Rebecca Fox

Winegrowers optimistic after tough season

Winegrowers optimistic after tough season

Central Otago viticulturalists had to ‘‘sweat blood'' to get the quality and yields from their vineyards this season, Rebecca Fox learns.

Need for Maori art anthology seen

Need for Maori art anthology seen

Discovering a gap in the availability of text on contemporary Maori art, two Auckland artists and academics decided to fix the problem. Rebecca Fox talked to the pair before their three-day workshop in Dunedin.

Dance project puts wellbeing centre stage

Dance project puts wellbeing centre stage

Matariki is a good time to reflect on culture whether through dance or art. Rebecca Fox discovers two projects doing both in Dunedin during Matariki celebrations.

Free to do weird things

Free to do weird things

The issue of gender neutral toilets is being tackled in a more creative way by Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellow val smith. Smith tells Rebecca Fox about the forthcoming performance.

Producing chardonnay a family affair

Producing chardonnay a family affair

Urbanisation is putting the squeeze not only on the housing market but on wineries near Auckland. Kumeu River winemaker and master of wine Michael Brajkovich tells Rebecca Fox about his family's business producing great chardonnays.

Music her life from childhood

Music her life from childhood

The first New Zealand winner of the Michael Hill international violin competition, Natalia Lomeiko enjoys coming back to her ‘‘second home''. She tells Rebecca Fox about her life and music. 

Back where he belongs

Back where he belongs

The Fortune Theatre's latest production Over the River and Through the Woods marks an important milestone for its artistic director, Jonathan Hendry. He talks to Rebecca Fox about directing his first play for the Fortune. 

Culinary success for team

Culinary success for team

Emma Waser, of Wanaka, came away victorious after she and her team won the inaugural New Zealand Vietnam Culinary Competition in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

Hope Vietnam hub will change view

Hope Vietnam hub will change view

It is hoped a new technology hub in Vietnam will help change many New Zealanders' perception that Vietnam is a difficult place to do business, New Zealand consul-general to Vietnam Tony Martin says.

Read the label first

Read the label first

The quality of fabric a garment is made of is paramount to any buying choice but do we know what we are buying? Rebecca Fox asks the experts what to look out for.