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Weekend Herald - Canvas - - UPFRONT - MICHELLE HUR­LEY

If Kurt Cobain and Court­ney Love were the It cou­ple of the grunge-rid­den 80s, what does it tell us that in 2017, New Zealand’s It cou­ple are Matilda Brown and Art Green, both ridicu­lously pho­to­genic and whole­some? As you prob­a­bly know, Art and Matilda (whose sur­names are largely re­dun­dant), met via the way all young peo­ple today try to meet when Tin­der fails: through re­al­ity TV. After ap­pear­ing on

The Bach­e­lor, where they re­ally quite liked each other but noth­ing more, they have since fallen in love IRL and turned their ro­mance into a joint per­sonal brand. Matilda has quit her job as a sales ex­ec­u­tive and the two of them, through per­sonal en­dorse­ments, the power of so­cial me­dia and even a few hi­lar­i­ously old-fash­ioned ven­tures (Matilda has a book out next week!), have man­aged to make enough money to sus­tain them­selves quite nicely, no record deal in sight. Also this week, Shane Wat­son has some amus­ing ad­vice for those of us liv­ing with adult chil­dren; Kim Knight chron­i­cles the fast-dis­ap­pear­ing Kiwi tea break; and Annabel Langbein takes a trip back in time, look­ing at her cook­books (and hair­styles) over the past 30 years.

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