor that broke down due to the damage it sustained in the earthquake. The meltdown of this reactor meant that radiation leaked into the atmosphere. Radiation can’t be seen and can have devastating health affects, which can often remain hidden for years.
The towering mountains and the gleaming white slopes at the foot of
The radiation scare caused panic across the region and many people
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within 100 km were evacuated. Rumours of high radiation levels spread internationally and Fukushima became known as dangerous for being ‘radioactive’. We met with locals in the area and got to see the effect that these rumours had on them personally. Despite the bad press, people in the area have continued with their normal daily lives, their positive attitudes undeterred. A local mayor told us how people in the town had not moved away despite the possible radiation scare, because they wanted to continue living in the hometowns they loved. The Need for Revival Although areas such as the ski resort have been declared safe from radiation, they are still dealing with rumours of radiation levels. Tourists and sales have not come flooding back. It may take some time for people to trust that they can go to these places as tourists, or buy local products. Many places in Japan, like the resort, need the revival of their local businesses. While what we can do for this might be limited, paying more attention and circulating correct information can help clear these
A local mayor told us how people in the town had not moved away despite the possible radiation scare, because they wanted to continue living in the hometowns they loved.
harmful rumours and help bring an end to this unfair suffering.
Reliable information on radiation can be hard to find, but many agencies are continuously taking daily readings of radiation levels in Japan. For more information, visit the Japan National Tourism Organisation: www.jnto. go.jp/eng/ and the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: www.mext.go.jp/ which provide weekly updates in English of radiation levels for cities across Japan.
And in Our Own Backyard... It’s hard to believe how quickly the last two years have gone, since the February 2011 earthquake. It’s even harder to believe how slow the recovery of Christchurch has been in the same amount of time, writes DAVINA RICHARDS.
We’ve had to endure many things since the quake swept through our beautiful garden city, shattering our communities, our culture and our heritage in its path. The truth is that everyday living is the same as it was before the quake. Except that we are still living in an area where damaged, derelict, broken homes and buildings, on-going demolition, piles of rubble and unoccupied strips of land fringe the region. At almost every turn, luminous orange cones line the streets and road works continue to disrupt our lives and frustrate us. On the roads, outside our house, on our doorstep; they are a constant reminder of the day a young, prosperous city stood still. It’s been stressful, but I think we’re over the worst. In some ways Christchurch city is like a forest floor; debris, dirt and dust litter the ground, but beneath it all, it’s like the new growing plants of a forest. Christchurch is breeding new hope, spirit, energy and strength, which is slowly piercing through the crumbling floor of the city. We’re all just trying to move on and there’s a sense of new beginnings in the city. Although we’re in a state of recovery, our continued resilience means the future of this city will be an exciting and thriving one; one that everyone will want a slice of. With much of the inner city cordoned off and many areas inaccessible, it’s always nice to see people return
because they want to be a part of the Garden City they love, to watch it become one of the greatest cities in the country. So many of our favourite places have been gobbled up by the quake, but in the wake of the recovery process, most of the attractions have reopened and new ones are popping up. Start the day with a coffee; meet up with friends at the popular Addington Coffee Co-op, Starbucks, Coffee Culture, Coffee House, Ground Floor Café or Black Betty Café, to name a few. Then head to Westfield Mall and the Palms shopping centres to shop and enjoy the cinema. I also love the creative streak of the outdoor Re:start City Mall, which is made up of coloured shipping container units. It’s funky and has lots of little boutique shops and food stalls; a perfect place to chill out. Check out the popular beaches. Sumner beach, Taylors Mistake and New Brighton beach are awesome places to go surfing, swimming and basking in the sun. Grab your mates and go ice skating, cycling, bowling, skateboarding at Washington Way Reserve Skate Park, indoor climbing at The Roxx, and get your heart pumping at Adrenalin Forest. Always keep up to date with what’s happening on Hagley Park; there are so many free events, you’ll struggle to attend all of them.
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LIVIN' THE DREAM
Around the World, Around the World STA Travel have been planning ultimate round the world trips for awesome adventurers like you for yonks now – and they’re pretty darn good at it! They can get you anywhere in the world that has an airport, so you’re really only limited by your imagination. Check out some of the STA Travel experts’ favourite destinations below, with a few cheeky questions to test your knowledge of our big wide world!
