We were born during the infancy of the NZ craft brewer revolution when brewers sculpted a unique identity that is rich in kiwi spirit and adventure. Fired on by this brewer break-away, 8 Wired has always stood for innovation and ingenuity. Our brewing style is mainly focused on what we would call ” new world interpretations of old world styles ” In our range we have multiple shades of very hoppy IPAs, Saisons, Porters and Stouts ( to name but a few ), then there is our barrel aging programme, Barrelworks!
Years ago, a young Richard Emerson sent a postcard back from his OE talking about how he would one day set up a brewpub in Dunedin, like the ones he found whilst travelling. His passion for craft beer was only matched by his passion for food and for the joy of finding a perfect pairing of beer and food. That dream was kept alive during all his years brewing; moving from brewing in his parents’ garage to 4 Grange St Brewery in 1993, Brewery #1. His partnership with Lion in 2012, helped to speed up bringing this dream to fruition. On the 4th of July 2016, the dream of creating a brewpub in his hometown was finally realised, Emerson’s Brewery & Taproom opened at 70 Anzac Ave, Brewery #4.
We wanted to make a beverage for the afternoon drinks, the summer picnics, and Sunday soirées. Where a cardboard box didn’t feel right and a bottle of spirits was a pain. All the convenience of a bottle of wine, but with Terry formulation. Combining our favourite spirits with sparkling water, a dash of lemon, and a squeeze of nostalgia. Bring Terry. Drink leisurely.
At Slab we like to say we are big, small, and local. We brew beer with big flavours on our micro brew system, chuck it in big ass cans & it’s enjoyed by our local Tauranga community. We don’t filter our beer & it contains no artificial flavours or preservatives. We even can each beer by hand!
We’re a locally owned and operated 2nd generation brewery with a passion for making tasty brews for all to enjoy! We’re super stoked to be living, brewing and drinking in the best place in the world, which is why we are dedicated to crafting brews so anyone can hit the beach, crack open a can, lay back, and enjoy paradise!
If we told you that Good George was the best thing to come out of Hamilton, you’d probably think for a minute then make a joke about how we don’t have much competition. That’s okay, we can handle it, we don’t take life too seriously. We are serious about brewing though...
From Parrotdog's shiny brewery in Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, they’re continuing to do what they started back in 2011: making approachable, award winning beer. Their range is a diverse cast of characters, with something to suit every one of you, and everyone of us. Nice.
Langos is the traditional street food of Budapest. A langos (pronounced langosh) is made of leavened dough and fried in high quality vegetable oil, brushed with fresh garlic and sprinkled with sea salt. They are also served with a choice of our original toppings like our Jalapeno and Herb Harissa, Feta and Tomato and Watercress and Walnut Pesto. Our new offering is Cashew nut, fresh lime and beetroot with a tamari sprinkle to add salty to the sweet and sour. And a new sweet offering too.
New Zealand's 1st Craft Taqueria, inspired by Mexico, born in Queenstown! We are obsessed with bringing people together over absurdly tasty, healthy, fresh, glorious tacos. Every morning we wake up to roll authentic corn tortillas from scratch and then fill them with the freshest local ingredients we can get our hands on. Our menu is proudly gluten free and boasts a variety of flavours to satisfy all foodies. We’re stoked to share our passion with you!
‘Associated with melodic tendencies that reach a sweet spot’ (Sniffers NZ claim) and arefreshing blend of elegance meets edge, Raquel Abolins-Reid is indie-pop singer RIIKI.Raised in New Zealand’s creative capital city and now aged 21, RIIKI is still young, but has somuch to offer. Her most popular release ‘High Heights’ is a testimony to this as her wildcreativity drew inspiration from encountering seagulls at the beach. Following her debutsingle ‘One Day’, ’High Heights’ is RIIKI’s second-ever release, co-produced by SimonGooding (projects include P!nk, Dua Lipa and Migos) which stunned an appearance’s onvarious NZ charts and gained international attention. The track also made it on AppleMusic’s A-list Pop and New Music Daily playlist’s, and featured on Spotify’s New MusicFriday playlists in NZ/AU, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and also became the cover ofthe popular Spotify playlist ‘Pop Edge’. Since then, RIIKI has grasped people’s attention withfollow-up singles ‘Share Your Luv’ and her most recent release ‘Good Times’ which gainedthe #1 spot on the Hot NZ Singles Chart.
