From All Blacks to amateurs, the issue of concussion lurks
on the sidelines of sport. It's also a key topic at the New
Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin, writes
Lucy Collins struggles to keep her head above water. Not
that she's worried. Shane Gilchrist talks to one of the
special guests of the NZ International Science Festival.
There are many stories appended to Cardrona Valley
entrepreneur John Lee's can-do narrative. So many, in fact,
that they demanded a book be written. Shane Gilchrist
Veteran Dunedin musician Rob Sharma's passion remains
undimmed, Shane Gilchrist discovers.
Mix teenagers, talent and teamwork and, hey presto, it's
chamber music magic, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Cameron Monteath is sitting at the piano in the entranceway
of his Opoho home, contemplating a musical path that he and
his mum, Susan, suspect began in the first few weeks of his
Having formed 30-odd years ago, almost before "alt-country''
entered the critics' lexicon, the Minneapolis outfit shows
there is still magic among its members, even if Gary Louris'
co-founder, Mark Olson, is absent.
Dunedin woman Rua McCallum has contributed two pieces of
Maori theatre for the Puaka Matariki Festival. Shane
Passionate, prolific and private, award-winning poet David
Eggleton clearly enjoys acts of subversion, writes Shane
The most popular recreational pursuit in New Zealand,
walking offers many benefits. Shane Gilchrist puts one foot
in front of the other.
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