The chance to work on an opera she loves was enough to send Fiona McAndrew back to bed, reports Rebecca Fox.
When the "Kerikeri old girls network" hooked Barnaby Olson up with a job in Turkey, little did he know it would provide him with a perfect traveller’s tale.
Being able to get out and see NZ during the past 12 months has had some unexpected results for fashion designer Dame Trelise Cooper. Visiting Wanaka this week, she tells Rebecca Fox about the joy of rediscovering her country.
For Otago fans of dance there is a plethora of opportunities to get your fill of contemporary movement, thanks to the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Festival of Colour.
Music is known for assisting people with dementia, so for playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski bringing the two together in their latest work to premiere in Wanaka was a given.
Memories of foraging for apples and making apple pie with her grandmother have inspired Naomi Lindsay to help create similar memories for others.
Two young Otago chefs made it to the national finals in the Beef + Lamb Young Ambassador Chef Awards and are more inspired than ever, they tell Rebecca Fox.
Top New Zealand dancer and choreographer Taiaroa Royal is re-establishing his connection to Otakou by returning to the stage to dance in Dunedin production Wairua.
Giving herself an excuse to sing the songs of her favourite country music artists has been a bonus for Tami Neilson, but the real reason behind her latest show is to lift the lid on gender inequality in country music.
The wonderful thing about the change of seasons is we get to experience a range of foods we haven’t eaten in months, as well as enjoy the last of summer’s bounty, writes Rebecca Fox.
When Chloe Loftus says she has to break in a new partner every time she performs her dance show, she is not talking about a human dancer. Loftus talks to Rebecca Fox about finding her feet in the air.
What happens when you get a group of people with varying musical abilities together and simply let them play? That’s the question behind Strork, a Dunedin string orchestra that is anything but traditional.
Four artists significant to Dunedin’s contemporary art practice have been selected to show their work at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Rebecca Fox talks to the artists about their varying works.
An innocent blog post six years ago changed a Wellington mother’s life. Emily Writes talks to Rebecca Fox about losing her anonymity and parenting in the age of social media.
For Grenville Caughey, spending two days tasting beers from around the country has been an unforgettable experience. He tells Rebecca Fox about the career change that gave him the opportunity to learn from the best.
Top New Zealand wine expert Cameron Douglas is visiting Wanaka this weekend for the town’s inaugural wine and food festival, Ripe. He talks to Rebecca Fox about challenging times in the wine world.
For two Dunedin first-time playwrights seeing their plays on the stage at Dunedin’s Fringe Festival this year will be the end of a long journey — hopefully. Rebecca Fox talks to Kelly Hocking and...
Australian Laura Davis is an award-winning stand-up comedienne and writer in her home country and critically acclaimed in the United Kingdom. Being caught up in Covid-19 travel restrictions has...
Sixty years after The Glass Menagerie was first performed at Dunedin’s Globe Theatre, it is being revisited. Rebecca Fox talks to director Joseph Cecchi and chairman Keith Scott.
A familiar face from our TV news and current affairs programmes, Ian Sinclair has always had a passion for flamenco guitar. He tells Rebecca Fox how Spanish guitar music has influenced his life.