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win | Rhythm & Vines Ticket

There’s nothing Swedish cider brand Kopparberg likes more than to be with a bunch of friends grooving to great tunes over summer.  We couldn’t think of a better collaboration than with Rhythm & Vines to experience a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget!

With New Years just a couple of weeks away, we don’t want you to miss out!  If you or a friend don’t have your ticket to R&V, we’ve got your back!

We’re giving away a 3-day pass to R&V, valued at $395 thanks to Kopparberg.  The ticket entitles you to General Admission access for 29, 30, 31 December 2014, including exclusive access to the VIP Vintage club.  This ticket does not include camping.

To enter, head over to our Facebook page and tag a friend who is being left behind – we might just help get them there!.

You must be 18 years or older to enter.  Winner drawn Wednesday 17 December.

 To view the 3 day time table as well as the festival site map, click here!

win | The Food Show Auckland

The Food Show takes over Auckland from the 31st of July – 3rd of August (yup, at the end of this month!) and we have a double pass to giveaway!

Watch your favourite celebrity chefs (including Ray McVinnie, Peter Gordon, Julie Le Clerc, Nadia Lim and others) cooking live in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, challenge a New Zealand celebrity as a contestant on the New Generation Game, enjoy lunch in the Pop-up Eatery or chill out in the Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone.

Chelsea Winter

Chelsea Winter

There’s something for everyone!

You still have time to buy your tickets and this year, you have three levels of well, awesomeness to choose from:

Preview Day

Get the first bit of The Food Show.  On Thursday 31 July you can enjoy the you show in a more relaxed setting by purchasing one of only 4000 preview day tickets.  The advantage?  The feeling of being a member of an exclusive foodie club, enabling you to shop, chat, stock up, and discover new things with plenty of elbowroom (trust us, it’s a good feeling).

Purchase adult tickets online using promo code FSA46 to receive a $3 discount.

General Admission

From Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August, your general admission ticket includes free entry to Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, access to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products, plus amazing show features including the Kenwood’s New Generation Game, Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone, The Craft Quarter, special show-only prices, competitions, and more.

Purchase adult tickets online using promo code FSA46 to receive a $3 discount.

VIP Premium Experience

This is a new ticket option and is only available to 200 visitors per day.  As a VIP Premium ticket holder you have access to the Diners Club VIP Lounge, which includes complimentary foods and beverages, private celebrity chef meet-and-greets, and so much more.

Julie Le Clerc

Julie Le Clerc

*WIN*

To go into the draw to win a double general admission pass to The Food Show Auckland.  Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us the name of any one of the NZ Chefs you can see over The Food Show weekend.   Winner announced 25 July, 2014.

*You must like the page to be in the draw.

Check out our reviews from previous years:

2012 | 2013

win | Our Top Picks for NZIFF 14

Returning for its sixth year, the New Zealand International Film Festival opens later this month and runs through ’til August throughout the country (dates vary in different areas).

This year we’re spoilt for choice with a plethora of films from all corners of the globe. With the films sorted by section, you can easily find what’s on show by what you’re interested in.  The sections include: Animation, Aotearoa, Big Nights, Champions, Framing Reality, Fresh, Incredibly Strange, Legends, Music, Out of Africa, Portrait of an Artist, Thrill, World, Shorts with Features.

Tickets are now on sale and we suggest you get in quick.  For everything you need to know about NZ International Film Festival, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (#nziff) or visit their website (and start scheduling your films!).

WIN – We have a double pass to giveaway to a screening of Yves Saint Laurent.  Read on to find out more.

Here’s our some of our top picks:

“Something awfully close to a masterpiece… Boyhood is a moving and memorable 12-year epic of family life that isn’t quite like anything else in the history of cinema." Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“Something awfully close to a masterpiece… Boyhood is a moving and memorable 12-year epic of family life that isn’t quite like anything else in the history of cinema.”
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

Boyhood – Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater’s enthralling and moving drama of a boy’s progress from childhood to young manhood is truly unprecedented: it was shot over 12 years, capturing its star and his fellow cast as they themselves grew and changed.

