Netherwood, an independently produced rural western thriller shot in North Canterbury, will debut on Sky TV’s Rialto channel at 8:30pm on Wednesday 12 June.
The film premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2012 to sellout crowds, wining ‘pick of the fest’ from festival organisers.
Said lead actor and Producer Owen Black “The film’s television premier will be followed by a short ‘behind the scenes’ documentary capturing the progress of the ‘Rural Roadshow’ we we took it on in late summer 2012.”
“A Netherwood DVD is set to follow” added Black.
The film features drifter and outsider Stanley Harris, who unwittingly inherits a prime piece of country land coveted by wealthy local landowner Duncan Moore. The intervention of Moore’s thuggish son Mex and the appearance of the beautiful and mysterious Maria raise the stakes and a primal battle between men for power and dominance ensues.
Netherwood was shot exclusively in North Canterbury, predominantly in the Waipara and Omihi valleys. A large number of the cast and crew either live in Canterbury or grew up there.
Elemento Ltd.’s Stephen Horton and Libby Parkinson launched their stunning new Boffi showroom in May with help from leading media, architects, suppliers and friends.
Taking an empty shell in Boston Road, Stephen and Libby transformed the space in just five weeks, creating an elegant showcase for Boffi’s stunning kitchens and bathrooms.
Launch day featured three events. Editors of design and lifestyle publications were driven to the showroom in magnificent BMW 650i series cars, generously supplied by Jerry Clayton BMW. Boffi CEO Roberto Gavazzi explained the brand’s origins, highlighted its elegant showrooms around the world, and its vision for future growth.
A delicious five-course degustation lunch created by celebrity chef Michael Meredith, with matched wines from sponsor Eurovintage, was enjoyed by leading architects. Afternoon meetings…got cancelled!
At day’s end it was time to celebrate with a Louis Roederer champagne party. Harrington’s Beer and Karma Cola and Gingerella completed the sponsor family.
Piero Boffi started the eponymous design range in 1934 and the brand regularly collaborates with leading designers from around the world, including New Zealand’s own David Trubridge.
The voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, is set to entertain fans alongside a fantastic spread of fantasy, fiction and sci-fi stars at Armageddon Expos this winter.
Armageddon is returning again to Hamilton’s Claudeland’s Event Centre on the 25th – 26th of May and to a new venue in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on the 1st – 3rd of June.
Armageddon organiser William Geradts says it’s a New Zealand first to have Smith, a member of The Simpsons cast, at the expo and she has generated a lot of interest.
“Everyone in New Zealand has seen The Simpsons and everyone knows who Lisa Simpson is. The show is one of the greatest television series of all time so we’re expecting a huge turnout,” says Geradts.
Smith has voiced Lisa Simpson, the Buddhist and vegetarian member of the dysfunctional American family, for 26 years since the show’s inception in 1987 on the Tracey Ullman Show.
Alongside Smith, a host of other celebrities will be meeting and greeting fans throughout both weekends. More >
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To celebrate the opening of their new multi-million dollar storage tank, Terminals NZ commissioned New Zealand street art crew Cut Collective to depict the history, future and progressive nature of energy in a gigantic mural on the road-facing side of the structure.
Over a month in conception and four days (and nights) of painting through rain and high winds, these four street artists created a challenging and epic work of art.
Measuring in at over 450m2, the mural, dubbed “Energy Begins Here”, is thought to be the country’s largest piece of street art.
Cut Collective projected the artwork onto the tank at night to ensure the piece was to scale and spray-painted the rest during the day.
Cherry pickers helped the crew reach the top of the 15m high structure.
Having never done anything of this size before, Cut Collective was stoked to be a part of the project and had an awesome time pulling the whole thing together.
The tank will now brighten up the day of every person who has to sit in traffic along Mount Maunganui’s Hewletts Road, and Terminals NZ hopes it will become an icon in the city.
See the video montage of the tank’s painting here.
The Coca-Cola Easter Show opens at 10:00am on Thursday 28 March, runs until Monday 1 April and is expected to break its previous attendance records. Chock-full of family attractions there is so much to see and do that people will be buzzing all day!
For those under five The Wot Wots and Alvin and the Chipmunks will be a big drawcard. The gravity-defying antics of Zirka Circus performers appeal to all ages while the Show’s strongmen will again perform eye-popping feats of strength.
On the big stage, people will be looking forward to the popular Canadian Bushwackers, Brazilian Divas, and JGeek and the Geeks.
Audience participation and involvement is the focus for this year’s A&P show and even the smallest will be able to share in the shearing, by using wooden hand pieces on teddy bears! Livestock and equestrian exhibits will see a thousand animals on show, which have been groomed for months.
There are a number of new rides to get the adrenaline going, including Ghost Train, the Euro slide and a chance to see the world turn from atop the huge new ferris wheel. Hollywood Horrors will make for a genuinely frightening experience as actors and animatronics combine for the ultimate freak-out, featuring scenes from 13 of the most famous movies in the horror genre.
Concerts from Dane Rumble and boy band Titanium and stunning fireworks mean that nights at the Coca-Cola Easter show will end with a real bang.
In making the announcement, Metro Editor Simon Wilson notes that he is pleased to welcome back some old favourites to Metro’s barometer of culinary excellence and Bracu is first on his list. This result is just reward for all the hard work put in by Bracu’s Head Chef Mikey Newlands and the rest of the Bracu team.
The supreme winner of the 2013 Metro Magazine Restaurants of the Year, along with the various category winners, will be announced at a special awards evening on April 22 at theAucklandMuseum. All the winners will feature in the May issue of Metro, on sale April 25.
Explore the delights of Bracu’s latest menus here.
The February/March edition of Unlimited magazine features the sparkling success of Kat Gee, designer for Kagi. Inside, Carroll du Chateau profiles the rise and rise of one ofNew Zealand’s best selling jewellery brands and the drive, optimism and strategic planning that has placed Kagi there.
With a talent for design and a post-graduate qualification to match, Kat explains her yearning to design things that possess physical beauty and how her family’s entrepreneurial heritage equipped her for success.
Dents in the ceiling caused by champagne corks marking yet another milestone suggest that this cover story on Kat and the Kagi brand is unlikely to be her last.
TVNZ Breakfast reporter Lacey Wilson did a live cross to the new Rebuild & Renovate Christchurch Home Show just before it opened in Addington on Friday 22 March in Addington.
Lacey caught up with exhibitors Nick Williams from Quake Safe Chimneys and Steve McMillan from Carpe Diem Contracting.
Watch it here.
On Wednesday 20 March Olly Ohlson sat down with Good Morning to talk about the Christchurch rebuild and the Rebuild and Renovate Christchurch Home Show.
Olly Ohlson is a New Zealand television legend, fronting the “After School” television programme for six years during the 1980s and making the catchphrase “keep cool ’til after school” resonate with thousands of Kiwi kids. Olly was the first Maori presenter to host a children’s television programme and using his skills as a former teacher and his knowledge of Te Reo to educate and entertain. On Good Morning Olly shares his experience of living in the red-zoned Christchurch suburb of Brooklands.
Two years ago Fix It Building Services created the Opt Out programme, managing renovations for customers wanting an alternative to the EQC/Fletcher programme. Owner of Fix It Christchurch, Jay Goodenbour aims to take the anxiety and stress out of the renovation process for his clients. Fix It has tackled more than 300 projects to date and Jay will be presenting seminars at Rebuild & Renovate to help Cantabrians understand the process and ensure they get what they are due. Here he talks about the show’s key themes and what is in store for people attending.
Watch it here.