Kim Dungey

Up from the ashes

Up from the ashes

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a former warehouse and ballet school that was badly damaged by fire six years ago is getting a new lease on life, writes Kim Dungey.

Hot topic

Hot topic

In her new book, award-winning Dunedin author Rachel Stedman plays with the idea of where technology might take us. Kim Dungey reports.

Back to the future

Back to the future

A Canterbury couple displaced by earthquakes have created a vintage vibe in a former church. Kim Dungey reports.

Shanghai Style

Shanghai Style

All eyes were on the catwalk recently as seven Otago Polytechnic fashion students showed their finest garments at Shanghai Fashion Week.

Words of love

Words of love

After her daughter, Sophie, was murdered by a former boyfriend, Lesley Elliott made it her mission to help others avoid abusive relationships.

Eye of the beholder

Eye of the beholder

Collecting art can be confusing, even intimidating, so where do you start? Kim Dungey reports.

In the zone for action-packed day

In the zone for action-packed day

A former hairdresser and meat packer has just won the country's top kitchen design award for the second time in four years. Kim Dungey reports.

Following their passions

Following their passions

Former recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act awards are making names for themselves in the arts. We talk to six of the best.

DIY - It's all online

DIY - It's all online

When Steven Loughrey wanted to tile his bathroom, he turned to YouTube.

A handy reputation

A handy reputation

Traditionally, New Zealanders have done their own home improvements rather than spend money on tradesmen. But are we still a nation of do-it-yourselfers? Kim Dungey looks at the changing face of DIY.