Fresh from dropping in at the top of the NZ charts with his breakout “Wavy”, Raglan’s Muroki is now ready to release a new track “Surfin’” and fill his upcoming summer with shows and festivals.“Surfin’” is another chilled Muroki banger produced at Golden Age in Auckland by Djeisan Suskov and this time mixed by the legendary Spike Stent.The track picks up Muroki’s relatable vibe as he reflects on the couch surfing lifestyle he has to live as a musical nomad.Already announced for R&A, Bay Dreams north and south, and the new Sundown Festival, Muroki is planning a big summer on the road with more shows to be announced, this new track locked and loaded, and “Wavy” still riding the charts on Spotify, radio and Shazam.Only a break in the trans-Tasman bubble has slowed Muroki’s plans to keep expanding his audience by reaching more Australian listeners after many have already turned on to his smooth roots-based pop.Of Kenyan descent and Coromandel born, but residing in Raglan since he was a kid, Muroki has always lived near the waves — a defining backdrop to this 20 year-old's sound.Muroki's vocals catch your undivided attention — his voice is a hypnotic instrument effortlessly caress-ing melodies to melt even the toughest of us. This is someone you don't want to be late on as Muroki is set to take your heart.Even at his young age, Muroki is already a musician's musician — brimming with talent and soul far be-yond his years. He started learning guitar as an 8 year old, and with the guidance of his blind guitar teacher, he's been on a unique journey with his craft ever since.His multifaceted silky and rhythmic grooves have strong ties to his surfing background, blending sounds from South America to Africa and back to the West.Muroki plays music, surfs, skates and brews a good coffee for Raglan locals. Between lockdowns in 2020, he had a brutal stint planting trees through the Whāingaroa winter, making enough cash to al-low him space and time to write music. And write music he did.His sound caught the ear of Benee early on. She played Muroki’s mesmeric debut track ‘For Better Or Worse’ on Elton John’s Apple Music radio show and soon Muroki was the first signing to her new Olive Music label.Muroki then joined Benee on her sold out NZ tour and featured on a track on her debut album. By early 2021, Muroki had released his debut six track EP Dawn on Olive and things were moving quickly to where we are today with his sound reaching a wider audience every day.
The New Zealand funk-soul sound of Molly & The Chromatics is led by the diminutive but grunty and soulful Molly Rowlandson. The powerful six piece band are an exciting, dynamic live act and the passion and energy they bring to their performances is electric and contagious.The music of Molly & The Chromatics defies a simple explanation but they have been compared to Fat Freddy’s Drop (fronted by a female lead singer), with their full brass and very Kiwi sound. They’re comfortable jumping from soul, to pop and to rap and other music genres.Since kicking off in the Auckland scene in 2016, the band has developed their sound following six years of nationwide tours plus their successful ‘Straight Lines’ and ‘Polymorphic’ EP releases. They are are launching their debut album, ‘Pressure Moving’ on Friday 26th November.The 13 track LP is the long-awaited culmination of intense collaboration and playing to sold-out festivals and gigs throughout the country for the last two years. The album follows the release of their singles, “Let It Go” and “Mad People”. These tracks, along with other successful pre-released tracks, “Hold Tight” and “Goddess” feature on the album. The album is a body of work that came together over lockdown when the band members set up recording studios in their own homes and continued to work remotely on the tracks.“It evolved over a time of uncertainty. And the beautiful thing about it is, that it is all about the light at the end of the tunnel. It reflects the pressure and the tension of the time but the songs and lyrics have a sense of optimism. It provides a stamp in time that will always be there and so it means so much more,” Molly says.Rowlandson wrote most of the lyrics and worked collaboratively with fellow founding band members, George Edgar (guitar, backing vocals) and Tom Taylor (synth bass & backing vocals) to compose the songs.Molly herself has grown into an inspiring and polished performer who now more than ever understands her platform as a musician, and a stronger overall performance and sound has evolved in tune with the rest of the band.Think Jungle, Tom Misch, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Moonchild, Little Dragon and Jill Scott as inspiration for the band’s and totally immersive sound.
HIGH HØØPS is the sunset escape project of left handed Aquarian Jordan Arts. Bursting with colourful juxtapositions of blue-eyed soul, electronica, R&B and house, the producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist creates his own brand of textural self-assured modern music.
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, Frank Booker has built a worldwide reputation forincredible edits and amazing DJ sets.Touring extensively since 2012, Booker has made his way through Australia, Japan,Great Britain, Ireland, France, Holland, Switzerland, USA and Brazil playing alongsidethe likes of Moodymann, DJ Harvey, Gilles Peterson, Folamour and Dam Funk amongstothers.Highly in demand in his native Aotearoa, Booker was the DJ of choice for a private partyfor Prince when he visited the country in 2016. He is a regular at festivals and eventsaround Aotearoa, performing the closing set at the main stage of Splore in 2021alongside long-time collaborator Nathan Haines.
Bontempo roughly translates to ‘good time’, and there’s a lot in a name. The DJ alias of Wellington-born, Auckland-based Bonnie Ryan-Vance has been on everyone’s lips, despite her relatively short career, and for good reason. Bonnie - who lives by the music motto “there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure” - is known for flouting the norm. Her sets are a captivating, high energy trip through a range of genres, which has made her a favourite for dancers across the nation. The last year saw performances at many of Aotearoa’s top events, including Flamingo Pier, Splore, Rhythm n Alps, NestFest, That Weekend, and Rhythm n Vines. Bonnie’s vast music knowledge is evident in her sets, and she hopes to reflect the same in her own productions; a process she is exploring currently.
Teaming up from Gisborne and Christchurch, Ben & Munro have been playing together for the last five years, exploring a plethora of electronic sounds, while not being bound to one. Mixing a vast amount of electro, disco, funk, breaks, techno, and more they found their way into multiple festivals over the last summer and respective Wellington shows throughout the year.
A Band Called Success is the lounge music outlet of Connor Nestor & Jordan Arts. Lean back and take the edge off with your favourite vice.The DJ set is anchored in sample based house, though often finds itself in Disco, Jazz and World music pockets. Music that feels good and lifts the mood of a room, turning heads and tapping toes in the right way.