Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is a freelance journalist. You can find his newsletter, Boiler Room, at chrisschulz.substack.com

Music
Jul 20, 2021

When rock stars meet New Zealand's media

Traditional press conferences can be ultra-boring time-wasters for everyone involved. But when musos front up, all bets are off.

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Television
Jul 13, 2021

America is freaking out about Wellington Paranormal

American TV critics are struggling to understand the gentle Kiwi-ness of Wellington Paranormal.

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Television
Jul 12, 2021

Yes, Marlon Williams is in Sweet Tooth

We'd recognise that mullet anywhere.

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Money
Jul 1, 2021

Reminder: Friends don’t let friends buy Lorde concert tickets from Viagogo

Trying to nab tickets for Lorde's New Zealand tour? It pays to watch where you're buying your tickets from, says Chris Schulz.

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Music
Jun 24, 2021

Goodbye and good riddance to Auckland’s worst live music venue

Why we shouldn't mourn the loss of the Logan Campbell Centre.

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Television
Jun 9, 2021

Meet the man with the worst gig in show business

Sam Smith does the thing most comedians never want to do: cold crowd work. But, he tells Chris Schulz, he loves it.

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Media
May 27, 2021

What’s the point of this bonkers Facebook concert scam?

This fake Facebook page promoting non-existent concerts is too ridiculous to fool anyone... right?

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Television
May 4, 2021

TVNZ OnDemand is amazing – except for one massively annoying thing

All these ads are killing the TV viewing experience. Why can't we pay TVNZ to make them go away?

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Music
Apr 24, 2021

Big acts, small shows: When stadiums just won’t work

In 2003, when Foo Fighters played at Auckland's Galatos, staff had to hold up the floor to stop it from caving in.

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Money
Apr 19, 2021

It’s car vs car on the central Auckland street where parking is free

Every weekday morning, a group of Auckland city commuters fight to claim one of 10 free car parks. How long can this 'secret oasis' last?

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Television
Mar 31, 2021

Party hard: A brief history of New Zealand TV’s most extreme live interview

Jaquie Brown explains how she kept her composure for the most hectic 12 minutes of live television ever filmed in New Zealand.

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Money
Mar 21, 2021

How a fledgling food business took flight during lockdown

Covid-19 has been a burden for many businesses. For others, it's been a boon.

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Media
Mar 6, 2021

An interview with the most feared man in New Zealand media

Journalists avoid his calls, editors loathe it when he highlights mistakes. But Colin Peacock reckons he's not scary at all.

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Media
Jan 19, 2021

An exciting high school reunion was actually a Facebook scam, and I fell for it

Think twice before you accept that surprise school reunion invite.

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Television
Nov 30, 2020

Review: Taranaki Hard is a compelling tribute to small-town brilliance

Many of Waitara's residents want to escape their small New Zealand town. Taranaki Hard proves they might not have to.

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Television
Nov 24, 2020

Remember when TVNZ made everyone download The Sopranos?

It was the most critically acclaimed drama of all time, so why the hell did TVNZ keep it from the public for so long?

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Television
May 22, 2020

Plenty of soap: Shortland Street is back, but life on set is far from normal

How the country's longest-running soap started filming again in a physically distanced world.

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