Tucked away in Papatowai in the Catlins, enigmatic inventor Blair Somerville has created the ultimate tribute to DIY wizardry - a collection of interactive artworks he calls the Lost Gypsy Caravan. Dunedin film-maker Joey Bania's short film Lost and Found invites viewers down the rabbit hole to experience Blair's world in all its homemade glory. Helena de Reus talks to Bania about his film, and how he came across the Lost Gypsy Caravan.
A film starring Brian Cox as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill will soon be released, one of three onscreen depictions of the statesman in the past year.
"The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Having done their homework, Dunedin duo Devine are serious about their songs, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The Imperfect Sea. Penguin Cafe. Erased Tapes CD
Slowdive’s self-titled fourth studio album comes some 22 years after its last effort, Pygmalion, following which the British pioneers of shoe-gaze promptly split.
Forty years (to the month) since The Jam released its debut album, Paul Weller continues to show his curious mix of angular restlessness and pop-rock craft.
... or, "Boy-Band Heartthrob in Decent Album Shock!".
Sarah Quigley's latest novel, The Suicide Club, again shows the New Zealand author to be adept at handling difficult topics.
Susannah Grant provides a definitive history in Windows on a Women's World: The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Despite too many characters and sub-plots, David Hair's fantasy novel, Empress of the Fall, offers somes interesting current political parallels.
All The Rivers, by Dorit Rabinyan, is a poignant portrayal of two lovers, one an Israeli, the other a Palestinian, who negotiate differences despite all odds.
A near-capacity crowd came to hear three works composed within the last century, on Saturday. The performance by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mark Taddei was exceptional and...
Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s, has died at the age of 69,
Stephen Fry recently got into a bit of bother in Ireland for being rude about God in that very eloquent Stephen Fry manner.
Say what you like about Disney, but they sure know how to milk a franchise.
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.
US pop star Ariana Grande will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of the suicide bombing at her show in the English city.
Silver Scroll-winning singer-songwriter and Weissenborn guitarist Thomas Oliver is touring Aotearoa this month in support of his sophomore album Floating In The Darkness.
Never the Sinner is a play that looks into the 1920s Chicago killing of a 14-year-old boy by two young men.Dunedin director Lewis Ablett-Kerr says there's a lot more to it than first appears.