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Lucid dreaming Channel Your Inner Yogi Tips from an Ironman

Music Festival Madness Incubus • Gym Class Heroes • Parachute Raggamuffin • Big Day Out Loads of books, CDs and DVDs • Skullcandy headphones A year's supply of Nutrigrain AND MORE to giveaway!

Music, Book and Game reviews Career Ideas : Sport, Aviation, Arts & Media and more!

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Nana's garden before approaching that scary hipster about an after-school job in your favourite record store. Or the other way around, as the case may be (see the 'tall tree versus the banana' example, above). Conquering a small, less daunting challenge will give you the courage to aim for something bigger.

It was apparently Eleanor Roosevelt who first said 'do one thing every day that scares you'. This is a pretty awesome mantra to live by! Imagine if you were able to face all your fears, what a legend you'd be. You'd be able to take on anything. And guess what? You can. What scares you? Maybe it's public speaking. Maybe it's the dark. Maybe it's something seemingly irrational, that makes your mates think you're a bit weird, like being attacked by butterflies. Me? I'm afraid of two things: heights, and over-ripe bananas. And I would rather climb up a very tall tree than eat a brown banana. Anyone share my weirdness on that? Seriously, get those things away from me, they FREAK me out.

Welcome to the Happy Healthy Head issue, which is full of ideas to help you become the best you can be. Idea number one: I challenge you to freak yourself out. (I challenged one of our young writers to do this as well, and you can read all about how she went on page 12.)


Dear You Guys,

Right, I'm off to climb a tree....




My point is, what is scary to you might be about as scary as a marshmallow to the next guy, but that's OK. It's personal. When it comes to facing your fears, how about starting small? If your two biggest fears are worms and speaking to strangers, choose the least scary of the two to tackle first. Go digging in your

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YOUR WORLD Be a Summer Camp Counsellor The Outlook for Someday

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MUSIC Kiwi Music News Interview: Gym Class Heroes Gig Review: Incubus Festival Reviews

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YOUR FUTURE Te Wananga o Aotearoa 19 Volunteer for Your Career 20 A Career in Sports 21 Mechanical Engineering and Food Manufacturing 22 Arts and Media 24 Aviation 25

P.S. Remember, I do not encourage you to do anything that puts you in physical danger, just to find ways to expand on the awesome person that you are!


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Get online now to comment On you’ll find on articles, get involved in the forums, everything you see in this issue, enter competitions and plus more! More music, more current check out the gallery of events, more freebies... just more recent gigs and events. including Raggamuffin, general awesomeness really. Parachute and Parachute photos by Matt Cook Incubus!

Get your gnashers into some kind of creative goodness! Check out all this awesome-ness happening around the country.

Love Film?

Love Making a Difference? The MORE FM Purple Cake Day National Songwriting Competition encourages primary and secondary school students across NZ to celebrate and connect with children around the world, through music. Write an original song with the theme: “Kids helping kids all over the world” and be in to win $250 cash, airplay on 928 MORE FM Nelson and a Purple Cake Day Global Ambassador Award. For all the info, go to Entries close March 15.

Love to Read? Love Music? Play It Strange is launching an exciting new musical competition - the Who Loves Who Competition. Celebrate NZ music by recording your own interpretation of a favourite Kiwi song. All NZ secondary school students are eligible to enter. Win two days studio time at a top NZ recording studio and/or be included on the Who Loves Who 2012 album, which will be released during NZ Music Month. For more info and to enter, go to

March is NZ Book Month! From Cape Reinga to the Bluff over 100 libraries, schools, publishers and reading activists will be celebrating, encouraging Kiwis to get involved in their communities by spreading the word that books can change lives. There are loads of activities aimed at young people, including workshops, readings, author visits, literacy quizzes and poetry sessions, so head to to find out what's on in your area.

Applications are now open for The NZ Society of Authors youth mentoring programme. There are three places available to Year 11, 12 and 13 students nationwide. Each successful student will work alongside one of NZ's best-known authors in a 10-hour mentorship during Terms 2 and 3. This is an exciting opportunity for young writers to work with an experienced writing mentor and hone their skills. Applications close April 2. For more info, go to:

Polyfest Photos by Chris Traill


WOMAD New Zealand 2012 has announced an exciting film programme to complement the world-class performers and musicians at this year’s festival. The programme includes Hiding Behind the Green Screen, a documentary which explores the youth weed culture in NZ. It features Frances Kora from Kora, and Rio Hemopo from Trinity Roots and Fat Freddy's Drop, who mentor four young men on a journey of self-discovery. Other films include Last Paradise and Two Cars, One Night by Boy director Taika Waititi. The full film programme can be found at WOMAD takes place in New Plymouth from March 16-18.

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Love Culture? The ASB Polyfest is the largest Maori & Pacific Islands cultural festival in the world. In 2011 the festival attracted 95,000 spectators, and 9000 students competing in 192 groups from 65 schools. The festival is an iconic event that celebrates the cultural diversity of the Auckland region through song, dance and speech. It is a celebration of colour, music and dance, promoting cultural awareness and understanding. The theme of this year’s festival is “Ko au te ahurea Ko te ahurea ko au - My culture defines me". Head to the Manukau Sports Bowl on March 14 to 17!

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Did you know that NZ is the only country in the world that covers medical costs for injuries caused by accidents? The Accident Insurance Scheme (ACC) can help you if you are injured, by providing you with rehabilitation (time to get well) and compensation (money to cover costs).

Everyone in NZ is eligible for ACC cover, whether you suffer an injury whilst driving, playing sport, at home or at work. ACC will cover you even if you are responsible for the accident and possibly even if you are a visitor to NZ. If you are a New Zealander travelling overseas and suffer an injury, ACC may be able to help you return home, however travel insurance is still recommended, as ACC will not cover any overseas treatment.

How do I make a claim? You can lodge a claim for yourself, or your doctor will fill in a ‘Claim for Cover’ form when you go to see him or her about the injury. This is then sent to the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Corporation, who may reject or accept the claim. If you are turned down, you can apply to have the decision reviewed. What kind of compensation am I entitled to?

• Medical fees (doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, hospital treatment) • If you suffer a work injury which stops you working, your employer must pay you 80% of your weekly wage for the first week off work. ACC will pay 80% of your weekly wage after the first week • If the injury that stops you from working didn’t happen through work, ACC will pay 80% of your weekly wage after the first week. Before that, you will have to use up your sick leave or savings • Transport/Accommodation in some cases What if I’m not happy?

What injuries are covered? You are covered if an injury occurs due to: • an accident • a condition that comes on gradually because of your work • medical treatment • sexual assault or abuse Most physical and mental injuries are covered, however there is a specific definition for ‘injury’ which will need to be met. When you visit your doctor, he or she will tell you if you may be covered by ACC for the injury. If there are any doubts, you should contact ACC as soon as possible.

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If you’re unhappy with ACC, their policies, a decision they’ve made or something they’ve done, you can make a complaint to the Complaints Service, which is part of ACC. Can I sue in any circumstances? You can take the person who you think caused your injuries to the civil court to get compensation only in very special circumstances. The person must have been so careless about your safety that the Court thinks they should be punished by paying you compensation.

If you want more information about these issues – or any other legal issue – give our team at YouthLaw a call on 0800884529, or visit: Got a question about the law, or your rights? Email:

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Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of 3. Inevents that includes the end of the world. What happens is...

1. The most well-known myth relates to the Mayan

a) There is a massive fight between the gods and evil beasts

calendar. The ancient Mayans inhabited which part of the world?

b) The sun darkens and the stars disappear c) The Earth gets swallowed by the sea d) All of the above

a) China b) Central America c) Africa d) New Zealand is one of the first spiritual beliefs 2. Zoroastrianism that speak of doomsday. It tells us that...

a) Earth will be hit by a comet, which will melt everything

b) The sun will suddenly sneeze and burn Earth with its flames c) The dinosaurs will re-spawn and everything will not be fun, games and Jurassic Park d) A massive plague will spread over the planet

3. Greek mythology says that all will end because... a) The gods become angry and do nasty things to us b) The gods start fighting among themselves. We become collateral damage

c) Um… actually, there is no explicit mention of a

Ragnarok, Fimbulvetr is an event that 4. Before takes place, kind of as a warning sign. However, when you think about predictions of global warming, Fimbulvetr seems unlikely, as it is...

a) A myth b) Hard to pronounce c) Three consecutive harsh winters with no summer in between

d) Erm… I wouldn’t be so sure about that….

5. So what occurs at the end of Ragnarok is... a) It’s the end, so nothing b) The Earth is submerged in water and humans evolve into mermaid-like creatures

c) Aliens invade us d) The Earth is submerged in water, but two people survive, and eventually the Earth re-emerges

traditional doomsday in Greek mythology

d) We just get to the expiration date. Of everything.

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7. Init isHindu mythology, when the world ends then reborn, over and over again in an

endless cycle. The end of each era happens when the universe...



2012 is finally here! By that, we mean the YEAR of course, not its other urban meaning of ‘doomsday’. Across many cultures, there are different ideas on this subject. Are you up to date on your endof-the-world mythology? Take TOM YAN’s quiz and find out.

a) Expands massively until it explodes b) Shrinks to an incredibly small size c) Repeatedly expands and shrinks until it evaporates d) Is overwhelmed with deadly weather this destruction, the world is then 8. Following restored by...

a) A big bang b) Robots in a science lab somewhere c) Helpful aliens d) Someone pushing the ‘restore’ button

9. When is the world supposed to end, according to interpretations of the Mayan prophecies?

a) 11/11/2011 b) 31/12/2012 c) Tomorrow d) 21/12/2012

10. So, what’s going to happen on the next day? a) [blank] b) 22/12/2012 c) Christmas! d) I seriously don’t want to jinx it





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The view south from Harper Pass looking down the Taramakau River.

Stuart pitches his tent for his first evening on 90 Mile Beach.

The jetty at Ship Cove marks the start of Te Araroa’s South Island trail.

The sun sets beyond Matapia Island, just off 90 Mile Beach.

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Some days, life can be less ‘lollipops and rainbows’ and more... compost sandwiches. STUART FLEMING gives you some inspiration on taking responsibility for your own health and happiness. I live in a world of speed. In an hour I can fly to the other end of the country. In minutes I can be eating a delicious meal. In a split second my voice can travel around the globe.

