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.

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.

Vintage Queen

Vintage Queen

The international guest for this year's iD Fashion Week, Doris Raymond, has a passion for vintage clothing that has opened doors to glamour and glitz, paved the way to a Hollywood store and prompted a television show. In short, taste and tenacity have helped put her above the pack, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Looking back, going forward

Looking back, going forward

New Zealand Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan has a new collection of verse, some of which is old, vintage even, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Kings of the castle

Kings of the castle

Six60's sophomore album has again put the former Dunedin band into the charts - as well as opened international doors. But, as singer Matiu Walters tells Shane Gilchrist, the journey to this point has involved some serious soul-searching.

In honour of 'a magical person'

In honour of 'a magical person'

New Zealand theatre personality Warwick Broadhead, brought to life in film-maker Florian Habicht's Rubbings From a Live Man, was a ''leader of his own cottage industry of expression'', Dudley Benson tells Shane Gilchrist.

Shining a light

Shining a light

A one-woman comedy boasting undoubtedly the longest name of any show at this year's Dunedin Fringe Festival mixes equal measures of light and dark, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Incorporating the vertical

Incorporating the vertical

Former Dunedin songwriter Anthonie Tonnon has found a fresh voice for his latest album, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Home grown

Home grown

The forthcoming Dunedin Fringe Festival might offer a smorgasbord of performers from far and wide, yet its heart beats with home-grown talent, writes 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.