Shane Gilchrist

Colour is central

Colour is central

Central Otago artist Nigel Wilson might live in a place celebrated for its wide skies, but he doesn't actually like to paint them, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Hospital 'warriors' still fighting fit

Hospital 'warriors' still fighting fit

News that Central Otago Health Services Ltd and the Southern District Health Board reached agreement this week over funding for Dunstan Hospital came in the wake of a groundswell of support for the hospital from the community it serves. Shane Gilchrist talks to a group of battlers about an earlier fight to retain health services in the district.

 

When Bic met Hollie

When Bic met Hollie

A bit of research has Bic Runga reaching for new highs with Tiny Ruins, writes Shane Gilchrist.

More than the sum

More than the sum

Thomas Hocken had a passion for collecting that has left many in his debt. Donald Kerr, author of a new book dissecting that curiosity, discusses vision and tenacity with Shane Gilchrist.

Words and music

Words and music

Poet Sam Hunt's collaboration with Dunedin group David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s has resulted in an album born of instinct and intuition, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Ready for takeoff

Ready for takeoff

As Jody Direen celebrates the release of her second self-funded album, the Wanaka singer discusses country-pop, Nashville, ambition, reality and a willingness to roll up her sleeves with Shane Gilchrist.

Flight from grief

Flight from grief

As a child, Helen Macdonald attempted to sleep with her arms behind her back, as a bird would with folded wings. Little wonder then that she has penned an award winning book about her attempts to train a hawk, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Dispensing musical medicine

Dispensing musical medicine

He might have been on the cover of Rolling Stone, but Dennis Locorriere doesn't take himself too seriously, writes Shane Gilchrist.

The boy from Bluff

The boy from Bluff

The story of Sir Clifford Skeggs is one of a self-made man afraid of neither risk nor hard work. The former Dunedin mayor discusses public office, oysters and his varied endeavours with Shane Gilchrist.

Anzac in the spotlight

Anzac in the spotlight

Award-winning playwright Dave Armstrong has not one but two productions at Wanaka's Festival of Colour. And both ask plenty of questions, writes Shane Gilchrist.