WoWing the Crowds

The 2005 World of Wearable Art (WoW) show – the first to be held in Wellington rather than Nelson – was a huge success, with a record-breaking 30,000 tickets purchased for the event. The show is widely regarded as a launching pad for careers in NZ’s booming film and fashion industries. Founder Suzie Moncrieff plans to stage the event in Australia, Canada, the U.K, and South East Asia in the near future, stating that “It has always been part of the vision to take it out into the world and be a showcase for NZ.” The supreme winner for 2005 was former Green Party MP Mike Ward.


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).