1. When was construction started on the famous Eiffel Tower? a) 1880 b) 1887 c) 1893
1. If you ordered bangers and mash you’d be eating...? a) Fish & mashed potato b) Sausages & mashed potato c) Steak & mashed potato
1. Which currency do they use in Fiji? a) Fijian peso b) Fijian dollar c) Fijian euro
2. The Mona Lisa is housed in which Paris museum? a) Le Louvre b) Petit Palais c) Musée d’Orsay
2. What building in London is affectionately referred to as a vegetable? a) The Gherkin b) The Carrot c) The Cucumber
3. Which famous Paris landmark did AJ Hackett bungy jump from in 1987? a) Eiffel Tower b) Notre Dame c) Arc de Triomphe
Dubai 1. The first man-made islands built in Dubai are called...? a) World Islands b) Palm Islands c) Universe Islands 2. How many skyscrapers were there in Dubai in 1991? a) 1 b) 21 c) 41
3. The underground train system in London is known as the...? a) Hole b) Cylinder c) Tube
USA 1. In which suburb in Los Angeles would you find the legendary Rodeo Drive? a) Beverly Hills b) Malibu c) Bel-Air 2. Las Vegas is located in which state? a) Nevada b) Utah c) Wyoming
2. What is the captial of Fiji? a) Suva b) Nadi c) Wellington 3. How many islands make up Fiji? a) 1 b) 100 c) 332
Singapore 1. The largest annual event in Singapore is...? a) Chinese New Year b) Big Day Out c) Ramadan 2. Name Singapore’s national mascot. a) Elephant b) Dragon c) Merlion 3. Singapore was originally part of...? a) Thailand b) Malaysia c) Laos
3. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. How high is it? a) 728 metres b) 828 metres c) 928 metres
3. The ___ Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. a) Big b) Grand c) Humungous
1. The currency in Thailand is the...? a) Baht b) Bath c) Bat
1. Sydney was founded in 1788 when ships from England came bearing...? a) Lawyers b) Clowns c) Convicts
3. How do you say hello in Italian? a) Bonjour b) Ciao c) Sawadee kha
2. Which of these would you not find in Australia? a) Wetas b) Crocodiles c) Snakes
2. Which of these is not an island in Thailand? a) Langkawi b) Koh Samui c) Koh Phangan 3. Which Thai dish includes noodles, peanuts and meat or seafood? a) Tom Yum b) Fried Rice c) Pad Thai
3. What is Uluru also known as? a) Air Rock b) Ayres Rock c) Aussie Rock
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1. Which of these is not a city in Italy? a) Rome b) Venice c) Timaru 2. What shape does Italy resemble on a map? a) A boot b) A heart c) A star
1. Which of these is not considered a ‘Big 5’ safari animal? a) Lion b) Rhinoceros c) Giraffe 2. Which of these is not a country in Africa? a) South Africa b) Kenya c) Iran 3. In which African country would you find the pyramids? a) Egypt b) Tanzania c) Zimbabwe
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Glazed chicken rITH couscous Wr
Serves: 1 Time to make: 20 mins Total cost: $3.40 / $3.40 per serve (at time of publication)
Ingredients • 2-3 (100g) chicken tenderloins • oil spray, to grease • 2 small onions, finely chopped • 1/3 cup couscous • 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 8 cherry tomatoes • 1 cup rocket
Instructions Step 1: Cut chicken in small pieces. Lightly spray a frying pan with oil and heat. When hot, add chicken and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until chicken is just browned. Step 2: Meanwhile, place couscous in a bowl and pour boiling water over. Cover and leave for 5 minutes. Step 3: Add sugar and vinegar to chicken with a little more oil spray if necessary. Cook for 4-5 more minutes until chicken is tender. Step 4: Stir in tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes until just softened. Step 5: Stir in rocket and couscous then serve.
