Nigel Benson

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.

Winning dog name 'ideal'

Winning dog name 'ideal'

Dunedin's newest deputy dog looked pretty good yesterday for a pooch who has been called every name under the sun.

And the name for Dunedin's new police dog is . . .

And the name for Dunedin's new police dog is . . .

Dunedin's newest canine crime-fighter has been named Kohl.

Science and art blend in exhibition for festival

Science and art blend in exhibition for festival

You could say it is an interesting body of work.

Pet care in the cold

Pet care in the cold

Winter can be the pits for pets.

Craft beer, food festival message moderation

Craft beer, food festival message moderation

Great tastes and good sense were toasted in Dunedin last night.

Swords into ploughshares, cartridges into poppies

Swords into ploughshares, cartridges into poppies

A Dunedin sculptor hopes to promote peace with a war piece.

Postsurgery help a touchy topic

Postsurgery help a touchy topic

Lives are saved every day at Dunedin Hospital. But are the surgeons' scalpels being blunted by a lack of help at home afterwards, or are community expectations too high? Nigel Benson and Eileen Goodwin report.

Wiggles travel far and they travel near

Wiggles travel far and they travel near

They said it could never be done. But, she has been wearing the yellow skivvy for a year, now. Nigel Benson talks to Emma Watkins about being the first female Wiggle.