Rebecca Fox

Loving life in the slow lane

Loving life in the slow lane

This month, international conductor Simone Young is celebrating 30 years since she first conducted an opera in Australia. She tells Rebecca Fox about ''slowing'' down and fitting in a road trip to Dunedin.

Life in the ballet like being part of a family

Life in the ballet like being part of a family

The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform for the first time in Dunedin this month. Rebecca Fox asked dancer Elisaveta (Lisa) Igorevna Lobacheva what her life as a dancer is like.

Export wine value grows to $1.4b

Export wine value grows to $1.4b

As the value of New Zealand wine exports has grown by 7% to reach a record $1.42 billion this year, expansion in the United States market is playing a big part, New Zealand Winegrowers say.

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

Staff in thick of it in company kitchen

It is a staff kitchen like no other - gleaming stainless steel, polished subway tiles and an island bench the size of a small runway.

Rebecca Fox discovers there is more than just noodles and baked beans being cooked in Fisher & Paykel's Dunedin staff kitchen.

History exposed

History exposed

With a simple snap of a shutter, moments in New Zealand history have been captured.

Weekly food bag service here

Weekly food bag service here

Steady campaigning by former Dunedin student, celebrity chef Nadia Lim has resulted in food delivery service My Food Bag coming to the city.

Opening the door and lighting the way

Opening the door and lighting the way

Digging into the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's collection has been very exciting for its newest curator, Lucy Hammonds. On the eve of her first exhibition, she tells Rebecca Fox about her love of art.

The light in the night

The light in the night

An interactive environment reminiscent of the gold-rush era in downtown Dunedin, ''a la Deadwood'', complete with amusements, oddities and mud will be re-created in the Athenaeum to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary. Rebecca Fox discovers why.

An unlikely murderer

An unlikely murderer

Dunedin playwright and actor Simon O'Connor has taken on a grisly role, that of a browbeaten husband who snaps with bizarre results. He tells Rebecca Fox about playing a real-life murderer.

For the joy of music

For the joy of music

Simon Over is probably the only person who can claim he has United Kingdom politicians singing from the same hymn sheet. Rebecca Fox talks to Southern Sinfonia's new principal guest conductor.