Tag Archives: West Australian (The)

Bird-Brain Comic Rhys Darby All in a Flap

Bird-Brain Comic Rhys Darby All in a Flap

New Zealander Rhys Darby believes he was a bird in a former life and it’s this premise that forms the basis for his new live show, Mystic Time Bird, which is on at Perth’s…

Trygve Wakenshaw Back for Mime Fun in Perth

Trygve Wakenshaw Back for Mime Fun in Perth

After a year away from Perth’s Fringe World Festival, New Zealand comedian Trygve Wakenshaw returned to Western Australia, performing the highly-anticipated third work in his “underwater trilogy”, Nautilus. Wakenshaw also performs his collaboration with…

A Slice Of Scotland In New Zealand

A Slice Of Scotland In New Zealand

“If there is a city in New Zealand that can lay claim to Scottish heritage, it’s Dunedin. Even its rugby team is called the Highlanders,” writes Richard Pennick, who delved into Dunedin’s cross-cultural past…

It’s Cal Wilson’s Line

It’s Cal Wilson’s Line

When it comes to improvised comedy, Cal Wilson, 46, is no rookie, Vanessa Williams writes for the West Australian. Having built a solid stand-up career over the past 19 years, the Christchurch-born, Melbourne-based comedian…

Raewyn Hill Making Dance Accessible to All

Raewyn Hill Making Dance Accessible to All

Chances are if you visited the Art Gallery of Western Australia recently you would have seen New Zealand-born Raewyn Hill and the Co3 dancers rehearsing for The Cry. The contemporary performance, that sees each…

Marlon Williams Earns ARIA Nomination

Marlon Williams Earns ARIA Nomination

Marlon Williams is not the first New Zealander Australia has adopted and he won’t be the last, according to Simon Collins reporting for the West Australian. The charismatic 24-year-old country, blues and soul singer’s self-titled…

Phil Keoghan’s Road to Adventure

Phil Keoghan’s Road to Adventure

Now in its 27th season, The Amazing Race continues to push people to do extraordinary things at all ends of the earth and New Zealand-born host Phil Keoghan, 48, loves to see people out…

Kathleen O’Connor’s Artistic Legacy Lives On

Kathleen O’Connor’s Artistic Legacy Lives On

When New Zealand-born artist Kathleen O’Connor returned to Western Australia from France mid-century, she threw many of her paintings into the ocean to avoid import tax. O’Connor died in 1968 and her ashes were…

Heineken Open Honoured as Best Fan Experience

Heineken Open Honoured as Best Fan Experience

Beating stiff competition from renowned tournaments around the world, the Heineken Open Auckland has taken out the Best Fan Experience award at the ATP Awards in Wimbledon this week. “The Heineken Open Auckland is an…

The Most Photographed Pub in New Zealand

The Most Photographed Pub in New Zealand

The Cadrona Hotel, which is the most photographed pub in New Zealand, “could probably tell a tale or two”, according to Mogens Johansen in the West Australian. Standing in front of the…

Rosie Project Author Graeme Simsion Plans Third Novel

Rosie Project Author Graeme Simsion Plans Third Novel

Author of hit novel The Rosie Project, New Zealand-born Graeme Simsion, 58, says he envisages a third novel with an uncontracted fourth novel on the drawing board. The book, about an eccentric man in want…

Signing up as Finance Director at Bank of Scotland

Signing up as Finance Director at Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland has hired New Zealander Ewen Stevenson, of Credit Suisse, as its new finance director, to help restore the health of the part-nationalised bank, which lost 8.2 billion pounds last…

New Zealand Wins Slalom Silver at Sochi

New Zealand Wins Slalom Silver at Sochi

New Plymouth skier Corey Peters, 30, has won silver in the giant slalom at the Sochi Paralympics. A former Taranaki age group rugby representative, Peters was paralysed at a motocross event in 2009. He says all…

Australian Rules Convert like a Duck to Water

Australian Rules Convert like a Duck to Water

Auckland-born Falcons West Perth recruit Tamati Young, 22, had never picked up an Australian Rules (AFL) football until seven years ago. Young’s Maori heritage also meant when he finally had a crack at Australia’s indigenous…

Chuck Berry’s Dream Flight over Pink Waters

Chuck Berry’s Dream Flight over Pink Waters

Veteran skydiver and Red Bull air athlete New Zealand-born Chuck Berry, 47, was last week soaring over Lake Hillier in Western Australia mesmerised by the pink mystery below. “The whole crew was … blown away…

Detroit Connections Spark New Ladi6 Album

Detroit Connections Spark New Ladi6 Album

Christchurch-born neo-soul queen Ladi6, real name Karoline Tamati, 31, has been described as “New Zealand’s answer to Erykah Badu” in her home country and listening to latest album Automatic, it’s easy to hear why,…

Spanky Pays Tribute to His Firecracker Mother with New Alter-Ego

Spanky Pays Tribute to His Firecracker Mother with New Alter-Ego

Cabaret star Spanky, aka Rhys Morgan, says the late Amy Winehouse and his straight-talking New Zealand mum were among the many muses for his latest show Dead Bitches, which he performs as part…

Perth Breakfast Host Turns His Alarm Clock Off

Perth Breakfast Host Turns His Alarm Clock Off

After more than four decades hosting Perth’s mix94.5 breakfast show, New Zealand-born radio announcer Fred Botica, 66, will be able to have a sleep-in ahead of a new shift in the afternoon drive program. Botica…

Rolling out Their Second Album from LA

Rolling out Their Second Album from LA

Naked and Famous singer-guitarist Thom Powers says Los Angeles was the perfect environment for the New Zealand synth-pop outfit to make their second album, In Rolling Waves. “That side of living in Los Angeles is…

Forging a Mining Career from Humble Beginnings

Forging a Mining Career from Humble Beginnings

New Zealand-born mining magnate Chris Ellison, 56, feels he has a lot to offer New Zealand migrants who come to Western Australia (WA) in search of opportunity. Ellison, who arrived in Australia almost 40…