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.

Top five songs for entertaining older relatives while still maintaining own sanity

Otago Daily Times reporters search their playlists to find some of their favourite songs for summer activities.

Stories in sound

Stories in sound

A University of Otago Summer School programme turns an educated ear to the evocative art of radio plays, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Putting the house in order

Putting the house in order

Legislative changes combined with insurance implications following the Canterbury earthquakes have altered the landscape of the real estate game in Dunedin - and for the better. Shane Gilchrist goes house hunting.

Massif mistake?

Massif mistake?

As Mt Aspiring National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, two Otago men claim it was actually a surveyor's mistake that first put the mountain on the map, writes Shane Gilchrist.