David Loughrey

Focus on recovery of car

Focus on recovery of car

Police are trying to work out how to lift from the waters of Curio Bay the car at the centre of a search for a missing Invercargill boy.

Cats set their fans and judges purring

Cats set their fans and judges purring

With the full name of Abergavenny Sunny, and a pedigree status as a seal tabby Birman, Sunny the cat is a creature of some dignity and grace.

It's all in the mind, or rather the brain

It's all in the mind, or rather the brain

Prof Dirk De Ridder has a hands-on relationship with southern brains, as both a neurosurgeon and Neurological Foundation professor of neurosurgery at the University of Otago. He talks to David Loughrey about phantoms, how brains create God, and the relative nature of morality.

Hollywood set to take over Tapanui

Hollywood set to take over Tapanui

Tapanui  next week will fill with more than 200 people and everything needed to make a movie, as the cast and crew of Pete's Dragon set up in town.

Downside to joys of being coach's wife

Downside to joys of being coach's wife

Kate Hesson, who has lived through a year that included 311 days away from her husband, ''appreciates'' cricket rather than calling herself a fan.

Nana couldn't be more proud

Nana couldn't be more proud

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum got a text about midnight on Tuesday from the heart of South Dunedin.

Mall gets a taste of fringe benefits

Mall gets a taste of fringe benefits

The Meridian mall was touched by the exotic and the slothful yesterday, as Fringe Festival acts brought the stage to the house of commerce.

Instant healing from sloths

Instant healing from sloths

Both existential and physical healing could be had from the study of sloths.

Anti-art performance drawn from burlesque

Anti-art performance drawn from burlesque

It was a most tasteful display.

Rupert where are you?

Rupert where are you?

Ten days into the frenetic pace of the Dunedin's Fringe Festival, Josh Thomas is struggling with the 10th day without his beloved dog Rupert.