My world is designed to help me do more. A dishwasher gets me out of the kitchen sooner. My phone reminds me when to leave for an appointment. The internet allows me to run more than one business at a time. My world is assessed by other people, based on its speed. “Having a busy day?” asks the supermarket checkout operator. “Have you got our latest gadget yet?” asks the glossy advertisement. “How many goals have you achieved this year?” asks the well-meaning coach. I can get people to cook for me, clean for me, work for me. I can get up earlier and stay awake longer. I can skip lunch time, family time and alone time, just to get more done.


health, but it sure helps me stay sane. I would spend hours as a kid just mucking around on the keys, making up new tunes and modifying old ones. I didn’t realise how much I missed it until I spent five minutes in a piano store one day. An hour later, I was still in awe at the way the electronic keyboard sounded and felt. Two hours later, I had bought it and arranged to ship it home.


Stuart Fleming is a speaker and writer. “To see if I could” is his reason for trekking solo for 2,300km from the very top of New Zealand’s North Island to (almost!) the bottom of the South Island.



Once again I can zone out from the world as my fingers trip up and down the keys. Then in 2010 my world got flip-turned upside down...

When life gives you lemons...

Seven weeks after that meeting, I stepped away from the lighthouse at Cape Reinga and started trekking solo southward. The solitude, the big scenery, the quiet all helped remind me that life is good. The open space was helping clear my head space.

On September 3 I, parted company with my partner of 3½ years. On September 4, I experienced Christchurch’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake. On September 15, I agreed with my employer that it was time for me to move on.

The physical pain, the mental gymnastics of logistics and planning, the stress of budgeting the adventure all helped remind me that life has ups... and downs.

Except for two things: I can not hand over responsibility for my health or my sanity.

My head space felt like the little hamster inside had tripped in his wheel, tumbled roughly within the spinning tube and landed battered and bruised, dazed and bewildered.

Eighty-eight walking days and 2300km later, I heard the doctor explain how I needed “intense rest” – my injured leg wouldn’t let me reach Bluff. Doh!

It would save me heaps of time, but my personal trainer can’t make me fitter and stronger if I don’t put in some sweat and puffing myself. Life would be far more convenient if I didn’t need to sleep, or take time away from my computer, or be distracted internalising complex situations in my head.

Brain switched into overdrive. Brain believed it could come up with a solution to the problems. Brain busied itself with comparisons, options, possibilities and alternatives. Brain had the Voice of Sensible ringing loud and clear: “Find another job! Settle down! Regain your financial feet!”

Your turn

I can delegate a huge portion of my life to other people, just to squeeze as much in to this life as I can.

So, if my health and my sanity are my responsibility, then best I have some guidelines for how I want to look after them!

Choose your game plan I was at high school when I saw a businessman interviewed on television. He was sitting at his desk, hands clasped before him. When the camera zoomed in for a close-up, the knot of his tie could not be seen – it was hidden beneath the fat folds of his neck. Eewwwwww! I vowed right then that I would never allow myself to gain that much weight. (So far, so good). Yoga had always fascinated me, so I jumped at the chance five years ago to enrol at my local yoga school for an introductory course. My intuition was right – I did enjoy it. To this day I relish the way ‘hitting the mat’ replenishes my energy, improves my breathing and calms my mind. Apart from keeping my fingers supple, playing the piano might not have much in the way of physical benefits for my

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Thankfully, Brain also sought the help of friends. In particular, my mastermind group: eight buddies who meet each month to share challenges and successes, sort through mental clutter and support each other with some perspective. “Do your walk,” they said, after I’d explained my conundrum. “But I can’t!” I replied. “I can’t afford to, I’d have to start pretty much right now to catch the seasons – and I’m not fit enough!”

Today I have a different income stream, different accommodation and a different attitude to earthquakes. I have my walking, yoga and music as constant companions through the ups and downs, shakes and wobbles. You may not want to walk hundreds of kilometres, but since you live in the same ‘world of speed’ as I do, answer me this one question: What clears your head space?

Running out of summer made for challenging walking.

“Listen to us,” my friends said firmly, “Every time you speak of hiking Te Araroa,” (the long pathway which stretches from Cape Reinga in the North to Bluff in the South) “your eyes light up. You’ve wanted to do it for years. Make it happen. Do it now.” Heart leapt for joy on hearing these words and finally managed to subdue the chatter of Brain. Heart knew this was what I truly wanted to do. So I did.

Two days walking along a beach and Stuart gets his first blister.


Awaken your inner


‘Bend and stretch and lunge and reach, inhale, exhale….. Ommmmmm…..’ It appears that the resurgence of yoga is taking the whole world by storm. But is it for you? TANIA TEBBUTT says ‘yes’!

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that anything dating back to the 2nd century BC must be worth a shot. Plus, celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, Bon Jovi and Michelle Williams are endorsing yoga in 2012. I admit, establishing a new interest can be hard to fit in with study, after-school sports, playing on the Wii and hourly status updates, but the long-documented benefits of yoga for both the body and the mind speak for themselves. Am I starting to sound like an infomercial? Sorry, it’s just that I took my first class at 16 in a local school hall and my journey with yoga has been so beneficial that I recently become a fully-fledged yoga teacher. So although I may be a little biased, I know first-hand how awesome yoga can be, and I want as many people as possible to benefit from it.

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While yoga can still invoke images of earth-loving, soapdodging, Thai fisherman pants-wearing hippies, it is definitely not an exclusive club. It has never been more popular than in our generation.

Originally from the Bay of Plenty, Tania was trained at the Byron Yoga Centre in Byron Bay, Australia. She currently teaches small outdoor yoga classes in a park near her house. If you have any questions about yoga, you can email Tania:

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What is yoga really about? There are so many types of yoga advertised, that I’m not surprised some people get confused about what is what, and what they should try. The real thing to remember is that the practice of yoga in a Western society is primarily about working through a sequence of physical postures, much like stretching.

Pssst... Guys do yoga too!

Unlike most other extra-curricular activities, in yoga there is no competition. It is about a time and space for yourself. You are not supposed to be watching what the person on the next mat is doing. When practising, you will often be encouraged to close the eyes to free yourself from distractions. This way, you can focus only on the instruction, and yourself on your mat. It’s about being present in the moment and banishing all thoughts of what you need to do once you step out of the class. This focus calms the mind and makes it quiet. In yoga, your movements are not necessarily slow, but they are deliberate. You use your breath a lot, inhaling and exhaling to help move further into a position. Increased oxygen to the brain helps with concentration and motivation. Many people who regularly practice yoga report increased memory and they are able to absorb information and learn faster. Helpful for exam times!

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What do I need to get going?

The physical act of doing yoga is undoubtedly going to promote the growth of long, lean muscles. It also increases flexibility, balance, strength and stamina in all you main muscle groups – such as your back, arms, core and legs – as well as improving the health of your internal organs. However, yoga is not just about whether or not you can touch your toes, or stand on your head.

> Despite popular belief, you do not have to be nimble like a gymnast to practice yoga. In fact, some super flexible people may find it quite difficult. This is because people who are naturally hyper-mobile (think ‘double-jointed’) often have very little muscle around their joints and therefore kind of ‘fall into place’, with little control or stability. Yoga will gently stretch and strength your whole body over time, so no matter how stiff you are, you can practice and benefit from it.

The best thing about yoga is you need very little. You just need an open heart and an open mind.

OK, you’ve got me. How do I get involved? To find some classes near you, have a search on the internet and check local newspapers and notice boards. You will be surprised were a yoga class will pop up. Gyms regularly run classes too, and if you are already a member, the cost may be included. Many yoga teachers keep flashing advertising to a minimum and provide a smaller, more authentic type of class. For those of you who don’t like the idea of Ommmming in public, or don’t have access to public classes, you could try ordering a DVD. This will give you a basic introduction to some of the postures, until you feel ready to experience all the benefits of group energy created in the cocoon of a room full of yogis. There are also lots of free videos online. www.yogajournal. com/21daychallenge/ is a great website full of videos and information. This year they are running a 21-day challenge – perfect for beginners!

A yoga mat is a luxury (you can pick one up for anything from $10 to $80), and you just need to wear something comfortable that will allow you to move. Hate getting dressed to leave the house? I’ve had guys turn up to my classes wearing yellow, flannelette pyjama bottoms with rubber duckies on them. Yoga is nonjudgmental and non-exclusive. Come as you are and you will be welcomed. Classes can cost anywhere from $5 to $20, however most teachers will offer excellent discounts for students.

In general, people who practise yoga feel more confident and happy, and less overwhelmed in daily life. We live in a world where so many of our actions have an external focus – we have to achieve, please people, be on time and remember things – but on a yoga mat, all we have to be is ourselves. {9}


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I’m so tired. I need my sleep. I make no bones about it. I need eight hours a day, and at least ten at night.

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Are you an early bird, or a night owl? ZANE POCOCK explains why snoozing definitely does not equal losing.

– BILL HICKS There was once a time when I wanted to stay up as late as I was allowed, getting the most out of every day and enjoying the buzz of feeling like I was really misbehaving. Nightmares were extreme and the dark was frightening and lonely; I don't think I ever wanted to sleep. A few years down the track, the highlight of my day is undoubtedly bed time. Although this hints at a stereotypical teenage laziness, there's plenty of good reason for it. From harnessing its power in lucid dreaming to the health benefits of getting a good eight hours, sleep is an activity which is both vital and rewarding.

The Importance Of Sleep Good sleeping habits are absolutely essential for your overall wellbeing. In fact, swatting late into the night the day before an exam can be not only redundant but counterproductive. Sleep is far from simply being a time for your brain to relax; it’s also a time to reinforce what it’s recently learnt. It’s wellknown that the human body’s circadian rhythm (internal clock) runs best on a pattern which includes roughly eight hours sleep every day. The exact amount varies from person to person of course, and some very lucky individuals can operate exceptionally well on limited sleep. But as youth, getting enough sleep is incredibly important for everything from growing to studying, and from fitness to metabolism. There is also the issue of oversleeping, whereby getting too much sleep makes you tired for the rest of the day. This shows how vital it is that your personal sleep-wake ratio is as close to perfect as possible.

