Thursday, 31 May 2012

NZMM Day 31

WOW! It's the last day of NZMM for another year. 
Hope you have enjoyed all the posts and have found some new musical flavours. 
Support Kiwi Music and don't download illegally. That is a big rule in our house.

I know I've already posted a clip from this musician but the song is pretty moving and the video is epic. 
It was used in the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony too! So I'm using it for my closing....


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

NZMM Day 30

These guys are in town tonight. My mum is in town. And my sister.
That means babysitter and a night out! These guys are AWESOME!


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

NZMM Days 28-29

This group smashed the charts with this powerful and touching song, featuring
Gin Wigmore, love it.


Love this next song is a few years old but still like it all the same, quite catchy really. 
He is pretty talented, a dj and a producer of many...


Sunday, 27 May 2012

NZMM Day 27

Who doesn't enjoy a flash mob? This is fantastic! And the song is dang catchy too!


Saturday, 26 May 2012

NZMM Days 22-26

DAY 22
I'd never heard of this girl until this week, I thought it was Colbie Calait, but I was suprised to
see it was a Kiwi girl from Auckland!


DAY 23
I think they've been around for a while but only recently have we added them to our
collection, and since we did I have listened to them loads! This song reminds me of times with
my Hunys family up north, Uncle D and the boys setting the band up and jammin! Love it!

There is another song I love, Sophie's Lullaby, you should check that out too!

DAY 24
This next one is taking it back a couple of decades! But you know what? They are still going hard!
They will never get old, I don't think!


DAY 25


DAY 26
This band were awesomest in their day, not sure what happened to the rest of the band but Che Fu
went his own way and is doing very well for himself!


Catching up!!!

YAY! I have a new lot of broadband!!!! So I best catch up on my daily NZMM posts, and May Photo Challenge too! It has been a busy week, exciting times ahead!

What I've been doing....
Writing lists for the kiddiwinx
birthday party!
I've finally done my First Aid Cert
Gathering materials to make
something cute and girly

Baking: Mochaccino Layer Cake for a Curekids Garage Sale
plus a heap of other goodies, nomnom!

Visiting our new cousin
Having fun with simple things

Scheming how to get in the pool
with big sister during swimming
Tonite, Oma and Papa will be making their way up! My Dad starts his new job in Thames next week, it is going to be great to have him only 1.5 hours away, and it will be another place to stay and have many more adventures!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

NZMM Day 21

Just saw this last nite, love the video, it shows how beautiful this
country is!


Monday, 21 May 2012

Quick note....

Eek! Broadband has run out! We've found Music Unlimited on the PS3, it is fantabulous to listen to old skool albums or ones w never knew were available! So the connection is super slow and frustrating trying to blog! I will try to catch up on my daily NZMM posts tomorrow or within the week as I can't do it from my phone =(
In the meantime, my sister has moved to Htown and in a few days my parents wel be here, Dad starts a new job only an hout and a half away, close to beaches! So many more Family Adventures will be happening! Can't wait! Oh and hopefully more date nights for my huni and me!

Sunday, 20 May 2012


Good ol' GrabOne! I bought a family pass for mini golf for $12! Bargain! I was a bit weary on how Miss A was going to go, she can get quite frustrated fairly easily! I was suprised she lasted more then halfway before loosing concentration! And I think she will be more of a hockey player then golf!
Master K was quite happy watching for a while then decided he wanted to explore and eat stones! Yummy!

NZMM Day 20

I've just had a look thru the month, gee NZ has some talented Wahine alright!
Here's another.....


Saturday, 19 May 2012

NZMM Day 19

I had only just heard of this guy recently because my ataahua
cousin is in this video! But he is pretty choice alright! 


He is also known as Aaron Tokona and part of Cairo Knife Fight 
and recently joined Fly My Pretties! Talent much!

Friday, 18 May 2012

NZMM Day 18

This band I have been dying to see since I first watched them on tv performing at the 
NZ Music Awards, they were awesome!
A band of brothers from Whakatane that formed....


I have heard they are very close to finishing their next album!
Can't wait!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

NZMM Day 17

A change in genre tonite!
These guys have been around for decades and still going hard! 
They even have a doco showing at the cinemas now!!!
They are.....


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

NZMM Day 16

Today I share with you one of NZs most amazingly talented wahine, her voice is husky, 
soulful and absolutely beautiful. This song in particular sends shivers down my spine. I don't think
you can really appreciate her talent until you hear her live, the feeling is undescribable! 
She is.....


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

NZMM Day 15

Sheesh! We are halfway thru the month already! 
Well, no intro needed for this one really....