“A stunning visual narration of the largest gathering of human beings in the world, the epic Kumbh Mela… a chronicle of great heart and acute observation.” Harsh Mander, The Hindu

“A stunning visual narration of the largest gathering of human beings in the world, the epic Kumbh Mela… a chronicle of great heart and acute observation.”
Harsh Mander, The Hindu

Faith Connections – Pan Nalin

A fascinating, spectacular and arrestingly intimate excursion into the heart of the Kumbh Mela, where millions of Hindu pilgrims converge every three years to purify themselves in the waters of a sacred river.

“Raw, intense, and heroically crafted, I’ve never felt more violated by a movie I fully enjoyed.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

“Raw, intense, and heroically crafted, I’ve never felt more violated by a movie I fully enjoyed.”
Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

The Mule – Angas Sampson, Tony Mahony

A reluctant and seriously inept drug-runner finds himself in police custody with a belly full of heroin in this ingeniously gut-wrenching comedy of suspense set in the Melbourne crime-world of the 80s.

“As a pure head-trip visual and auditory experience it feels like one of the biggest discoveries, and biggest surprises, of 2014.” Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“As a pure head-trip visual and auditory experience it feels like one of the biggest discoveries, and biggest surprises, of 2014.”
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

The Double – Richard Ayoade

A faceless bureaucrat (Jesse Eisenberg) and his suave doppelgänger (Jesse Eisenberg) compete for Mia Wasikowska’s attention in Richard Ayoade’s stylish, retro-future take on Dostoevsky.

“This is a movie made not with obligatory biopic beats but with verve and freedom, and offhand, I can’t think of a better way to honor the genius of Jimi Hendrix.” Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“This is a movie made not with obligatory biopic beats but with verve and freedom, and offhand, I can’t think of a better way to honor the genius of Jimi Hendrix.”
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Jimi: All Is By My Side – John Ridley

This provocative portrait of Jimi Hendrix as a fledgling rock legend features Outkast’s André Benjamin as the supremely gifted young guitarist in Swinging London. Directed by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley.

Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston and Kirk Torrance star in an inspiring story based on the life of New Zealand hero and chess champion Genesis Potini.

Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston and Kirk Torrance star in an inspiring story based on the life of New Zealand hero and chess champion Genesis Potini.

The Dark Horse – James Napier Robertson

Be the first in the world to acclaim a moving new New Zealand film. Cliff Curtis is superb as the late Genesis Potini, the speed chess champion who passed on his gift to countless East Coast children.

Dior and I is a fashion doc with both a sense of history and a feel for the energy of a work in progress. John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“Dior and I is a fashion doc with both a sense of history and a feel for the energy of a work in progress.”
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Dior and I – Frédéric Tcheng

This fascinating and entertaining documentary takes us behind the scenes at the House of Dior as incoming designer Raf Simons conceives his first collection, and Dior’s highly skilled ateliers bring it to life.

“Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson's irreverent comedy Frank buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display.” Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson’s irreverent comedy Frank buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display.”
Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Frank – Lenny Abrahamson

Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhall play fiercely avant-garde musicians in this weirdly celebratory satire of an obscure art rock band propelled via Twitter into the limelight.

Loaded with topical references to today’s millennial party kids… The Noble Family is a slick, stylish and very funny comeuppance comedy Vancouver International Film Festival

“Loaded with topical references to today’s millennial party kids… The Noble Family is a slick, stylish and very funny comeuppance comedy.”
Vancouver International Film Festival

The Noble Family – Gary Alazraki

A self-made mogul tricks his three spoiled-rotten kids into believing they are paupers. Mexico’s biggest box-office hit of all time made millions by taking satirical aim at the idle rich.

