Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.
John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,
I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>
Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ
The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>
Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’
Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>
“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix
Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away
60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>
Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'
Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>
Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen
If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>
Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera
Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>