From runway to gallery

Venom Hair salon director Adrian Barclay and Hokonui Fashion Design Awards head of wardrobe Helen McCurdy have put their ...

It's the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards as you've never seen them before.

Drag race picks a queen video

From left Jonathan Brown as a Japanese drag queen, Clayton Dixon and overall winner Hamish Small as 'Queenie Galore'.

Eight Queenstown men transformed into drag queens to compete at the Queenstown Winter Festival drag race.

Race organisers 'marooned in sea of offending'

Central Otago Trotting Club president Graham Sinnamon gives evidence at a hearing for a special license for the Omakau ...

Omakau Race organisers are "marooned in a sea of offending" and could face a $20,000 fine for breaching liquor laws.

Cromwell lifestyle village fast-tracked to meet "huge" demand

Neil Bulling, co-developer of Golden View Lifestyle Village in Cromwell Central Otago. Work has started on the $60 ...

Plans to build a lifestyle village in Cromwell have been fast-tracked because of "huge" interest from people as far away as Australia.

Cromwell ambassadors to share community's legacy with visitors

Promoting pride of place in Cromwell (from left) Jacqui Rule and Fiona Boyer from the newly launched Cromwell Ambassador ...

The Cromwell community is embracing a new ambassador programme with spaces for the first two courses filling up fast.

Cultural feast fun

A Fijian singing group from Mataura performs at last year's Hokonui Culture Feast.

Cultures come together to celebrate with food and song in Gore

Shame for family still there gallery

26042016 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ.  A sculpture of Archibald Baxter a conscientious objector during The Great ...

Since the World Wars stories of heroic actions have emerged. What isn't often heard is the stories of those who objected.

Snowmen, suits and street parades video

Queenstown Winter Festival kicked off with a street parade.

Festival-goers ditched their jackets and donned their silliest costumes for the Queenstown's Winter Festival.

Poppins picks up pace

Emily Burns, as Mary Poppins, with pupils at Otatara School in Invercargill, ahead of the show's opening next month.

The cast and crew of Mary Poppins are turning up the heat ahead of their show opening in three weeks' time.

Smog report 'innovative'

Smog over Cromwell, Central Otago. Between May 1 to June 13 Cromwell had 10 high pollution days (those days when air ...

A report exploring novel ways to solve Central Otago's smog problem is "innovative".

Invercargill nabs TheatreFest final

TheatreFest and House Series co-ordinators, from left, Hannah Kennedy and Jade Gillies and Sarah McCarthy are bringing ...

Enter stage left for your chance at the theatre big time.

Aiming for the big time

Fliss Crossley-Pritchard, 16, and Mandy Smith are keen to soak up all they can from New Zealand's finest performing artists.

Twenty-six budding actors and musicians are in for an experience of a lifetime.

Hurricanes Alumni offer helping hand

The Hurricanes' inaugural coach, Frank Oliver.

"They can't all be rugby coaches and commentators", so Mike Russell decided to do something to help.

National Geographic to serve Wanaka chef to 90 countries

The Game Chef, Angelo Georgalli.

The Game Chef puts Wanaka wild food on world stage.

Sticking with the practice

James Hargest College students Dryw McArthur, 18, Devyn Fowles, 16, Cameron Hartley, 16, Finn Bodkin, 17, Reuben Brown, ...

Stick With It really had to stick with it to get a place at the Chamber Music regional final.

Youths prepare for speech competition

Te Wharekura O Arowhenua students Aaron Davis, 13, Geneva Andrews, 13,
and Shakayla Andrews, 16, are entering this ...

Don't be afraid to be different speaks volumes coming from a couple of teenagers.

Photos will inspire you to travel NZ

First light over Lake Wanaka as seen from Roys Peak.

Kiwi has been hiking and kayaking throughout the South Island to capture its awe-inspiring beauty.

Choosing to help

Stay home mum Ramari Paul, 31 volunteers with South Alive in the arts team.

She went from changing nappies to running an art gallery.

Farmer is 'Stepping Out'

Farmer Margs Hall is taking to the stage in the production Stepping Out.


'Time is right' for NZ space centre

Dr Greg Bodeker, of Bodeker Scientific in Alexandra, Central Otago.

Access to space is becoming ever easier. It's time for New Zealand to get into the game.

Recycled boards make art in Queenstown

Tess Sheerin, one of "Off-Piste" exhibition organisers, with India Shanchez's recycled snowboard art.

Exhibition focusing on the art of recycling snowboards is showing in Queenstown Arts Center from June 24.

Goldmine dust could contaminate export fruit, cost livelihoods

Kokiri Lime Company Ltd goldmine project site at Roxburgh viewed from the northern end of Mine Block B - the proposed ...

Dust damage to export crops could cost fruitgrowers their livelihood if developers of a proposed goldmine failed to mitigate against contaminants.

Highlands Motorsport Park owner takes on US Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn was one of only 100 drivers invited to compete in the 100th ...

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn is competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the United States. 

MAC wins regional Rockquest final

Mount Aspiring band Silhouette entertain the 200-strong crowd at the Central Otago regional final of Smokefreerockquest ...

Funk-rock five-piece band Kairose from Mt Aspiring College took out the Central Otago regional final of Smokefreerockquest on Friday night.

Premiere for 'unprecedented' Afghan war film

Aaron Horrell at the premiere of "Afghanistan: The Soldiers' Story".

A film that's "unprecedented for New Zealand" has had its world premiere in Southland.

A time and place: The Big Sing in Invercargill

James Hargest College choir Ancora, directed by Lesley Little, performing at the Big Sing on Thursday night.

Filing out on to the stage of the Civic Theatre, the choir members' heartbeats are thundering in their chests.

Ancora and Femme Big Sing winners

Southland Girls High School choir Sanguine, directed by Nathan Munn, performing at the Big Sing on Thursday night.

James Hargest College and Southland Girls' High School took home the three trophies at the Big Sing on Thursday.

Wanaka teen Ollie Larkin eyeing up a future in film

Wanaka filmmaker and photographer, Ollie Larkin, 16, says his favourite subjects are landscapes, action sports, and wildlife.

New Zealand Mountain Film Festival offers photography, film-making opportunities.

Final flourishing flair

James Hargest College's choir Ancora rehearses ahead of the regional finals of the Big Sing.

The Invercargill school choirs are adding the final sprinkles to their performances ahead of the Big Sing.

Central Otago lawyer to contest mayoralty

Central Otago lawyer Tim Cadogan is standing for mayor in the 2016 local body elections.

Central Otago lawyer Tim Cadogan is standing for mayor at this year's local body elections.

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