Forget the bush telegraph. The ubiquity of various modes of telecommunications has created something of a feeding frenzy when it comes to those who seek to snare salmon within Otago Harbour.
At the core of Port Otago's "Next Generation'' programme is its dredging activities, the company having been granted resource consent to deepen and widen the shipping channel in the lower harbour and dispose of the soil at sea.
Inspired, inspirational, the Buzzcocks wrote the book on pop-punk and have been reciting it for 40 years, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Benign, beguiling, a provider, a place of ports, a place to play ... Otago Harbour is many things to many people. In the first of a three-part series, Shane Gilchrist examines currents of history,...
Valentine's Day might celebrate romance, but what exactly is intimacy, asks Shane Gilchrist.
The shoes of Tokyo-based Takano Keitaro are a cut above, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As a new year looms, Shane Gilchrist toasts the 40th birthday of the Whare Flat Folk Festival, a place where fast picking plays second fiddle to friendship.
One of the music world's "best-kept secrets'', the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has some illustrious competition at the forthcoming Grammy Awards. Shane Gilchrist reports.
A new doctor arrived in Lawrence last week, ending an eight-month period during which the township and surrounding area had been without a permanent medic. Yet, as Shane Gilchrist discovers, the Tuapeka once presented more than a few headaches for its rural practitioners.
Los Angeles-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow's latest country album might be quiet, but it's confident, too, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Another school year looms. Yet, as Shane Gilchrist discovers, education isn't limited to the young.
More than pretty pictures, a collection of postcards provides an intriguing insight into a formative period in New Zealand's history, writes Shane Gilchrist.
There are gems to be found amid the small print of a book delving deep into the lives and times of early medics of the South, writes Shane Gilchrist.
When Dunedin bluesman Leo LaDell first performed at the Whare Flat Folk Festival 11 years ago, he played solo, on an acoustic guitar. Over the past decade his level of involvement has steadily grown to the point he is now one of the headline acts at the event's New Year's Eve concert.
A Dunedin dance showcase celebrates trust and teamwork as well as individuality, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Fanciful and anachronistic, the work of Dunedin artist Kushana Bush shares traits with that of acclaimed Briton Grayson Perry, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Poised to tour New Zealand, The Brian Jonestown Massacre's sonic adventures continue, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Sex might sell - but romance rules, Dunedin author Pepper Winters tells Shane Gilchrist.
Jeffrey Harris' first major exhibition since 2004, ''Renaissance Days'' offers an illuminating, fresh twist on the concept of people and place, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Relationship issues, personal turmoil . . . and that's just some of the audience.