The Blue Room

Featured artists on the Music 4 Mauis CD:


Brooke and Anita

Brooke and Anita

Raggamuffin Children
“Pray, pray, pray you might stay alive today…
All these souls with no hope and no home, drifting away.”
This song lilters and lingers with you, it can get stuck in your head. Shifting harmonies merge with meandering melodies and ocean conscious lyrics. Brooke and Anita are magic. Check out the rest of their album WERECAT LULLABIES

Don McGlashanwarm_hand
They say when people get to the water,
They don’t undress, they just keep on walking out from the beach,
They say men weep when they see the dolphin,
He comes in close and does tricks for the children just out of reach.
They say he lets you go right up and touch him.
They say he lets you ride on his back all slippery and gold….”



Pitch Black

Paddy Free & Mike Hodgson

Paddy Free & Mike Hodgson

KP - a favourite MC

KP - a favourite MC

“Everyday everyway, one step to take, another move to make,

Everyway, everyway, how we live our life, there’s a part to play,

Something  going on over land and sea….”



Fur Patrol

Fur Patrol

Fur Patrol

A gutsy upbeat number from a national favourite.

It’s been a while but they are certainly back with the goodness.



“I forgot to mention you are beautiful… ”
Check out their latest kick-ass album THE GUARDS THEMSLEVES
Sola Rosa
This man is full of gems. Check him at
in a dolphin context this track addresses impending extinction of our native Mauis dolphins at the hands of a fishing industry that refuses to change to sustainable methods.
The Black Seeds
Gasoline Cowboy
Originally from Christchurch 10 years ago and, now in Auckland,
this trio plays a distinct style of minimalist melodic rock.
The Bads
Flip Grater
Ariana Tikao

Illegal work done for a cause

The Timaru Herald | Tuesday, 27 May 2008  

The dolphin designer has been netted.

 Early this year, stencilled dolphins appeared on the abutments of rail overbridges on Te Weka Street and Domain Avenue, leaping gracefully on the concrete faces.

A few weeks later, stencilled nets appeared — perhaps to ensure the message was clear — that fishing methods like trawling and particularly set netting are killing dolphins.

The man behind the message is 24-year-old Jono More.

Former Pleasant Point High School student, Otago University graduate (BSc), artist, wildlife conservation worker, and — until being caught red-handed in Dunedin recently — night-time dolphin stenciler.

He was arrested, has appeared in court — not a pleasant experience — and been referred to a restorative justice process.

“I’m getting into trouble, but it’s a cause worth fighting.”

Mr More says the overbridges were chosen as a blank canvas close to the sea, and said it was a message for the public on public — as opposed to private –DOLPHIN DESIGNER: Artist and wildlife conservation worker Jono More with one of his lawful artworks _ the Dunedin-based artist has been netted as the man responsible for the stencilled dolphins that appeared on rail overbridges earlier this year.

He hoped the stencilled dolphins would get the plight of the maui and hectors dolphins into the public eye.

“It’s to make people realise that they are part of this country, as much as the kiwi, and they are much rarer than kiwis, and in more trouble than kiwis.

“At the moment, Parliament is in the process of deciding better protection for them. There are three options to look at, but only one that’s going to make a difference, and that’s the banning of set netting.”

He says the population of the maui dolphin, on the west coast of the North Island, sits at about 100, and the South Island-based hectors dolphin at about 6000.

And while the consequences haven’t been pleasant, Mr More is proud he has got the issue into the spotlight.

“It’s been a good way of getting the message across because it’s illegal, and people take notice of something that’s illegal.”

However, while he will continue getting the message across, and says he won’t be hanging up his stencils just yet, he admits it would be dumb to carry on with his illegal efforts, and any further stencilling with be done with permission.

For now, there is an exhibition of his work in Timaru, and he’s doing some stencils on canvas to pay off the fines, and the rest to go to the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust.

If you would like Jono to do some dolphin stencils somewhere, we are going on tour soon around the country….get in touch



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