Six60's sophomore album has again put the former Dunedin band into the charts - as well as opened international doors. But, as singer Matiu Walters tells Shane Gilchrist, the journey to this point has involved some serious soul-searching.
There are more than a few stories beneath the hoods of the three rare cars parked in a workshop out the back of a house in the small Central Otago town of Ophir.
New Zealand theatre personality Warwick Broadhead, brought to life in film-maker Florian Habicht's Rubbings From a Live Man, was a ''leader of his own cottage industry of expression'', Dudley Benson tells Shane Gilchrist.
A one-woman comedy boasting undoubtedly the longest name of any show at this year's Dunedin Fringe Festival mixes equal measures of light and dark, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Former Dunedin songwriter Anthonie Tonnon has found a fresh voice for his latest album, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A rare Bugatti bought for 475 and kept in a workshop in Ophir is now insured for $1 million. Shane Gilchrist reports.
Legislative changes combined with insurance implications following the Canterbury earthquakes have altered the landscape of the real estate game in Dunedin - and for the better. Shane Gilchrist goes house hunting.
As bells and buzzers signal the switch from summer holidays to school, the jump into rules and routines can be a big one for children and parents alike. Shane Gilchrist seeks some advice.
Australian performer Raymond Crowe's large bag of tricks is likely to generate laughs and gasps in equal measure, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Foreigner founder Mick Jones says the secret to success in the music business is to keep a song simple and sincere. As the veteran rock guitarist prepares for a concert at Gibbston Valley next weekend, he discusses hooks and honesty with Shane Gilchrist.
Combine copper cladding and plenty of schist, mix it with local expertise and the result is an award-winning Central Otago home, writes Shane Gilchrist.
For better or verse, the winners have been chosen in this year's Robert Burns Poetry Competition, Shane Gilchrist reports.
As the holiday season draws to a close, the city traffic thickening like the post-Christmas midriff, it's important to make some plans about life, be they big or small, writes Shane Gilchrist.
If it transpired that your level of debt wouldn't be paid off until after you retired, well, then we'd have to do somethingAndrew MacKenzieAs another year of battling the bills looms, sorting the finances seems a good idea, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Singer, writer, broadcaster, long-distance solo sailor... Andrew Fagan clearly likes to roam.
Otago Daily Times reporters search their playlists to find some of their favourite songs for summer activities.
A University of Otago Summer School programme turns an educated ear to the evocative art of radio plays, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As Mt Aspiring National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, two Otago men claim it was actually a surveyor's mistake that first put the mountain on the map, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Scottish folk band Breabach might brandish not one but two sets of bagpipes, yet double bass player James Lindsay says the quintet offers moments of quieter contemplation amid the clamour.
Having released a clutch of EPs on which they displayed a flair for deconstructing classic songs (such as Toto's mega hit, Africa) and reassembling them in their own quirky way.