As the debate about future uses of the Octagon heats up, DPAG curatorial intern Milly Mitchell-Anyon’s look at how it became the heart of Dunedin is a timely reminder of the changing nature and function of the site.
Australian soprano Hannah Irvine was 7 or 8 years old before she listened to any music composed post-1800, so it’s no surprise she feels most at home singing early music. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
A chance meeting in a small Italian town changed Kate and Luigi Agnelli’s lives forever. Kate tells Rebecca Fox how they came to visit Arrowtown.
David Burchell has become the longest-serving musical director in the Dunedin City Choir’s 156 years. Rebecca Fox asks what the milestone means to him on the eve of his 10th performance of Messiah.
Loughlan Prior and Claire Cowan let their imaginations run wild when creating Hansel and Gretel for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. They tell Rebecca Fox about ticking off a few firsts.
New Zealand’s Venice Biennale 2021 representative Yuki Kihara, an interdisciplinary artist of Japanese and Samoan descent, is exhibiting her latest work in Dunedin. Kihara tells Rebecca Fox about...
James Robinson is taking a big step in opening his own home for the public to view his latest work honouring friend and colleague David Eggleton. Robinson tells Rebecca Fox about poetry and painting.
Jennifer Koh was the first woman to play Einstein in an opera and has performed for former United States first lady Michelle Obama. Rebecca Fox discovers the story behind the violinist...
Having to think about each word you say or risk breaching a draconian word limit law raises some interesting questions in Arcade Theatre’s latest production. Rebecca Fox talks to the actors faced...
Creating and serving a ‘‘long lunch’’ for more than 20 people is a challenge Bachelor of Culinary Arts second-year students relished last week. They tell Rebecca Fox about the experience.
Erina Daniels is bringing a play about her family home for her ‘‘southern’’ family to see. She tells Rebecca Fox about discovering stories about aunts, uncles and cousins are universal.
Emmett Hardie has taken on a complicated family saga steeped in Dunedin history for his directorial debut. Rebecca Fox reports.
Opening the public up to experiences they might not otherwise have is the goal of Brazil-based artist collective OPAVIVARA! Rebecca Fox talks to it about being a collective.
Many New Zealand jazz fans will have seen top trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with the Rodger Fox Big Band — he performed in Dunedin in 2016 — but he is also at home with the classical genre.
Making large, bespoke pots by hand is Yannick Fourbet’s dream job — a dream he is making come true in a large shed just outside of Cromwell. He tells Rebecca Fox about his journey.
Stephanie Lorimer loves everything to do with jewellery so much she is going back to the first step. She tells Rebecca Fox about embarking on her third career.
Raw baking enthusiast Hannah Mellsop, of Real Rad Food, is excited about sharing her knowledge when she visits Dunedin next month. She tells Rebecca Fox about her food journey.
The simple act of buying a wedding present for a friend gave Dunedin woman Katerina Thomas an idea to help support the city’s emerging artists, Rebecca Fox writes.
Cook and health coach Jamalia Edwards tells the ODT's Rebecca Fox how a major health challenge forced her to look at how she ate.