Ardijah/Herbs, Waitangi Day, Karara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia

February 7th, 2009

The difference between Waitangi Day in Australia and Waitangi Day in Aotearoa was, most of the Kiwi’s that turned up to the gig in Aussie were homesick. The stadium was packed with Kiwi’s and their Aussie mates getting a music history lesson from early Kiwi music revolutionaries. It was all about the music and about celebrating being a part of the Maori phenomenon. There were ‘Koru’ & ‘Moko'(Tatoos) as far as the eye could see. Once again, “hot gig both musically and weather wise”. Although the Aussie heat is a lot different to the Aotearoa Heat, the response was about even. Kia ora whanau (Live well Family!)

Okahu Bay, Aotearoa (N.Z.) Friday 6th Feb 2009 Waitangi Day with Herbs

February 6th, 2009

What does Waitangi Day mean to us? “Beautiful People” celebrating our culture on this Beautiful Day and celebrating what it is to be Maori. For myself, (Ryan Monga) ‘The Treaty of Waitangi’ is a contract between two parties, the indigenous people & owners of ‘the land of the long white cloud’ Aotearoa (which is also the rightful name for New Zealand)  and, the governing representation of the Crown of England, governing on behalf of both parties. Continue reading »

Ardijah, Waitangi Day, Hamilton Lakes, Aotearoa

February 6th, 2009

What a hot gig that was. Not only was Ardijah cooking on stage, but so was the weather. We were trying to rush down there to the gig straight after the Herbs gig in Okahu bay Tamaki makaurau, we felt for the audience waiting in the hot sun. So, we had to turn it on musically that day. Once the band started playing, I think we were forgiven for the minor late start. Once again, positive vibes all round. Everyone stayed till the last song and left that day on a high. On a Natural High with music being the drug of choice. Choice one all right!

Festival of Lights, Taranaki, Aotearoa. (N.Z.)

January 31st, 2009

The band Ardijah played to a packed out crowd in the most beautiful setting. The venue was smack in the middle of the Pukekura park, with heaps of native bush, small lakes & fountains dotted around the place and trees towering across the night sky.  The vibe was again, positive & peaceful. The venue & the music set the scene for the perfect whanau (family) night out. The age range was babies to elderly and with heaps in between. From the stage, the view was awesome. Thousands of smiling faces glaring back at the band with all limbs bopping. There was no hype necessary. The band and the people’s connected. Definitely a night to remember.

Motueka Aotearoa (New Zealand) Saturday 10th January 2009

January 10th, 2009

An awesome experience for the local people of Motueka. Ardijah & Herbs played a double billing gig to raise money to build a multifunction marae at the Motueka high school. Other online casino games head liner groups that played over the weekend were Nesian Mystic, Cornerstone roots and a heap of local bands. The vibe during the whole event was so peaceful & positive. People of all walks just grooving to the music celebrating the excellent musicianship. Thanks to the organizers for the opportunity.

2008 – The end of an awesome year!

December 31st, 2008

2008 has been full on for Ardijah. The year went so quickly it was a bit scary. The big buzz for last year was hooking up with Herbs, another iconic group from Aotearoa”s (New Zealand) early cassino online daze. A major influence for a lot of groups these daze, the band Herbs & their music is still alive and keepin”. And with Ardijah”s rhythm section Ryan & Kaitapu Monga (Drums & Bass) joining up with Herbs, the grooves are PHAT! With the History and classic song list behind both bands, big things are predicted for the near future.

Kia Orana Tatou katoatoa (Welcome, good life to us all.)

September 30th, 2008

Welcome to the official Ardijah website.

Ardijah Polyfonk Poster 191010

News Flash! After 1 week of being released, Ardijah’s new Album ‘the best PolyFonk’ released 1st Nov has entered the official New Zealand Albums chart @ number 11. The release party at Osbourne St Bar in Auckland and Hill 16 in Porirua went off!! Awesome gigs. Yee Haa! Thank you to all those who supported us and helped make this happen.


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