Rebecca Fox

Best of British

Best of British

One of the most comprehensive displays of contemporary British art goes on display at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this weekend. Dunedin is the only New Zealand venue for the show, which Rebecca Fox discovers showcases the diverse range of contemporary art produced in the United Kingdom in the past 20 years.

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

Central Otago pinots get own Riedel glass

A newly shaped wineglass designed by a 300-year-old Austrian glass company especially to elevate the experience and enjoyment of Central Otago pinot noir has been released.

Family mystery explored

Family mystery explored

A World War 1 mystery is to be brought to life in a play by Philip Braithwaite to be premiered in Dunedin this month. Rebecca Fox talks to the playwright about the family ''myth'', which had intrigued him throughout most of his life.

Army band takes leading role in dance producion

Army band takes leading role in dance producion

Performing on stage with a group of contemporary dancers is not the norm for New Zealand Army Band percussionist Private Stu Macfarlane.

Celebrity chef on a mission

Celebrity chef on a mission

Believe it or not, Australian-based celebrity chef Sean Connolly has never been to Queenstown.

Tough behind the glamour

Tough behind the glamour

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has just opened its 2015 season with the classical and colourful Don Quixote. Rebecca Fox finds out how its dancers and choreographer were feeling after opening night.

Dancers encouraged to take risks

Dancers encouraged to take risks

Born into the small Southland farming community of Otautau, ballet was not the obvious career choice for Adrian Burnett.

A passion for cooking

A passion for cooking

The first batch of students from the Otago Polytechnic's bachelor of culinary arts course graduate this weekend. Rebecca Fox talks to Rosie McLean about finding her way in the food world and winning one of the polytechnic's top four awards, the Otago Daily Times award for personal achievement.

A winding path to 'Bbeals'

A winding path to 'Bbeals'

From a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean comes a contemporary dance show with the unlikely pairing of a 1980s dance movie and The Bible. Rebecca Fox talks to those involved about the French-New Zealand collaboration.

Otago coffee drinkers selective - survey

A typical Otago coffee drinker is desperate for their morning fix, is dedicated to getting the best cup possible and worries about how much caffeine they drink.