Behind my desk, pinned to the louvre blinds, are six badges heralding the seven ages of rock.
Hot on the heels of Kamasi Washington's cosmos-spanning, genre defying epic, Heaven & Earth, comes an album from Dunedin of no less ambition.
Otago was a key piece of casting for Dustin Feneley's first feature-length film, writes Tom Mckinlay.
Back in the heady post-punk days of New Zealand music, bands affected a little mockney and did their best with the three chords they knew to sound like they were from somewhere else.
Melting ice caps, floods, droughts . . . concerned? As the clock ticks down on the Government's Zero Carbon Bill consultation, now's the time to let them know, writes Tom McKinlay.
Two main methods of controlling greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, using price signals, are being debated in NZ; carbon "fee and dividend" or "cap-and-trade" using an emissions trading scheme.
The Wise Response Society - a coalition of academics, engineers, lawyers, artists, sports people and others - believes the target in the Zero Carbon Bill must be to reduce net emissions across all greenhouse gases to zero by 2050.
Wakatipu folk songstress Holly Arrowsmith may have left the district, but her songs are still singing its praises, writes Tom McKinlay.
Children’s author Andy Griffiths has been blowing children’s minds now for decades. He'll be in Dunedin next month for the Writers & Readers Festival.
When a shocking episode happens, it is rarely the case that only those immediately involved are implicated. A new Dunedin play charts the ripples of responsibility, writes Tom McKinlay.
We're beset on all sides: climate change, the sixth mass extinction, rampaging inequality and Facebook, just for a start. What is the way forward? Prof Niki Harre shares some thoughts with Tom McKinlay.
The Weekend Mix has a new poetry editor, Diane Brown. She gives Tom McKinlay some pointers on the artform.
Reuse crusader Bernadette Casey is bringing a renewed focus on footprints to iD Fashion, writes Tom McKinlay.
Vincent O'Sullivan's new novel puts New Zealand back on the map, if not at the centre of the action, writes Tom McKinlay.
Somehow, the moving images on a cinema screen make us laugh and cry, and duck for cover. A visiting professor tells Tom McKinlay why.
The Mueller Hut Route is a step up, writes Tom McKinlay.
There is more than one story behind Tyler Kennedy Stent’s first solo exhibition, writes Tom McKinlay.
A world-first citizen science project launched this week aims to speed the shift to electric vehicles and charge-up our efforts to tackle climate change, reports Tom McKinlay.
A community garden on the Taieri is growing vegetables, nurturing young people and promoting resilience.
Liv Bambery is planting cabbages with Annika Korsten, neatly spaced and cosseted in a layer of mulch: the cabbages that is.