We're back at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, and for all you scarfies that are out of town over the Uni break Sports Reporter Angus Gawn and his trusty scribe will be bringing you all of the action from Dunedin.
But of course, we're all really here to see Jason Rutledge ... wait, no. The other guy. What's the other guys name? Sonny Joe? Sonny Jim? Sonny something. Sonny is a funny name when you look at it too much. Ends up reading like Sony.
But seriously, we'll be following SBW pretty closely throughout this game. Gus Gawn has promised not to take his eyes off him. And to figure out if he has a fade or a box. I don't understand what the fuck this is. But yeah. Sure, whatever Gus.
It is a pretty big game. You'd have to give it to the Chiefs based on previous games, they're the comp leaders for fucks sake. But then again, we're coming off a four weeks off, the Landers are at home, and we've got Aaron Smith.
Right. I'm going to shut up now and try and get some fucking sandwiches before the Radio Live guy takes them all. See you at game time.
(PS, Radio Live guy had already go to the sandwiches. What the fuck man? How hungry can you possibly be?
The iD Fashion Show runs for two nights and is set up down at the Dunedin Railway Station. A stage is built along the platform, which takes the models 7 minutes to walk. From the photographer’s pit, the start of the runway is a vanishing point in the distance. The audience is seated along both sides of the stage. Some train carriages are opened on one side to hold more seats. The ceiling is lined with rock-concert lighting.
NOM*dThe night started off strongly with one of our favorites. As usual with Nom*D, there were lots of layers and a slightly grungy feel, but this tended slightly more towards street style than pure goth. 'Autumn leaves' colours were coming through strongly, and the cuts tended to be quite long with plenty of jackets, cardigans, button-up dresses and draping hoods.
The men's collection had some very long men's skirts. It was actually very cool: for those who can't deal with that idea, just imagine really long coats.
Mild RedPlenty of heavy, over-sized necklaces with locks and chains. The outfits tended to have wide, interesting necks which tapered straight-down for most of the body and finished with something varied and interesting at the bottom. Patterned tights started coming through with this collection, combined with shorter skirts and high socks or boots. It was refreshing when the collection about-turned into white half-way through, but sadly this wasn't pulled off too brilliantly. If something looks bad on models then it probably won't suit the general public.
Company of StrangersMedium-size pouches worn as necklaces were quite cool - maybe the latest accessory craze for everyone to pounce on? We also loved the platformed Chuck Taylor's. The black, grey and red colour scheme was nice, as was the idea of having fluro accessories (like socks and beanies) juxtaposed against navy. Having semi-transparent black fabric over fluro underwear was wicked. The top half of their outfits were often quite baggy with a tighter lower half, which was an interesting and cool combination.
Capsule Collection One
Cherry Cotton CandyTrying to be hippy but not styled right - this collection just ended up looking tacky. Most of the pieces were like wearing Grandma's curtains. Having said that, they did some plain stuff alright with the ever-so-pleasing colour scheme of orange meets grey.
Jane SutherlandVery Victorian in it's ruffled collars, hoods, dark colours. We liked the knitted, unattached hoods and buttoned layers. We didn't like high boots.
Tamsin Cooper and SilkbodyThis felt like an exotic garden full of elegant, flowing velvet and lots of reds and blues. We wanted to see more of the clothes and less of the neck pieces. We'd have to see a bit more in a different context to decide whether it was cool or horrible.
DADA VintageStarted off with brilliant, Autumn colours again. We liked the combinations, the patterned tights, the coats, the large, elegant hats, and the prominence of tweed-like patterns coming through. The bright but not in-your-face colours, like yellows and greys, were refreshing. It became quite oriental part-way through the collection and was perhaps best suited to elegant older women.
iD Awards Highlights
Chris Ran LinWhile closer to wearable art, this was a highlight. Chris Ran Lin's collection focused on large, bold-coloured knitwear with intricate and slightly alien patterns.
Renana KrebsRenana was another highlight in the men's fashion. Her work featured long jackets and shirts that were often bold yellow or orange colours. Her collection had an unusual theme of nature patterns mixed into the clothes. What was especially brilliant were the reconstructed briefcases which had ripped-out sides with small paradises growing from them.
