Strassman, a comic for all personalities

David Strassman performed his new show iTedE in Invercargill on Tuesday.

When, within the first 10 minutes of a show, the comedian has managed to insult most of the crowd, but still have them laughing, you know it is going to be a great show.

Passion ignites in latest ballet offering

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose.

The dancers' passion and chemistry was alight in the company's performances of Roland Petit's L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

A deadly serious game - Review

It's the final throw of the dice for Cleopatra (Anna Goble) and Iras (Rachel Hawkes) in 'Games and Thrones', the 17th ...

Otepuni Gardens played host to 'Games and Thrones', the 2017 edition of Shakespeare in the Park.

An emotional journey



Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey are featured in this scene from DreamWorks Pictures' ...

It's a flicker of an ear, a stamp of a hoof and the toss of a head that brings Joey to life.

'Hilarious' show a success

Elvis well and truly took to the stage in That's Life.

That's Life

Oz goes to the dogs

The Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz.

Toto the real-life dog stole the show, and everyone's hearts, at The Wizard of Oz.

Are you ready to rumble?

Pro-wrestler Powerhouse T-Rex slams Will Power into the ground while 'Hooligan' Marcus Kool watches from the corner of ...

Southland Pro-wrestler Powerhouse T-Rex is out for revenge. 

Marimba and percussion duo to perform

Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta are touring New Zealand.


Friday a 'bluebird' day to ski

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 18: Byron Raubenheimer of New Zealand competes in the Snowboard Cross Adaptive Standing Men ...

To ski or not to ski? Here's your snow report for Friday.

Review: Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli Tribute

Although I am an 80's kid, I have always had a very soft spot for music of the 60's and 70's, and adore many of the musical stylings of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons so I jumped at the chance to review Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Clarinettist is bliss

Clarinetist Julian Bliss.

Review: Clarinesttist Julian Bliss and the NZTrio mesmerised audiences during their Invercargill concert.

Practically perfect in every way

Grace Doherty (Jane Banks), Emily Burns (Mary Poppins), Korbyn Simpson (Michael Banks), and Nick Purdie (Bert) perform ...

I'm a little bit in love. His name is Bert. He's a chimney sweep.

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.

Review: Arts festival sets bar high

Duck, Death and the Tulip is more than what the title might suggest.

Arts reporter Briar Babington reviews the Southland Festival of the Arts.

Roll up, roll up

The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away.

 Review: The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away.

Review: Fool to Cry

Fool To Cry cast Nigel Edwards as Warren, Travis Oudhoff as Ryan, Hannah McLeod as Helen and Victoria Mills as Janice.

You'd be a fool to miss the latest from Repertory House in Invercargill.

Review: Equus utterly compelling

The cast of Invercargill Repertory Society's production of Equus, front from left, Matthew Fleck and Dryw McArthur; back ...


Review: Twelfth Night

Travis Oudhoff (back) and Dryw McArthur rehearse for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night.

Simple stage props belie wonderful performances in Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.

A night with Nigella

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson visits Invercargill.

Everyone went home happy after their date with Nigella Lawson, writes Chris Chilton.

Saturday Night Fever to hit West Otago

A scene from the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever" with John Travolta.

Saturday Night Fever is coming to Tapanui.

Michelle Beck shoots for stars

Michelle Beck, Fight For Her

Michelle Beck's country music career hits the ground running.

John Pringle sings from the heart

John Pringle's Long Time Coming


Ticking all the boxes

Az, Daz and Shaz in their campervan.

Show opens in West Otago on Thursday night.

Growers pull out all the stops

Winton Garden Club president Helen Newcombe looks at magnolia blooms at the 33rd Spring Flower Show at the Winton ...

Daffodil growers pulled out all the stops to make the Winton Spring Flower Show.

CLiK spellbinding in concert

CLiK - The Ensemble 
From left: Edward King, John Chen and Natalie Lin


Hairspray hits the right notes

Invercargill woman Rachael Scott as Tracy Turnblad, the lead in Gore Musical Theatre's production of Hairspray.

It's a dazzling show with a big, big heart, awash with colour, corny comedy and catchy, 60-style bubblegum pop and r'n'b tunes.

Helen Henderson's lost debut album London released 35 years later

Helen Henderson's album London


Review: Jenny Mitchell's debut album The Old Oak

Jenny Mitchell's debit album, The Old Oak.


Climber releases Going Up Is Easy

Lake Hawea climber and author Lydia Bradey.

Wanaka climber Lydia Bradey's book is "a balance of laughter, humour and epic adventure".

Queenstown's newest hotspot gallery

Ainsley Thompson in the kitchen

If you're planning a trip to Queenstown this winter, put the Sherwood on your hit list

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