London-based soprano Anna Leese is excited about being back in Dunedin, but is less enthused about the wintry weather that greeted her.
Martin Maass knew it was time to leave South Africa when one of his best friends was killed by a gang of thieves. Five years earlier, Maass was shot at when he tried to save an old man's life. Nigel Benson meets an artist who came to New Zealand to be free.
Saving the world, one beer at a time. That's the motto of Dunedin's most environmentally friendly brewery. Nigel Benson has a beer with the Green Man.
Ruddygore heralded the birth of the supernatural opera. Now, the original story of the gothic melodrama is being played out in Dunedin. Nigel Benson feels the hairs stand up on the back of his neck.
A previously unpublished story by Janet Frame, which was rejected 50 years ago for being "too painful" to publish, has appeared in the latest edition of The New Yorker.
Kushana Bush dips into her personal Pandora's box and conjures up brave new worlds, then uses the most delicate of paints to battle demons. Nigel Benson meets an artist who mixes pleasure and pain.
One of the most popular musicals in history saunters into Dunedin on padded feet this week. And this version of Cats is going to be unlike anything seen before. Nigel Benson hangs out with some very cool cats.
One of the most talented people involved in the Dunedin Operatic production of Cats won't even be on stage.
A high-flying Dunedin schoolgirl is a step closer to realising her dream of being a professional dancer.
The Otago Festival of the Arts has had its colours lowered a month before the festival starts in Dunedin.
Aucklander Richard Lewer won one of New Zealand's most important art prizes at the 17th annual Wallace Art Awards, in Auckland, last night.
If you were superstitious, you would blame it on a black cat. The Dunedin Operatic production of Cats, which opens at the Regent Theatre tomorrow night, has been bedevilled by bad luck during the past week.
He's the poet laureate of the proletariat who has been described as the "Kiwi Jack Kerouac". Nigel Benson meets Sam Hunt.
A band of young Dunedin violinists has pulled a few strings and scored the opportunity of a lifetime.
Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner turns 21 today, but he has already been given the best present he could imagine.