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LEONIE HAYDEN

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Leonie Hayden has had a song stuck in her head for 30 years – not the same song, just a song – and has clung to the craggy rockface of New Zealand's music industry for nearly 10 years.


Leonie Hayden has had a song stuck in her head for 30 years. Not the same song, just a song. Useless pop culture references take up whatever space her body isn't occupying. She has clung to the craggy rockface of New Zealand's music industry for nearly ten years, flogging records in a shop, on the radio, online, at a record label and as the editor of two music magazines.

Likes include: Prince, The Clash, Patti Smith, using her Maori heritage to pretend to be other ethnicities (like Cliff Curtis), animals wearing people clothes, toasted marshmallows.

Dislikes include: 'the man', emotional terrorism, actual terrorism, people who don't get Seinfeld references. 


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Alive and kicking

Leonie Hayden spent a day with bands, organisers and punters at Fang Fest – and discovered that punk is alive and well in Auckland city.

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