Dunedin tenor Michael Gray has been awarded the New Zealand Opera Society 2009 opera grant.
Nigel Benson was as excited as we've seen him when he was offered a free holiday in a 21st century campervan late last year. But it turned into the holiday from hell.
Her tribal creatures dance for all time. Immortalised in fired earth, like flies in amber. Nigel Benson meets Gennie de Lange.
He's been staring at the box for more than 30 years. But now Otago Daily Times television reviewer Keith Harrison is hanging up his remote.
Art is flourishing in Otago, and not just in the main centres. Nigel Benson looks at the region's newest art awards.
Wellington artist Crispin Korschen has a simple explanation for her art - an "odd brain". Nigel Benson meets a painter of gothic fantasia.
Wellington sculptor Jan Kerr is known for her award-winning work in the World of Wearable Arts Awards.
Imagine growing up as Pakeha then learning on your 50th birthday you were Maori. Waitangi weekend is a time of personal reflection for some. Nigel Benson talks to Peter Marshall.
Some of the most spectacular glass art made in New Zealand over the past year is to be shown at an exhibition opening in Dunedin next week.
His painted words are the song of a canary in a cultural coal mine. Nigel Benson meets autistic "outsider" artist John Patrick McKenzie.
He's captained a Russian submarine, been chased by dinosaurs and in his latest film is reincarnated as a dog.
The pen is mightier than the sword. It's even been known to take on the machine gun. Nigel Benson talks to David Howard about the power of poetry.
It will be ballet with all the best bits when the Royal New Zealand Ballet's biennial showcase "Tutus on Tour" wheels into town next week.
Champion of culture Charles Brasch is the focus of this year's Dunedin Heritage Festival. Nigel Benson discovers a man who cared.
The Dunedin Heritage Festival will feature a world premiere this weekend when the Southern Sinfonia performs Anthony Ritchie's A Portrait of Frances Hodgkins.
The second Dunedin Heritage Festival was launched quite appropriately at the Otago Settlers Museum last night.