Strong family backgrounds in music have inspired this year’s winners of the Dunedin Youth Orchestra young musician prize. Rebecca Fox talks to Tessa Dalgety-Evans and Ngaruaroha Martin.
With a fierce love of animals, Dunedin artist Rachel H. Allan stretched her emotions to breaking point for her new exhibition. She tells Rebecca Fox about how animals are seen as disposable.
Dr Seuss’ classic children’s tale The Cat in The Hat has been transformed into a travelling stage show. Rebecca Fox talks to The Cat, aka Nick Wilkinson.
John Benjamin has appeared on the BBC hit show Antiques Roadshow for 25 years valuing jewellery. He tells Rebecca Fox that jewellery brings out all sorts of emotions in people.
The lambs are frolicking, the mountains are snow capped, the blossom is blooming and the roads are quiet. It's the perfect time to travel in Central Otago, Rebecca Fox discovers.
German-Canadian Johannes Moser, praised by Gramophone magazine as ‘‘one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists’’, is visiting Dunedin for the first time.
The City Choir Dunedin is shaking things up and trying something new — a jazz cafe. Rebecca Fox discovers the collaboration between classical and jazz is working for all.
They bonded over comments on United States President Donald Trump and now the creative collaboration between Dunedin artist Ewan McDougall and American musician Harold Anderson is about to...
It has been five years in the making and faced a few hurdles along the way but Emily Duncan’s play Eloise in the Middle will premier this month. Rebecca Fox talks to Duncan and actress Sara Georgie...
Two years ago Penelope Baldwin graduated with a culinary arts degree from Otago Polytechnic with the aim of educating people about ‘‘bitter flavours’’ with a range of holistic tonics, she tells the ODT about her mission.
125 years ago the New Zealand Parliament passed a Bill that gave the vote to all adult women. To mark the occasion, Dunedin’s Hocken Gallery and Blue Oyster Project Space look at the past to discover its relevance today.
Writing a piece to commemorate Captain James Cook’s arrival in New Zealand proved a unique challenge for composer Dame Gillian Whitehead.
Eleven Otago restaurants made the cut for NZ's top restaurant awards including, for the first time, three in Wanaka. Rebecca Fox discovers the challenges faced by first-time scorer Ode Conscious Dining.
Temperatures will be rising in some Dunedin restaurant kitchens as their chefs prepare to go head to head in a competition first for the city. They tell Rebecca Fox they are ready for the challenge.
The south’s Gothic atmosphere and traditions are being celebrated in an exhibition of artists from around New Zealand at Milford Galleries Dunedin.
To mark the inaugural New Zealand Theatre Month, Dunedin’s Globe Theatre will perform a play by one of the country’s theatre greats, the late Bruce Mason. Rebecca Fox talks to his daughter Rebecca...
Showing that age is no barrier to creative contemporary dance, Rebound Dance Company is making its debut at the Dunedin Arts Festival.
The reality of his health problems hit home for Simon Gault a few years ago, and now he is on a mission to pass on the information he has learned in his quest for better health.
Sweatshop is giving culturally and linguistically diverse emerging writers from Western Sydney a voice. Ahead of their trip to Dunedin, Winnie Dunn and Shirley Le tell Rebecca Fox about their journeys.
About 220 musicians will take to the Dunedin Town Hall stage for the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carmina Burana. Rebecca Fox talks to soprano soloist Natasha Wilson.