Ten moments in New Zealand prog

Introduction With the inevitable pendulum swing of popularity that music categories undergo, progressive rock, that most maligned of music genres,...

Chris Thompson

Feastock

To an outsider, the residence of 3 Fea Street looks like any other Dunedin flat. Peek over the fence and you might notice a large, well-cleared bac...

Mapping Auckland's venues: the 1960s

These maps provide a window into Auckland night life across the decades. At the early dance halls, the rules for dancing with a partner were regime...

Mapping Auckland's venues: the 1950s

These maps provide a window into Auckland night life across the decades. At the early dance halls, the rules for dancing with a partner were regime...

Atomic club nights

Transport yourself, for a moment, back to 1996: Jim Bolger is re-elected Prime Minister of New Zealand for a third term, with a fresh-faced coaliti...

Kemp Tuirirangi

Māori Volcanics

Don't Let It Get You

  Watch: Don't Let It Get You trailer, 1966.To stream the complete film, watch part one at the bottom of this story and follow the link to NZ On ...

Don’t Let it Get You: the back story

On the face of it, John O'Shea – the director of Don't Let It Get You – was an unlikely auteur. A shy, stuttering Irishman with no formal training,...

Off the Rails: 10 New Zealand Train Songs

Greg Fleming at The Lab Recording Studio. - Photo by Ted-Baghurst The train has had a long and storied history in American blues and rock'n'roll...

Upper Hutt Posse

Suburban Reptiles

Rykenberg: mystery musicians

Identifying the full range of musicians photographed by John Rykenberg and his staff is a difficult task. Some are famous; many combos are ensemble...

Rational Records

Wide Mouthed Frogs

Rykenberg: Auckland by night

Weddings, parties, anything: photographer John Rykenberg captured Auckland life in the 1950s and 60s, and many of his photographs feature musicians...

The Warratahs

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