We were sad to see our buddy Nick D end his time on the George FM Breakfast, but we're loving the new crew responsible for getting us up in the morning! Clarke Gayford and Aroha Harawira haven't even been on the airwaves a month yet and already we don't know how we'd get through our brekky without them! To celebrate this dynamic dawn duo on the George airwaves, we asked Clarke and Aroha a few of the tough questions. No, not really, we just decided to be nosey and ask a few things we really wanted to know! Have a read and get to know a little more about these two. And don't forget to tune in to the George FM Breakfast weekdays 6am to 10am on 96.6 FM. Also 'Like' them on Facebook here. CLARKE GAYFORD The best thing about working with Aroha is... Her dancing in the studio, seriously sometimes she's up and into it before 6.30am! The worst thing about working with Aroha is... She knows way too much about music, it makes me look bad. Your funniest memory of Aroha is... ...not suitable for print! But let’s just say we spent a large chunk of our 20s together, the stories I could tell... Who is your celebrity 'free pass'? Shavaughn Ruakere Who is your celebrity doppelganger? Anyone with too much hair, I've really let myself go lately. What is your ultimate way to spend a Saturday? 20 metres underwater with a spear and a full breath of air at the Mokohinau Islands hunting Kingfish. Fast food order of choice? Ponsonby Food Court is always a cheap fast social good time. What is your studio snack? What do you eat or drink in the studio each morning? I'm usually just watching Aroha being far too organised eating her ridiculously healthy 'prepared the night before snacks'. The news reader Gracie Taylor also makes a mean cup of tea! Favourite tune right now? 'Maker' (Mario Aureo Acoustic Sunday Sofa Edit) by Fink. Favourite artist or DJ right now? The George FM Weekend DJs. I'll just put the radio on on a Saturday morning and basically not turn it off, the diversity is incredible. Best Snap Chat you've ever received? Who and what? I'm too old and in too much of a relationship for that hoo-har, but Dan Aux showed me some dodgy screen grabs he's taken.
AROHA HARAWIRA The best thing about working with Clarke is... He regularly brings me fresh fish he’s caught. Us Maori girls sure do like our kai moana. The worst thing about working with Clarke is... All he ever wants to talk about is catching fish. Your funniest memory of Clarke is... One Rhythm and Vines years ago, we were watching State of Mind playing in the wee small hours. Our friends hadn’t noticed that Clarke was missing from the group; that is until we saw him crawling across the stage wearing a horse mask. MC Twincam was mid-rap and got a hell of a fright when he looked down to see who was stroking his leg. That’s actually not the funniest memory I have, but the rest are unpublishable…. Who is your celebrity 'free pass'? Well, I don’t need to ask anyone for a free pass, but if I did it’d be Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. Who is your celebrity doppelganger? I’ve been told that I look like actress Rashida Jones - whilst I don’t really see it, I ain’t mad at that. She’s a babe! Now, if only I was as funny as she is, I’d be totally ruling at life. What is your ultimate way to spend a Saturday? I always like to kick off a Saturday with something healthy, so any other choices I make throughout the day are balanced by how I started it. I’d probably go for a run or do a dance class with a girlfriend, grab a healthy smoothie, then catch up for lunch and wines with friends, go for a bush walk & swim in Piha (weather permitting), then try a new restaurant in town before playing at mine and Dean Campbell’s Tyler St Garage club night 'Dance Yrself Clean'. Fast food order of choice? I love Thai House. The best Thai in Auckland! What is your studio snack? What do you eat or drink in the studio each morning? Clarke hassles me constantly about my breakfasts because they’re so healthy. Really, I think he’s just jealous. I usually have boiled eggs on toast with avocado. Or a homemade chia pudding made with almond milk, raw cacao, cinnamon, berries, walnuts and almonds. Favourite tune right now? 'The Beat' (Kolombo remix) by Monk. Favourite artist or DJ right now? I’ve been totally in love with Little Dragon for many years now, and am getting excited about their new album 'Nabuma Rubberband' which comes out in May. Best Snap Chat you've ever received? Who and what? If I used it, it would probably be something from Dan Aux as he’s the only person I know on Snap Chat. It potentially might be the worst Snap Chat I’d received also, knowing what Dan’s like.