Rebecca Fox

A new outlook

A new outlook

Artist Nigel Brown is leaving behind the windswept, wide open spaces of his Cosy Nook, Southland, property for the ''crowded'' streets of Dunedin. Going from a rural to urban outlook is bound to affect his work, he tells Rebecca Fox.

Exploring the contemporary

Exploring the contemporary

Opening up dialogue about contemporary Maori art is important, Wellington Maori art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell says.

Here to play with a 'very special' orchestra

Here to play with a 'very special' orchestra Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko returns to Dunedin this month to perform with the Southern Sinfonia.

A taste of Wellie

A taste of Wellie

Our capital city is beamed into our homes most nights as our politicians argue and bicker, and we might visit for business or the odd concert or sports event. But what else does Wellington have to offer? Rebecca Fox finds out.

Students playing up

Students playing up

For the first time the Fortune Theatre and the University of Otago have combined to offer drama students a chance to star in a ''real'' professional play. Rebecca Fox finds out how meshing professional with amateur is working.

Otago features in cookbook awards

Otago features in cookbook awards

Recipe books with Otago connections scooped the awards at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

On the road again

On the road again

The old saying ''necessity is the mother of invention'' is behind New Zealand singer and performer Helen Medlyn's latest skill set. Rebecca Fox finds out how she is combining her two greatest passions: driving and music.

Otago provides modern-day magic for 'Flute'

Otago provides modern-day magic for 'Flute'

Pitching good against evil is an age-old storytelling trick that has not dimmed in modern times. Opera Otago is taking the bold step of bringing Mozart's comic opera The Magic Flute into the 21st century, writes Rebecca Fox.

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

First Dunedin restaurant to win 'hat'

One of Dunedin's newest restaurants has won a coveted chef's ''hat'' in New Zealand's premier restaurant awards - the first to be awarded in the city.

Hard work and lots of luck

Hard work and lots of luck

Learning to lay tiles and apply grout are not the usual skills one attributes to an artist but Zina Swanson does not shy away from hard work for her art, writes Rebecca Fox.