Get your sounds ds on!
Tuborg Sounds On – The Oval – this summer’s hottest gig – is just over a month away.
On Saturday, March 23, the normally sedate environs of The Oval, North Harbour Stadium will reverberate to the sounds of New Zealand’s best homegrown musical talent.
Music royalty Tiki Taane, David Dallas, Katchafire, Trinity Roots, Home Brew, The Black Seeds, Ahoribuzz, Tahuna Breaks, Che Fu, DJ Sir-Vere (featuring Che Fu), PNC & K One, and Kong Fooey (featuring Maitreya) will all take the stage during one sweltering day of music.
Also at Sounds On you’ll find the Good Zone, an area dedicated to the work of nonprofit organisations, NGOs and yours truly, Element magazine. Here’s who will be there*: 1 SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES Sustainable Coastlines is a young New Zealand charity run by four hardworking full time staff and a network of passionate volunteers. These folks love our coasts and work with their sleeves rolled up to keep them beautiful. Look out for the mobile classroom -- a converted shipping container dubbed the Education Station. sustainablecoastlines.org 2 CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS Your money is power. Where you spend it and the choices you make shapes the world you live in. Conscious Consumers is New Zealand’s first ethicsbased accreditation programme for the hospitality sector – making it easy for you to make good choices. (see page 31 for more information). consciousconsumers.org.nz
4 SAFE SAFE is NZ’s most proactive animal protection organisation with an 80 year history advocating for the ethical treatment of animals. SAFE currently campaigns to ban cage use and to stop intensive farming systems. Today around 100 million animals are factory farmed annually in New Zealand, for their eggs, meat and milk. These animals range from chickens, to pigs, fish,, turkeys and ducks, as well as cows. stopfactoryfarming.org.nz 5 SURFAID SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to them through surfing. SurfAid was started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000 who were struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands. Today more than 95 per cent of its program staff are Indonesian nationals who work hand-in-hand with the communities in the Mentawai and Nias islands, off Indonesia’s Sumatran coast, to bring about positive, sustainable health change. surfaidinternational.org 6 SEA SHEPHERD With a fleet of four ships, four Captains, 120+ crew, UAV drones, one helicopter, small boats and thousands of supporters – Sea Shepherd continues a fine tradition upon delivering the message that the illegal poaching and reckless slaughter of marine wildlife will not be tolerated. Current campaigns include the needless killing of sharks and the protection of whales and dolphins. seashepherd.org/nz
More to be announced