Tanja Bradaric and Taro OhmaeThis collection seemed to fit with a futuristic-sport-outfit theme. Although the soft, often pastel colours were lovely, we weren't wholey sure about the smaller additional details of the clothes.
Natalia GrzybowskiNatalia is a designer to look out for. There was something elegant and strangely insect-like about the patterns and colours of the outfits. The shapes of the clothes often felt like reconstructed kimonos. The final piece in this set was a long, white patterned dress that flowed with an ethereal beauty. It was an undeniable audience favourite.
Patricia KapelerisAgain, some unusual shapes and patterns were coming through. Patricia used dark greens and oranges in a surprisingly pleasing way. We would describe her collection as rare on the street, utterly inspirationational on the runway.
Carolina BaruaWe felt mixed with Carolina's mash-up of Victorian frills and colonial undergarments. Yes, there were elements of technical excellence, but in terms of a fashion outfit? Clothing that gets too close to curtains risks burning in house fires.
Charmaine ReveleyReds and whites. Sweet but hardly new -like strawberries and cream on a Sunday afternoon.
Barbara LeeCan't help but think these looks were designed for women going off to work in the Matrix.
Caroline MooreIdeal for the rich conservative ski resort woman with furs, whites and creams. Perhaps she is off for a weekend in Queenstown with the girls and several bottles of Chardonnay. Maybe she'll wear the black leather and sparkles outfit for a night out on the town?
MisteRA strange world of slightly punk, adult-sized children is all we could think of when this collection paraded down the runway. With hand-sewn gingerbread men and teddy bears mixed with dots and tartan it was hard to follow. What we did notice was Colin Mathura-Jeffree from New Zealand's Next Top Model and the fainting cougars he left in his wake.
RubyDefinitely one for the younger female crowd, we loved the orange and grey colours once again, but some of the cuts (especially for the skirts) were quite difficult to get used to.
LiamSimple but high-quality designs which reminded us of Burberry and Karen Walker. We felt this collection fitted nicely with Ruby.
Vaughan GeesonClothing for old women trying to be 20 again.
Capsule Collection Two
UndoneThis collection had a lot of future potential and the Guns N' Roses leggings were cool, but it was very dark and a bit too 'rocker' - we'd like to see it develop a point of difference.
BurtenShawTwo words: funky receptionist.
DEVŕLThe slightly-more-fashionable daughters of the mothers who went to Queenstown wearing their Caroline Moore collection.
Otago Polytechnic Section
Fiona ClementsVery good technical skill and interesting experimentation with patterns, like dinosaurs.
Grace AverisWhat hipsters will look like in 2050. Dark and edgy, think Kubrick's Clockwork Orange
Jojo RossWe'll know which designer to hit up in the upcoming inter-galactic war.
Molly BarringtonIt was great to see some men's-only fashion. We enjoyed the simple-but-edgy design.
Phillip HawkinsSequins have been and gone. Studs have been and gone. We think Phillip Hawkins knows where it's heading.
CarlsonWe both fell over at the start of this collection, and by the time we recovered, it was miraculously finished.
Lutz HuelleThis collection shows obvious experience and appreciation for the technicalities of fashion design. But then again, what do you expect from the retrospective of a top Parisian label?
Designer FinaleAt the end of the show, as the designers walked the runway with a model wearing their favorite piece, the main message we were able to leave with was that John Campbell, who presented the show for some absurd reason, loves himself.
But in all seriousness, the show was outstanding - an event that anyone interested should experience.
Overall TrendsLace, layering with leather, big shoes (thick heels), patterned tights, tassels (coming off shoes, coats, dresses, hoods, and necklaces), knitted beanies, see-through fabric (perfect for layering), and bowling shoes.
View the Critic iD Fashion Photo Gallery here: iD Fashion Catwalk 2012.
By Zane Pocock and Loulou Callister-Baker
The Otago University Students' Association declares the following results for the OUSA Executive By Elections held from 19-21 March 2012
Total votes cast: 1952
ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT:Jonathon Rowe 1058
Matthew Jordan 471
Daniel Stride 211
No confidence 188
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICERDing (Yi) Ding 88
Shane Corrigan 61
No confidence 07
CAMPAIGNS OFFICERAngus McDonald 1114
Derwin Smith 258
Todd Dickens 249
No confidence 159
Scott Lee 124
COLLEGES OFFICERJuana Diesing 880
Maddie Harris 689
Scott Lee 199
No confidence 163
that blond guy kicked a penalty, he is young and potentially excellent. Chch is a 1st five factory. Bleyendaal looks like he spent more than one year in the christs college chamber music scene.