Jalil Lespert’s fashion biopic – which tracks YSL’s progress from Dior protégé, in 1957, to world-famous brand icon – is surprisingly entertaining and, in places, scissor sharp. Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

“Jalil Lespert’s fashion biopic – which tracks YSL’s progress from Dior protégé, in 1957, to world-famous brand icon – is surprisingly entertaining and, in places, scissor sharp.”
Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

Yves Saint Laurent – Jalil Lespert

Comédie Française actor Pierre Niney (It Boy) is sensational in this surprisingly frank ‘authorised’ biopic of the fashion designer who took over from Christian Dior at 21 and eventually established his own enduring brand.

WIN: Thanks to NZIFF we have x1 Double Pass to giveaway to the 31 July screening of Yves Saint Laurent.  

To go into the draw, head over to our Facebook page and tell us the year YSL was Dior’s protege.

*You must like the page to be in the draw.

WIN | The Fault In Our Stars

Earlier this month, Meenal and I checked out the movie The Fault in Our Stars.  Based on the New York Times Best Seller by John Green, this movie stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (who by the way play siblings in Divergent).  These two play a couple who first meet at a Cancer Support Group and later fall in love.  There wasn’t a dry eye left in the cinema hall by the time the end credits rolled and so instead of giving you a standard review, we thought we’d provide you with our favourite “Awwww” moments of the film.  There are quite a few so we’re giving you our Top 5 below.

WIN – THANKS TO 20TH CENTURY FOX, WE HAVE TWO DOUBLE PASSES TO GIVE AWAY.  DETAILS AT THE END OF THIS POST.

Our Top 5:

The first time Hazel and Gus meet at the Cancer Support Group.  It’s quite possibly the cutest thing you’ll ever see.

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The first time Hazel and Gus have their “Okay”….”Okay” conversation.  If you’re part of a couple, you’ll get it.  Okay.

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Their romantic dinner date in Amsterdam.  The conversation and the Moet is flowing and everything is just so pretty.

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The Anne Frank house kiss.  After climbing numerous flights of stairs, with oxygen tank in tow, Hazel is breathless in the attic and realises it’s the perfect opportunity to kiss Gus, much to everyones applause.

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The scenes where they play M83’s Wait.

Now let’s have a collective “Awwwww”!

The Fault in Our Stars opens nationwide on Thursday June 5.  To win a double pass to see the film, head on over to our Facebook page and tell us when this film will be in cinemas. (Hint: we just told you.)

(*You must like our Facebook page to be in to win)

 

win | A sweet package from The Winery Tour

What do you get when you take The Exponents, Stan Walker and Breaks Co-Op, add in some of the loveliest venues around New Zealand and sprinkle over some summer sunshine?

The Classic Hits Winery Tour 2014.

Now in its 8th year, the 2014 Classic Hits Winery Tour presents 17 shows across 16 spectacular outdoor venues from Tutukaka in the North, down, for the very first time, to Invercargill in the South.

Since performing their first ever gig on vocalist Jordan Luck’s 20th birthday, The Exponents have earned an unparalleled reputation for iconic, smash-hit laden, sing-along live shows, performed to generations of fans up and down New Zealand.

Stan Walker will be bringing his full live stage show to the Wineries and not only will he be performing all his well-loved hits, he will be introducing songs from his stunning new album “Inventing Myself” including singles Take It Easy, Bulletproof, Inventing Myself and Like It’s Over.

Completing the three-band line up is Breaks Co-Op, returning to the stage for the first time since their massive hit “The Otherside” ruled the airwaves and singles chart a few years ago. Featuring the incredible velvet and honey voice of Andy Lovegrove, Breaks Co-Op have a brand new single Sounds Familiar out and will release their first new album in 8 years in January 2014 – right before the Winery Tour kicks off.

We have a great prize pack to give away for when the tour hits Villa Maria Winery in Auckland on Saturday 15 February.

