Making Records Trumps Study

Kimbra started writing songs at the age of 10 as a “natural way to express myself as a kid” she tells Mel Evans of the Sunday Magazine. “It wasn’t until I started listening to jazz, joined the choir and picked up a guitar that my little hobby became something far more serious,” the Hamilton-born singer says. “I moved from New Zealand to Melbourne when I was 17. I’d planned to go to university to study French, but I was offered a contract to write and record an album that was too good to pass up. Like anyone, I have times when I doubt what I’m doing. When those moments hit, I think about how grateful I am to be able to do what I do every day.” Kimbra tours Australia in May.


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Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

Stop and Wander Tokoroa’s Talking Poles

“Tokoroa uses public art to encourage tourists travelling between Hamilton and Taupo to stop and wander around,” online magazine and travel site Atlas Obscura writes about the North Island town of…