This is from her first album, Holy Smoke.  Last year, she released 
Gravel and Wine, which is very different, but very awesome!

Monday, 14 May 2012

NZMM Day 14

Such a beautiful song from a beautiful album by a beautiful group.


Sunday, 13 May 2012

NZMM Day 13


Here is a song just for you all.
Mother by


Saturday, 12 May 2012

NZMM Day 12

What can I say about this next artist?
Beautiful. Humble. Soulful. Real. Can I go on? Yes I can. But you can see for yourself.
Here is.....


Friday, 11 May 2012

NZMM Day 11

How about something a little different? We saw this duo years ago opening for Bic Runga. A couple of guys on stools with guitars. They were hilarious! It wasn't until a few years ago, they became more known on NZ tv, thanks to HBO in America. And this year their shows sold out in hours. People camped overnight outside the theatre selling tickets. Serious! I was super gutted, so keen to see them again. Do you know who I'm talking about? Yes, it is


NZMM Day 10

These guys are EPIC! A collective of some of NZs finest talents put together by mastermind Barnaby Weir. I dream of seeing them live. They are.....


It is so hard to choose just one so here is another vid

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

NZMM Day 9

Another band we first saw several years ago during NZMM, they have also disbanded but most of them can be found in other bands I will show off this month. Here is.....


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

NZMM Day 8

Not many people know this band, we just happened upon them in a backbar one NZMM several years ago, from the very first song we were hooked! No longer together, I've seen the drummer drum for Brooke Fraser, and is also part of STOMP, the musical theatre phenomenon. And the lead singer, Bruce is now in London and has released his own solo album, he has a very unique voice that gives me goosebumps! 
Right, enough talking, here is....


Monday, 7 May 2012

NZMM Day 7

This has to be one of my fave old school kiwi songs that is featured on the classic kiwi animated movie, Footrot Flats. Here is Oughta Be in Love by....

Dave Dobbyn

Sunday, 6 May 2012

NZMM Day 6

Htown's very own reggae band! Been around for ages! And this is one of their most recent video clips filmed in Raglan and at the lake in Htown! Here is.....


See that chickie with the dark hair and feather earrings? That's my cousin! She's a hottie huh!?

Saturday, 5 May 2012

NZMM Day 5

This guy is seriously full of awesomeness. There is not much more I can really say about him. We've seen him perform a few times now, and I've even had my photo with him a couple of times! Such a humble fulla. 
He is......

Tiki Taane

Isn't this vid beautiful!? I love it! It's one of my fave songs to run to as well! Check out his website tikidub for music and merchandise and read more about him!

Friday, 4 May 2012

New Fave Scroll....

Yesterday the kiddiwinx and I visited my SIL, who is sitting at home waiting for Baby Mac to make his entrance into the world, and the gorgeous kids! I took along an armful of food, pumpkin soup for the freezer, cute pinwheel bikkies and these holy moly yummy scrolls.....
Apple Cinnamon Scrolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I used the Edmonds Scone recipe, rolled out and spread on a butter (100g softened), cinnamon (1-2 teaspoons), brown sugar (about 4 tablespoons) mix, then a layer of finely diced granny smith apple from Nans tree. Rolled up and in the oven until nice and golden.

I would suggest to bake them in a brownie tray or something of the like, because mine expanded over the baking sheet, and I think they unravelled a bit too! 

For the frosting, I softened 1/2 a small container of cream cheese and about 50g of butter, beat that together with a drop of vanilla and maybe a cup of icing sugar, add more or less if you like, depends on how thick or thin you would like it.


Once the scrolls are baked and have cooled a bit, drizzle the frosting over or spread it on how you prefer. Enjoy!

NZMM Day 4

WoopWoop! This Mumma is going out tonite, to see these guys! Choice!!!!


NZMM Day 3

Today you get a double whammy! Anna Coddington and Julia Deans!!!!! They toured together last year, I'm so gutted that I missed them, never mind....

Listen to them, they give me goosebumps!

What do you think?

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


I love NZMM! Pre-kiddiwinx, my Huni and I would make the most of the awesome NZ music talent, before they became the household name they are now, we watched Op Shop in a back bar in town, Blindspott before they became a huge success, (but have since disbanded and make up Black List and I AM GIANT). Tiki Taane is awesome, Hollie Smith, Maisey Rika, Anika Moa are all so beautiful and soulful. There are so many more to list but I instead I will post a vid a day! Enjoy!

So, first up is 


I am yet to see these guys live, missed them both times they were in town because Master K was still a little bubba and we had a shortage of babysitters at the time! Now they are touring (taking over) the world! Hopefully next time aye!