Inside M2 April 2017 – Issue 143
M2 Magazine – March – 2017 – Issue 142
Zac Efron – The reinvention
The year is 2006 and a 19 year old dancer and actor is poised to take up some valuable real estate on the bedroom walls of teenage girls all over the world. Zac Efron suddenly jumped into 7.7 million people’s lives and car CD players, and remained there for the next three years as he starred in three High School Musical movies as well as Hairspray, a movie best remembered for a cross dressing John Travolta.
Worldwide, New Zealand is recognised for the All Blacks, Lord of the Rings movies and dairy products. We are also known as one of the most beautiful countries on the globe, with one of the best lifestyles on offer. In recent years, this allure has caught the attention of the world’s wealthiest, smartest and most forward-thinking people, who are now looking to New Zealand as a safe haven from the political strife that is coming with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. As they try and get a passport to paradise, some of those already living here are up in arms, while others are embracing these newcomers with open arms. Emma Taylor investigates what these new minds could do for New Zealand.
Tahiti has always had a strong allure for me, whether it’s having grown up with stories like The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne, the history lessons of Captain Cook or the paintings of Gauguin. So when the opportunity came up to explore one of Tahiti’s closest islands, Moorea, I jumped at the chance. But what truly made the destination for me wasn’t just the charm of the beautiful tropical island with its steep volcanic peaks rising from the seas, it was what lay beneath those seas that proved to be the strongest attraction.
Modern society is a fickle beast. Every industry feels so cramped, so claustrophobic that it’s almost impossible to make a name for oneself. However, it is still possible. It simply takes dedication and an undying love for what can often start as a simple hobby. Take these four Creators as benchmarks. Four different industries – fashion, photography, music and acting – all of which are extremely competitive and yet these four people have managed to eke out their own space. They have forged their own paths, manufactured their destinies and created their success.