Rebecca Fox

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.

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will not be disappointed by the sequel.

Aiming to make good friends

Aiming to make good friends

As the lyrics to a popular television soap opera say, ''neighbours should be there for one another as that is when good neighbours become good friends''.

Rain causes flooding but farmers are smiling

Rain causes flooding but farmers are smiling

Thunderstorms caused surface flooding and briefly interrupted power in parts of Central Otago at the weekend - but also brought smiles to farmers' faces.

Catwalk hopefuls audition for shows

Catwalk hopefuls audition for shows

Bright, pretty and tall young things have been put through their paces in the hope of securing a spot in Dunedin's iD Fashion Week.