Nigel Benson

Book awards finalists named

Otago book writers and illustrators are among New Zealand children's book awards finalists announced this week.

Smolt split up in bid to make them ''imprint''

Smolt split up in bid to make them ''imprint''

The release of 30,000 salmon smolt in Dunedin waters on Saturday is likely to result in net gains in the future.

Kindergarten goes back to the beginning

Kindergarten goes back to the beginning

Former St Clair Community Kindergarten pupil Kay Aitken (nee Lane) shows new pupils Lucinda McNally (centre) and Poppy Hussey (both 2) a photo of her first day at the kindergarten, in 1949.

Spirits and money raised with ghosts

Spirits and money raised with ghosts

Ghosts are being used to raise spirits and much-needed cash in a run-down historic Dunedin theatre.

Art to choosing art explained

Art to choosing art explained

The art to picking art was explained at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday.

Major science and technology conference to be held in city

A major international science conference has been confirmed for Dunedin.

Creative folk to tell of inspiration

A series of free public talks will reveal the sources of inspiration that drive some of the people involved in the creative enhancement of Dunedin.

Shoe merchant's career recounted

Shoe merchant's career recounted

A South Dunedin sole trader, who was always happy to see down-at-heel customers, is hanging up his shoehorn.

A star is reborn

A star is reborn

Something special is on the horizon. Matariki is when the stars rise to greet the new year. Nigel Benson previews the 2014 Puaka Matariki Festival.

Police seek help on ownership of skirt

Police seek help on ownership of skirt

Police searching for a missing woman are seeking information about an item of clothing found washed up on the Lake Wakatipu shoreline yesterday.