To get a good sleep, it’s important to have the darkest possible environment. For all animals, the strongest zeitgeber (internal clock synchroniser) is sunlight, which means that any form of artificial light can skew our body clocks. It’s therefore recommended that in the contemporary world, where electronics play such a huge role in our lives, you avoid using any form of screen for up to an hour before sleeping. {10} Tearaway FEBRUARY 2012

Other things which are important to consider are that you have a very quiet environment and that your bedroom’s temperature is exactly how you find it most comfortable.

Dreams and Lucid Dreaming While dreaming, your brain will frequently be at its most creative and very good at solving problems; hence the phrase ‘I’ll sleep on it’. If you go to bed thinking about a scenario, often you will wake up having worked it out. Most of us have, at one point, played too much Tetris, then dreamed about it all night. For this reason, it’s a great idea to sleep with a notepad and pen beside your bed, as is keeping a dream journal. It helps you remember your dreams and it can be fun and interesting to look up what your dreams may mean. Countless famous artists, from writers to painters, have drawn heavily from their dreaming scenarios, often creating masterpieces. Paul McCartney, for example, literally ‘dreamed up’ the song Yesterday, woke up, and wrote it down.

For example, recent scientific research has shown that lucid dreaming can be used to help stroke victims and aid people in learning to walk again [1]. It can also be a good way of letting go of negative feelings, by getting something off your chest to someone, where you might not be able to in the waking world. Some people are natural lucid dreamers, but how do the rest of us take advantage of this dream time? There are several methods, including disrupting your sleep, visualisations and affirmations, and reality checking, and you can find more details on these on sites like You may also be interested to check out some YouTube videos on Stephen LaBerge, an American psychophysiologist who founded The Lucidity Institute.

Top 5 Dream Flicks (in no particular order...)

• Inception • Waking Life • The Science of Sleep • What Dreams May Come • The Good Night

Lately, there has been a huge surge of sleep and dreaming technology. There are hours worth of lucid dream inductions that you can play on your MP3 player while you sleep. There are several apps which, when attached to an arm band, track your sleep and wake you when you’ll feel the least groggy. A recently popular app called Pzizz will put you to sleep for any time period you specify, and the Inception app claims to be able to induce certain dreams. It seems that we are at a critical point in the history of sleep and dreaming. We’ve all heard the theories about learning in our sleep, and by capturing the power of phenomena such as lucid dreaming, combined with the amazing development of technology, this could be very real in the near future. Sleep is wonderful. Make the most of it.

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Answer me this... 1. What celebrity do you dream about the most? 2. What’s the first thing you’d do in a lucid dream?

An even more powerful use for keeping a dream journal is to help you identify when you’re dreaming, which is the most important step on the road to lucid dreaming. This phenomenon is where you’re conscious of the fact that you’re dreaming, and it allows you to manipulate the dream-state, or control your dream. As you can imagine, this is a lot of fun and an incredibly powerful tool. Not only does it allow you do things you might not do when awake, (say, fly around the treetops of some foreign land, or storm out of a maths exam in a flurry of expletives) but you can also consciously practice real-life scenarios while you’re asleep.


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How to Stack Some Zs

It’s also beneficial to aim for bed at the same time every single night. There’s a phenomenon known as ‘social jet-lag’ which is where, over the course of a weekend, your rhythm gets skewed by late nights and sleep-ins. This is why it’s most difficult to get up on a Monday morning, so where possible, try to stick to the same sleep patterns over the weekend.

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[1] Michelle Neider et al., Lucid dreaming and ventromedial versus dorsolateral prefrontal task performance, Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2011


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Being a professional athlete is about more than sweat and carbo-loading. Whatever goals and aspirations you have, take a leaf out of a champion’s book and believe in yourself. By RALPH MEADOWOOD. Just thinking about what it means to be Nutri-Grain Ironman Terenzo Bozzone makes me tired. While most of us are happy with a few runs and a game or two as a good week’s work, Bozzone’s stats are off the charts.

How to be a champ (in any area of life)

Top tips straight from the Ironman’s mouth The mind and the body are closely linked; how you feel physically affects how you feel emotionally and vice versa. There are times in any race when you feel really bad. Sometimes the body will scream “no more” and sometimes your brain say “we can’t do this”. This is where mental strength comes into play.

PLAN Plan the race you are going to do. What are the distances? Is it a windy or hilly course? This will help prepare you for the day and help remove stress.

VISUALISE Sit quietly and imagine you are in a race. Visualise anything that could go wrong (getting the stitch, a tyre puncture, or stuck in your wetsuit). Breathe, think, stay calm and see yourself fixing the problem, while always moving towards the finish line. Then visualise yourself finishing the race and how great it will feel!

ACCEPT Sometimes it will be rainy, windy, too cold, or too hot (Kona in Hawaii is constantly around 40C). Control what you can and learn to deal with those other factors. Practice things like telling Mr Blowhard wind that he is NOT going to stop you.

BREATHE The US Marines have a saying “Fast is slow and slow is fast”. When you rush things, they go wrong. Slow down, concentrate and you will actually go faster.

How does running 160km, biking four times that distance and racking up hours of swimming sound, for a weekly training regime? If you’re tempted to take that on, you’ll need to find around 45 hours a week to make it happen. Being an Ironman is no easy gig.


A CHAMPION for life

All in the mind So what does it take, mentally, to be a triathlete good enough to win on the world stage? The best in the world take more than eight hours to complete an ironman. That’s eight hours of constant, gutbusting racing. Pushing yourself to go faster and faster when all your body wants to do is stop. “This sport is as much about how you handle things mentally as it is [about] being physically prepared,” Terenzo says. “You have to train your mind like you train the body. That’s the difference between being able to finish a race [and] win it. It’s amazing how much you can do if you’re really determined. You just have to believe.”

Race for recovery

The thing to remember too, is that when he’s doing that, Terenzo is going hard and fast.

Like Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong once said, “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

The next question that naturally follows a revelation like this is “why?!”

Some pain you can’t ignore though, and Terenzo ran right into it last year, when he injured his Achilles tendon.

“I just love to race,” Terenzo says. “I love running and biking and pushing myself and getting results. I know I’m fast and I know I can get even better and that just spurs you on.”

“I tried to ignore it and just push through it like I’d always done, but this was different. I just couldn’t race; it slowed me down until it finally stopped me during a race in Germany. It’s the only race I’ve never finished,” he says.

He’s been at it since he can remember. “I always liked running so I signed up to do a duathlon, which is running and biking. I loved it and just got hooked. I’ve never looked back,” he says. No kidding. Aged 15 in 2000, he was the youngest competitor at the World Junior triathlon champs in France. He came in 19th. Two years later and he was back on the starting line in Mexico and beat them all. Terenzo Bozzone was a World Champion. He followed this up by also winning the duathlon World Champs. He’s the only athlete ever to hold both titles simultaneously. Terenzo’s racked up five World titles and at 26, he’s super hungry to add to that tally. He’s sponsored by Nutri-Grain and lives and trains as a pro athlete. ‘My goal is to change the sport. I want to be the Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan of triathlon. I want to break the eight hour mark at Kona; no one’s ever done that,’ he says. Kona is the Everest of the triathlon world. It’s held every year in Hawaii and forces competitors to run and bike through the lava fields of past volcanic eruptions. It’s HOT and no Kiwi has ever won it.

To keep up with Terenzo, follow and catch the videos by official ‘Supporter Reporter’, 13 year old Ella Harris. You’ll learn tips for training and also get to see behind the scenes footage of Terenzo in action at the Nutri-Grain NZ Ironman.

“It’s a weird situation for an athlete to be injured. Your mind still wants to race but the body just doesn’t let you. I couldn’t believe it was happening.” His Achilles was ‘irritated’ and covered in nodules. The only option left was surgery. He went under knife and started a new race he’d never entered before: Recovery. “Not being able to do anything was so frustrating. I’ve never really been in that position before... and it was scary.” Again, control of the mind was needed and Terenzo got to grips with what he was facing. His recovery was long and slow, but by January he was training at near full speed again and is now heading for the Nutri-Grain NZ Ironman in Taupo in March. “After the Nutri-Grain Ironman I’m going to hit the 70.3 half ironman world series and just try and win everything. That’s all I want to do really, just win everything,” he says with a grin. He’s been there before and now that his body is back to where his mind wants and needs it to be, why would you bet against it?

A year’s supply of Nutri-Grain

(plus a Nutri-Grain towel)! To be in the draw, email with “NUTRI-GRAIN TERM 1” in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your full name, date of birth and postal address. Entries close March 16. Full terms and conditions on page 27. {11}

Make or break


Time to put yourself to the test. We set two different trials for two of our contributors. Are you up for a similar challenge?

Freak yourself out! Day 1

Scary thing: Changing my look

We’ve all heard the quote ‘do one thing every day that scares you’. It’s a cool idea, but what happens when you put it into practice? We challenged SHIVANI PRAKASH to five days of facing her fears, and guess what? She lived to tell the story.*

I’ve had long, dark hair my whole life, and although it might not seem scary to some, the prospect of changing it was freaky to me! So, I chose to dye my hair a plum red. I was really scared that it would come out in different tones all over my head and I’d look like a reaaally bad version of Rihanna.

Turns out, the colour came out great! I love it so much. I’ve had a lot of compliments on it. However, when I was having a shower, the red was coming out of my hair and I thought I had been hurt and blood was gushing out of something, so I was looking for a wound! Maybe the chemicals affected my brain for a bit there...

It’s a common belief that it takes 21 days to form – or break – a habit. Whether that’s fact or fiction, we thought it was worth a go, so we set a challenge to RUTH BARNARD: ‘Stick to a game plan for 21 days, and tell us how you went!’




Day 4

Scary thing: Planking Let’s establish one thing here: I am not the type of person who would normally do this. This was a very daunting public stunt for me, but I upped the ante by challenging myself to plank in a very awkward place.

Day 2

I was with my cousins at Video Ezy in South Auckland on a Sunday, so it was quite busy. Out the front, there are some rides for kids, like a miniature arcade area. I’m sure you’ve seen those little horses, that for $2 will move and sing for two minutes? Their were two of those, parallel to each other...

