Get your sounds ds on!

Tuborg Sounds On – The Oval – this sum­mer’s hottest gig – is just over a month away.

Element - - LIfestyle - By So­phie Bar­clay.

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

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