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< OUR IRON LADY First at 5:30 anchor and 60 Minutes presenter Charlotte Bellis is taking on the toughest race in New Zealand sport – the NutriGrain Ironman NZ. She reckons if she can do it in under 12 hours, she’ll have achieved her goal. Man, that’s one looong race, right? She played tennis for NZ through high school and has even won her one and only boxing fight, but Charlotte has never done anything like multisport. What has your training been like for the Ironman? I’ve been really lucky with Sam Warriner [Kiwi former World Champion triathlete] as my coach. Right from the first day of training, she had it all planned out – how I would reach my targets. I’ve got to do exactly what she says. I’ve built up starting on just 10 hours a week to 18 hours a week recently. The big focus has been on cycling and running, with a lot of strength training so I can be, as Sam says, “strong for long”.
have the “ Youpotential to do
How hard has it been to fit in the training around your work commitments?
anything you can dream of as a teenager and drugs only steal that from you.
Prime and Sky have been fantastic, although I think all my colleagues find it all quite amusing. It’s become a default look to see me in the office in a beanie, lycra and barefoot, fresh from a ride. My colleagues are interested in how it all works and they help to keep me honest, asking what training I’m doing that day or next and then whether I completed it. What advice would you give to someone thinking of taking on a big challenge like Ironman? For anyone looking to get into something that’s going to take a big time commitment, I’d recommend involving a good support crew of friends and family to help keep the motivation up. Do you have a whole new appreciation for the pro athletes and how much they train and how hard they push themselves? When I first interviewed Cameron Brown (10-time Ironman NZ Champ) I thought ‘he’s clearly really good at what he does and is very fit’ , but that’s where it ended. Now I’ve got such a different perspective. It’s a devout lifestyle with a lot of sacrifice
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and the elites have to give up a lot – especially those with families – to stay at the top. You are also throwing your support behind a Police anti-drugs campaign. Why is that? When I was a teenager, I was lucky to play tennis competitively and that kept me away from drugs, but then I started to see the damage they did to relatives and my good friends and it made me quite angry that they were messing with their lives so early on. You have the potential to do anything you can dream of as a teenager and drugs only steal that from you. When you’re young, you’re so caught up in the moment and trying to impress that you lose sight of the long-term impact of drugs. I work with a charity called Blue Light for that reason. It’s a community policing youth program that for nearly three decades has run programmes and activities for youth throughout New Zealand, free from drugs, alcohol and violence. It ties in well with the Nutri-Grain Ironman because it’s about youth challenging themselves to make positive, healthy choices. As a celebrity do you feel a bit of pressure to do well? I feel a lot of pressure to do well but it’s all pressure I put on myself. There’s no reason I shouldn’t do well, having put in the hard yards, my health is good and I’ve got the best support team a first-timer could hope for. I suppose I do also have to give myself a break; it’ll be my first ever solo triathlon!
Good luck for the big race on March 2, Charlotte!
A Way of Life in sport. Fortunately, I had good role models as an athlete and grew up with a family that has kept me on the drug-free train my entire career.
My name is Abby Erceg and I currently play as a Central Defender for the New Zealand Football Ferns, for which I made my debut in November 2006. Taking sport to an international level is a big commitment to make, but making the pledge to compete clean and play true takes another level of strength.
I wouldn’t call being drug-free a commitment; more so, it’s a way of life. As young athletes get more and more of the spotlight – as they get better and better and the competition gets stronger and faster – it’s easy to see how they could be naïve about drugs
Being drug-free is something that is very important to me. New Zealand has a great reputation in elite sports and I am very happy to help maintain that drug-free image. Photo: Adrian Malloch Photography
I have been fortunate enough to compete in two U20 Women’s World Cups (WWC), two full WWC and two Olympic Games. I have played in the Australian W-League for the Adelaide United Lady Reds and would like to extend my professional playing career by playing in the German or American Professional leagues.
Whenever I hear about athletes using drugs in sport, I think it’s a real shame. In any elite sport there is a lot of competition, but for people to cheat to get an advantage is totally unacceptable. No matter who it is, I automatically lose a lot of respect for that individual. It shows a real lack of personal discipline, which is a key characteristic for true elite athletes.
The idea of being tested used to be a very daunting task but it’s not as bad as you might think. The people are friendly and you get free water and Powerade! I know that being tested is just a necessary part of being elite. My advice to budding sportspeople is to surround yourself with good people who will not only support your decisions but also encourage good decisions. Be open about the subject of drugs and talk to people about it to open your awareness.