I’ve had my nose pierced before and it got infected, so I took it out. What scared me about getting it done again was that it would get infected again and leave a permanent scar. Let me tell you now, getting it re-pierced was one of the most painful two minutes of my life. More painful then getting teeth extracted, but I think I have accessorised my face well.**

I saw my opportunity and I went for it. I planked across those two horses. It was so embarrassing, because the staff were looking at me like I was stupid (which I don’t disagree with) and the little kids walking past me were pointing the finger and laughing at me on their way out. But I did it.

Scary thing: Changing my look a bit more

Day 3

Scary thing: Checking my NCEA Results I think that every NCEA student would have been nervous to check their results, especially the Year 13s, who were waiting to see if they got into their tertiary institute or not. I didn’t tell my parents I had my results online, because the first time I calculated my rank score, I was short almost 40 points to get into my course. I hinted to my Dad that I wasn’t going to get in and he hinted back that he ‘didn’t want to talk about it’. So, I took a really deep breath and shook for about two hours. Finally, I went back online. All I saw on Facebook was statuses about everyone getting accepted into Engineering and Law and Medicine, which freaked me out! I went back and added my rank again and this time (whoops!) I was not short points. So, I was expecting to get into university. Next, I checked if my application had been approved. It was still ‘pending’ which put me on edge. After a long day of deep breathing, not eating, random outbursts of anger and liking peoples statuses, at 5pm I saw that I had been ACCEPTED! I was so excited I couldn’t contain it. I called my Dad straight away and told him. I may have had a little cry. It was like I finally completed a significant goal in my life. Moral of the story: Learn how to add. {12} Tearaway FEBRUARY 2012

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Day 5

Scary thing: Public rapping (Just call me Shyweezy) Now, I don’t particularly like singing in public – or anywhere – because I know that I am at risk of embarrassing myself. Cue my fifth and final challenge. At my school last year, it was considered pretty cool if you could rap a verse of Nicki Minaj or Lil Wayne. So I found myself sitting down to learn the lyrics to Super Bass.

Many people finish every year with Santa-sized servings of naughty but nice treats. They then attempt to redeem themselves in January, with an overly optimistic New Year’s resolution. The challenge I have set for myself is to do exercise and abstain from unhealthy foods every day for 21 days. This will not only push me to be healthy, but will inform YOU of the ups and downs. I’ll be back in the next issue of TEARAWAY to report on my progress and share ideas and tips that I learnt along the way. I have this deep quote (from Patrick Overton) to keep me going, as I dream of eating big, gooey slices of chocolate cake. “Watch your thoughts, they become words, Watch your words, they become actions, Watch your actions, they become habits, Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” Ooooh, deep thoughts! I hope I don’t drown in them and wake up in heaven, eating lemon meringue pie! (On the other hand, it can be quotes like these which stimulate and us making us more confident, as we high five ourselves and like our own Facebook comments.) So, all alone in this task, I now jump head first into deep quotes and a twenty one day mission. Wish me luck bros! Over and out!

So, tell me.... We hit the streets (well, the emails) to find out what sort of resolutions, if any, you guys had made for 2012...

Tom, 18

< “To live forever. So far, so good...”

I went to town with my friends and while walking up and down Queen Street, I rapped that song loudly – plus any other lyrics that came to mind. The response I got was sort of like people were used to seeing weirdos like myself rap really loudly in public. Not a lot of people gave me strange or confused looks. Maybe they thought I was talented? *We DO NOT encourage you to get anything pierced. Also, although there is no national law regarding a minimum age for skin piercing, you will need to check your local bylaws to see what the rules are in your area. In Auckland for example, the minimum age is 16. **Regardless of where you are, if you DO decide to get a piercing, it must be done by a pharmacist. Be sure to contact for more info, if you are considering it.

Tommy, 18

“To be more fearless in all areas of my life”. >




Challenge O'clock

Laura, 13

“To think about other people as well as myself, instead of being so self-centred”.

The kids had to dress up Hannah in a wearable arts competition.

The girls hanging out outside their tent accommodation after a late night by the fire telling stories and eating ‘Smores (a traditional camp treat involving chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits!).

What was your job at camp? Counsellor and Kayak Instructor, plus a friend to many.

After Camp Hannah went to South Beach, Miami.


Where did you work? I worked at Camp Sloane in Connecticut, which was a traditional co-ed camp situated next to a lake that reflected the mountains and birch trees. What was your camp’s accommodation and food like? The comforts of life disappeared as I was introduced to my new home for the next two months. It was a canvas tent with eight bunk beds, no electricity and the locals hanging around (squirrels, chipmunks and every type of bug). The food definitely took a while to get used to – everything was salty or sweet with so much sauce on top.

Some of the kids Hannah taught Kayaking

What did you do at camp? My days were busy teaching kayaking, coming up with skits to entertain and talks to inspire the kids. The weeks were filled with exciting activities, like roasting marshmallows around the camp fire, bucket skits, water aerobics, square dances and overnighters in the tents and tee-pees.

How did camp impact you? It was realising the impact I had on these kids’ lives. Some wrote letters to thank me for just being there to listen and care, teach them new skills and offer little bits of advice. I truly realised that I made a real difference in their lives.


< Hannah (in white) and her co-counsellors (with a unique trophy) after winning a staff competition with the neighbouring camp


Fancy skipping Winter one year, having the time of your life and earning some money while you’re at it? Fancy sharing your skills in sports or arts with kids, and making some life-long friends? Last year, Hannah Grainger from Motueka answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions. We talk to her about what it was like being a Summer Camp USA Counsellor.


This one time, at SUMMER CAMP...

What is something different about USA compared to NZ? The culture is very different. Camping, water sports and building fires was just a normal thing for me, but for a lot of these kids it was the first time they’d experienced the camp life. Do you have any advice for someone who wants a Summer Camp USA adventure? Go for it! Not only do you learn a great variety of skills and build up your character, but you also make so many friends from all over the world and it can open up so many other doors to your future. It really is an experience of a lifetime. Where did you go travelling after camp? I went with the counsellors I had made friends with to New York City, Miami Beach and Orlando Sea World. Hannah’s already signed up for her second year of Summer Camp USA. She returns to Camp Sloane, which is just one of the hundreds of camps that IEP work with. If you want to have your own unique experience on Summer Camp USA this year then you’ve got to apply before February 29! Hurry to

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What’s happening in the wonderful world of Kiwi tuneage? If anyone knows, KIWI FM’s FLEUR JACK knows...

Wellington waterfront will be a hustle and a bustle on February 18, with the country’s best all-Kiwi music festival.

Fleur Jack

Music in Parks

The line-up is bigger than ever, with 41 acts playing live on the waterfront. This year you can catch Kora, The Black Seeds, The Feelers, The Adults, David Dallas, The Checks, A Hori Buzz, Six60, Opshop, and loads more. The festival has sold out every year of its existence, so you’d be wise to get onto a ticket quickly. Check:

Womad Ladi6 headline at Summer Sounds


For the 19th consecutive year, the Auckland Council is putting on a bunch of free music concerts between Franklin and Rodney. It’s a real highlight on the summer calendar for Auckland and there really is something for all musical tastes.




There are three different series this year: Jazz at the Rotunda is a showcase of the country’s finest jazz and blues acts; The Culture Garden opens your mind to unexpected music away from the mainstream; Summer Sounds is a series of four concerts, with headline acts being The Black Seeds, Tim Finn, Ladi6 and Midge Marsden. For full details of where to be when, head to:

The greatest world music festival heads back to Taranaki from March 16 to 18.

Amiria Grenell’s sophomore album Three Feathers won the Best Folk Album Tui on January 29. The album took out the prize over Mel Parsons from Westland and Otago quartet, The Chaps.

Tui winner, Amiria Grenell

Amiria is based in Lyttleton and used her family farm in Whitecliffs to record the album. Her brother Redford features on drums and her father also made a guest appearance. The folkstar’s first EP came out in 2005 and it was followed up with her first full-length album Kapowhai in 2006. Check her sound out at:

Smokefreerockquest Get writing, get jamming, get practicing and get your band and instruments ready for another amazing year of Smokefreerockquest.

World music as a genre is a pretty loose term. It basically covers anything that doesn’t fit elsewhere but can also claim things like reggae, Maori music and certain folk music styles as well.

The competition has been running since 1989 and always breeds success; past winners include Opshop, Kora, The Black Seeds, Anna Coddington, Evermore, Die! Die! Die! and many more.

While the festival will bring in loads of acts from around the world, I’m here to big up the Kiwis playing and this year’s festival is well stocked with great local talent. Amiria Grenell, The Nukes, Pajama Club, The Yoots and Batucada Sound Machine are just some of the many.

Your band could be the next big thing, but you’ve got to be in to win, so don’t leave it to the last minute to enter. Head straight to the website, because you need to enter online:

Full line-up and ticket info at

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Amiria Grenell wins Best Folk Album



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David Dallas – on the bill for Homegrown

DAVID HUTCHESON > talks to Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, guitarist from Gym Class Heroes, about their latest album, The Papercut Chronicles II (PCCII).


Gym Class Heroes on

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Being the second part to your 2005 album The Papercut Chronicles, a lot of comparisons have been made between the two albums style-wise, with a lot of fans regarding the original PCC as the roots of the ‘real’ Gym Class Heroes. How do you feel about that? I wouldn’t say it’s the same style; some members are different and we’ve all grown as people as well as a band. We rented a space in my home town of Ithaca, New York, and just got together and jammed out and a lot of those songs ended up making it onto the album. So...we went through an organic process. Then there’s the radio world, and having a career in music, we want our music to be heard by as many people as possible, so we worked with producers on the singles and chose songs that we thought best represented our band.


Gym Class Heroes, L-R: Disashi, Travie, Matt and Eric

Last year, in between Gym Class Heroes albums, Travie [McCoy] released his own solo album. Have yourself or any of the other band members been working on any projects away from Gym Class Heroes? Yeah absolutely; since the beginning of Gym Class Heroes we have all had our own projects. Eric [Roberts] our bassist has a band called Willing Swords which is a hard metal band, and I have a project I’m working on with my wife called My Soul and Matt [McGinley] our drummer has been doing production working with an artist named Sam Ventura. Right now, as a band, we are all working on Papercut Chronicles II, but I think it’s healthy to have other outlets to express yourself as an artist.

