The star-studded judging panel for the Otago Daily Times’ prison creative-writing competition can now be revealed.
Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Otago regional representative Debbie Vercoe said about 100 pupils from seven Otago secondary schools took part in the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.
Actors (from left) Laura Cowles, Sersha Forde and Ruby Hart (all 16), all from Logan Park High School, inhabit the three witches in Macbeth during the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare...
REVIEW: It would be wonderful to see more special, sensitive productions like Up & Away, writes Barbara Frame.
REVIEW: Wanaka's week for arts aficionados launched with powerful performances from the Royal NZ Ballet celebrating two new works and from Maori collaborators addressing climate change.
Local music compilations have lost a bit of lustre in recent years, but their contribution to music can’t be understated.
Three albums into The Chills’ comeback, Martin Phillipps says he feels like he can finally relax a bit. Tom McKinlay reports.
Indiana Jones has gained a "Fleabag". Phoebe Waller-Bridge will join 78-year-old Harrison Ford for the famed archeologist’s fifth big screen outing.
Sir Dave Dobbyn's manager has blasted a "despicable" social media hoax claiming the Kiwi singing great has died.
For Otago fans of dance there is a plethora of opportunities to get your fill of contemporary movement, thanks to the Dunedin Arts Festival and the Festival of Colour.
Music is known for assisting people with dementia, so for playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski bringing the two together in their latest work to premiere in Wanaka was a given.
Landscapes are ubiquitous in NZ art; with natural beauties stretching the length of the country, there is endless inspiration for artists to depict the peaks and plains, the lakes and peninsulas, the dramatically changing seasons.
NZ opera singer Anna Leese is curator for the 2021 Dunedin Arts Festival show St Paul’s at One. She talks about her busy life as a mother, wife, artist, music teacher and part-time student.
Harvey Weinstein has asked an appeals court to throw out his conviction for sexual assault and rape and grant a new trial, saying the trial judge made errors that denied him an impartial jury.
I was less than enamoured by Peter Rabbit when it came out in 2018: it seemed like a crass insult to the memory of Beatrix Potter and the generations who had loved her stories, writes Christine Powley.
With a career-best performance from Anthony Hopkins as a dementia sufferer, The Father is a film that might sound at first like generic Oscar bait, yet it’s such an original and subversive take that any misgivings quickly melt away.