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Phil Newbury

Artist puts different spin on glass

Invercargill artist Phil Newbury works with glass in a different way to others.

Show Me Shorts heads south

Best of film fest for Alexandra, Stewart Island

New Zealand's annual celebration of small, but perfectly formed, cinema is making some southern stops.

Festival nets world-class choir

Choir that performs at Denmark royal functions adds a Wanaka concert to their NZ tour.

Three years of going without

Life without 'madness' of a bottle a day

Everything we believe about booze is utter bullshit, a top-selling author about sobriety told Central Otago crowds.

Jump to it

Waihopai School group scores spot in regionals

A troupe of rootin' tootin' dancers from Waihopai School has roped its way into this year's jump jam regionals.

Showtime for the Rolling Stones

It takes two Boeing 747, packed to their wing tips, to bring rock 'n' roll royalty to town.

Pete's Dragon coming to NZ

Scenery and screen incentives have lured another big budget production - the remake of Disney classic Pete's Dragon - to New Zealand.

Azalea hits back at Eminem's rape lyrics

The ebola song that doesn't suck

Just another young-adult film

the maze runner MOVIE REVIEW: Maze Runner is yet another young adult book made into a film and I'm over it.

Ninja Turtles on steroids still lots of fun

MOVIE REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is completely silly but so much fun.

A slam-dunk hayride to Hitsville

Comic book noir only

Has an edge adults will enjoy

MOVIE REVIEW: The first words to come out of my 5-year-old niece's mouth after watching The Boxtrolls were "it was amazing", and that it was.

Scavenger that does us all a favour

Black-billed seagull Here is a bird that is both a predator and a scavenger. It's the black-backed gull commonly known as the "black-back".

Fan of the tree fuchsia

There is an unusual feature to one of our most valuable native trees, the tree fuchsia.

Snowstorm cost lives of 17 goldminers

Educators compete for green awards

Spring chicks for dotterel

This banded dotterel appears to have three legs. There's an important reason for this. The photograph was taken on a cold windy day at the beach high-tide zone.

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