My Maori mom is so cute. She is never impressed by celebrities as a rule. Three she even talked about over the last three years have been, Brooke Fraser and Bono who she saw in concert live in New Zealand.
Recently she met Jason Kerrison of the Kiwi band OpShop. She says she liked his korero (chat) with her. Kerrison had moved to Northland, New Zealand and built a new home as he says he feels much safer in the North, to create and do his music. I explained to mom that Kerrison is a reality TV series judge with UB40‘s Ali Campbell and Kiwi fashion icon Rachel Hunter on the TV show New Zealand’s Got Talent. Mom was like, whose Ali Campbell? Lol!
Mom is also a big fan of singer-songwriter Joel Houston too, only because she knew his grandparents well. Only Joel’s quiet ballad songs mom likes though. Ironically, Bono’s and U2‘s raucus rocker songs, mom quite likes.
Her favorite U2 song is Beautiful Day.
[Music Jason Kerrison & OpShop's Maybe ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.8.12~
In TV Prime Time switch ups news: NZ’s best current affairs show, Sunday, is going to share the limelight to introduce New Zealand’s cast of emerging talent, when the New Zealand’s Got Talent show muscles in on Sunday nights. How sweet. Rachel Glucina has the trumpet scoop.
[Cheeky monkeys pictured include talent judges: Jason Kerrison, Rachel Hunter and UB40's Ali Campbell].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.7.12~
Rachel Hunter and her two judges buds of the reality TV talent show New Zealand’s Got Talent checked in to the local marae for some quality Kiwi culture time. Looks fun.
Scotty Morrison and Te Karere‘s team have the korero.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.7.12~
RACHEL HUNTER TO TEAM WITH ALI CAMPBELL, JASON KERRISON – NEW ZEALAND’S GOT TALENT REALITY TV SHOW JUDGES
New Zealand’s home grown beauty, Rachel Hunter of fashion rock-royaty fusion will be joined by founding member and lead singer of UB40 Ali Campbell for the New Zealand‘s got talent reality TV series. The fashion rocks reggae combo, will be joined by the talented music artist and OpShop front man Jason Kerrison on the judging panel for the TVNZ series. TVNZ’s weatherman Tamati Coffey is getting the team together as the host of the series. To read their comments direct, click here.
New Zealand is so lucky Hunter is all in for the “reggae rocks” judging panel line up. (more…)