Wellington writers increasingly (and entirely justifiably) are viewing the ongoing climate disaster as a rich source of material for creating intriguing, imaginative speculative fiction. Based in future worlds where humanity has failed to stop a catastrophic, civilization-altering change in the climate system, these stories of what might be, if we don’t sort our shit out, […]
This year’s United Nations World Refugee Day is on 20 June, and to mark the event the ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum, Voice of Aroha, and Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ are hosting the My Life … to Live photo exhibition at the Hub (Victoria University). The exhibition opening starts at 11am and runs from 11am to […]
Te Rā Aroha Press are about to launch Isa Pearl Ritchie’s Into the Labyrinth, the second of her Wellington-based YA Dreamweavers fantasy series (following on from Awa and the Dreamweavers, released last year). The series features Awa… …an intermediate student navigating changes to her family as a child of divorce, moving to a new school, […]
Tom’s been walking again. Follow his latest tramping adventure from traversing the Hutt Valley to Kāpiti via the Akatarawa Road here.
Wellington-based Devin Abrams (aka DJ Reno and one of the founding members of Shapeshifter), has just put out the latest single under his Pacific Heights moniker. The lovely looking video features some heavy eye makeup, a ghostly figure and a vaguely concerned looking Devin wandering around a graveyard. Of course. ‘Airborne’ (featuring the vocal talents […]
The new Phoenix Foundation track ‘Mountain’ (first single off their forthcoming album ‘Give up your Dreams‘) and accompanying video are very good. Enjoy. And head over to their website to get your hands on some of the fantastic looking limited edition copies (12″ vinyl!) of the new album.
The new Phoenix Foundation video is very good. That is all. (From the Tom’s Lunch EP, which you can listen to and buy over at bandcamp).
Are you one of the increasing number of cycling daredevils who spend mornings and evenings dodging the traffic on Riddiford Street, outrunning buses in the Adelaide Road bus lane, and watching in dismay as cars try and overtake you on the downhill stretch into the Bay when you’re already doing 50km/h? If so, you might […]
The latest book from local speculative fiction publishers Steam Press is the début novel of nineteen-year old Summer Wigmore. It’s a wonderful urban fantasy, set quite concretely in the very real environs of modern-day Wellington, but populated throughout with mythical characters and creatures from Maori folklore (collectively known as iwi atua). Our two main protagonists […]