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Thursday, November 29, 2018

New record shop is bringing back vinyl pressings

Holiday Records, Auckland
A new record store is heralding Auckland’s vinyl culture comeback.

“Vinyl has never really gone away,” argues Ben Wallace, when speaking of his impending venture with friend and business partner Joel Woods.  The pair have just opened up a  record store in central Auckland that will also house the country’s only record press.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Coffee cup lending scheme launches in Wellington

A reusable coffee cup lending scheme is about to be trailed in Wellington for caffeine addicts looking for convenient, takeaway coffee that's also waste-free. Currently New Zealanders send an estimated 295 million cups to landfill each year. While there are already compostable alternatives a very low proportion are actually composted.
The Again Again scheme works like this: customers pay a three dollar refundable deposit  for a reusable steel cup, with a silicone lid, and a cardboard heat sleeve. They fill it up at one of 14 participating cafes and when it's empty, they can fill it up again, or return it to any shop in the network where they can get their money back. ​Nada Piatek, is the Founder and Director of Again Again which will launch on Tuesday 20th November. Fourteen Wellington cafes will take part in the pilot including Peoples Coffee, Superfino, Fidel's, and Maranui.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Six60 wins big as Marlon Williams takes top gong at NZ Music Awards

Dunedin five-piece Six60 took home a total of five Tuis at the 2018 Vodafone NZ Music Awards, which took place at Auckland’s Spark Arena tonight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Tomorrow Night!

The finalists for the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMAs) have been announced, with four acts tied for the most nominations.