So how was the production process different since the original PCC? On this record there are songs that we produced, wrote and arranged ourselves, and then there are the songs that we worked on with other producers. It’s like a lot of the records we have worked on: there is no specific one process, we just went with what will best work with the songs.

It definitely did earlier on, when touring was so new. When we were getting big it got really crazy and was honestly very difficult to take it all in. I think now I am much better at coping with touring, but having spent some time with my family, and having a son now, my perspective has changed and the most difficult part now is to be away from my family. It gets hard when there’s no sleep in there, but at the end of the day it’s all part of our job!

One of three copies of PCCII! To be in the draw, email with “GYM CLASS HEROES TERM 1” in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your full name, date of birth and postal address. Entries close March 16. Full terms and conditions on page 27.

Incredible Incubus Incubus’ set was a careful mix of old and new, giving an eclectic overview of their long spanning career. They opened aggressively with Megalomaniac, which amped up the crowd that had filled Vector with ease. They chose not to indulge in a flashy set with screens or visual effects, going instead with some rad lighting and a few well-placed Persian rugs, which gave off an effortless 90s vibe. In Love Hurts, the crowd participation really warmed the heart and united the thousands of us as we were encouraged to sing along. It happened all over again when we sang the chorus of Drive a capella, without any help from Brandon.

To promote the release of their latest album If Not Now, When?, which also marked the end of their half-decade hiatus, Incubus came and played for an epic one hour and forty minutes at Auckland’s Vector Arena. ASHLEIGH HOPE braved the mosh.

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Incubus has been together since 1991, yet they put on a fresh, exciting show. They thanked us for our support in such a genuine and humble manner, which was heartwarming, from a group of such fame and experience. They pulled out all the stops and gave us what we wanted, including the removal of Brandon’s t-shirt approximately 50 minutes into the set. New songs were revealed and the old hits were spiced up ever so slightly, and all were performed with a high energy that nobody there that night will ever forget. Want more pics from the gig? Head to the Gallery at

Incubus live at Vector Arena. Pics by Matt Cook:


Another highlight was when that unmistakable bass line kicked in for Are You In? We already knew we were in for a treat, as it is one of their more well-known songs, but then it morphed into The Doors’ classic Riders on the Storm, which totally blew everyone away. Wish You Were Here received a standing ovation, before the band briefly disappeared and then promptly returned, for an out-ofcontrol encore that sent the crowd wild.

It looks like you will be super busy with touring across the U.S. and Europe over the next month or so. Does it ever get overwhelming?

ANSWERS from Quiz on page 5 1 – b; 2 – a; 3 – c; 4 – d; 5 – c; (but any of these answers could technically be correct, so you can have a point for any of them!); 6 – d; 7 – b; 8 – a; 9 – d; 10– (‘b’ is the most likely answer, however you also get half a point for ‘d’, or ‘a’. Hey – what do we know?!) {15}


ve a Do you haBDO memory? favourite

Despite half the usual number of stages and a certain lack of Kanye, Big Day Out 2012 still proved to be one of the greatest days on NZ’s musical calendar. HOLLY HUNTER was there to help send it off.

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< Seeing Rage Against the Machine in 2007

david, 20 The dance circle in the Mars Volta at Big Day Out 2010


Tony Hawk, of course, required a giant half-pipe, and a small Skate Stage housed the metal soundtrack accompanying skaters. Adventure rides remained, including the V Flying Fox (sending screaming passengers swooping across the stadium), the Lynx Anarchy Zone paint wars, and the Motorola foam tent. As I arrived, Parkway Drive were christening BDO in sweat beads, as the crowd swirled itself into a rampaging death circle. Over at the Green Stage, festival goers reclined in the grass with free icecreams, as Cut Off Your Hands rocked a wicked set. The day seemed to really begin with Six60. Frontman Matiu Walters worked a huge crowd into removing and spinning their t-shirts in the air, and leaping onto the shoulders

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Surf rock band Best Coast brought their Californian beach vibe to the Green Stage. Next, Kimbra wowed the crowd in a pink pixie dress, daringly belting out an 80s Bobby Brown song. American experimental trio Battles brought their characteristic mathematical party-rock sound to the Boiler Stage. As afternoon dimmed to evening, My Chemical Romance summoned their black parade of followers to pump their fists to new and old hits. The ‘big acts’ began with British rockers Kasabian, who ripped up the stage with antics and guitar solos. And then Soundgarden played; age had taken no toll on this band. Chris Cornell’s voice was immortal and unbridled, powered by the energy of thousands of screaming fans. Closing at the Green Stage, rock legend Noel Gallagher played Oasis hits like Wonderwall and Supersonic, between songs from his new album. On a bittersweet note, he closed the last ever Auckland Big Day Out with a fitting message for those who have lost their favourite day of each year: Don’t Look Back in Anger.

< Probably last year at MIA when it was raining and just really cool

Mel, 21 Crowd surfing at Muse – they were just amazing. And Rage, amazing as well. I’ve been coming for about five years now

Sam, 21 Muse’s live show was so amazing, and Dizzie Rascal that same year, he just got the crowd going so insane


For BDO veterans, the layout was barely recognisable. The stream of market stalls had become a few hat or tattoo peddlers; the circus tent Boiler Room, infamous for raining sweat, was replaced with a Boiler Stage; and both the Main and Green Stages had lost their brother stages.

of people around them in the final song Forever. It was a tribute to the Big Day Out organisers, for eighteen years of awesome lineups.


A sense of carpe diem overhung the event, as only days before, BDO organisers announced that this year’s festival would be the country’s last. The crowds moshed and crowd-surfed like a man who has one day to live.

danielle, 21

A Mishmash of

Summer Goodness Parachute 2012 was the most magnificent musical mishmash of summer. The four day festival saw Mystery Creek’s 92 hectares transformed into the country’s biggest campground. ELESHA EDMONDS was there. Fervent punters arrived early in order to secure the best tenting site. However, as the bus and car loads arrived, so did the rain. Many feared a repeat of torrential downpours seen in the last three years of the festival. Nonetheless, by 3pm the rain had been replaced with the resonances of the first of over 100 international and local acts.


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Vince Harder, Ruby Frost, Avalanche City and Showbread were crowd-pleasers, as they warmed up the audience for a weekend of toe-tapping, fist-pumping, drug-and-alcoholfree entertainment.

Parachute was not only comprised of music. Punters completed in dodgeball competitions against headline acts, descended on an inaugural indie craft market, grooved to Life FM’s silent disco and avoided sleep with late night movies and comedy shows. The weekend also saw 120 people audition for the third Parachute’s Got Talent, with Midnight Youth lead vocalist, Jeremy Redmore on the judging panel.

Saturday night’s Mainstage line-up included The Almost, The Rocket Summer and Adeaze. Grammy-nominated band, Relient K enthralled the audience with their poppunk medleys, including a cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Casting Crowns blew away the twenty thousandstrong crowd with their heart-grabbing anthems.

After seeing other significant NZ festivals coming to an end, some have questioned the continuation of Parachute. However, after 22 years, CEO Mark De Jong promises it will “get even better in the years to come.” This looks to be true, with Switchfoot and Newsboys already announced as headliners for 2013.

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Raggamuffin goes off!


20,000 music lovers swarmed to Rotorua on January 28 for Raggamuffin’s 5th anniversary party. The killer line-up included Ali Campbell’s UB40, Spawnbreezie, J.Boog, Billy Ocean, Sly & Robbie and Arrested Development, along with Kiwi favourites Kora, Katchafire, Three Houses Down, House of Shem, Cornerstone Roots, Sons of Zion, and loads more.


photos by Chris Traill

For more pics from Raggamuffin and Parachute, head to the Gallery at

Josh and Jordan, both 19


Jor: Jandals Josh: A cellphone so you can find people


ant What is the most import e? item to bring to Parachut Jess, 21


Definitely sunblock

Tom, 19

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Parachute pics by Matt Cook:

Charlotte: A towel. ‘Cause if one does not shower in this heat, one will smell Sarah: Tent… nah… I’d actually go with an air bed, for a good sleep


Charlotte and Sarah, both 18

Jake, 16

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“We are watching the emergence of a generation of sustainability story-tellers,” said David Jacobs, Director of The Outlook for Someday. “It’s a real pleasure to see such a lot of focused and talented young people expressing themselves creatively about the big issue of their time.” I was given the opportunity and pleasure of representing TEARAWAY on the judging panel and MAN, was there some awesome stuff. It was so difficult cutting the entries down to just 20 Winning Films. Once the winners were selected, it was time for them to strut their stuff on the red carpet. The Someday Awards were held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, on December 1. Two of The Outlook for Someday Ambassadors, Fraser Brown and Lanita Ririnui-Ryan presented the ceremony. There were Special Awards and awesome prizes up for grabs, including camcorders, movie-making software, an assortment of vouchers, film courses, worm farms and of course TEARAWAY subscriptions. The Standout Winner was Shopping for our Future, made by Susan and Andrew Wardell from the University of Otago. The film looks at how our shopping decisions affect the world we live in. It made great use of new footage mixed in with archival footage. As director of the film, Susan won a year’s full membership of the Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand. Susan and Andrew also took out the Auckland Council WasteWise Award, taking home a Sony Camcorder and accessories kit, and a Hungry Bin worm farm.

Q&A WITH SUSAN WARDELL In 2011, we were proud to sponsor the TEARAWAY Secondary School Film-makers Award. This was scooped up by Isaac Martin for his film Gone, a tale of a barren future in which a young man is forced to turn to his past self for salvation. It has a powerful narrative, great use of camera work and strong acting. Isaac won a five-day Introduction to Television Production course, for four people, at South Seas Film and Television School in Auckland. Like all of the other makers of Winning Films, Andrew, Susan and Isaac scored a goodie bag of vouchers, magazine subscriptions, DVDs, eco-friendly products and more. Overall, the film challenge was a huge success. It is amazing and inspiring to see our generation expressing their interpretations of such an important issue through a creative medium. Stay tuned to www. for news on how to enter this year’s challenge. Make sure you check out the Winning Films from 2011 too!

