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.

A seamless transition

A seamless transition

Combine copper cladding and plenty of schist, mix it with local expertise and the result is an award-winning Central Otago home, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Poems fit for a bard

Poems fit for a bard

For better or verse, the winners have been chosen in this year's Robert Burns Poetry Competition, Shane Gilchrist reports.

All things considered

All things considered

As the holiday season draws to a close, the city traffic thickening like the post-Christmas midriff, it's important to make some plans about life, be they big or small, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Getting on top of it

Getting on top of it

If it transpired that your level of debt wouldn't be paid off until after you retired, well, then we'd have to do somethingAndrew MacKenzieAs another year of battling the bills looms, sorting the finances seems a good idea, writes Shane Gilchrist.

New projects keep frontman evolving

New projects keep frontman evolving

Singer, writer, broadcaster, long-distance solo sailor... Andrew Fagan clearly likes to roam.