Shane Gilchrist

Blues coach

Blues coach

One in five New Zealand adolescents or teens will suffer from a depressive disorder by the time they're 18. So let's do something about it, says John Kirwan, who discusses parental concerns and the importance of "stepping up'' with Shane Gilchrist.

Rocky relations

Rocky relations

Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley, who this week released her latest novel, Reach, discusses motivations and maritime minutiae with Shane Gilchrist.

Tuatara tale a tell-all

Tuatara tale a tell-all

The tuatara may be regarded as a national treasure but don't call it a living fossil, biologist Alison Cree tells Shane Gilchrist.

Gateways into past lives

Gateways into past lives

From prostitutes to missionary wives, gold-miners to magicians, Auckland-based songwriter Rachel Dawick's album The Boundary Riders traces a range of women from the Victorian period whose names are largely unrecorded in history books.

Challenging the reader

Challenging the reader

Port Chalmers novelist Jackie Ballantyne likes difficult characters, even if they do take time to flesh out, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Men in black

Men in black

Never far from the headlines, the armed offenders squad marks its 50th anniversary this year. Shane Gilchrist discusses training, teamwork and tactics with Inspector Jason Guthrie.

Sailing into Dunedin

Sailing into Dunedin

The announcement earlier this week that Rod Stewart is to perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, in April prompted a few memories for Shane Gilchrist, who spoke to the veteran singer about songwriting, soul and survival in a rock 'n' roll world.

CD Reviews: Joe Henry

CD Reviews: Joe Henry

Producer, musician, songwriter and, on the evidence of his 13th album, a sublime poet of the heart, Joe Henry might have spent just four days recording Invisible Hour, yet the result is an unhurried, sometimes beautiful reflection on the ebb and flow of marriage.

CD Reviews: Eb & Sparrow

CD Reviews: Eb & Sparrow

Following three promising EPs, Wellington-based Eb & Sparrow has borrowed from cinematic Western themes, rustic folk and dreamy Americana on its debut album, weaving a many-hued tapestry that is held together by the songwriting and vocal strength of frontwoman Ebony Lamb.

The work that made us

The work that made us

Dunedin historian Erik Olssen's latest book captures Dunedin workers in an intimate light, while also celebrating the art of the photographer, writes Shane Gilchrist.