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This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Cold Shower with their track ‘Machete’ What began in the hopes that fame and success would help Colter pay off his subprime mortgage is now growing into something far more sinister. A shamed U.S. ex-pat, Colter is on lead vocals delivering paranoid lyrics with an all-American bite […]

We are so excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 Round Up Award at the RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards; an awards programme that champions and gives recognition to our local broadcasters and musicians from Ōtautahi. The Magnets Awards will be held on Saturday 5th December at Wunderbar Lyttelton! Come along for a musical […]

We are so excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 Decknology Award at the RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards; an awards programme that champions and gives recognition to our local broadcasters and musicians from Ōtautahi. The Magnets Awards will be held on Saturday 5th December at Wunderbar Lyttelton! Come along for a musical showcase […]

Hailing from the working class back streets of Christchurch and practising in a storage unit in the Woolston badlands is Nervous Jerk. A power-pop trio settling into their fifth year as a band consisting of Tom Kerr, Brad Wright and Johnny Fast. Although having always been welcome in the New Zealand punk and hardcore scene, […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Violet French with her track ‘Too Much Indie’ The song Too Much Indie was written by Violet French over the lockdown in her latest musical endeavour. I fucked around in the garage heaps during lockdown. Wrote a bunch of weird songs Too Much Indie by Violet French […]

Ten years in the making, When A City Rises – The People’s Story, chronicles Christchurch’s most extraordinary decade. A sequel to the award-winning and much loved When A City Falls. How have we survived, thrived, changed? Who have we become? A film by us, about us, and for us. Our untold story. Our remarkable experience. Our city.  The film […]

The Transistors burst on to the Ōtautahi music scene way back in 2009 with the release of their first album Shortwave, supported by high-energy shows throughout the country. They released the Flux Pentaphile EP the following year and continued to tour heavily. In 2012 the band embarked on an extensive US tour supporting Japanese legends […]

Every week we welcome new tracks to the RDU 98.5FM playlist. Here are a few of the tunes hailing from Ōtautahi that have graced the airwaves this week. Check out the RDU Gig Guide to spot when these artists are playing live locally! Alex TZ – Keep It Slow Dose – What They Say Glass […]

Head Full of Snakes is a transcendental rock-and-roll band that features a revolving line-up of local Ōtautahi musicians better known for other things. Pulled together very occasionally by ‘Shakin’ Luke Wood. Head Full of Snakes has been made up of paranoid stragglers from bands such as The Hex Waves, The Opawa 45s, Psychic Maps, and […]

The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation is honoured to have the opportunity to acquire Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond’s ‘Bone Yard Open Home’ for its permanent collection. But, they need your help! The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be hosting a family-friendly fun day this Labour Day, Monday 26th October to raise the funds […]


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