Shops To Watch

New Zealand may not be known for it’s fashion sense, but here at Altearoa, we see it differently. This quaint cluster of islands we call home, is actually a Mecca of stylish, resourceful and unique kiwi’s yearning make their fortunes. It’s not all fun and games though, setting up shop can be tricky. Most of these stylish … Continue reading “Shops To Watch”

Heavyweights EP

Heavyweights is a split EP from Redgrave Manor, a six-piece metalcore band from Christchurch, and The Rising Tide, a deathcore band from Foxton, bringing four tracks of Kiwi metal from each band. Both bands have already developed a strong fan-base and The Rising Tide has recently signed with the Brutal Tooth Foundation (USA) record label. After looking … Continue reading “Heavyweights EP”

Nillionaires Club

“Fundraising to help our local starving artists achieve dreams”, the Nillionaires Club, is the latest contribution that the wonderful Ruby Ruin has made to the artistic community. “The Nillionaires Club philosophy is about living life to the fullest, dreaming big dreams and aiming for the stars despite the nil budget most of us scrape by on in … Continue reading “Nillionaires Club”

C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four

“Are you a bystander, a cause or a solution? What happens when the unknown becomes constant and the hyper awareness becomes truly horrible. The stories of four explores the cloudy line between memory, premonition and action through a state of being that does not allow clarity but does allow us to be haunted by the simplest things … Continue reading “C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four”

Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators

{Experiment #514,382} I’m beginning to regret not having completed Time & Space Relocati on at the academy. Who knew simply having a time travel device, a Time Traveller does not make? I can’t seem to anticipate the variables when travelling through both Time and Space. But one cannot simply give up in the face of … Continue reading “Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators”

Interview with TribalDiva

Interview as recorded on 09/11/2013Altearoa: How did you get started with belly dance and TribalDiva? Aaralyn: I saw a video of my friend dancing and I thought it looked really cool, so I started taking some classes, and then TribalDiva formed out of senior students at the school of contemporary belly dance. Nova: I think … Continue reading “Interview with TribalDiva”

The Ruby Lady’s Harem

The economic downturn has hit belly dancer extraordinaire, The Ruby Lady, hard and she has no choice now but to downsize her harem! This Saturday at the Pallet Pavilion (Christchurch), the boys of the harem will compete for the love of The Ruby Lady. The boys will be show-casing their skills in hopes of staying with the harem keeper … Continue reading “The Ruby Lady’s Harem”

Miss Alternative Fox 2013

The first of its kind, The Fox & Ferret The Palms, hosts Miss Alternative Fox. An exciting alternative to the yearly Miss Fox contests hosted by The Fox & Ferret Riccarton. With sponsors including tattoo parlour Epic Ink, Janine Jansen Hairdressing, Dolly Boutique and more, along with a strong list of judges including international alternative model Jackal it … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2013”

Interview with Ghost Daddy

Interview as recorded on 15/09/2013 Disclaimer: The members of Ghost Daddy can be very sarcastic which cannot be adequately made clear in transcription. Altearoa: How would you define Ghost Daddy’s music? Andre: Yea, I dunno, I reckon its leaning towards the industrial side of things. Amy: I reckon alternative rock, alt hard-rock, I guess. Mykel: … Continue reading “Interview with Ghost Daddy”

Blacklistt – Blacklistt

This is New Zealand Rock at its finest, a bitter sweet backstory leading into what could be one of the best albums I have heard this year. To some people, they may have heard this sound before, to others, this is a new experience, but this band had been about for some time. Blacklistt wasn’t … Continue reading “Blacklistt – Blacklistt”