Devise ridiculous band name, win St. Jerome's Laneway festival tickets

  • Win
  • January 24, 2011
  • Ben Fahy
Devise ridiculous band name, win St. Jerome's Laneway festival tickets

There's nothing we love more here at StopPress than making up hilarious fictional band names (eg Quiver and the Groans), laughing at hilarious actual band names or coming up with hilarious lyrics about the wide array of situations in which you get sweaty legs (tennis in jeans, leather seats in Auckland, sex in a sleeping bag, pvc pants on the tube etc). We know the creative power of our readers is immense, and we want to harness it for good rather than evil, so add your own ridiculous fictional band name to the comment wall and you might just get your greasy mitts on one of the hottest tickets in town, because we've got one double pass to St. Jerome's Laneway festival in Auckland's Aotea Square on 31 January and three double passes to the Wellington event at the Town Hall on 1 February to give away.

Last year's hipster convention at Britomart sold out and this year it's close to selling out again. And it's not surprising given the stellar line-up of Yeasayer, !!! (chk chk chk), Foals, Ladyhawke, Blonde Redhead, Beach House, Warpaint, Deerhunter, Childrens Hour, Holy Fuck, An Emerald City, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Lawrence Arabia (check out the set times here). This year Laneway Auckland is an R18 event, which means there are three separate bars set up to cater for the presumably high booze demand throughout the anniversary day. And for those planning on eating solids, there will be 14 food stalls.

The following day the Laneway fun heads to Wellington for the first time, with Ladyhawke, Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Beachhouse, Blonde Redhead and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti playing an all ages gig at the Wellington Town Hall.

For the unlucky blighters who don't win, you can try your luck getting tickets to the Auckland event here and you can buy tickets for the Wellington event here.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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