Otago schoolchildren will have a chance to take part in a production of the Walt Disney hit High School Musical.
At an age when most people are putting their feet up, Sir Jon Trimmer is still dancing around on his. The Royal New Zealand Ballet stalwart marks an incredible 50 years with the company in Dunedin this week. Nigel Benson meets Don Quixote.
An extraordinary man is commemorated in a new book. But the most extraordinary thing of all about Lord Arthur Porritt - Olympian, war hero, New Zealand Governor-General and Royal Surgeon - is that his story has remained untold until now. Nigel Benson meets author Joseph Romanos.
Clyde man Marc Cassidy has danced through knee and ankle surgery to carve himself a career. Nigel Benson reports.
It took a near-death experience to bring the artist alive. Now he uses bright, happy colours to paint macabre southern gothic scenes. Nigel Benson meets Tony Bishop.
A Dunedin artist is grumpy because she says her nude dwarfs have been banned from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
We're getting fat. Fast foods and even faster lives are taking a heavy toll on New Zealanders. Nigel Benson reports.
Part of Broad Bay, in Dunedin, took on an African aspect yesterday. Teachers and pupils from Broad Bay School dressed up in African costumes and masks for a dance performance in honour of a small school in Tanzania.
He's been counting the Dunedin beat for more than 50 years, and along the way he has instilled a love of jazz in new generations. Nigel Benson catches up with Calder Prescott.
Dunedin viola player Helen Bevin has been awarded the 2008 Royal Overseas League international chamber music scholarship.
The Robert Lord Writers Cottage in Dunedin will host four resident writers, starting this month.
Another Dunedin art gallery is closing - the third in about a year.
A group of artists who think they're albatrosses visit Dunedin tonight. They tell Nigel Benson why the Otago Peninsula is such an artistic hub.
She was one of New Zealand's most infamous killers, until her life finished at the end of a rope. Now a new Dunedin play has brought her back to life. Nigel Benson meets Minnie Dean.
Dunedin actor and writer Carol Krueger has brought Minnie Dean back to life in a play, Was Minnie Dean that Bad?, which premiered at the Globe Theatre in Dunedin on Thursday night.
A play about pioneer Dunedin dance instructor Lily Stevens will premiere at the 2009 Dunedin Fringe Festival.