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LIVIN' THE DREAM A Career a là Mode Dreaming of a career in the dynamic world of fashion? The SIT Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) blends theoretical knowledge with practical projects, giving you the opportunity to gain exposure of your work.
Studying at SIT gives you access to new, fully automated industrial sewing machines. You’ll also be using computer programmes and hardware used for computer-aided pattern-making (CAD).
specifications. This experience gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learnt in other areas of the degree, allowing you to complete a real world project at industry standard.
Your completed masterpieces can be exhibited at the SIT fashion shop. Located in the middle of Invercargill’s CBD the shop is the perfect place for you to both showcase and sell your pieces to the public.
The Chameleon showcase, held at the end of the year, features collaborative work from your fellow fashion students, as well as those studying animation, film, music and drama. It is the culmination of three years’ work. Held at SIT Centrestage Theatre – a purpose built 300 seat auditorium - the event sets up a cat walk, where you will present the best of your collections.
The Hokonui Fashion awards are an important local event on the Southern calendar, and as a first year student, you’ll be encouraged to submit collections into the competition. In your second year, this opportunity will be built into the curriculum, supporting the growth of you as a designer. It will also provide a stage recognised on a national level. In third year, you’ll undertake projects that require approaching a client to create a full wardrobe according to their desired
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With such a wide range of well supported projects, SIT graduates enter the workplace equipped at a practical level.
For more info, contact Southern Institute of Technology on 0800 4 0 FEES or visit the website at www.sit.co.nz
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Illuminating Pathways Students at South Auckland’s Manurewa High School are being given an exciting new opportunity. They are now able to study a Digital Design Certificate with Yoobee School of Design – from the comfort of their own high school campus! Yoobee School of Design, (formerly known as Natcoll Design Technology), is New Zealand’s largest specialist private tertiary provider of creative digital technology courses. They are delivering a Certificate in Digital Design Level 3 (iCreate) at Manurewa High. It’s an NZQA approved qualification that will give students a great head start on their careers. iCreate is a foundation programme that connects creativity with digital technology. Using still and
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video cameras and computers, students produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. They learn digital illustration techniques as well as how to create images and pages suitable for web publication, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. On top of all this, students learn a wide range of art and creative practices to widen their skills base even more. Enrolled students study one and a half days a week over 35 weeks. The coursework is taught by professional Yoobee tutors in the familiar and supportive environment of the Manurewa campus . Manurewa High School is a decile 2 secondary school with 1,900 students - 75% of whom are Maori and Pacific Islanders. “Yoobee is giving Manurewa
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students a unique opportunity to explore all elements of design, illuminating the exciting career pathway options available in the field, and enabling them to accelerate their design career,” says Ruth Cooper, General Manager of Education at Yoobee. A Level 3 Certification is the prerequisite for Level 5 and 6 Diplomas at Yoobee in Graphic Design, Digital Video and Animation, and Web Development. 80% of iCreate graduates progress to a higher level diploma. The course normally costs $1,035 for domestic students, but fees have been waived for the Manurewa High School programme.
reviews Dead Space 3
From: Visceral Games | For: Xbox 360
Dead Space 3 puts the player back in control of engineer Isaac Clarke. Isaac is no longer an unfortunate victim though, instead he’s a battle-hardened action hero. The game has a load of frustrating elements and a substandard story, but the stunning visuals, cinematic presentation and thrilling action sequences easily take your mind off any negatives. Add to that a highly addictive weapon and suit customisation system and co-op gameplay and Dead Space 3 is a game well worth taking a long look at.
DMC: Devil May Cry From: Ninja Theory | For: Xbox 360
Ninja Theory has rebooted the Devil May Cry series, reimagining the main character, the world he inhabits and the general vibe of the whole game. DMC is extremely accessible to newcomers to the series and it’s easy to cruise through the game relatively unscathed. Despite that, there are several challenging difficulty levels for veterans of the series to unlock. The best of which is Heaven or Hell, where both Dante and enemies are killed by one hit. Even though the story is a little lacklustre, DMC is a success due to amazing visuals and thrilling combat.
