It's 3:03pm on Sunday the 18th of February, which is, fun fact: a day before my high school ex boyfriend's birthday, and three days after my current boyfriend's (and six days after my mom's). More importantly, the 18th of February 2018 is over a month since the last time either Lani or I posted on this site, the thought of which is giving me a mild level of anxiety.Read More
After we heard of the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, Shirl and I began reminiscing about our favourite The Cranberries songs.Read More
We spoke with Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala shortly after she'd performed her solo 'a world, with your wound in it' and the group show ORCHIDS at the Tempo Dance Festival. She spoke about the come-down after performing such works following years of prep, the conflicting tension that comes with the question 'where are you from'?, the problem with terms like Polynesian and Melanesian, not being afraid as an artist, the challenges of training institutions for young creatives, her mantra ‘The world as a woman’s body’, the creative influence of her mother and much, much more.Read More
"It's 9:12pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st 2017, and I am at home. I'm cross-legged on my bed, woollen blanket draped over my shoulders with that tight, dry feeling around your eyes you get from crying..."
Here's a real sadboi Highs and Low(e)s to wrap up 2017... LolRead More
I know it isn't very on brand for Rally to do what is essentially a 'gift guide' but I do honestly think these gifts are cool! I would love any one of them! Also, people tell me I'm great at gifts all the time, so you can trust me! Also, all the things I've mentioned can be ordered online from the comfort of your home, so you don't even have to brave the shops!
(There's a catch, though: all of these things basically need to be ordered this weekend if you want them delivered in time for Christmas Day... so on that note, get reading!)Read More
Comedian Rose Matafeo talks to Lani & Ben about living in Ponsonby before and after it was gentrified, going to AGGs, being an afakasi Samoan, making TV shows, going off the pill, missing U Live, definitely winning an Oscar one day and her impending sense of doom.Read More
“There’s nothing wrong with being a solo mother, you don’t have to listen to all the haters about being a perfect mum. They don’t know how powerful and strong and brave mums are, especially solo mothers, they kick ass.”Read More
Snacks and Chats s03 kicks off with rapper JessB talking about her struggle with identity while growing up half-Kenyan and adopted into a white family in NZ. We also talk about her rap career and how Hip Hop helped her become comfortable with herself.Read More
A kind of pathetic Highs and Low(e)s if I'm going to be honest, but hey, at least I did one, right?Read More
The web-series PSUSY is funny and messed up. Like a short, sharp fever-dream, or waking up the morning after a big night out and being bombarded with horrifying, sweaty flashbacks of all the weird and terrible things you did the night before. I caught up with the show’s two leads the morning after their Season 2 launch party.Read More
I am 33, and I am feeling it. Every day I wake up - late, I stare at my 33 year old face in the mirror. My 33 year old face with its 33 year old skin that for some reason, still gets acne although I am long, long past puberty. I get into my car, I drive to work. I am 33 but I am on my Restricted License. Why? Because I'm scared of failing. If I don't attempt to sit my Full License, I can never fail.Read More
This week on Highs and Low(e)s: Bic Runga's 'Drive' tour, Transparent, Cameron Russell's instagram, my high cholesterol...Read More
"The whole idea behind 'Set It Off' is not sitting down and being idle."Read More
Sara Aiko talks about growing up as a Kiwi/Japanese kid in NZ, the advantages of being brought up with both cultures and how she went from teaching English in Japan, to opening her own boutique travel agency.Read More