Nigel Benson

Volunteers key to pocketfuls of nothing

Volunteers key to pocketfuls of nothing

The 2011 Dunedin Fringe Festival is nothing if not different.

New festival chief into the swing of things

New festival chief into the swing of things

Snaring big acts is second nature to Alec Wheeler.

Homosexual identity for Kiwis given centre stage

Homosexual identity for Kiwis given centre stage

The Kiwi bloke caricature will never be the same again.

Depression banished

Depression banished

The first weekend of the Dunedin Fringe Festival has been more fun than you could shake a court jester's baton at.

Humour with an edge

Humour with an edge

Stand-up comedy must be the toughest gig in the world.

Avant garde fringe begins

Avant garde fringe begins

You could just tell that Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is far more suited to cutting through red tape.

Riders on trek to Tuapeka goldfield

Riders on trek to Tuapeka goldfield

Twenty-six riders began a historic trek yesterday which harks back to Dunedin's golden age.

Time to open the festival toy box

Time to open the festival toy box

The fringe festival toy box of the colourful, burlesque and bizarre will be unlocked and opened in Dunedin today.

Octagon to be turned into shantytown for celebration

Octagon to be turned into shantytown for celebration

A historic Dunedin bylaw which has never been repealed will see this weekend's 150th anniversary of the Otago gold rush marked in unique fashion.

Blindfolding statues stunt to promote fringe festival

Blindfolding statues stunt to promote fringe festival

Bright orange blindfolds replaced bird guano yesterday as the latest accessory for the statue about town.