Wonderbook: Book of Spells From: Sony Computer Entertainment For: PlayStation 3
Book of Spells enrols you into Hogwarts and uses the PS Eye, Move controller and supplied book to teach you spells ranging from simple levitation to eventually summoning Patronus to ward off Dementors. You learn a spell, try it out and then learn the next one. Sadly, there isn’t much of a story to bring the game together and take advantage of what the technology has to offer. The game looks amazing and does what it does very well, but falls well short of its potential. Game reviews in association with >>>
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Americana, Secrets and Cyndi Lauper?
It was around the dining table of a ritzy central Auckland hotel room that TEARAWAY’s game guru Ian Knott recently got the opportunity to preview Irrational Games’ muchanticipated Bioshock Infinite.
2K Games’ PR Manager, Alan Moore is normally a reserved, unassuming man. You can often tell how good a game is going to be by his level of enthusiasm surrounding it – just don’t tell his bosses about his lack of a poker-face. His enthusiasm for Bioshock Infinite was obvious from the moment the game booted up. This was going to be good. Game previews traditionally consist of a level or two of the game – usually the best levels the game has to offer – but I was let loose on the first four hours of Bioshock Infinite, free to play and explore as I saw fit. 2K are proud of this game and has nothing to hide – except the highly secret plot developments later in the game. Even Alan Moore himself wasn’t privy to the outcome. Set in 1912, the game is based in the fictional, floating city of Columbia. It’s a beautiful, idyllic setting, alive with people going about their business. The mixture of classic Americana and fiction is so wellcrafted that it almost comes across as a believable snippet of history. You play as Booker DeWitt, an exPinkerton agent charged, well, forced to track down a girl named Elizabeth. Why? Booker isn’t entirely sure – but what is certain is that Elizabeth has some unique powers that a lot of people are interested in.
It’s not long before Booker discovers a dark side to this floating paradise. With regular hints that could easily go unnoticed – like a barbershop quartet singing a Beach Boys song, a Cyndi Lauper tune on the beach and Tears for Fears playing through one of Elizabeth’s dimensional ‘tears’ – you could be forgiven for thinking that some kind of time travel is involved later in the game. Bioshock Infinite is laced with tongue-in-cheek humour and swings from serene and relaxing settings to intense fire-fights, all while keeping you on your toes with a general feeling of uneasiness. Having to replay the first four hours over again might sound like a chore, but I for one can’t wait to repeat them upon the game’s release on March 26.
What’s happening in film in Aotearoa? Who are the big players? How can you get involved?
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REVIEWS reads The Rise of Nine
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LAME ★ PRETTY SWEET ★ ★ EPIC! ★ ★ ★
By Pittacus Lore
The Lorien Legacies series follows the lives of teenage aliens sent to Earth to protect and preserve the world, as well as their own lives, from the destructive, malevolent Mogadorians. As with predecessors I Am Number Four, and The Power or Six, The Rise of Nine is full on. Told from various character perspectives of The Garde, it’s easy to connect with each. A thrilling read that leaves the reader hungry for more – ANGIE MILLS
They are back! I thought I was always going to be holding onto the memories of the old Green Day but they have surprised me with this three CD album release. The songs have the upbeat ‘screw you, system’ attitude that the band had in the old days but have lacked in recent years. I like it – DAVID MORGAN
By Emily McKay The Farm takes you for a crazy ride with unnecessarily confusing plot twists. It almost seems like an attempt to add substance to the plot, but in reality the story of humans being raised on ‘the farm’ as food for brute vampires is interesting enough on its own. It’s intriguing mixture of vampire fantasy and dystopian setting should be enough to draw any teen reader in – HANNAH SHORT
Ship Kings: The Voyage of Unquiet Ice
By Andrew McGahan With an air of adventure upon the sea and a touch of romance, Ship Kings is written to entertain any reader. It will no doubt act as a perfect fantasy getaway between breaks at school and will inspire readers to create their own adventures – HANNAH SHORT
Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath
By Lauren Child Ruby Redfort is 13 years old and a super-smart, super-cool secret agent for Spectrum. A likeable character brimming with attitude and sarcasm, she is also bold, brave and fiercely loyal. Strange happenings in the idyllic harbour town of Twinford have the locals baffled, but it is Ruby who pieces them together, discovering the truth behind the legend of her ancestors’ long lost treasure. Packed with humour, intrigue and thrills – EMMA HOEKESTRA
