Katie Parker

Katie Parker is an Auckland based journalism student, freelance hot-taker and one half of the acclaimed Not Here to Make Friends podcast.

Gaming
Dec 26, 2016

Summer reissue C:/DOS/RUN: The Forgotten Golden Age of MS-DOS Gaming

2016 marked the 35th anniversary of the MS-DOS operating system. The OS has since been used to power industry, calculate distances to faraway nebuli and discover the secrets of Shakespeare. Katie Parker used it to fight tree demons and mine space crystals. This is her story.

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Television
Nov 29, 2016

'TV is potatoes' – The Down Low Concept on cooking the perfect television pitch

Katie Parker chats to the brains behind thedownlowconcept, the Kiwi battler production company that are now in development with US network giant FX.

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Politics
Sep 7, 2016

Let me be your ruler: The impatient ambition of Chloe Swarbrick

She’s bright, she’s bold, she’s running for mayor. And yes, she’s 22. Chloe Swarbrick on age, experience, and why she wants to be the big kahuna.

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Television
Sep 1, 2016

Hosking Week: How a magical prince called Mike saved our kingdom’s privacy

The true story of a simple man, an epic battle, and the victory that changed a nation.

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Sports
May 13, 2016

Can Steven Adams win the only NBA title that really matters? (Loveliest Player)

With the NBA playoffs well underway, our very own Steven Adams is taking the world by storm with a potent mixture of talent and loveliness and, writes Katie Parker, he’s not the only one.

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Gaming
May 3, 2016

The Sims 2: The unbearable lightness of simulation

Katie Parker describes exactly where The Sims franchise hit the sweet spot

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Gaming
Apr 20, 2016

C:/DOS/RUN: The Forgotten Golden Age of MS-DOS Gaming

In honour of MS-DOS' 35th birthday, Katie Parker revisits her favorite platform games

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Television
Apr 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Being Eve and the fantasy of the Y2K New Zealand teen

Katie Parker reopens the locker of her adolescence in Being Eve, the local teen series brimming with asymmetrical tank tops, IRL dating and fourth wall-breaking.

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Television
Mar 17, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The untold story of New Zealand’s small screen legend Alan Dale

Alan Dale is a national treasure, acting legend and generally lovely man, who has for far too long flown under the radar. Katie Parker celebrates this this humble kiwi great of the small screen.

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