Keeping the world healthy for future generations. What are some of the things you do to live more sustainably? I recycle and never litter. What techniques did you use to help create impact in your film? Flashbacks, black-and-white and music, to create tension and suspense. How did you find doing the film challenge? I think the film challenge is great, for letting young people express their concerns about sustainability. I definitely would recommend it to others! Are you looking into a career in film or TV in the future?


Yes, I would like to have a career in this area. Maybe special effects or set design; I find them pretty fun with home movies and reckon I’d be even better on the real thing.

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How did the idea for your film come about? I always have a bee in my bonnet about the power of consumers to influence big companies just by their purchase choices. The elections were also much on my mind this year, and I realised that voting was a great analogy for shopping. I decided on the cheesy 1940’s educational-style video to keep it light-hearted, and to tie into the theme of citizen/consumer responsibility, which was big at that time too. What’s the secret behind making an awesome film? Keep it fun; a film should be enjoyable to watch, even when the topic is serious. Think outside the square. Play around with different genres or different visual styles, and pick one which really works with your topic. Keep your main message nice and simple. Oh yes – and use a tripod! What are some of the things you do to live more sustainably? I’m very careful about what I buy. It’s not a difficult habit to form. I just do a little research into where different products come from, how they are made, etc. I actually opened up an ethical boutique in my home town of Dunedin. It’s called The Cuckoo’s Nest and sells fair trade, NZ-made and vintage clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery, with a big focus on upcycled products**. It was a huge risk, and a big new adventure, to start my own business, but worth it to be able to offer people options for beautiful fashion which has a positive impact on people overseas and at home, and on the planet.

What does sustainability mean to you?

Jerome (right) presents the TEARAWAY award to Isaac Martin

Director of Shopping for our Future, Standout Winner

What are some of the ideas you hope people will get out of your film? That their everyday actions matter. That it’s actually easy to change the world just by changing your own habits. You don’t even have to stop buying things, just change what you buy! Anything grown or made locally, or in NZ, and anything that is fair trade certified is fantastic. Second-hand stuff is also great. Things made from natural materials (i.e. not plastic) are also a good idea. You and Andrew have been doing the film challenge for a number of years now; what have you learnt? I’ve learnt that there is always another story to tell, or another interesting angle to consider. Even at a time when ‘sustainability’ is a bit of a buzz-word, and some people have a case of ‘green fatigue’, if you dig a little deeper into the topic there is so much going on that is inspiring and thought-provoking in terms of environmental activism.

* guardianship of the planet ** new, better products created from waste, scrap or unwanted material

Andrew and Susan Wardell with actress Robyn Malcolm (centre)


Growing numbers of young New Zealanders are making their voices on sustainability heard, through The Outlook for Someday film challenge. In 2011, over 600 young people, ranging in age from 5 to 24, took part in making 153 films. These films tackle subjects ranging from pollution and deforestation to the meaning of Kaitiaki* and how to be a conscious shopper. By JEROME SEARS.

Celeste Reid

Guided by Māori principles and values, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is a nurturing and inclusive place to learn. It offers a range of qualifications, from certificates to degrees, in areas such as small business, computing, social work, teaching, Māori performing arts and te reo Māori. Last year, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa introduced the Youth Guarantee programme. It offers 16 and 17 year olds the opportunity to undertake study in sport and learn a variety of employment skills. Tauira (students) come away from the programme with the Certificate in Sports, Fitness and Health Level 2, which focuses on refereeing, coaching, teamwork, sports administration and much more. We spoke to three young people on the Youth Guarantee programme.

Celeste (Te Arawa, Nga Puhi) wasn’t enjoying school but wanted to continue her learning in an area she was passionate about; sport.

Tawhiri Andrews Like many New Zealand boys, Tawhiri grew up wanting to become an All Black. To help him keep his interest in sports alive, he enrolled in the Youth Guarantee programme. “I would love to play for the All Blacks or in the NRL (National Rugby League),” says Tawhiri, “but this course will give me heaps of knowledge I can use so I have something to fall back on if that doesn’t happen. The tutors have helped me develop my skills in many sports, but also build my confidence so one day I can work in a coaching role. “The Wānanga has given me the opportunity to do what I love. It’s an awesome place to learn.”

Find out more about the Youth Guarantee programme at:

Rawiri Thomas Rawiri was looking to his future when he enrolled at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. “I want to have a purpose in life and to be a great role model for the next generation,” he says. “I wanted to build up my confidence and this course is helping me with that.” Rawiri enjoys playing touch and basketball, as well as running, boxing and dancing. He has high aspirations for the future and credits Te Wānanga o Aotearoa with helping him to achieve his goals. “The Wānanga is so awesome; it feels like a family. It’s allowed me to learn different skills, like being a leader and having more confidence in myself. I feel that this has given me a great start to what I want to do with my life.”


An alternative path to learning

“I wanted to get a background in different sports so I could pursue a career,” says Celeste. “To learn new skills and teach people what I know would be a great experience.” Celeste’s sporting interests include netball, touch, waka ama, rugby league, tag and basketball. Since she started the course she’s learnt a lot about other sports and has developed further skills within herself – some of which she never knew she had. “The kaiako [tutors] have helped me realise that I am a good leader; I have learned so much about myself since I started the course. Our class bonded quickly and became like a family. We learn about the tikanga [culture and customs] of the Wānanga, along with heaps of skills in different sports. “I enjoy learning at the Wānanga because everyone, especially the kaiako, are very approachable. It is an environment where you feel safe.”



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Unsure exactly where you’re headed in life? Want to feel like you are making a difference? TANIA TEBBUTT explains how volunteering can be one of the most rewarding moves you can make.

Are you sick and tired of the parents, grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles and general nosey parkers with their constant questions? “So, what’s next year got in store for you, dear?” “Got plans for the holidays?” “Have you decided what you’re going to do when you leave school yet?”

or training roles. Picture yourself as a performer? Get involved at your local theatre. If you see yourself working on more global issues, explore volunteer opportunities within refugee settlements, conservation, research and mentoring. You will be surprised just how good it feels to volunteer. You will be given responsibility and the opportunity to learn in a practical, hands-on way. It’s pretty special to work side by side with experienced and respected members of the community. You’ll be helping them and in turn, helping yourself.

Questions, questions, questions! Instead of shrugging your shoulders or screaming “Mind your own beeswax!”, let’s take a step back from the situation. Sure, you know that one day the 3pm bell will ring and you will step out that front gate, never to return, but “what next?” is not an easy question to answer. Especially when you feel like all you have done for the past few years is work out seemingly pointless maths equations and study old English plays that no one cares about. How are you supposed to figure out what to do with your life and better yet – LOVE it?

It is non-committal; you haven’t signed up for a four-year degree. It is flexible; you can fit it in around your other commitments. Essentially, it is a ‘try before you buy’.

Choose your own adventure The beauty of volunteering is that you can actively choose where you want to go. The scope to volunteer is broad and diverse. If you dream of working with animals, seek out your local SPCA, Riding for the Disabled, or a vet clinic. If you’re interested in fitness, try local sports teams for coaching

Employers like to know that you have a good sense of yourself and volunteering is an excellent way to develop and build that confidence. It also demonstrates that you are proactive, innovative and – to put it bluntly – don’t fit the stereotype of a greedy, self-centred ‘youth of today’. (Please note: if you choose not to volunteer, it does NOT make you any of these things!) Volunteering can often start out with one purpose: To help someone, to learn a skill, because you believe in a cause, or because you have spare time. The one thing that you can be guaranteed of is that you always get more out than you put in. Whatever role you choose and however often you choose to do it, knowledge, experience and warm, fuzzy, happy vibes are what you will receive as a result of volunteering. Make a contribution, be open to the experience; learn and benefit and give.

coffee's Rising stars Aleena Price

> Step into Zeal Wellington any Wednesday and you'll be greeted by the smell of coffee, freshly roasted by the students of Zeal's Barista Training Academy. By SCOTTIE REEVE. {20} Tearaway FEBRUARY 2012

Since 2009, the academy has trained over 80 high schoolage baristas, many of whom have gone on to work in some of Welly's most respected cafes. The course is a partnership between Zeal and Aotearoa espresso gurus, Coffee Supreme. It is tutored by volunteer baristas from Wellington's top cafes. Aleena Price, 17, is one of the rising stars to emerge from the academy. After finding her first few sessions a bit overwhelming, Aleena began to churn out cafe-quality shots. “After I learnt to make a great coffee, the hardest thing was keeping that quality while learning to make them quicker,” says Aleena, adding “I was so encouraged by the support of both my trainers.”

In my experience.... I started volunteer work when I was living in a city and missed the great outdoors. I grew up on farms in the Waikato and Eastern Bay of Plenty and really missed horses. I decided that instead of simply complaining about it, I would volunteer two Saturdays a month at Riding for Disabled I was blown away at the courage, determination and love the children there had for themselves and others. As a result, I went on to become a member of the committee. There I learnt a lot about constitutions, funding, health and safety and communication. All of these skills I would take with me into paid employment and apply in my daily life. I also made a lot of new friends. This first step in volunteering sparked an ongoing desire to explore new worlds of interest. It has even taken me to Nepal to teach English to Buddhist monks, to Mongolia to work with reindeer herders, and to hospitals to spend some lovely time just chit-chatting with elderly folk.


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Volunteering is a great way to start experimenting with stuff you like doing. It also helps to find out what you DON’T like doing.

As a result of volunteering, you will not only have a better understanding of what you enjoy, but you will also have a better understanding of where your strengths and areas for development are. This knowledge will put you at a huge advantage when making some serious decisions later on, as you move into undergraduate study, or the work force.

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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. The Barista Academy is sponsored by Coffee Supreme, People’s Coffee, Lamason Cafe, Trade Aid, Z’Organic Milk and Moore Wilson. This year, the course is expanding to Zeal Auckland and Zeal Hamilton. Check it out at In November, Aleena competed in Zeal's Annual Youth Barista Championship, which brings together the best under 18 baristas to vie for java glory. We asked Aleena how she felt leading up to the comp. “I was thinking that I wouldn't be up to the standard of the competition. I practised after school at Zeal quite a bit.” After a long day of competition, Aleena was amazed to be placed third. The Barista Academy has been a gateway to new skills and opportunities for many young people. “I have gained a lot of confidence,” says Aleena, who now works as a barista. In the future, she hopes to open her own espresso bar, so watch this space.