What you’ll win:

•          A double pass which includes VIP fast-track entry

•          Albums from all three artists

•          A bottle of Villa Maria wine

What you have to do:

Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us which vineyard the The Classic Hits Winery Tour will take place at in Auckland.  Easy.

win | Tickets to CITY AND COLOUR in Auckland & Wellington

Following the release of his latest album The Hurry and The Harm, City and Colour will be returning to New Zealand this December for shows at Auckland’s The Civic on Monday 16th December and the St James Theatre in Wellington on Wednesday 18th December.

We have a double pass to give away to BOTH shows! All you have to do is head on over to our Facebook Page and tell us which city and colour you’d love to be named after.

*Winners will be notified via Facebook on Friday 13th December and must 
like the mac+mae page.

So, what/who is City and Colour?

  • City and Colour is Canadian musician Dallas Green (get it?)
  • He makes music of the acoustic / folk / rock genres
  • His latest album, The Hurry and The Harm, is the first of four to actually feature his face on the cover (or half of it)
  • It only took him 12, maybe 13 days to make his new album
  • He’s been playing guitar since he was eight and writing music since he was fourteen 
  • He has been to New Zealand twice before but has only ever performed to Auckland
  • At his live shows, he always plays one song where he asks his audience to put their phones down (there goes that post!)
  • There are three people managing his official Instagram account and they’re pretty good at it
  • He likes whiskey in his green room
  • He must have Manuka Honey on tour
  • It took him six trips to Paris before he saw the Eiffel Tower
  • His father told him not to get his neck tattooed, he did it anyway
  • He’s done a cover of Big Runga’s Captured:

(sources: GQ Australia, Instagram.com, MusicFeeds.com.au)

win | NZFW 2013 Designer Selection Show

DESIGNER SELECTION SHOW

The Ultimate Girls Night Out!
Get this! New Zealand Fashion week will be hitting Auckland in less than 7 days! We have been waiting for this moment since the beginning of June, and my gosh we’re excited!

Unlike previous years at NZFW where most shows were private and reserved for trade, this year we are seeing plenty more public shows. During the first five days of Fashion Week, everyone and anyone can purchase tickets to attend the Designer Selection Show.

Expect to see designs chosen from over 30 designers showing at this years NZFW. This includes Andrea Moore, Company of Strangers, Zambesi, Hailwood, Huffer, Trelise Cooper, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Tigerlily, Twenty-Seven Names and plenty more, all condensed into one spectacular 35 minute show. This event provides a stylish snapshot of in season fashion looks put together by expert show producer Marissa Findlay.

Tickets start at $60.00 for standard seating (+ goodie bag) and $100.00 for premium seating (+ goodie bag). Expect wonderful gifts of health and beauty products and much much more in these goodie-bags, all valued more than the price you pay! All Designer Selection Shows start at 8pm but why not come earlier? With your paying ticket you get access to the Viaduct Event Center during trade events. Hang out in the Laurent Perrier Champagne Lounge or chill out in the Bombay Sapphire Bar, while onsite make sure you check out the jewellery and fashion they have on exhibition.

Look out for exciting prizes delivered direct from the runway, thanks to Bonds and Jockey who are showing their new season ranges of sexy shape wear and thanks to EziBuy who will show you their essential wardrobe items and new season range. With hair styling by Servilles and makeup artistry by Smashbox, you will be inspired with fresh looks for Spring.

Does this all sound exciting to you? Want to experience the glitz and glamour of NZ Fashion Week and do it all for FREE? Thanks to the lovely folks at Remix Magazine, we are giving away two free tickets for you and a friend to any of the Designer Selection Shows. Head on over to our mac+mae Facebook page and follow the instructions. You must like our page to be able to win.

Competition ends 12pm Friday (30 August 2013) Winner will be randomly selected and posted on our Facebook page.

 

ENTER HERE: Designer Selection Show – The Ultimate Girls Night Out

Designer Selection Show – schedule & ticket purchase here