Nigel Benson

Wild things

Wild things

Dunedin wildlife came out to play in the 2014 New Zealand International Science Festival yesterday.

Scientist mashes record

Scientist mashes record

Mashed spuds were the order of the day in Dunedin last night. Stunt scientist Tom Pringle, aka Dr Bunhead, claimed a Guinness World Record, by using a potato bazooka to fire a crop of nine potatoes through a tennis racquet in three minutes.

'Grease' the word for 2016

Grease is the word, after the success of Abba tribute musical Mamma Mia! in Dunedin earlier this year.

Support for doctor

Support for doctor

Imagine a concert to break a doctor out of prison.

Young and old switch on to retro gadgets

Young and old switch on to retro gadgets

Mosgiel Public Library went back to the future this week.

Brazilians full of football pride, passion

Brazilians full of football pride, passion

If you thought there was pressure on the All Blacks to keep winning, spare a thought for the Brazilian football team.

Otago builders' achievements lauded

Otago builders' achievements lauded

Otago builders and designers have made their mark in awards celebrating New Zealand's best southern houses.

Not all mad but it is science

Not all mad but it is science

Expect the unexpected in Dunedin this week. The 2014 New Zealand International Science Festival will be another explosion of experimental fun. Nigel Benson buckles on his crash helmet.

UFB boon to rural polytechs

UFB boon to rural polytechs

The tyranny of distance learning was over and only opportunities remained, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English told Telford Polytechnic staff in Balclutha yesterday.

Sculptor flies with kite idea

Sculptor flies with kite idea

Maori artist Chris Flavell did not think his latest exhibition would take off.