Playwright, choreographer and performer Jan Bolwell has turned her search for more information about her North Otago grandfather’s war service into a one-woman show. She tells Rebecca Fox about putting her family’s history on stage.
To help celebrate Dunedin’s Scottish connections a poetry competition is held every year. Rebecca Fox talks to this year’s judges about what they are looking for.
It is the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Joseph Skelton’s first role as Romeo and he is discovering it is a roller-coaster ride. He tells Rebecca Fox about his lead role.
He spent his formative years in Dunedin before going on to dance with the likes of the great ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev in Australia and Europe. Frederic Jahn tells Rebecca Fox about life as an international dancer.
With a new workshop and new urban lifestyle, New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer has said goodbye to 20 years of country living. He tells Rebecca Fox about making the transition.
A lullaby might be defined as a quiet, gentle song for a child but composer Anthony Ritchie and poet Elena Poletti promise much more in an upcoming performance, Rebecca Fox discovers.
Nine years ago Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova began a tour of New Zealand with pianist Michael Houstoun. She tells Rebecca Fox how it was the beginning of her performing career.
Tui Flower was one of New Zealand’s early food writers who helped break the country’s meat and potato mentality. After her death last week Rebecca Fox discovers how much she meant to foodies.
Unlimited energy, stamina, a healthy immune system, a love of travel and teaching, and a flair for string music. Rebecca Fox discovers that the New Zealand String Quartet makes all sorts of...
Writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch died last week at the age of 91. The indomitable spirit with which she approached life shines through in a new film, Rebecca Fox reports.
Kobi Bosshard is widely known as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery and his daughter is a film-maker, so it is no surprise she chose to document her father’s life and works,...
Li-Wei Qin has followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a cellist. He tells Rebecca Fox about playing at the BBC Proms and at two Olympic Games.
Three Otago restaurants have been awarded ''two hats'' in national awards, while Moeraki’s Fleur Sullivan has been named a “Food Legend”.
Kingston artist Emma-Kate Moore entered the Parkin Drawing Award for the first time and, much to her surprise, was one of eight artists to have two works selected for the finals.
From the West End, London, to the Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Mark Dorrell has been driven by a love of musical theatre, writes Rebecca Fox.
‘‘Innovation’’ and ‘‘flavour’’ are words that Marcus Tonga likes to use to describe his pastas and sauces. Rebecca Fox caught up with the Otago Polytechnic postgraduate student.
Talking to Auckland artist Marie Shannon is like reminiscing with an old friend about the good times, the bad and the random, finds Rebecca Fox
A series of projects are being held to celebrate the dedicated community of independent artists working in Dunedin, Rebecca Fox discovers.
Food designers seek the unexpected to highlight Dunedin’s underground literary ‘‘cool’’, discovers Rebecca Fox.
The story of an Otago farm boy who became famous for his conscientious objection to war has been made into an opera.