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Sika – Live in Nelson

July 14, 2011 – 5:00 pm |

Young Positive Thinking Wellington Student Has Night of Her Life at Katy Perry Concert

May 17, 2011 – 1:12 pm |

Wellington student Stacey Christie got to achieve a dream and meet her idol Katy Perry at the pop singers recent Wellington concert.
Stacey has a neuromuscular condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy which is …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 354 – What’s Your True Hearts Desire?

April 17, 2011 – 8:10 pm |

When I was a little girl I bought my first album.  It was a record.  It was the eighties.  Rattle and Hum.  I loved U2.  I loved the raw emotion in their music.  I loved …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 352 – Being a Rockstar Feels Really Good

April 15, 2011 – 11:16 pm |

Tis late – nearly mid-night.  I’m home after playing a gig at a friend’s house-warming-we’ve-arrived-in-Golden Bay party.  Tonight, people actually danced to our music.  It was Mohua Sun’s dream come true.  And one little girl …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 346 – Sweet Music

April 9, 2011 – 10:30 pm |

When I was twenty eight I found music.  Or it found me.  On a Marae.  Some might say it was my saturn return doing exactly what it was meant too.  Others might simply say: life …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 283 – Kai Time With Mohua Sun

February 4, 2011 – 10:00 pm |

As you may or may not know I’m in a way-cool rock band.  It was a total girlie band, but now a big hearted man named David has joined us for a while too – …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 273 – Could the Past be our Future?

January 24, 2011 – 3:00 pm |

Today has been a full one as I continue to push Wild Energy out to the masses.  I’ve just posted up our second entry – it’s a goody!  It’s about a Micro-hydro kinetic turbine – …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 271 – Line Dancing for Beginners

January 23, 2011 – 12:35 am | One Comment

Getting dressed up for a country and western barn dance could really go a number of ways.  A girl could go ‘sexy’ country, she could go ‘girlie’ country, she could take it to that manly …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 261 – I Say! Did You Happen to Catch those Lovely Ladies Playing Music in Takaka Today?

January 12, 2011 – 7:21 pm |

Should you have taken a gentle stroll down the main street of Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand today at around five pm (at a time when most ladies should be at home removing the casserole …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 241 – Lost in the Music

December 22, 2010 – 11:00 am |

Best moment of the day: was getting so lost in a new song I was playing for my girly band that I didn’t care what I looked like.  The song took over and told my …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 239 – Mohua Sun’s 30 Second Video

December 20, 2010 – 9:28 pm |

Ahhh sweet music.  I was excited (and a little nervous!) to see this video today.
It’s of Mohua Sun – the first public performance of our band of beautiful (inside and out) women.  It features the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 237 – Gett’n Back on the Musical Saddle

December 18, 2010 – 10:00 pm | 2 Comments

Yes indeed today Mohua Sun played at the Takaka Market.  To the left you’ll see Fi, Charlotte and Anna play’n their hearts out.  Now that I’m relaxing at home, I realise that I was quite …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 235 – When Your Mind’s Made Up

December 16, 2010 – 10:27 pm |

What’s your thing? What fills you up to the brim and makes your heart swell with joy?  When you pause to ask yourself what your ‘thing’ us, what’s the first answer you get? Usually that …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 233 – Keeping the Focus Through the Gorgeous Chaos of Family

December 14, 2010 – 1:00 pm | One Comment

Me and my ladies are practicing hard for our revival gig at the Saturday market.  Ok, I do make this statement with some humour as we’ll be playing through a small PA to an even …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 232 – Surprise Christmas Carols Light Up My Night

December 13, 2010 – 7:00 pm |

They appeared out of nowhere at our Playcentre Christmas Party, their music drifting into the Playcentre like the scent of baking chocolate.  They traveled community style in a bus, and they were mak’n music, sweet …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 231 – New, Ka Pai Kiwi Christmas Song

December 12, 2010 – 9:07 pm |

I found this groovy new Christmas song via Serena Star Leonard on facebook today.   It’s really good!  I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a Kiwi hit.  It’s got a nice wee tune and the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 226 – AJ’s Drumm’n, Sail’n Mission

December 7, 2010 – 10:06 pm |

Well, I’m sitting cross legged ignoring the TV (though it’s still a novelty for me) and writing my daily blog.  Today, I’ve got a man voice – ’cause I caught a cold.  And I’ve been …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 219 – JGeek and The Geeks – The Next Phase of Maori Music – Ka Pai!

November 30, 2010 – 7:27 pm | 2 Comments

“J GEEK ETHOS. 7 generations ago, we travelled across the great oceans in wakas. Now we struggle to drive to the dairy. Society offers an unrealistic unhealthy lifestyle for all ages and races …

Littletunes Studio

November 24, 2010 – 9:01 pm |

I’ve got a mate who is a gifted musican. He has set up Littletunes which is a great concept. Take a group of young people for a couple of days, get them playing instruments, writing …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 206 – Music Takes Over

November 17, 2010 – 3:00 pm | One Comment

I write this as my son tries to remove my skirt so that that he can wear it (“It’s not fair!” He rightly proclaims).  He’s three and I suppose I’m now going to have to …

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