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2008 Round-Up!

Dec 17, 2008 | conversation

OK, you’ve been working on your BEST all year and now you’re ready to lay it down! So without further delay it’s time for the annual Salt News and Weather Round-up! The best of 2008 as voted by us. Simply select the “comments” button below and paste the following list into the “reply” field along with your nominations. Submit your BEST today!

Review the BEST of 2007 >

BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL:
BEST GADGET:
BEST RADIO STATION:
BEST TV SHOW:
BEST FASHION REVIVAL:
BEST ONE LINER:
BEST LUNCH BAR:
BEST SITE or BLOG:
BEST GEORGE BEST:
BEST NEW BEST:
BEST IN SHOW:

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  1. Greg Hodgson
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Manfred Manslaughter / Waikato University
    BEST GADGET: Numark IDJ2
    BEST RADIO STATION: Fleet FM
    BEST TV SHOW: Outrageous Fortune
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Oakley Frogskins
    BEST ONE LINER: ‘Eat my Shit.”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: High St Bakery
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://www.myspace.com/manfredmanslaughter
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Pulp- This is Hardcore Rare reissue
    BEST NEW BEST: http://www.Stonerdoom.co.nz
    BEST IN SHOW: Obama

  2. anthony (tink)
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL:steve smiths 45th in thames.
    BEST GADGET:ipod
    BEST RADIO STATION:live, natrad, bfm
    BEST TV SHOW finktv
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL:hair
    BEST ONE LINER:did you really by me a goat! (steve smith, thames)
    BEST LUNCH BAR:coromandel cafe
    BEST SITE or BLOG:cricky.com
    BEST GEORGE BEST:cafe
    BEST NEW BEST:kiko-pops lime and maple flavor
    BEST IN SHOW:dogette

  3. Annie
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG:Roy Ayers – what that guy can do with a xylophone…..
    BEST GADGET: Stainless Steel soap- believe the hype, it’s a miracle!
    BEST RADIO STATION: Tie between Marcus Lush and Kim Hill – thinking peoples strumpets
    BEST TV SHOW: Jackie Brown Diaries – bring her back!
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Nothing, the 80′s were bad then – lets look ahead people!
    BEST ONE LINER: Usually i’m quite pissed by this stage
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Daikoku Ramen Downtown – hasn’t changed in 15 years
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://www.revolveclothing.com – i’m giving my secret away
    BEST NEW BEST:Barrack Obama – finally!!!!
    BEST IN SHOW: My puppy Mac x

  4. Sarah
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: my own ‘sarah is free’ party. ask me about it some time…
    BEST GADGET: my Juno Hamburger Phone
    BEST RADIO STATION: to be safe I will say, ‘no comment’ or ‘bfm’
    BEST TV SHOW: The Office (I don’t care if its the american one – its awesome)
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Fluro nail polish
    BEST ONE LINER: ‘good as’
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Banzai Sushi (symonds st)
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://bobbyrobin.blogspot.com of course!
    BEST IN SHOW: That guy that threw his shoe at p. bush = awesome

  5. Gareth
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Alphamales Comeback at the Carlton
    BEST GADGET: There’s a recession on, can’t buy gadgets now.
    BEST RADIO STATION: National
    BEST TV SHOW: Curb Your Enthusiasm
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Bare feet
    BEST ONE LINER: Best group? We’re barely even a group, Phoenix Foundation should’ve won.
    BEST LUNCH BAR: The Don
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://www.naomiklein.org
    BEST GEORGE BEST: George Best (the original)
    BEST NEW BEST: Having an office
    BEST IN SHOW: The Federal Reserve

  6. Ben
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Peaches at PowerStation
    BEST GADGET: 2nd Gen iPhone
    BEST RADIO STATION: B
    BEST TV SHOW: Dexter
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Nudity
    BEST ONE LINER: “No, the other left”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: AllPress
    BEST SITE or BLOG: LastFM
    BEST NEW BEST: Reclaiming turf
    BEST IN SHOW: The King of Kong

  7. adrian
    December 19, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Rockabilly night at Mighty Mighty
    BEST GADGET: ipod touch
    BEST RADIO STATION: bFM
    BEST TV SHOW: Burn Notice
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Apathy
    BEST ONE LINER: “Fuck me like Al Quaeda”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Benediction
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://0×000000.com (now defunct! :( )

  8. Stephen
    December 21, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Annies lamb on the spit!
    BEST GADGET: folding wooden ruler from the takapuna market
    BEST RADIO STATION: K
    BEST TV SHOW: Madmen
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Dunhill Red
    BEST ONE LINER: “I can’t find the um… the stationary. Do you want to help me look?”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: The Snack Log.
    BEST SITE or BLOG: thecoolhunter.net
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Chris and the naked bottom grass romp.
    BEST NEW BEST: Best war on terror.
    BEST IN SHOW: Parnell Pools!

