Wallabies great John Eales still regrets ignoring the All Blacks haka in 1996. However, he hopes a documentary on the ritual will make amends, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Combining elements of reggae, hip-hop, funk and rock, former Dunedin group Summer Thieves are celebrating the release of a Tiki Taane-produced debut album, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Feeling trapped, unhappy or at least a little disgruntled? That's not surprising. We live in an age of perfectionism. And all this self-obsession is making us unhealthy, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Searching for a way to escape cultural entrapment? Proponents of mindfulness suggest looking in rather than out, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Dunedin songwriters Nadia Reid and Shayne Carter have been named in the top 20 finalists for the coveted Apra Silver Scroll Award.
Andrew Barber hopes his long-running exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery will go the distance.
Set over the course of one night, at a suburban party, the second album from Lorde should silence those who questioned the four-year gap between albums and, hopefully, Swedish producer Max Martin,...
Led by singer Milly Tabak and guitarist Liam Pratt, West Auckland outfit The Miltones have channelled 1970s country/blues/rock on their debut album, which is at its best when it allows for...
Six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since their excellent 2008 self-titled debut, Fleet Foxes return with an effort that offers no great departure from their...
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.
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...