From bedroom recordings to international music festivals, Dunedin guitar-slinger, singer and songwriter Kane Strang is poised for another great leap, writes Shane Gilchrist.
From literature to lovers, Charles Brasch's diary entries offer deeply personal insights into a man who influenced many, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Dunedin-born diplomat Gerald McGhie has had a front-row seat to some of the 20th century’s most historic events, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Wilbur McDougall’s journey from morbid obesity to larger-than-life character is yet another chapter in the story of a Renaissance man, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Environmental crusader Jane Goodall has a message for mankind: let’s fix this planet. Shane Gilchrist reports.
Attempts to phone, email, text or otherwise contact Dunedin woman Trista Townsend this afternoon are likely to be ignored.
Dunedin author and publisher Brian Miller won a bronze medal at the recent American Independent Publisher Book Awards.
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.