Road Tripping Through South India Part 1: Bangalore To Mysore Top 50 Photos

Out this week in New Zealand’s leading travel magazine Let’s Travel is part one in my new three-part series about my southern India adventure in June. This first article takes in what I saw in the cities of Bangalore and Mysore, including the palaces, temples, gardens, alleyways and cow-dotted roads of these rapidly changing cities. I’m very…

The Farm At Cape Kidnappers – Top 50 Photos

Two years after staying at one of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, Kauri Cliffs, for a Herald travel writing assignment, I was pinching myself to be doing it again, though this time at the sister property Cape Kidnappers. With Kauri Cliffs in the Bay Of Islands, Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay and the third lodge…

Music With A Message – Why Pop Matters

A few weeks back I was interviewed on another Newstalk ZB show, Total Recall, about pop songs that have a message and a conscience. As someone who loves popular music and the possibilities of the format (including when it’s being highly socially charged) this is one of my favourite topics. In the clip below (approximately…

Coast Soul Turns 1! Celebrating 50 Years Of The Greatest Soul & R&B

My soul and R&B iHeartRadio station and Coast FM radio show, Coast Soul, turned one last week. To celebrate, all the featured artists were the greatest of the great – think Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, the Temptations, Diana Ross, the Commodores, Aretha Franklin etc. One of the joys of creating this station is the balance between…