That was not a forward pass
Andy ellis follows up on a whitelock break and some how backwards rolls over the line, he looked like he had just been kicked out of a pub and was rolling down the steps, bit groggy.
the blond castrati misses the easy as conversion, what a wally.
the scoreboard here is a fucking shambles, they just cant get the damn thing right, half the time it just doesn't exist.
In this game both teams have been guilty of not converting chances. Great breaks and then tossing the ball away or taking the wrong option, Zac Guildford joins the fun this time
Hot girls may be sisters, possibly twins, this is not a bad thing. They've both gone to get some hotdog.
Andrew Hore looks especially good in blue, this year they have gone for a more electric blue than the deep blue I am used too.
Choir boy kicks an easy one from in front
mackintosh goes off, haskell is already on murray on as well, he has the hottest gf in the team apparently.
thompson gets held up after bullocking his way over the line, took about 4 of them.
the scarfies have ripped some of the advertising off the fences, shot boys.
Sopoanga is having a dig from wide out after a penalty right on the crusaders line, missed, damn itdecent strike but too far left.
here comes rutledge for hore, big fan of jason he looks like the white ball on a pool table.
got abother sign ripped off, not many left now
the zoo dj has switched from his current playlist back to the one he used to use at the brook. Wagon wheel and Bliss anybody?
Mexican wave fail in the Zoo. The rest of the Hore house continues to ignore them.
Wave finally makes it around to the main stand, but has issues transitting the large empty part of the stadium with no seating.
Hot girls return with Coke, must be long waits. They make it back in time to partially take part in the Mexican Wave. Meanwhile, the CR nail an easy kick, and they go up 24-20. HL need to get get in the game quickly.
Hot girls very curious about press box, but pay us no attention. Must have a thing for Jim Kays.
Good little break down the wing for the HL. get a lineout in much better position, between CR 22 and 10m line. Zac Guilford appears hungover.
TicketDirect sign has disappeared from the hordings near the Zoo, and is travelling through the crowd.
Lots of hard work and brilliant hands, Hosea Gear gets his first one for the HL in the corner! HL back in the lead.
Hot girls stand up to get better cellphone reception.
Really tough kick for Lima S, but nails it. The crowd really does go wild.
It's, 27-24. HL. 6mins to play.
Hot girls throw their panties at Richie who's sitting up in the Coaching box. Oh Richie, you so sexy...
Fucking guy from Radio Live went and got food but won't eat it. Making me fucking hungry. What a douche.
Adam Thompson appears to be leading the boys out there. Who's says gingers can't be leaders...
Scrum fail, and the CR get a penalty just back from halfway... kickable..? They think it is. Choir boy is confident, but remember, there is no wind in this Stadium.
It comes in just under the post. No score. Took up lots of time, great for the HL.
1min to play.
Where is francois Steyn when you need him.
HL get the ball back at the turnover! Btiches be going crazy!
Soaking up time, soaking up time...
The ball is out, the crowd is going fucking nuts! the Ref wont call the game over! they have to play on... fuck
Hot girls refuse to sit.
it smells fishy... Crusaders keeping it tight. on the HL 22m.
HL go for the droppy! IT MISSES! Ref still refuses to call the game over...
Crusaders get the ball back deep.
turnover o the HL, ball sails out again! Ref still refuses to call the game over!!! The game clock has changed on the big screen, what the hell is going on!
SO MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!
scrum, HL ball, on halfway..
another scrum, HL, halfway...
It was the game that wouldn't end.
It appears the Forsyth Barr are attempting to sabotage the HL. And the fucking guy from Radio Live still wont eat his fucking quiche.
PA announces that the big screen does not have the official time. Someone probably should have told the HL that.
Ref awards a scrum to the HL, then decides that he doesn't want to. Highlanders fucking win baby.
