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Attitude at altitude

Attitude at altitude

There are many stories appended to Cardrona Valley entrepreneur John Lee's can-do narrative. So many, in fact, that they demanded a book be written. Shane Gilchrist reports. 

Five questions with: Shane Cortese

Five questions with: Shane Cortese

Actor and singer Shane Cortese is a guest of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, a 10-day celebration that includes street parties, music, comedy and on-the-slopes fun. Cortese and his 8-Track Band played the opening party. 

Wasting not

Wasting not

With the launch of the Love Food Hate Waste NZ website this month, cooking and eating food waste has been all over the media.

A full point to Wanaka after all

A full point to Wanaka after all

Liz Breslin considers the difference between a town and tourism logo.

Buying time

Buying time

If we don't act soon, the world we leave our children will be in a sorry state indeed, leading Australian scientist Prof Corey Bradshaw tells Tom McKinlay.

New sounds from surprising sources

New sounds from surprising sources

A series of DIY art electronics workshops is in its second week. Bruce Munro talks to Dunedin sound artists William Henry Meung and Charlotte Parallel about circuit bending, micro FM transmitters and the power of sharing.

The long way home

The long way home

There was a long a circuitous journey to Jim Childerstone's best day.

When once open doors slam shut

When once open doors slam shut

Giving your child space is important for their independence, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

Album slowly rises from the Seafog

Album slowly rises from the Seafog

Veteran Dunedin musician Rob Sharma's passion remains undimmed, Shane Gilchrist discovers.

Benefactors in the frame

Benefactors in the frame

An ostensibly heavyweight piece on show at Dunedin Public Art Gallery is a monument to its collectors, writes Lauren Gutsell.

The music makers

The music makers

Mix teenagers, talent and teamwork and, hey presto, it's chamber music magic, writes Shane Gilchrist. 

Five questions with: Tim Shadbolt

Five questions with: Tim Shadbolt

Tim Shadbolt is the mayor of Invercargill.

The very image of noblesse oblige

The very image of noblesse oblige

After visiting one of Dunedin's well known historic homes, Lisa Scott finds herself hankering for more genteel world.

Chores maketh a happier life

Chores maketh a happier life

Here's a bit of information: children who do household chores enjoy happier and more productive lives, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

They play: he scores

They play: he scores

Cameron Monteath is sitting at the piano in the entranceway of his Opoho home, contemplating a musical path that he and his mum, Susan, suspect began in the first few weeks of his life.

A storied bookshop

A storied bookshop

The big Regent book sale has come and gone for another year but, as Michael Hamblyn writes, there was once a Dunedin store that catered for book hounds year round.

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