Roll out the red carpet - the Apra Silver Scroll Awards are coming to Dunedin for the first time.
War stories need not be all wham-bam action. And, when writing for children, it’s important to depict the truth, two leading Kiwi authors tell Shane Gilchrist.
Kiwi producer Lord Echo's latest effort continues a penchant for dancefloor-tested tunes and grooves, a pick-and-mix collection of reggae, East and West African music, American funk and soul and...
Cargill Enterprises employs more than 80 people with disabilities, offering a wide range of goods and services. There's also an important byproduct. It's called self-esteem, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Wildlife documentary maker, broadcaster and author Alison Ballance has turned her gaze to the great white shark, "as perfect a creature as you could get", writes Shane Gilchrist.
Dunedin band The Clean has won a national award for its 1981 recording Boodle Boodle Boodle.
From game fanatics to cosplayers both casual and competitive, this weekend’s Armageddon Expo is raising the pulse of many a geek. Oh, the humanity, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Less than a year ago, Graeme Macrae Burnet was a relatively unknown novelist signed to an obscure independent publisher. Then his book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Shane Gilchrist...
First held in 2000, the biennial Lines of Flight festival is about to celebrate its 10th season of experimental music, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As a child Gregg Hurwitz just wanted to write stories. That urge has taken the best-selling American thriller author a long way, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Dunedin’s hot housing market has some prospective buyers sweating.
Investors from elsewhere are contributing to a shifting housing landscape in Dunedin, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As her second album looms, Dunedin singer-songwriter Nadia Reid steadies herself for a new chapter, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A Ministry of Education initiative aimed at fostering positive behaviour in schools is gaining more than a few pass marks, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Some serious brainpower has been directed at the dangers of being struck in the head, writes Shane Gilchrist.
"The great imaginer of our time," Clive Barker also likes his tea, Shane Gilchrist discovers as an exhibition of works by the British writer, film-maker and artist opens in Dunedin.
Nick Beekhuis, owner-operator of Offtrack Mountain Bike Tours, has noticed his season getting longer.
From conversations and critiques to photos and pop-art, a new book on Dunedin’s fabled music scene reverberates with energy, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A new book aims to shine a light on Dunedin stained-glass maestro Roy Miller, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The plan to replace the Albany St music complex with a new $15 million studio and performance facility is welcome news to Dunedin sound engineer Stephen Kilroy.