We Kiwis love our sport. And for thousands of us, it's more than just recreation, it's a career. Since 1996, the New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS) has been developing the trainers, the coaches and the recreation professionals who enable New Zealanders to enjoy their sport at whatever level they desire. We talk to current student JAMES TAYLOR about what studying at NZIS is really like.

How would you describe NZIS?
 It’s a nice place to meet people and learn about your body, an excellent environment to learn in.

James, left with his tutor, Wade

What about your tutor, Wade Brunsdon? He is a good guy who wants to help everyone and he has definitely helped me.

What is the best thing about studying at NZIS? Working with youth at different schools, training for rugby league and all the people at NZIS.

And the hardest part? I.T.

What kind of skills do you use on a daily basis?
 Age: 17 From: Northcote, Auckland
 Studying: Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription

Training skills and exercise prescription skills for Rugby League.

What would your dream job be?


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Why did you choose sports as an area to study? I got into it because I love to train and I love Rugby League.

Describe a typical day in the life of James Taylor. Breakfast, gym, course, gym, training, Facebook, sleep!

What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you while training lately?
 Bench-pressing 180kg.

Where do you think you’ll be in five years time? I think I’ll either be playing in the NRL, or I will be personal trainer.

What advice would you give to others who want to pursue their passions? Don’t try to do it by yourself, always ask for help.

To play in the NRL with the Warriors.

NZIS has campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Wellington campus operates from the capital’s premier sporting venue, Westpac Stadium. Courses of study combine classroom-based tutorials with use of practice facilities. They aim to introduce talented and aspiring young sportspeople to improved coaching and training opportunities, tactical advice, financial assistance, and high quality competition – all while receiving an education second to none. While studying, students are also able to train for their main sports. To find out more about what the New Zealand Institute of Sport can offer you, go to, or call 0800 NZISPORT (694 776). {21}


Play TIG Welder and test your skills!

Skills for life

Want an exciting career, without the burden of a student loan? Consider an apprenticeship, where you get paid to learn on the job. Competenz offers pathways to careers in mechanical engineering and food manufacturing – read on if this sounds like you!

For more information about TIG Welder or a career in mechanical engineering or food manufacturing, call Competenz free on 0800 526 1800 or visit

Want to play a game to help you make a great career decision? Go to and play TIG Welder. It’s a free game that gives you a fun but challenging taste of what it’s like to weld in the real world. You can also buy the game as an app to play on your iPhone or iTouch. Your task is to weld up a metal wall to protect yourself from a deadly, swinging demolition ball. Keep a steady hand and score high accuracy points, and you’ll be safe. Do a bad job and face the consequences! A video on the website gives you sweet tips to help you weld like a champ. Make your welds accurate and you’ll have a better chance of surviving the swinging demolition ball when it hits your wall. Just like in real life, safety comes first. Put your visor down before you start welding in this game, or you’ll be blinded! If you succeed at TIG Welder you should seriously consider a career in the engineering industry.

Mechanical engineering – a guaranteed career Welding is just one important skill a qualified mechanical engineer might need to help keep New Zealand industry running. Think about the tankers transporting the milk you drink, the steel beams supporting buildings, or the machines that produce the foods you enjoy every day. It takes skilled people to make, repair and maintain all these things and more. New Zealand needs thousands more people like you to train and become skilled mechanical engineers. This industry needs 4,500 more skilled engineers by 2013, which means great career prospects for you. Unlike your friends heading to university, mechanical engineers get paid to train on the job as an apprentice. You will need to do some study at a polytechnic, but most of your training will be given while you work and get paid to train. It takes three to four years to complete an apprenticeship – then you’ll be fully qualified, with no student loan to pay off, plus a better pay rate than most university graduates!

A career for passionate foodies Do you enjoy indulging in a tasty treat from the local bakery or supermarket? It’s safe to say we all do. But have you ever considered the people and skills behind the making of those treats?

Get your game on! Check out our new welding game at Play and learn – weld and survive. Test your skills now!

Every day, nearly 30,000 people head to work in the food manufacturing industry, preparing the foods that nourish us and contribute over $22 billion to New Zealand’s exports. It’s no surprise then, that our Baking and Food and Beverage Manufacturing industries are important to our economy and they need more skilled people to keep up with demand. A career in this industry combines hands-on work, tonnes of creativity, and even a bit of science. And there is plenty of diversity – from making the breads you see in your local supermarket, to being the creative mind behind new food products, or designing and making wedding cakes – the choice is yours! Competenz has options available to give you the skills for a career in this exciting industry. Qualifications range from National Certificates in Food and Related Products to full-time apprenticeships in Baking.

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So what is Logistics? Logistics is the science of planning, organising and managing activities that provide goods and services to consumers. In other words it’s getting the right product to the right place at the right time with the right quality and at the right price!

What kind of job could I get? Logistics, Shipping or Supply Chain Management careers can start out in positions like: Shipping co-ordinator, freight forwarder, import/export clerk, customs broker, inventory controller, warehouse supervisor, purchasing officer, container inspector, ships agent, vessel scheduler or logistics co-ordinator and lead on to higher level positions such as: Shipping Manager, freight forwarding team leader, senior import/ export clerk, customs broker, logistics manager, purchasing manager or supply chain manager.

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Drawyour own A spur of the moment decision to spend lunchtime at a Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) Open Day turned Jessica Quinney’s love of drawing into a career path.

I was hooked and enrolled on the spot. Then I resigned from my job, all on that same fateful day.


“I was in my first job after finishing Nelson College for Girls,” says Jessica. “I was a financial administrator and volunteer youth worker and was considering studying commerce, when I was presented with brochures about NMIT’s arts and media programmes on campus. “I was hooked and enrolled for the Degree in Arts and Media on the spot. Then I resigned from my job, all on that same fateful day.” Jessica has now graduated with the degree and has focussed on graphic design and digital illustration. She had a taste of digital media during the first year of the degree and hasn’t looked back. “Creating art digitally as well as industry-based work, such as logos, absolutely interested me. I wanted to learn more! Graphic design was the subject that most gripped me. Here I was able mix my love of drawing with my love of digital media.”

Now 23, Jessica says studying at NMIT was like being part of a fun family. She says the tutors really cared and went out of their way to make sure the students had the resources and skills they needed to achieve the best results.


Jessica was an Arts and Media student ambassador for her second and final years and was one of the first students to use the new high-tech arts and media building on NMIT’s Nelson campus.

Check out the website Jessica built as part of her course: For more info on NMIT, head to

Jessica describes gaining her degree as a challenging and rewarding experience and she now feels well prepared for a career in her chosen field of graphic design or digital illustration. It inspired her to work alongside students from all different art disciplines – film, painting, textiles, music, design and installation.

“The new building is fantastic,” says Jessica. “It’s wonderful for all art disciplines to be together in one space. It is so fresh and provides the contemporary space that artist and designers thrive in. It made coming to classes even more enjoyable.”

“It not only influenced my art practice,” she says “but made me strive to produce higher quality work.”

Creative Industries at NMIT Bachelor of Arts and Media

Certificate in Arts and Media

Visual Arts and Design

Contemporary Music

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Visual Arts and Design Graphics and Multimedia Contemporary Music

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When Dreams Take Flight

Forever “fascinated by the idea of flight”, Sam Butler has wanted to be a pilot for as long as he can remember. When he came across CTC Aviation Training, he realised he could make his dream a reality. Now, at 25 and based in Melbourne, he is a First Officer for Jetstar.

What’s the best thing about your job? It’s hard to pick only one best thing. The rush you get from taking off or landing in challenging conditions is hard to beat; the opportunities to travel and have new experiences are also amazing. The view from the flight deck is incredible and different every day.

What’s the hardest thing about your job?

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contact: and enquire about the Jetstar Pilot Cadet Programme

The early morning wake-up before an early shift. It gets easier as you get used to it though. There aren’t many things that it’s worth getting up at 4am for, but flying a jet is one of them.

Describe your training at CTC. It was intensive, with a high (but manageable) learning curve. There are lots of goals to work towards along the way and achieving them provides many high points. The training itself is very enjoyable as each day you are learning and practising new skills. The training centre is run as much like an airline as possible, which prepares you well for the real job of an airline pilot.

What does your typical day look like? There’s no such thing as a typical day! I could be flying from three to nine hours, internationally or domestically within Australia. We usually do two to four sectors, sharing the work between the pilots (e.g. the Captain will fly there, and I’ll fly back).

What skills do you use in your daily work? We use a wide range of skills on a day-to-day basis, primarily multi-tasking, communication, and decisionmaking skills. Obviously, we need hands-on flying skills too!

What makes you good at your job? My training gave me a good knowledge and skills base to draw on in my job. Being calm under pressure helps too.

What type of person would love this job? Anyone who has a passion for flying, or an interest in aviation. A hands-on person who gets satisfaction from problem-solving and doesn’t want to sit in an office all day. A people person, as you are constantly working with different crews, with a wide range of personalities.

How did you get where you are? I’m where I am today because I was lucky enough to have both a goal and the opportunity to try and achieve it.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I would love to still be working for Jetstar as it continues to grow.

IS YOUR FUTURE UP IN THE AIR? To become a world-class airline pilot, you need to start with world-class training. CTC has partnerships and cadet programmes with some of the most well-known airlines in the world. Talk to us about launching your career today!

