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Tony Chad has supported Sam Hunt in several shows in Upper Hutt on Montana Poetry Day. He has provided the original music during a performance by Hone Tuwhare.

Tigers, Wild Pigs & Possums (Tony Chad) ISBN 0-473-05031-5. (Aug 1997) Launched in conjunction with Upper Hutt Information Centre to an audience including Wyatt Creech, Minister of Education. A selection of poems with a distinct New Zealand flavour, covering areas such as Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Wellington, Auckland, Hawkes Bay plus "the Irish Connection". Many poems and haiku already published in JAAM, Spin, sky falling, catching the rainbow, Pub Poets III, The Spirit Speaks.

A quality book with traditional binding (stitched through & bound) by Wright & Carman. Off-set printing by Harrier Press Upper Hutt, green ink on textured paper.
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Tony Chad is a poet and musician living in Whitemans Valley, Upper Hutt, where he endeavours to find the best balance of paid employment, the arts and a subsistence lifestyle. He is editor / publisher of monthly poetry magazine Valley Micropress, former managing editor of SPIN magazine, organises poetry & other Arts events in Upper Hutt. The most recent of his 3 volumes of poetry Self-Titled was published 2006 by HeadworX. He has edited and published an anthology of NZ poets. His work has appeared in several editions of JAAM and Poetry NZ as well as many anthologies and magazines in New Zealand and overseas. One of his haiku is inscribed on a boulder on the Katikati Haiku Pathway in New Zealand. Recently his haiku were featured on the NZ Poetry Society website in their Spotlight feature.

His CD of original songs Sun Over Kapiti, "a haunting blend of Celtic and New Zealand influences", has sold over 900 copies. Finn McCool has appeared at Summer City, Toast Martinborough, Orientation, Irish pubs & venues and TV1 Good Morning.
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