FORTUNES - Wear Your Voice

The Jacket EP from Fortunes - The Melbourne based Kiwi duo produce a distinct take on R&B, melded with 'glitchy' electronic hip-hop swagger.  Vocalist Conor's intimate and raw voice is emotionally crisp, soft and unabashedly articulates the curving Kiwi accent.  With producer Barnaby's entwining electronic landscapes, the two are energetic + mesmerising live.
Fortunes are producer Barnaby Mattews + vocalist Conor McCabe.

Some Kid Ate My Lunch.

It's an uncomfortable statistic that 1 in 4 Kiwi kids live below the poverty line.  What does that mean?  It means that around 260,000 children won't have access to basic nutrition.  
It's time more working professionals learnt about Eat My Lunch, an online lunch delivery service that will serve you up a nutritious, delicious meal - and another freshly made lunch for a child in need.  Buy one, give one.  

$10 pays for two lunches; one for you (delivered to work) and one for a Kiwi school kid in need.  
Nutritious, fresh food with nothing in a packet.

If this strikes you as a bright, tasty idea, head to

The Inaugural Auckland Underground Film Festival

The Auckland Underground Film Festival is set to be an international short film and video art festival showcasing New Zealand's creative talent alongside innovative video artists from around the globe.  The AUFF aims to support exciting and challenging works from filmmakers and video artists that fall outside the scope of mainstream film festivals and gallery installations.

AUFF will be held on September 30th at the Academy Cinemas. For more information head to their FB page or website. 

The AUFF is supported by Waitemata Local Board and The Wallace Foundation - so NZ artists are able to submit their work for free.


Alejandro Aravena : Community Architecture - the wisdom of favelas and slums

"When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on. It was a complex problem, but with a simple solution — one that he arrived at by working with the families themselves. With a chalkboard and beautiful images of his designs, Aravena walks us through three projects where clever rethinking led to beautiful design with great benefit."
TED Talks

after silence.

There was a sudden quiet for almost a year.  
With the dawning of the year of the Monkey we're aiming to provide more content, more regularity, and more reach.  

In 2015, we explored the term 'community'. 
We ventured North to engage with charitable trusts, including Bald Angels in Kerikeri and New Zealand's Vipassana Meditation Centre (more on this soon);  we reflectively considered ANZAC 100, community crowdfunding with Te Haa o Te Ao, swelling marches, and expanding New Zealand's refugee quota.  

This year, we'll be talking to a number of individuals who are working towards better environmental protection here in New Zealand.  

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua.
As man disappears from sight, the land remains.