Nigel Benson

Dylan to Beethoven via hip-hop

Dylan to Beethoven via hip-hop

The sounds of summer are all around. But, what are the musicians themselves listening to? Nigel Benson finds out.

Video: Militia mayhem and madness at Waitati

Video: Militia mayhem and madness at Waitati

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The brutal clash of cardboard rang out across Waitati on Tuesday.

Tunes to suit a lakeside barbecue

Tunes to suit a lakeside barbecue

The sounds of summer are all around. But what are the musicians themselves listening to? Nigel Benson finds out.

Hundreds expected at Whare Flat

Hundreds expected at Whare Flat

A spot of rain was not going to dampen the enthusiasm of happy campers at the opening of the Whare Flat Folk Festival yesterday.

Tourist killed in collision

Tourist killed in collision

A woman died and two people are in hospital in a critical condition after a three-car crash on the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway yesterday afternoon.

Battle stations, in memoriam

Battle stations, in memoriam

The Waitati Militia is armed and ready for the Waitati New Year's Eve Battle.

Dunedinites give for Christmas appeal

Dunedin was the sixth most generous centre in a New Zealand-wide Salvation Army Christmas gift appeal.

Paramedic NZer of Year semifinalist

Paramedic NZer of Year semifinalist

A Dunedin paramedic has been named as a semifinalist in the New Zealander of the Year Awards.

Special camera just the way she Rolleis

Special camera just the way she Rolleis

The house is on fire and you can only grab one thing on your way out. What would it be? Nigel Benson grills a local on her favourite thing.

'It's a simple life . . .'

'It's a simple life . . .'

You don't have to go far to get a million miles away. A hidden world lies just 15 minutes from the centre of Dunedin. Nigel Benson visits the Waiora Scout Camp.