  9. dogette
    December 23, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: PJ Harvey
    BEST GADGET: My new date stamp
    BEST RADIO STATION: Bfm
    BEST TV SHOW: Heroes
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Tennis socks
    BEST ONE LINER: It’s a dirty weekend but we’ll be clean.
    BEST LUNCH BAR: No such thing.
    BEST SITE or BLOG: bbqporknoodlesoup.com
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Scratch
    BEST NEW BEST: Fleur
    BEST IN SHOW: I wouldn’t like to brag.

  10. Chris
    December 24, 2008

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Apparently my ex has the best parties
    BEST GADGET: A new rug has transformed my bedroom
    BEST RADIO STATION: From Our Own Correspondent
    BEST TV SHOW: The Wire
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: The Mo. Don’t Mo-an.
    BEST ONE LINER: Don’t Mo-an.
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Bangali joint around the corner is cheap and has old posters of very proud but under-whelming looking Bengali wrestlers (with mo’s, of course). Obviously from a time gone by when you couldn’t just wrestle in a computer game.
    BEST SITE or BLOG:
    BEST GEORGE BEST:
    BEST NEW BEST:
    BEST IN SHOW: Nut Roast (hopefully)

  11. Mike
    January 23, 2009

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Sonic Boom
    BEST GADGET: sorry but the iphone is geek fun
    BEST RADIO STATION: Bfm despite killing off Glasvegas in 1 week
    BEST TV SHOW: Entourage series 5…hard not to watch a whole series in 1 sitting.
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Paul Smith shoes from Paul Smith’s Covent Garden
    BEST ONE LINER: “Choppy choppy?”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Can’t shake Taqueria
    BEST SITE or BLOG: igoogle, have it all in one place
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Brody’s 12 funnel personal journey
    BEST NEW BEST: “Tardiest Best of”
    BEST IN SHOW: BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

  12. Dion
    January 23, 2009

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Dylans stag @ the Bogan Day Out showgrounds
    BEST GADGET: That new phone thingy from that fruit company
    BEST RADIO STATION: the B bro…
    BEST TV SHOW: The Wire for drama The Boosh for larfs
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Louvres
    BEST ONE LINER: Guns, Cars and Rock’n'Roll bro…
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Lunch cafe @ work when I was in Italy
    BEST SITE BLOG: coolhunter
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Street Fighting man, Stevie G
    BEST NEW BEST: more online records stores
    BEST IN SHOW: Guns, Cars and Rock’n'Roll bro…

  13. Leonie
    January 23, 2009

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Against Me, Kings Arms – Wed 7 May, 2008
    BEST GADGET: Guitar hero World Tour
    BEST RADIO STATION: Solid Gold 93.8FM
    BEST TV SHOW: Gossip Girl
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Spats
    BEST ONE LINER: Get yer hand off it Daryl.
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Harvest, Grey Lynn
    BEST SITE or BLOG: Ricky Gervais.com/thissideofthetruth.php
    BEST GEORGE BEST: Callum Best
    BEST NEW BEST: Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
    BEST IN SHOW: Barack Hussein Obama

  14. simon
    January 30, 2009

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Easter Races
    BEST GADGET: Apple
    BEST RADIO STATION: b
    BEST TV SHOW: The Office
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: I like the bare feet call
    BEST ONE LINER: ‘I’ve always wanted a suitcase handcuffed to my wrist.’
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Mexicali and or Mexican Cafe’
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://ffffound.com/
    BEST NEW BEST: Design Internship

  15. Darule
    February 20, 2009

    BEST GIG/PARTY/FESTIVAL: Kraftwerk Townhall
    BEST GADGET: My girl friends iPhone
    BEST RADIO STATION: BFM – still
    BEST TV SHOW: Lost/Curb Your Enthusiasm/daily show
    BEST FASHION REVIVAL: Curves
    BEST ONE LINER: “was that a steinlager?”
    BEST LUNCH BAR: Altezano
    BEST SITE or BLOG: http://morecowbell.net/
    BEST NEW BEST: Cornflakes
    BEST IN SHOW: MC Hammer is following me on twitter

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    December 10, 2009

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