Shane Gilchrist

Kings of the castle

Kings of the castle

Six60's sophomore album has again put the former Dunedin band into the charts - as well as opened international doors. But, as singer Matiu Walters tells Shane Gilchrist, the journey to this point has involved some serious soul-searching.

In honour of 'a magical person'

In honour of 'a magical person'

New Zealand theatre personality Warwick Broadhead, brought to life in film-maker Florian Habicht's Rubbings From a Live Man, was a ''leader of his own cottage industry of expression'', Dudley Benson tells Shane Gilchrist.

Shining a light

Shining a light

A one-woman comedy boasting undoubtedly the longest name of any show at this year's Dunedin Fringe Festival mixes equal measures of light and dark, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Incorporating the vertical

Incorporating the vertical

Former Dunedin songwriter Anthonie Tonnon has found a fresh voice for his latest album, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Home grown

Home grown

The forthcoming Dunedin Fringe Festival might offer a smorgasbord of performers from far and wide, yet its heart beats with home-grown talent, writes Shane Gilchrist.

A rare engineer

A rare engineer

There are more than a few stories beneath the hoods of the three rare cars parked in a workshop out the back of a house in the small Central Otago town of Ophir.

Restoration complete for million-dollar baby

Restoration complete for million-dollar baby

A rare Bugatti bought for 475 and kept in a workshop in Ophir is now insured for $1 million. Shane Gilchrist reports.

New term for fun

New term for fun

As bells and buzzers signal the switch from summer holidays to school, the jump into rules and routines can be a big one for children and parents alike. Shane Gilchrist seeks some advice.

It's a kind of magic

 It's a kind of magic

Australian performer Raymond Crowe's large bag of tricks is likely to generate laughs and gasps in equal measure, writes Shane Gilchrist.

No foreigner to a good hook

No foreigner to a good hook

Foreigner founder Mick Jones says the secret to success in the music business is to keep a song simple and sincere. As the veteran rock guitarist prepares for a concert at Gibbston Valley next weekend, he discusses hooks and honesty with Shane Gilchrist.