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TIGI NESS INTERVIEWED (2003): From street warrior to natural mystic

2 Aug 2007  |  9 min read  |  1

The high-rise skyline shimmers in the summer heat beyond the faded iron roofs of Auckland's inner-city suburbs. Tigi Ness sits on the back porch of his Grey Lynn home, in the foreground a tended and productive garden, far beyond those gleaming towers of greed.At 47, Ness is the patriarch of Aotearoa reggae. A Rastafarian for 20 years, the years allow him to smile at his own mis-steps on life's... > Read more

Unity Pacific: Into the Dread (Moving Productions/EMI)

28 Jul 2007  |  1 min read

When the documentary about the life of Unity Pacific's singer-songwriter Tigi Ness made it to the small screen on Maori TV and the Film Festival many in the country had their introduction to a modest man and his remarkable life. Now 52, Ness is something of late bloomer in making albums: his debut From Street to Sky (also the name of the doco) came four year ago and went past most people.... > Read more

Unity Pacific: A Poor Man (Saveth a City)