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A taste of Nigeria (+ video)

A taste of Nigeria (+ video)

Food is more than just something to eat when you are hungry, says Nigerian chef Michael Ade Elegbede. The keynote speaker at the upcoming International Food Design Conference and Studio tells Rebecca Fox about his journey from Nigeria to one of the world's top restaurants and back. 

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.

Decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions

The tyranny of choice only seems to get more oppressive as the hours pass. Sound familiar? Could be a reason for that, life coach Jan Aitken writes.

Ringing up curtain on puppet opera

Ringing up curtain on puppet opera

Comic puppet opera comes to Otago for the first time. Bruce Munro talks to baroque music and puppet aficionado Jonathan Cweorth about this afternoon's two Dunedin shows. 

Five questions with: Wendy Frew

Five questions with: Wendy Frew

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew recently celebrated a miletstone, playing her 100th ANZ Championship netball match for the franchise.

Sprite of its time

Sprite of its time

An Olveston window shines a light on cultural influences of the time, writes Jenny Longstaff.

Sharing in the harvest

Sharing in the harvest

The cost of change might be lighter if borne by all, Sean Connelly writes.

We’ll always have the weather

We’ll always have the weather

Our weather obsession is a bit like our food obsession - know more and do less, Liz Breslin writes.

 

 

Maintaining the distance

Maintaining the distance

The line between adults' business and children's is becoming less distinct, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

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