Fertility Associates

Fertility Associates

Hav­ing a baby is a chal­len­ging jour­ney, and for some people this begins even before con­cep­tion, when deal­ing with fer­til­ity con­cerns. At Fer­til­ity Asso­ci­ates, New Zealand’s lead­ing pro­vider of fer­til­ity dia­gnos­is and treat­ment, a team of experts addresses all aspects of fer­til­ity, treat­ing your indi­vidu­al needs and sup­port­ing you hol­ist­ic­ally on the path to achieving […]

Here for an iconoclastic time, not a long time

Here for an iconoclastic time, not a long time

Most of my friends”, says Nic­ola Young, “are scream­ing lefties.” This is apro­pos of the view in some parts that the city’s new­est coun­cil­lor — one who hap­pens to have her eye on the may­or­al chains — is rather right wing. “That’s not the case,” she says, lightly but firmly. “I think I’m a centrist.” […]

Crowe does not disappoint

Crowe does not disappoint

Strathmore’s finest son, Rus­sell ‘Rusty’ Crowe, has been around film sets and worked along­side good, aver­age and bad dir­ect­ors now for nearly 25 years, so it comes as no sur­prise to find that good, aver­age and bad habits have rubbed off on him when it comes to his turn in the director’s chair. As an […]

Something’s Fishy in the State of Theatremark

Something’s Fishy in the State of Theatremark

Some define art by say­ing that it is everything done without mater­i­al pur­pose. Even ignor­ing the fact that this codi­fies the darkest corners of the Inter­net as art, this view is prov­ably false.             Art is not done without pur­pose; art is done for val­id­a­tion. There is noth­ing more mater­i­al, more tan­gible, than the desperate, […]

An escalator to the New York art world

An escalator to the New York art world

There’s a scene early on in Janet Colson’s debut, The Shark Party, in which the female main char­ac­ter has sex with a man. This prob­ably doesn’t con­sti­tute too dire a spoil­er, but Colson says she was sur­prised at the responses to an early draft: “There was a very old guy in my writ­ing class who […]

Cups, plates and bowls

Cups, plates and bowls

A couple of months ago, Raewyn Atkin­son and I met at Golding’s to talk about her new work, cur­rently on view at the Bowen Gal­ler­ies. It was a light Septem­ber after­noon and we sat out­side warm­ing our backs in the late-after­­noon sun. I told her my sorry story of miss­ing her 2013 exhib­i­tion at Bowen […]

A Christmas present for yourself

A Christmas present for yourself

I knew a trip to the day spa was likely to be more than, shall we say, tol­er­able, how­ever I didn’t expect to leave feel­ing so edu­cated. But, as I dis­covered, the Ella Baché Skin Care Salon is no ordin­ary spa. Ella Baché, loc­ated in the James Cook Hotel, is the brand’s flag­ship salon in […]

Cuba Street

Cuba Street

Sum­mer is upon us, which means longer even­ings, days at the beach and sum­mer fash­ion! Fish­Head scoped out Cuba Street, look­ing for fash­ion-for­ward loc­als who were ready for the heat. 

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

For most of us, Decem­ber rep­res­ents the end of a long year; a time to look back at what we accom­plished and what we missed out on, and then to look for­ward to what we should do in the fol­low­ing year. Look­ing back at the year in beer, I thought I’d make a Christ­mas wish […]

Aperitivi

Aperitivi

Sum­mer chil­lax­ing presents a whole new oppor­tun­ity for vin­ous appre­ci­ation. Wheth­er you are out and about in the Big Smoke or stretched out on the back lawn, here­with are my top five all-time favour­ite sum­mer aper­itif wines. Not only are they eas­ily access­ible, but they present what I think are far bet­ter altern­at­ives to ‘make […]

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