FIRST

Music
Oct 20, 2021

The Ladyhawke song Christina Aguilera nearly (maybe) covered

'She’s bloody welcome to cover it. I’d love her to.'

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Television
Oct 13, 2021

Ruby Esther's comedy keeps making her dad cry

'It's hard to interpret whether it's like, ‘It's my daughter I'm so proud’ or, ‘Oh God, she's awful, I hate her.’'

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Music
Oct 6, 2021

Some things Chelsea Jade has done in the name of art

'I've gripped a block of ice in the freezing cold for an entire day; I've been on stilts, which I don't know how to do; I've had a high-powered fan blown into my face…'

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Television
Sep 29, 2021

The stage show that prepared Brynley Stent for Celebrity Treasure Island

The comedian, actor and CTI dark horse tells us about crushing on Munkustrap from Cats, sharing a fleece onesie with Chris Parker and more.

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Music
Sep 22, 2021

Melodownz pays tribute to his ‘old as’ first car

'Shout out the Corona. All my boys remember the Corona, yeah.'

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Television
Sep 15, 2021

Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna and the weird school rumour

The Head High and Shortland Street actor tells us about a hair-raising rumour, getting in trouble at kōhanga reo and more in this week’s episode of FIRST. 

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Music
Sep 8, 2021

Haz Beats and the time Home Brew took a goat to the music awards

Producer Haz Beats tells us about his first gig, taking a goat to the Aotearoa Music Awards and more on this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Television
Sep 1, 2021

Sanjay Patel is one of Twitter’s earliest, funniest adopters

Comedian Sanjay Patel tells us about the early days of Twitter, collecting Shortland Street trading cards and more in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Music
Aug 25, 2021

How Earth Tongue ended up with a pair of axolotls named after them

Earth Tongue tell us about axolotl experiences, the horror of Matilda, a cigarette-smoking ghost and more in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Television
Aug 18, 2021

Why Bubbah wants a Vailima sponsorship

The SIS star tells us about her first time doing stand-up, crushing on Woody from Toy Story, her new haircut and more in this week's episode of FIRST.

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Music
Aug 11, 2021

Theia on the soundtrack every young person needed in the 2000s

The musician tells us about the first CD she bought, Neopets, songwriting in te reo Māori and more in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Television
Aug 4, 2021

Lucy Blakiston’s repressed first phone memories

The Shit You Should Care About co-founder tells us about being the subject of high school gossip, being followed by Ariana Grande, her first phone and more in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Music
Jul 28, 2021

Laiika’s life-changing pop moments

Pop duo Laiika remember the musical moments that made them in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Politics
Jul 21, 2021

The subconscious Simon Bridges

The National Party MP tells us about his first car, first concert, accidentally killing his childhood axolotl and more in this week's episode of FIRST.

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Music
Jul 14, 2021

Georgia Lines sets the record straight about Crocs

Musician Georgia Lines tells us how Crocs made it from the top of her list of fashion don'ts to the cover of her latest single.

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Television
Jul 7, 2021

Pax Assadi learned what not to say to a heckler the hard way

In this week’s episode of FIRST, comedian Pax Assadi tells us about the time a heckler beat him to the punch – literally.

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Music
Jun 30, 2021

The gig that changed Ladi6’s life

Watch | Ladi6 tells us about her first paid gig, a racist dog, Hammer pants and more.

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Television
Jun 23, 2021

Kura Forrester relives the horror of being the Eagle Boys mascot

Watch | The comedian and actor tells us about her actual first appearance on Shortland Street, first job and more in the latest episode of FIRST.

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Media
Jun 18, 2021

Celebrities reveal the best gossip they’ve heard about themselves

VIDEO | In this special episode of FIRST, we asked our celebrities to share their favourite pieces of completely unfounded gossip about themselves.

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Music
Jun 16, 2021

Troy Kingi’s brush with death

Watch | The musician, actor and Masked Singer tells us about a terrifying underwater experience in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Television
Jun 9, 2021

Chris Parker refuses to cancel his childhood enemy

Watch | The comedian, actor and felt artist tells us about his intermediate era celeb crush, first nemesis, being a Mall Santa and more in this week's episode of FIRST.

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Music
Jun 2, 2021

How Teeks first discovered his voice

Teeks tells us about finding his voice through kapa haka, learning a valuable money lesson, and which Adele album holds a special place in his heart.

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Television
May 26, 2021

Marama Davidson’s advice for anyone thinking about getting into politics

Watch | The Green Party co-leader tells us about becoming a politician, sniffing her kids, bubblegum jeans and more in this week’s episode of FIRST.

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Music
May 19, 2021

Liam Finn’s bad buzz with a 90s alt icon

Watch | Crowded House's newest member tells us about the time he accidentally harshed the buzz of a 90s alt rock icon, becoming a dad and more.

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Television
May 12, 2021

Creamerie’s Perlina Lau and Ally Xue want more than ‘a few lines in an accent’

Watch | Two stars of the new show Creamerie remember the first time they saw Asian representation on New Zealand TV.

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Music
May 5, 2021

Why Nadia Reid got kicked out of Countdown

Watch | The Port Chalmers musician tells us which boy band’s 1997 hit she still rates, and why she used to get kicked out of the supermarket.

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