CTC Open Day Saturday 24 March 2012 CTC Training Centre, Hamilton

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CYBIONT So Much Work for Love Having never heard the music majestic NZ duo Cybiont have produced over the years, a chance experience of their latest release was a shock to the senses. In a good way. The unsigned band’s sound ranges in likeness from growly Tom Waits to surly Nick Cave, from mystical David Bowie (during his Major Tom phase) to the upbeat ambience of Roxy Music. Others may say this is way off the mark, as the music appears to be left up to interpretation. This is the best kind of music. The sound cannot be caught or tamed. Each song is different, the album a journey, and the instrumental combinations do not sit still long enough to be given a genre. The lyrics are all about love and regret. If you have had a hectic week, lie back, close your eyes and let Cybiont revive your soul – LIBBY KISSICK

Clockwork Prince By Cassandra Clare This is the second book in the Infernal Devices series and it is total captivation. It would appeal to a range of readers: romance lovers can witness Tessa’s struggle to choose between the boys she loves; mystery and adventure seekers can submerge themselves in the perils of the shadowhunters’ quest. This book is well-written and every page unearths something new. It allows you to use your imagination, which enhances the reading experience of reading the book. Clockwork Prince is the one; you will not be disappointed. – EMMA DICKINS

Clarkson toys between stories of having your heart broken, taking revenge, forgiving and picking yourself back up, as she clearly shows she does not need her American Idol-winning status to carry her. Although only seven songs are written by Clarkson, the rest compliment her style. Writing and producing collaborators include Ester Dean (who has written for Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera) and Rodney Jenkins (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga). Clarkson herself proves her songwriting skills can hold their own, with the powerful Let Me Down, and more playful tracks, Hello and You Can’t Win. Stronger is a solid effort. Nothing stands out as particularly dismal, bar maybe an overuse in metaphors and selfempowering phrases. There are clear chart hits and Clarkson’s voice is strong as ever. However, it’s difficult to believe she hasn’t got more to offer. The opening verse of Let Me Down hints at an edge and vocal depth she holds out on for the rest of the record. At a time where the industry is in shaky territory, Clarkson has delivered a safe performance, but it is time she takes a risk to see what she is really capable of. Only then will the American Idol label be well and truly shed . – PRASHAN CASINADER

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Tear yourself away from Facey stalking for a moment and check out some of these new reads, tunes and games. The Prince of Soul and the Lighthouse By Fredrik Brouneus A love-struck teenager with a passion for soul music is the hero of this comic sci-fi novel, written by Dunedin author, Brouneus. 18-year-old George Larson gets taken on a quest to save the world, with his dead grandfather, a Tibetan monk and his crush – a fiery, Finnish exchange student. George’s hormone-fuelled thoughts are so witty and real that the reader immediately becomes immersed in his world. Although the book follows the ‘epic journey’ fantasy formula, it’s also fun, fresh and highly readable. It is clearly written for teenage boys, but will appeal to a diverse audience because of its ability to make the reader laugh out loud . – BRIDGET GOURLAY

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Pandemonium By Lauren Oliver KELLY CLARKSON Stronger


Adventure, forbidden romance, suspense and terror are expertly brought together in this thrilling sequel to Delirium. If you thought Twilight was good, you’ll think this is better. The story continues as Lena struggles to survive in the Wilds without Alex. She attempts to discover who she is and whether the illegal ‘deliria’ disease is worth all the rebellion. You don’t need to be a fantasy addict to enjoy this book, as Oliver is a truly gifted writer who brings the story alive with her creative plot and fast-moving style. Rumour has it that there is a movie remake on the way for Delirium, so make sure you read this series before you see it! – SHARON McCOSKRIE

One of three copies of Pandemonium Email with “PANDEMONIUM TERM 1” in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your full name, date of birth and postal address. Entries close March 16. Full terms and conditions on page 27.

Velvet By Mary Hooper Set at the turn of the 20th century, this book captures the essence of life in London at this time, focusing both on wealthy aristocrats and those in desperate poverty. Velvet, the orphaned heroine, works long hours in terrible conditions. A series of remarkable events sees her luck change for the better, when Madame Savoya selects her to be her personal assistant in her clairvoyant business. Velvet is caught up in a thrilling and lavish lifestyle, attending séances and witnessing seemingly unexplainable appearances. However, it is not long before we recognise the shadiness of Madame Savoya’s business. When Velvet sees the full extent of the scam, her life is already in danger. With a hint of romantic tension, a baby kidnapping and an attempted murder, the plot is fast-paced – and reaches a satisfying ending. I loved the way the author incorporates accurate historical details, without the book becoming too dry. It will appeal to fans of historical novels and supernatural fiction . – EMMA HOEKSTRA

Title: uDraw Studio From: THQ For: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii This wireless drawing tablet from THQ comes with a number of art tutorials and fun activities. It works well and holds some value for those who are artistically inclined. As for longevity, I can’t see too many games being developed for it in the future. Buy it

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Title: Resident Evil: Revelations From: Capcom For: Nintendo 3DS Built from the ground up exclusively for the 3DS, Resident Evil Revelations holds its head high against its bigger console siblings. The game shows off what a little powerhouse the 3DS is and despite a couple of issues, is a must have for any 3DS owner. Buy it

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Title: Gears of War 3: Fenix Rising DLC From: Epic Games For: Xbox 360 Fenix Rising is the latest downloadable content for Gears 3 and includes five multiplayer maps plus a handful of character skins. It adds nothing to the campaign, but if Horde, Beast or Versus is your thing, then the maps Academy, Anvil, Depths, Escalation and The Slab are an essential purchase. Buy it

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight By Jennifer E. Smith This fun little book had me hooked from the beginning. With its light-hearted, romantic plotline and quirky characters, I was unable to put it down. The story takes place over 24 hours, encompassing a plane trip from America to London. You can’t help but like Hadley, the spirited but vulnerable heroine, or fall in love with the handsome, witty and charming Oliver, a typical British hottie. From their chance meeting in the crowded New York airport, to their seven-hour flight together, to their sad parting at Heathrow airport, their fleeting relationship blossoms into something neither of them can easily forget. This is well-written, with plenty of humour. The well-developed characters are real, relatable, and easy to empathise with. It is the perfect paperback to take on a plane trip, for girls aged 12 to 16. – EMMA HOEKSTRA


Super-tough, hard-core Grit performance scooters are taking New Zealand by storm. If you’re serious about scooting, Grit scooters are for you. Made from heat-treated aircraft grade aluminium, with a non-folding deck design, these scooters are the business! The Mayhem scooters have ramped up the specs while keeping the weight down, for easy tricking. There is no better performing scooter available in New Zealand. The Mayhems have a Chromo Y style handlebar, heat-treated alloy, reinforced octagonal down tube, 100mm wheels with ABEC 9 bearings and an alloy quad clamp.

Free stuff rules! Check out all the mean goods we have to give away this issue... 10 copies of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


A Mayhem scooter, worth $360!

5 John Carter prizepacks

Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. The astonishing best-seller is now a fantastic movie, which releases on March 22.

John Carter is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter, who is entangled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of Barsoom. Each prize pack consists of a notebook, a cap and a double, in-season movie pass!

5 DVD packs, including Johnny English Reborn, Footloose and Chalet Girl. Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in the action-packed comedy Johnny English Reborn. You also get a copy of the brand new remake of everyone’s favourite 80s dance flick, Footloose. But wait, there’s more! We’ll also throw in a copy of Chalet Girl starring Felicity Jones and Ed Westwick!

5 copies of Recon Team Angel, Book 1: Assault 2 Hammocks

This is the first in a high octane sci-fi adventure series by best-selling and award-winning author, Brian Falkner. It is 2030, and the world is at war with an alien race; The Bzadians. The battleground: Earth. Recon Team Angel, made up of teenagers from around the world, has been training for years. It is now time to slip behind enemy lines, work their way into the top-secret alien facility and uncover the truth.

Question: What’s not to love about hammocks? Answer: Nothing. Make the most of the last of the summer rays by hanging out in the comfiest of comfy things – we’ve got two to giveaway to some serious chillers.

1 pair of Skullcandy headphones

5 Clean and Clean Advantage Pimple Control Kits



We have a selection of Matix, Zoo York and Huffer clothing thanks to Embassy Clothing. To enter, follow the entry details below and don't forget to tell us your size.

Don’t be one of those annoying people who play music straight out of their phone in public places! Plug yourself in to your own Sione’s 2: little world of awesome tunes Unfinished Business with a pair of Skullcandy headphones! The hilarious gang from Sione’s Wedding are back in the sequel, Unfinished Business. We have one copy of the soundtrack up for grabs, featuring some the Simply email promotions@acade with “(which prize pack) GEARAWAY” in the subject Pacific’s # 1 artists, including • You must include your full nam line. e, date of birth and physical add David Dallas, Savage, RIA, Home ress . • You must be prepared to pro duce proof of ID for age-restric Brew, P-Money and J Boog. ted pro ducts. • All entries for products to win and GEARAWAY need to be in by 8.00am Friday 16TH MARCH 2012.

Could your skin do with a little help? Never fear! You can get perfect skin with Clean & Clear. We have 5 Clean & Clear packs up for grabs. Each includes a Clean & Clear Advantage Pimple Control Kit.



e g a n e Te r e k c u T Portions: 6 Time to make: 25 minutes Total cost of all ingredients: $10.08 / $1.68 per serve

Crispy bacon and rosemary potato pizza Quick pizza base


Recipe by: Liz Macri. Styling: Louise Pickford. Photography: Ian Wallace

Email with the words “Healthy Food Guide” in the subject line and you’ll go in the draw to win a copy of the latest edition of Healthy food Guide © Reproduced with permission from Healthy Food Guide magazine. On sale in supermarkets and bookstores for only $5.70.

Instructions Step 1 Preheat oven to 230°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper

and place bases on trays. Sprinkle each base evenly with 2 tablespoons cheese.

• 2 large pizza bases (see recipe below or use pre-made) • 2/3 cup grated reduced-fat cheese Make • 4 slices rindless shortcut bacon, chopped it meat-free • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary Omit bacon. To • 2 cloves garlic, crushed add flavour, add black olives to • 450g waxy potatoes, thinly sliced topping.

3 cups self-raising flour | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 1 dessertspoon oil | about 1 1/2 cups cold water, to mix Step 1 Mix flour, salt and oil in a bowl or food processor. Add water to combine. Mix to a soft dough. Step 2 Roll dough out to make a 35cm diameter circle, or 2 large rectangles.

Step 2 In a saucepan, cook bacon over a high heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in rosemary and garlic to coat. Remove from pan.

Step 3 Add potatoes to pan. Cook, turning, for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add 1 cup cold water to pan and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Step 4 Layer potato slices over bases. Top with bacon mixture and remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until bases are golden and cheese melts. Cut pizzas in slices. Serve with chopped fresh herbs, if desired, and a large salad. {27}

Tearaway Magazine February 2012  

February 2012 Tearaway Magazine

Tearaway Magazine February 2012  

February 2012 Tearaway Magazine