Dancing in an oversized mouse's head has been a challenge for Bridgett Letters.
Anyone building a home has a vested interest in the outcome, but an Auckland couple has taken that involvement to an entirely different level. Kim Dungey reports on an unconventional house that recently gained national honours.
A former state house is a blank canvas for its creative owner. Kim Dungey takes a look.
Human dynamo Lawrie Forbes is out to transform the old Athenaeum building. Don't bet against it, advises Kim Dungey. Craig Baxter takes photos.
A project to restore Chinese graves in Dunedin's Southern Cemetery is complete, Kim Dungey reports.
Tomorrow, as Otago people mark International Workers Memorial Day, white crosses will be placed in the ground, each bearing the name of a person who has died at work. Kim Dungey talks to families whose loved ones did not arrive home from work and looks at what is being done to reduce New Zealand's shocking toll of workplace injuries.
Rhett Brown used to go running, hunting and fishing. Now he spends his days in a wheelchair campaigning for safer work sites.
As the call goes out for coaches and committee members, Kim Dungey finds there are still people willing to help, but the face of volunteering is changing.
A prizewinning novel has kicked down some doors for its first-time author. Which is also a theme of the story, Kim Dungey reports.
As a school principal, David Horne hated paperwork. Now retired, he is the secretary of no fewer than 15 organisations.
Five years ago the Otago Corrections Facility opened near Milton. Kim Dungey looks at what goes on behind the wall and what impact the prison has had on its nearest neighbours.
Selwyn Wilkinson was in full flight, telling tourists about his time inside the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn when staff tapped on his van window.
Harnessing nuclear fusion to create cheap, safe energy is moving closer to reality and a former Dunedin man is hoping to play a part. Kim Dungey reports.
Adam Hall has come a long way since his days at Taieri College. Kim Dungey reports.
A man who helped lead the student volunteer army after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake says the city will always be home, but it's time to move on.
Former Class Act recipient Kelly Smith has traded Central Otago for a remote windswept island in the Southern Ocean. Kim Dungey reports.
They're the generation who demand cutting-edge technology, greater work-life balance and fast-track promotions. So how are some of our high-school highest achievers getting on in the world? Kim Dungey tracks down the Otago Daily Times Class Act recipients from 2005 and finds out what they are up to.
Big enough for a crowd, yet cosy enough for two, this Cromwell house offers the best of both worlds. Kim Dungey reports.
Robert and Duncan Sarkies' new feature film is a funny, disturbed road trip through the Catlins. Kim Dungey reports.
An English couple have built a small, sustainable home and an idyllic lifestyle in Central Otago. Kim Dungey reports.