Cars have shaped towns, cities, parts of the countryside and, of course, people's lives. A Hocken Collections exhibition, ''We Drove Here'', explores the highways and backroads of our motoring history, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Labour Day may be less of a moment to celebrate hard-won workers' rights of the past, and more an opportunity to reflect on where they have gone. Shane Gilchrist reports.
A lunchtime date with friends has become the catalyst for a science documentary, writes Shane Gilchrist.
He might have won X Factor, but Beau Monga still lives at home with his folks. As Shane Gilchrist discovers, the South Auckland beat-boxer prefers to go with the flow.
The metamorphosis of the University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication continues, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Each year, a handful of New Zealand children are affected by Batten disease, which reduces its victims, slowly, to a vegetative state and, eventually, kills them. Shane Gilchrist discusses hope and loss with two people at the coal-face of the disorder.
Dunedin fashion hub Just Atelier focuses on style as well as substance, writes Shane Gilchrist
A Dunedin art exhibition celebrates sexuality's varied spectrum, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Tami Neilson's new album might have been inspired by the death of her father, yet the award-winning singer-songwriter has managed to turn grief into a joyous, soulful experience, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Ever the magpie, Dunedin musician, writer and film-maker Bill Morris is drawn to tales of many kinds, some of which can be found on his new album Hinterland, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Feeling helpless watching the All Blacks on the television thousands of kilometres from the action? Shane Gilchrist has some tips on how to best navigate the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Veteran Kiwi country lads The Warratahs prefer their musical bursts to be succinct, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Almost 20 years since the Chills' last studio album, another has been completed. It's called Silver Bullets and it puts to rest a few of Martin Phillipps' demons, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Indie outfit Beirut's fourth album, the follow up to 2011's excellent The Rip Tide, comes on the back of a few tribulations for frontman Zach Condon, namely being hospitalised in 2013 due to exhaustion from years of touring; oh, and he also got divorced.
Audiences beware: there's a chat show twist to Anika Moa's forthcoming concerts that's likely to include a few expletives.
They might be described as a thinking person's rock band, yet if there's anything obviously cerebral about British act Foal's fourth studio album, it is perhaps in their calculated attempt to engage in a wide variety of guitar based approaches.
After shifting 80 million units across the globe, what now for Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas as his third solo LP hovers into view?
An American art dealer, a music industry mover and shaker, even the King of Thailand had a part to play in the Chills' forthcoming album.
For some, the impacts of a serious crash linger long after the incident is a distant memory, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Amid the cool electronic textures and funk grit of Kody Nielson's latest album lies a jazz underbelly. As Shane Gilchrist discovers, the Kiwi musical adventurer has gone back to the future under a new moniker, Silicon.