It's finally Super Rugby time in the brand spanking new Forsyth Barr Stadium. The not so mighty Crusaders have travelled south for the local derby.
The pipe band is cranking along with the bagpipes, and the students are getting rowdy in the "Zoo". It's a sell out crowd.
The Highlanders are making the Crusaders wait on the field, but now it's game time.
Hot girls in front of us are wearing a strange blue stripy get up. We presume they are supporting Otago, but possibly they are trying out for Pirates of the Caribbean after the game.
Gear has started on the right wing, and the Highlanders have managed to get the ball back quickly from the kick off. Great pick and go happening.
Penalty right in front of the sticks. Smells like 3 nil to Otago. It is 3 nil.
Crusaders charge a kick, get good position over the half way line. But a pass goes astray (looked forward anyway) Goes out over side, but yeah, was forward, scrum on the 10m line to Otago.
Penalty to the Crusaders, bit of push and shove. Boys will be boys. Crusaders should be able to kick this one. Huge noise from the scarfies in the Zoo, and the ball sales to the right.
YOU FUCKED UP! YOU FUCKED UP!
Good period from the Crusaders, but turned over in the ruck. Highlanders on their own 10m line. Checky turnover and a kick through by the Crusaders, Highlanders clear it out to the 10m line.
Great counter rucking by the Crusaders, but the Ref is wearing red tonight. Penalty to the Crusaders in the same place as before.
(Hot girl update, they're trying to figure out who knows more about rugby, turns out neither of them. Men either side seem unsympathetic)
Blyendall gets the kick. 3 All.
Serious lack of line breaks from either team so far. Knock on by the HL scrum to CR, in mid field.
First line break by Smith results in HL throwing the ball over the line.
Big bust by the CR forwards, try to Dagg. 8-3 to the CR. Hot girls are reconsidering their allegiance. Hotness follows the winners.
Kick is easy. 10-3 CR, Hot girls considering moving to Christchurch.
Great period from the Highlanders, hit straight back with a try for Andrew Hore right next to the posts. Welcome to the Hore House bitches.
Terrible ball from the Crusaders. Dagg juggles it forward and across the line, srum to the HL.
Josh Bakehouse gets a boobo, down in centre field.
WopWopWooooop, The DJ just dropped Skrillex on the scarfies, everyone is getting down. Code and Skrillex, a match made in heaven.
Ref turns out to be Clifford the Big Red Dog, continues to penalise the HL while they're on attack.
Thumping midfield tackle, and penalty to the HL FINALLY.
Shithouse kick. Just gets over half way. Hot girls have lost interest and are checking facebook on their Iphones
Amazing break by Hardy, but indecision and no support, ball gets spilt forward. 5m scrum to the CR
Big scrum, and space on the blindside, CR get good position just past the half way line.
Great flat ball off the lineouts all night for the HL.
BUXTON! Hot girls know someone's name. Everyone shocked.
CR Lineout clearance gets charged, but they get it again 10ms further up.
Totally fucked that up didn't you Buxton. # fail blog.
HL backs are looking the goods. Crisp execution. But John Hardy again passes the ball away after making a break, straight to the CR.
Bruising D from the Cr. Finally make some pay dirt, HL get a penalty straight in front. Hot girls begin discussing cute boy from Marketing tute.
Kick goes through, 13-10 to the HL.
Out on the full from the CR kick off. Crowd is getting loud in the Zoo. Srum to the HL middle of half way. So many options... Get a penalty, is it kickable from halfway? Whopper, (Jamie Macintosh) thinks it is.
Sopoanga makes a bit of a meal of it, it's low, but off to the left.
Scrum, just past the 10m line HL. Ref, seriously loves some CR cock, gives them the penalty again. CR lineout on the 10m line.
SMASHED HIM BRO. Hosea Gear eats Marshall, ball spills and is kicked down field.
Ball charged by Whopper. Go the Highlanders..
Buxton determined to make fans live on the edge of their seats, spills the ball but recovers.
Penalty to the HL, just behind half way. Lineout just past the CR 22m
Highlanders want the try just before half time, and Phil Burleigh gets one in the corner! Boom, shame Crusaders. Kicks going to be a challenge.
Yeah boy! Lima gets the kick, and it's 20-10 at halftime.
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