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  • Suzanne McNamara, in reply to Robin Gee,

    Hi Robin, greed is not the reason - it was simply because we had a new camping manager, a new parking crew, some new front of house etc. It's a huge job to process that many people. yes we had increased the number of people but we have to because it is a very expensive production and without a few more people you simply wouldn't get the production values and the content that Splore prides itself on. Every two years the costs escalate - and we have to change to keep the festival viable. We take the feedback seriously and will be having major debriefs etc - but please be assured it is not about greed. People's experience counts first at splore
    Cheers
    Suzanne - MM @ Splore

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Eediot,

    "The one big thing I’d change? The awful, disfunctional Flash-based Splore website,"
    This is unfortunately a common occurrence. Hopefully one day very soon events will realise that many of their audience/clients will be trying to access the site on their smartphone on the day and that it needs to be a lot easier to navigate. And no, it doesn't need a separate event app.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Eediot,

    Also, unless you've been so clever with your Flash stuff (which means taking as much time over it as you would with HTML), then Google has real difficulty indexing it.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Eediot,

    This is unfortunately a common occurrence. Hopefully one day very soon events will realise that many of their audience/clients will be trying to access the site on their smartphone on the day and that it needs to be a lot easier to navigate. And no, it doesn’t need a separate event app.

    Splore did have an iOS app, by the same developer, and that was very poorly designed too. It annoys me that developers can sell clients on “brand” sites of so little use. An event site needs to offer up information about the event.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Arts threadjack...
    Speaking of kiwi arts events, next week in New York City an intrepid band of New Zealand poets will be reading works by New Zealand poets at a live poetry event...
    Tuesday 28th Feb, 6.30pm at Saatchi & Saatchi HQ, 375 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014.

    Who are the Band of Bards from Aotearoa New Zealand?
    These leading performers on the Aotearoa New Zealand spoken word scene are hand-picked rugged individualists, energetic imagineers, who will bring you poetry in motion from far-flung degrees of latitude, with a Kiwi-consciousness-raising cabaret, by turns eclectic, electric, comic, melancholic, idiosyncratic and euphoric. Spiraling out of the South Pacific to stand and deliver stories and lyrics about oceanic love, environmental vigilance, and the dramatic dilemmas of identity, this flying circus of Kiwiana activists, Pasifika scene-painters, fretboard-fingering songsters, acrobatic word-jugglers and megaphone motormouths promises to carry you across the date-line and re-orientate your inner global positioning satellite, all in the course of just one colorful evening.

    The Poets From New Zealand to Perform in New York on February 28, 2012 are:
    Jeffrey Paparoa Holman / David Eggleton / Hinemoana Baker / Sandra Bell / Jay Clarkson / Pamela Gordon (reading Janet Frame) / Otis Mace / Tusiata Avia

    Many other Kiwi poets have lent their voice to this project since its inception in 2009. Several prominent American poets have also participated.

    ...and a lamb lies down on Broadway...
    I believe in conjunction with this that Phantom have even managed to get a Janet Frame poem, The End, up on a billboard in Times Square...
    I'm just hoping one (or more) of our news services will pick up on this story and cover it here, - l'il ol' us talking truth (and beauty) to power in the heart of the beast...
    (heck it could even be a Media 7 filler, nudge, nudge...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That could be the genesis of something...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Who are the Band of Bards from Aotearoa New Zealand?

    Well, I personally know five of them ...

    I trust they will find a way to have a good time after the reading too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Jen Ferguson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Mine too! As you say, the way J Star bounced around the Sleng Teng was a thing of great beauty and genius - it goes down as one of the great "yeeeeahh!"s of all time. The pleasure, the privilege was ours... :)

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 26 posts Report Reply

  • Wammo,

    I'd sure as hell like to go back to Splore this weekend.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • llew 40, in reply to Wammo,

    Damn straight

    Since May 2009 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Herald story about Splorin with kids.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Robin Gee, in reply to lotech,

    Hey..we're still smiling!!

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 2 posts Report Reply

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