Media / Sport


Marc Ellis is a bit of a scarfie. Having left Dunedin some fifteen years ago, he’s still living the dream. This week, he is returning to his roots to release his much-awaited book – Good Fullas: a Guide to Kiwi Blokes. In anticipation of this auspicious occasion, I spoke to him last week about pranks, his … Continue reading

Media / Politics


The goal my editor, Monsieur Ben Thomson, gave me regarding this interview was to discover if the former Critic Columnist plans to run as widely-rumoured with Winston Peters and the NZ First party at the next general election. Circling around the issue, I also pressed the retiring Whanganui Mayor on matters of local councils, his … Continue reading



You’ll never believe me, but I’ll tell you anyway. A couple of weeks ago I went to see Florence and the Machine live in Auckland. A friend had told me via some sort of Facebook link that they were coming back to New Zealand and after much to-ing and fro-ing, another friend and I decided … Continue reading



Sue Bradford is a fighter, but also just a really nice woman. So when I stumbled upon an interview with her conducted by the New Zealand Herald reporter, Michelle Hewitson, last weekend, I thought something was awry. Pithy and more concerned with Bradford’s membership to the Koru club than any of her very real achievements, … Continue reading