Real Name:
Laughton Kora, Francis Kora, Stuart Kora, Bradley Kora, Daniel McGruer
Laughton & Brad began playing together in the early 90's in a band called Aunty Beatrice.

Dan McGruer is the only non-related member of Kora. He first hooked up with Laughton when they performed together in Queenstown band Soul Charge, playing and writing their own music.

Following the collaboration in 2001 by Laughton & Dan, Kora was formed as a five-piece band in 2002 with the addition of brothers Stuart, Brad & Francis Kora.


KORA02 Kora - Kora album art Kora Kora (Album) Kora KORA02 New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
SHIVA 16CD Kora - Kora! Kora! Kora! (The Cabaret Voltaire Versions) album art Kora, Cabaret Voltaire Kora, Cabaret Voltaire - Kora! Kora! Kora! (The Cabaret Voltaire Versions) (Album) Shiva Records SHIVA 16CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
KORA010LP Kora - Light Years album art Kora Light Years (Album) Kora Ltd KORA010LP New Zealand 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KORA01 Kora - EP Volume album art Kora EP Volume(CD, EP) Kora KORA01 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
SHIVA12CD Kora - Flow album art Kora Flow(CD, Single, Promo) Shiva Records SHIVA12CD UK 2007 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2016
So for the past few years Dan McGruer of New Zealand's "Kora" has been leading on my friend. We lived in Japan and so, at considerable expense, she was often visiting him in New Zealand. Last year, under the guise of them about to get married, she took her daughter with her and pretty much moved to New Zealand for him. Unfortunately, at this point, she discovered he had no intention of actually marrying her, left her to deal with immigration on her own (her English is very limited) and basically neglected her daughter the few times she was left with him...while he attended to his child from a previous marriage. Unfortunately, before she could simply leave, she found out she was pregnant with his child... After the guy cried like a little bitch and begged her to abort, he switched to "I can't have a child now, I'd have to lower my standard of living." Trip to the doctors in NZ (which he bitched about paying for the whole way home) was useless for her as he had the nerve to tell the doctor not to show her the ultrasound or say anything to her. She said she wanted to keep it...after which, it became "I'm not paying you anything! I don't want anything to do with it."
While she was back in Japan, he topped it all with "you need to help me because I want to have sex with you.. but cant" (Screen cap: http://i.imgur.com/s8JixXi.jpg ) What a wonderful guy eh? Just when you thought he couldn't be more of a cunt, he tops himself.
My friend was past the reasonable point of abortion (technically, abortion is illegal in Japan) when she finally was able to go to a hospital here in Japan....so whether he liked it or not, the guy was going to become a father. Eventually she had the kiddo and Dan was pressured into taking responsibility after he got blasted on another Reddit post for trying to skip out on her. Apparently his mother saw it and was horrified...as would any mother be. What kind of dude brings a girl into a foreign country, knocks her up, and skips out? (while asking for nudes?) Classy...
Anyhow, my family and I received legal threats for calling him out on his scummy ways in public. Although I'm sure none of the threats are actionable (It's not Libel if it's true.) His constant demands for an apology (for calling him out on his own actions?) and lack of any remorse have led me to post all this to remind the world what a douche he is.
Take for example these screen caps of their conversation regarding a midwife. He convinced my friend to have the baby in NZ...while she was still in Japan. She was really concerned about picking a good midwife....while he was busy having wet dreams about them? (and what's with talking to her like she's retarded? She may not speak proper English but last I checked, most Kiwis do...)
http://i.imgur.com/XRiOdIE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/mEdHpNm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UWXOUa8.jpg
Once again, showing how classy he is. Poor kids...

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