The work of some of our country's most respected Maori artists goes on show in Dunedin this weekend. Rebecca Fox talks to Milford Galleries Dunedin director Stephen Higginson about the great things happening in NZ art.
NZ's Young Writers Festival begins in Dunedin next week with workshops and events to inspire young writers. Rebecca Fox talks to poet and national slam champion Jordan Hamel.
Aspects of the Globe’s latest production might seem eerily familiar to those who found being closeted with family during the Covid-19 lockdown forced some unresolved issues to the surface.
It has not been all bad news for the cast and crew of Dunedin production Dear Boobs despite the Covid-19 lockdown cancelling their first season, finds Rebecca Fox.
While it might be more than 20 years since From Scratch toured, their passion for passing on a political message alongside their music has not dimmed. Rebecca Fox talks to the band about...
Hammered by Covid-19, former Timaru chef Kirsten Gilmour has used her "Kiwi" roots to survive and prosper in the new environment everyone finds themselves in. She tells Rebecca Fox about being named a "Woman of Inspiration".
The peninsula has come to town for the first time. Otago Peninsula’s art group is exhibiting its members’ work at the Otago Art Society’s rooms at the Dunedin Railway Station this month.
Well-known Central Otago artist Denis Kent has been painting for more than 50 years so his community wanted to recognise his efforts. He tells Rebecca Fox about his latest exhibition.
Covid-19 has brought NZ's reliance on tourism into sharp focus, so it's a fitting time for Ayesha Green’s latest exhibition, "Wrapped up in Clouds", which examines how tourism affects New Zealanders’ national identity and its relationship to the landscape.
US-based Kiwi conductor Gemma New came home to perform before an audience for the first time in months, only to have the opportunity scuppered by Covid-19.
Rebecca Fox talks to No. 7 Balmac chef Penny Allan about the food her family of seven eats at home and how she and husband Billy, who does the cooking when she's at work, keep everyone happy.
The centenary of Colin McCahon’s birth is being marked in Dunedin and exhibitions at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Hocken Library give art lovers a rare chance to see the story his works tell when shown together. Rebecca Fox reports.
The old saying goes never talk about religion or politics in polite company. I think you can add burgers to that, too.
A sense of defiance and drive are some of the key qualities needed to survive in the acting world, actor, teacher and author Peter Feeney says. He talks to Rebecca Fox about his new book.
A dairy farm in the South is "a million years away" from where artist Daegan Wells ever saw himself, but the unexpected move has provided rich fodder for his creative processes. He tells Rebecca...
With so much of Adrienne Martyn’s photography leading back to her time in Dunedin, it is fitting that she is exhibiting a selection of her well-known artist portraits in the city this month....
Southern fisherman Nate Smith has won the New Zealand Seafood Sustainability Awards emerging leader award. He tells Rebecca Fox about his mission to raise awareness of sustainable fishing practices.
Inspired by the collectivity and educational purpose of the NZ Aids Memorial Quilt, Auckland artist Owen Connors now creates his own.
Stephen De Pledge knows how lucky he is to be performing to live audiences. He sees it as a great opportunity for New Zealand to celebrate its homegrown talent, he tells Rebecca Fox.
What happens when a pastry chef discovers she is coeliac? Rebecca Fox talks to Tamara Smee about the diagnosis that has had a huge impact on her life.