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In Review: Benee at Spark Arena

We are just days into Level 1 (well for Auckland anyway) so it definitely felt a bit weird and pretty special at the same time being in a (very large) room with thousands of people in Spark Arena last night for Benee’s final sold out stops of her nationwide 2020 tour.

Youth Wings: ACT’s Felix Poole

He enjoys video games. He lives in a shoddy student flat. He used to scrape grease out of the fryers at McDonald’s He is also president of the youth wing of the ACT Party, number 50 on ACT’s party list, and a candidate for Auckland Central – going up against the big names of the Greens' Chloë Swarbrick and Labour’s Helen White.
Paige

NZ artist PAIGE is riding her own wave

If there’s a name that you are bound to hear on the radio any time soon, that name is ROONIE – or more specifically, Michaela Pointon.The 19-year-old has recently re-established herself on the NZ music scene as pop artist ROONIE – complete with her debut release My Heart, a vibrant track that matches her bright personality to a tee. I sat down with ROONIE to chat music, inspiration and her goals for the future.

Sandra Saad Brings Ms Marvel to Life

Los Angeles based creative Sandra Saad has lent her voice (and entire body as we learnt when we called her) to the much-anticipated upcoming Marvel Avengers video game. Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel who is also Marvel’s first Muslim female superhero is brought to life by Sandra and it has been years in the making.

Māori Incarceration

Māori incarceration runs deep in New Zealand history but two university professors say taking a tikanga approach to criminal justice could break the racist system that traps Māori in generational cycles of imprisonment.

ROONIE: NZ’s next big thing

If there’s a name that you are bound to hear on the radio any time soon, that name is ROONIE – or more specifically, Michaela Pointon.The 19-year-old has recently re-established herself on the NZ music scene as pop artist ROONIE – complete with her debut release My Heart, a vibrant track that matches her bright personality to a tee. I sat down with ROONIE to chat music, inspiration and her goals for the future.

Tearaway’s New Publisher: In Conversation About The Future

Tearaway’s future is in safe hands as it’s publishership is officially handed over to a new owner this week. Long-time music columnist Erica McQueen broke the news to contributors that she would be taking on both publishing and editing responsibilities, last Monday — taking the magazine into its 35th year of publication.

Denel’s Ready to Kick It

Denel has spent the past few years working on music with international and local producers, travelling overseas to create picturesque music videos and playing shows with homegrown talent. We gave him a call to get the low down on his new song Kick It, collaborations and future plans post-Covid.