Hap Working the World ★ ★ ★ By Hap Cameron Hap Cameron is a down-to-earth Kiwi bloke with the allconsuming dream of working on every continent before he turns 30. From a nightclub toilet attendant to a waiter on a luxury cruise ship in the Antarctic, Hap has done it all, and in the process ended up in a US prison and nearly killed by African gangsters. An entertaining autobiography, with ‘LOL’ incidents that almost had me in tears! – EMMA HOEKESTRA 34 | Tearaway TERM ONE 2013
Live your life. Hurry up, stop regretting and LIVE. It sounds parental, but I think in this day and age, in the midst of war and trouble, we need to remember that: Live Your Life. (Definitely not YOLO.) #3 is 17 wisdom-filled and mature songs, all faultless and singable. Thanks The Script, for something as humble as this: Two true CDs about living life, pure and simple – LISA BENTLEY
Kora ★ ★ Light Years It’s reggae but it’s not really reggae, a little rocky but not really rock . There’s a lot of pop R’n’B and it’s relatively safe for Kora. If you like Kora then you will like this album. If you are looking for something different from Kora then you may need to look somewhere else – DAVID MORGAN
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist Maybe it should be assumed this debut was named The Heist because Macklemore & Ryan Lewis knew once released, a certain single would take over the world. If you haven’t heard Thrift Shop yet, you should probably move out from under that rock you’re living under. As for the rest of the album; gold. Macklemore’s raps are socially conscious, autobiographical, gutsy and fun. The duo are playing three NZ shows this month and I envy everyone who has a golden ticket – ANGIE MILLS
Unorthodox Jukebox If Bruno’s first album was an attempt to get famous and earn money, Unorthodox Jukebox was surely written to find his more musically appreciative fans. In just two years between albums, he has grown into himself as an artist, finding his niche in the music industry. The Hawaiian heart-throb creates the perfect mix between ballads and upbeat tracks, leaving not a single track to be skipped – HANNAH SHORT
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To enter the LOOT draw • Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “(which prize pack) LOOT TERM 1” in the subject line • You must include your full name, date of birth and physical address • You must be prepared to produce proof of ID for age-restricted products
Microsoft Wireless Mobile 1000 Mouse
Thanks to Microsoft, we have four of these stylin’ Wireless Mobile 1000 mice to give away! We have two red and two blue, so make sure you choose your colour.
It’s the autobiography of one of our favourite Olympians! Valerie is the inspirational tale of how a Tongan kid from Mangere, throwing the shot in bare feet, transformed herself into a double Olympic champion. We have two copies to give away.
WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? We give away lots of freebies on our Facebook page, so like us, yo! www.facebook.com/TEARAWAYMAG
PLUS, there are even MORE chances to win on www.tearaway.co.nz. Yeah, we’re givers.
Beautiful Creatures books
We’re pretty freakin’ excited about the upcoming release of the supernatural romance film, Beautiful Creatures. But, behind many a great movie, there is an even greater book; this one is based on the novel of the same name, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. We have five copies up for grabs!
We have 12 SafeBottles up for the winning! You choose the design (excluding filtered), and the size (750ml or 500ml). Check out www.safebottles.co.nz/shop.html.
Healthy Food Guide
You could live on Vegemite toast and 2 minute noodles... Or, you could get a copy of this magazine for lots of ideas for some serious nom!
• All entries for LOOT need to be in by 5:00pm on Friday March 22, 2013
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: One entry per person and must be sent on the official entry form or as otherwise stated. Entry is free and open to all residents of New Zealand. Proof of identity and date of birth may be requested. Employees and their immediate families of Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication are ineligible to enter. Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail/phone. The judge’s decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected mail. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication shall not be liable for any loss of damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or person injury suffered or sustained, during the course of prize winning travel or in connection with any other prizes won. Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication accept no responsibility for health , luggage, insurances, travel, personal expenses and transfers other then specified. Entries remain the property of Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication and cannot be returned. Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication reserves the right to photography and publish winners. Entries may be used for further marketing purposes by Academy Publishing, the promoter and agencies associated with any promotion in this publication but are not made available to any third party.
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