28 November 2019 11:25
The 'Take It Easy' hitmaker performed a three-song set punctuated by a stadium-wide sing-along of the New Zealand national anthem. His performance follows appearances from Six60, Dave Dobbyn and Jason Kerrison, with many more huge Kiwi acts set to take the stage at Christchurch Stadium, including a special guest appearance from Lorde. The past and the future of Kiwi music will be celebrated in June when beloved New Zealand musicians Nadia Reid, Liam Finn and Anna Coddington join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) to perform some of our most iconic songs. From Don McGlashan to Bic Runga, Prince Tui Teka to Crowded House, Dave Dobbyn and Lorde, Bayleys presents The NZ Mix Tape, in partnership with Auckland Live, is a musical compilation of who we are and where we live, reflecting memories of childhood, first loves, first flats, special places and the milestones that mark our lives as New Zealanders. Under the stars of the beautiful Civic, the trio will perform a selection of their own songs alongside New Zealand classics, accompanied by a full orchestra.
The songs have been selected by the performers - they've each chosen songs which mean something to them, or songs which contributed in a meaningful way to the soundtrack of their lives, growing up in New Zealand. Conducted by David Kay, the setlist includes The Mutton Birds' 'Anchor Me', 'Four Seasons in One Day' by Crowded House, Nadia Reid's 'Call the Days' and 'Beside You' by Dave Dobbyn. Nadia Reid is one of New Zealand's most evocative and profound young songwriters, celebrated for her intimate musical soundscape and unique voice. Her two albums, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs and latest, Preservation, have received wide acclaim at home in New Zealand and internationally, and her third album is due for release in April. The cinematic album full of beautiful and personal songs featured members of the Finn family, Connan Mockasin and Mick Fleetwood, and paved the way to a new adventure for the Finns, touring the world as a family band.
Planning permission may also be necessary for a flat to be used by three or more unrelated people, or a house to be lived in by six or more. Ms Milne said in her report: "There is ongoing demand for shared accommodation, including HMOs, across Argyll and Bute. "This has been increasing in recent times with the highest demand for shared flats and houses. "Analysis has shown that the areas with concentrations/higher levels of HMO are Taynuilt, Oban and Helensburgh. "There is the potential for an increase in applications for HMOs in Oban/Dunbeg related to growing the further education offer, including University Town and Scottish Association for Marine Science.
I knew that mocktails (forgive me) had been growing in popularity recently, and that similar bars were cropping up all over, but the idea of paying $13 for a nonalcoholic drink was inconceivable to me. (In all fairness, the idea of paying $13 for an alcoholic drink was also inconceivable to me.) I was still on alert when I walked in on a recent Friday night and found that Getaway is designed like almost every other new establishment these days: a blue-gray and muted-pink color scheme, the occasional fern, and rounded edges on every bit of décor, all subtly primed for Instagram. Both were so well executed, so uncannily cocktail-like that, for one of the first times since giving up alcohol, I felt like I was drinking an actual adult beverage. Most inviting was the extensive array of $4 soft drinks, Fever-Tree tonics, Dona sodas, and my all-time-favorite difficult-to-find aperitif: the alluringly bitter, electrically red Sanbitter. This section also left me wanting more — not from Getaway but from other bars. While most typical bars can't devote the time or the money needed to make elaborate, locally sourced, alcohol-free cocktails, I'd love to see places reach for a few more niche prepackaged options that extend beyond the usual offerings. I don't know if I would invite a group of drinking friends to hike to Greenpoint for a round of Sanbitters, and it's unreasonable to expect that a bar whose entire business model is based on being booze-free would try to accommodate drinkers. Getaway is, however, a reliable gathering place (and for sober people who can't be around alcohol at all, it may be an ideal haven). Instruments owned by Kiwi rock royalty are going under the hammer in New Zealand Music Month. Synthesisers used by Eddie Rayner of Split Enz and Crowded House, veteran bluesman Midge Marsden's guitars and the original drum kit belonging to sixties R&B act the La De Das are among significant items being sold by Auckland auction house Cordy's in May. The sale is a passion project for Cordy's James Hogan, who gained a musical education flicking through the dollar bins at a second-hand record store and buying albums based on their cover art. He got the idea after finding a small collection of music posters and being offered a large collection of first-pressing vinyl albums. James Hogan with a Midge Marsden guitar and Split Enz keyboards, key items in an auction of "iconic pieces of New Zealand music history". Things snowballed when he found out Marsden was moving house and needed to free up some space. "We're trying to keep this quite a concise, interesting collection and make it something we can build on every year because there are so many events happening around Music Month now," said Hogan. As well as synths, Rayner has contributed many other Split Enz pieces, from signed concert passes to a tea towel, and part of an old Crowded House stage costume. One of his keyboards – a Roland SH2000 - comes in the original Split Enz flight case. "The important thing is its pedigree in terms of New Zealand music," said Hogan. Split Enz in 1976 with Eddie Rayner far left. Rayner, Marsden and the rest will be happy to sign the item or provide a letter of authenticity. It's expected about 150 lots, in some cases of multiple items, will be sold as part of a wider sale of catalogued antiques at Cordy's Epsom rooms on May 28. International interest is expected in some of the highest-profile items, including Rayner's keyboards and the La De Das drumkit - after a string of hits in New Zealand, the band relocated to Australia. Veteran bluesman Midge Marsden is freeing up some space after moving house. They're simple things, but put together they're iconic pieces of New Zealand music history," said Hogan.