Splore: DJ Shadow takes things back to basics
Splore: DJ Shadow takes things back to basics

Last time he was here, DJ Shadow played in a giant orb. This time, the hip-hop pioneer is taking things back to basics…

Splore's plan to be NZ's greenest festival
Splore's plan to be NZ's greenest festival

Entertainment: Creating a truly sustainable festival with zero waste and a low carbon footprint is a long-term vision of…

Festival fun for families
Festival fun for families

Life with kids can be so structured. It's good to show children that sometimes people do things "just for fun" and there's…

Splore: Five more reasons to get excited (+playlist)
Splore: Five more reasons to get excited (+playlist)

Splore is a fantastic, biennial music and arts festival, held in the Tapapakanga Regional Park, just outside of Auckland…

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Splore: Reasons to get excited
Splore: Reasons to get excited

Splore returns in 2014 to captivate people's imaginations once again. Held in the Tapapakanga Regional…

Tour news: Orb at Splore; Costello goes south

Splore festival has rounded off its 2014 line-up announcement with several big names added this week, plus a whole heap…

Tour news: DJ Shadow joining Splore line-up

Hip-hop pioneer DJ Shadow has been added to the line-up for next year's Splore festival, being held over the weekend of…

Tour news: Splore, Calexico, Disclosure

A small taster of acts has been announced for next February's Splore festival.

Tapapakanga: Carefree coastal camping
Tapapakanga: Carefree coastal camping

Tent, sheltered swims and G&Ts provide Jane Binsley's family with Tapapakanga tranquillity.

Concert review: Splore 2012, Tapapakanga Park

The size of the first drop suggested this was real deal rural rain. Sure enough, within seconds it'd arrived, water cascading…

Concert Review: Splore Festival, Tapapakanga Park (+photos)

The Gods always seem to smile upon Splore, and 2012 was no different. Tapapakanga Regional Park glinted in the dusk like…

Campers embrace second day of soggy Splore (+ photos)

I was surprised to wake up to the sound of happy campers today, day two of Splore. This crowd has more stamina than I gave…

Kicking it with Splore's performance director

Eve Gordon, performance director for Splore Festival, shares with Viva her varied passions.

Lydia Jenkin's week of it
Lydia Jenkin's week of it

Lydia Jenkin's week of movies, music, TV and more.

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