Robyn Gallagher

Robyn is a writer and blogger, living in coastal Waikato. She watches too many music videos.

Music
May 12, 2017

Ten acts you have to see in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest final

An Azerbaijani goth, a breakdancing Italian gorilla and a charming Australian teenager walk into a bar... Eurovision aficionado Robyn Gallagher picks her favourite entries ahead of Sunday morning's Grand Final.

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Music
Dec 20, 2016

All I want for Christmas is more New Zealand music in the top 40 chart

What's the deal with the lack of local music in the Top 40 this year? Robyn Gallagher looks at the handful of songs to make the grade in 2016 and asks - has the general public simply given up on New Zealand music?

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Music
Dec 1, 2016

Remembering BRN & GTBRNT, the NZ music industry's terrible and ultimately futile anti-piracy campaign

The year is 2001 and the music business is under existential threat from the latest teen craze: CD bootlegging. Its response involved draconian fines, an embarrassing txt-speak slogan and Dave Dobbyn made up to look like a burns victim. Robyn Gallagher explains.

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Sports
Jul 1, 2016

A heartbroken lament over New Zealand’s terrible Olympic uniforms (+pics!)

The New Zealand Olympic team uniforms were unveiled earlier this week, and the sight of them sent Robyn Gallagher into a long spiral of sadness. She explains her profoundly negative …

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Television
Dec 10, 2015

Good Night to Good Morning: A Former Good Morning Staffer Remembers the Glory Years – and Reveals the Truth about ‘the Fart’

‘Good Night to Good Morning’ is a three part series farewelling the iconic TVNZ variety show, which ends this morning. In part two, former employee Robyn Gallagher recalls how Good Morning once enthralled a nation.

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Television
May 18, 2015

Music Monday: Your Guide to Eurovision 2015 – From Sexy Police to Ex-Idols

Robyn Gallagher samples the various tunes on offer in this year's Eurovision competition, including Australian Idol winners, Swedish middle-aged punks and leather-clad policemen.

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Television
Mar 23, 2015

Music Monday: Sweden’s Incredible Melodifestivalen

After a sorry week on X Factor, Robyn Gallagher heads way north to televised music comp perfection. // The Eurovision Song Contest is easily the greatest television musical extravaganza, but a …

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Television
Nov 5, 2014

X Factorial: A Season Two Primer

It’s due to hit our screens in early 2015, but already the search is under way to discover the next Benny Tipene or… whoever it was that won the first …

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