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.
Satirical cartoonist and writer Tom Scott finds memories of his father keep popping up with each writing project. He talks to Rebecca Fox about writing The Daylight Atheist.
Tony Stewart, the former owner of one of Auckland’s top restaurants, has given up the bright lights for the southern mountains. He tells Rebecca Fox about making a new start.
As the lights go on at Dunedin’s theatres for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown closed all venues, Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will be the first act at the Regent Theatre next week.
Visiting "home" for an extended holiday, Berlin-based artist Pete Wheeler and his family got caught up in New Zealand’s lockdown choosing to sit it out in Dunedin. He tells Rebecca Fox about...
Having spent the Covid-19 lockdown tucked up in his Sawyers Bay home writing, conductor and composer Kenneth Young is ready to get out and enjoy his new city. Rebecca Fox talks to Young about...
After months of delays and unhappy surprises, Oamaru’s Forrester Gallery will open its doors this week. Rebecca Fox talks to Jane Macknight about the trials and tribulations of renovating a...
Deep down in her soul, Olesia Ocheretiana only has room for wholesome food, the type made in homes all over Europe in decades past. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
The work of the late Paul Cullen, one of New Zealand’s most respected sculptors and installation artists, is, for the first time, being shown at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Rebecca Fox...
People experienced a variety of feelings during the Covid-19 lockdown. A new exhibition puts those emotions and events into works of art, Rebecca Fox finds.
Skateboarding might have been his first love, but it didn't stop Queenstown chef Jonathan Rogers from finding his true passion. He talks to Rebecca Fox about skating, his career and first cookbook, South.
Dunedin author and creative writing teacher Diane Brown has gone against the advice she gives her students, but she simply could not resist for her latest book. She talks to Rebecca Fox.