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Millions of babies die each year because they don’t have access to neonatal care.

Each LifePod costs just $2000 to make and can save hundreds of babies’ lives. You can save a life by donating as little as $20.

For more information please visit The Lifepod


Marcel Rodeka Drums

Marcel Rodeka

Marcel Rodeka has carved out an exceptional career as a professional drummer. He fell in love with music at the age of 10 and got his first drum kit at aged 14 and has never looked back. At 19 he became a professional drummer, joining in the formation of international touring and recording act, Mother Goose, originally from Dunedin, New Zealand. He has been a professional working, drummer ever since.

For the last fourteen years he has been playing in his hometown Dunedin, with iconic group, Oxo Cubans. The Oxo brand of dynamic entertainment and quality musicianship covers a wide range of musical styles and is enjoyed by appreciative audiences from all over the planet. The band continues to keep Marcel very busy. He is also in demand as a fill in drummer for all manners of shows and recording sessions.

Over the last 18 years Marcel has built an enviable reputation as an inspiring drum educator. It’s here where Marcel challenges and shares with his students his many years of international touring and recording experience and his specialist knowledge and skills in all facets of being a drummer.

And as a drummer who once dressed up like a pixie and hurled speed and explosions at stadium crowds from behind his three bass drums, he is still, in 2021, totally at home living and breathing drums and educating others.

For more nformation please visit Marcel Rodeka

OXO Cubans

The Oxo Cubans

During their diverse careers, Craig Reeves, Doug Wright & Marcel Rodeka have shared the stage with a variety of iconic national and international performers including Queen, The Bellamy Brothers, Tom T Hall, Johnny Ray, Max Merritt, Rob Guest, Brian Cadd, Ricky Scaggs, Jimmy Barnes, Joan Armatrading, Mother Goose, Emmy Lou Harris, The Dave Hole Blues Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tammy Wynette, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Sir Bob Geldof.

Based in Dunedin New Zealand since 1993, the Oxos brand of dynamic entertainment and quality musicianship covers a wide range of musical styles and is enjoyed by appreciative music fans from all parts of the planet.

The band’s philosophy is to involve, encourage and promote local musicians and crew, resulting in an Oxo membership of over 200 Dunedin artists and a number of New Zealand & Australian national and international performers.

Over the past 20 years Oxo musicians have been an integral part of the Dunedin arts community. They are long-standing performing members of the Dunedin Operatic Society, The Southern Sinfonia, The Fortune Professional Theatre, Calder Prescott’s Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra, The Dunedin Festival of the Arts, the University of Otago Contemporary Music Faculty and the award winning St Kilda Brass.

The band has established a strong bond with Dunedin and southern New Zealand through performances for community organizations including The Otago Community Hospice, The Life Education Trust, The Southland M.S. Society, Youth First, The Cancer Society, the Volunteer Fire Service, The Dunedin Santa Parade Trust, the Malcam Trust, the Regent Theatre 24 hour Book sale, the Dunedin New Year’s Eve Octagon Concert and other community projects.

It could be the core Oxo Trio playing a café gig or house party or the Oxo 4, 5, or 6 piece “Big Combo” packing the dance-floor at a wedding reception. The 16-piece Oxo Country Rock Roadshow playing the Rodeo Circuit or the Oxo Classic Rhythm & Blues Big Band headlining a music festival, civic concert or corporate event.

An Oxo Cubans performance guarantees the audience a great time of excellent music and lively entertainment.

Please check out their skills on Youtube by visiting The Oxo Cubans, recorded at the Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers

For more information please visit The Oxo Cubans

Cancer Society

The Cancer Society

Your donation today will ensure Cancer Society can be alongside all New Zealanders when we’re needed most.

From free specialist advice and support for cancer patients, transport to treatment along with accommodation when undergoing treatment far from home – your support means so much to cancer patients and their families.

You’re also funding breakthrough cancer research and a prevention programme to protect our future generations.

Kiwis facing cancer today need your support – donate now to show how much you care.

Please Donate by visting  The Cancer Society

My name is Hannah Beer.

I am a New Zealand Fiddler, Teacher, Performer and Composer. I am currently teaching students all over the world online and absolutely love it!

I play and teach a variety of different fiddle styles including Country, Irish, Canadian, Scottish, & English, as well as my own compositions!

My fiddling career really started when I won the intermediate overall winner at a country music competition back in 2019.

Since then I have performed at many different events, including Gold Guitar Awards where I won the 2021 Intermediate Instrumental Section.

I absolutely love my job and hope to be able to spread the joy of fiddling to my students, and also to the audiences that I perform to! 

– Hannah Beer – New Zealand Fiddler, Teacher, Performer, & Composer – 

 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Countryfiddler/

 Website: https://hannahbeercountryf.wixsite.com/hannahbeer

 YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCvsnVbo0GyVJsnvJ6D67_og

 Instagram: @hannahbeerfiddler

Mr Kelvin Cummings

Kelvin Cummings

When people are looking for a hard working, award winning country music singer/songwriter entertainer (Gold Guitars New Zealand, Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year, …)Kelvin Cummings is a name on the end of many people’s lips. Every performance shows energy and honesty in every show. This passion for music is highlighted further within his specially crafted songwriting and recording included in his albums One Year and I Want You To Be Happy. 

With his charisma on stage likened to both Robbie Williams and George Michael, Kelvin has entertained and excited thousands of music fans throughout New Zealand, Australia, and USA in music festivals, charitable shows, televised Telethons and shows like “Stars In Their Eyes”, stage musicals, New Years Eve concerts, Christmas events, pre-match entertainment at sporting events, private events like weddings, birthdays, corporate events, songwriters in the round, public shows, and more. No audience is too large or small for this passionate performer.

Robyn Johnston

Robyn Johnston is a singer from Dunedin. Robyn was a late comer to the Dunedin music scene, but has made her mark by writing a special song for her parents and releasing a CD called “Just what I need” to a packed Mayfair theatre. She is known for her smooth vocals and has an ability to sing in many different genres. Robyn sings on her own or as one half of the duo Tu Tu Tango with Doug Wright, keyboardist and a founding member of the Oxo Cubans. Singing is Robyn’s passion and with her other professional role as a Celebrant, Robyn incorporates her singing for couples getting married and also for the families of loved ones they have lost.

Coachman Motel, Christchurch, New Zealand

Your hosts Karen & Aaron welcome you to the Coachman Motel, Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer spacious, quality motel accommodation at reasonable rates situated in an excellent location. The Coachman Motel is the ideal place to stay in the Garden City. We are located in the suburb of Riccarton, between the Bush Inn and Westfield Shopping Centres, where you will also find a variety of cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. The motel is close to The University of Canterbury, the College of Education, Riccarton and Addington Racetracks, the Canterbury CBS Arena and AMI Stadium, and just a 10-minute drive from the Railway Station and Christchurch International Airport. WiFi is available for your convenience. We will ensure that you experience some true friendly hospitality when you stay at the Coachman Motel, Christchurch.

Please visit https://book.isite.nz/coachman-motel for more information.