Reviews

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 ...

Equus

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

JOHN PRINGLE

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

REVIEW

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

Review: Jenny Mitchell's debut album The Old Oak

Jenny Mitchell's debit album, The Old Oak.

REVIEW

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

Java Dance excite the senses

Wellington-based Java Dance performing The Wine Project

Drinking wine is a very fond pasttime of mine, but I've never given the process of making it much thought.

This is Us

Tasmin McMath for This is Us, Invercargill

I'm very unusual, especially around my friends. I like to eat a lot, it depends on my mood though.

This is Us

Maddy Hodges for This is Us, Invercargill

After school I like to play video games, especially Call of Duty on Playstation.

Southland boys survive again

Invercargill teacher Steve Broad.

Three Southland boys will live to sing for another day on X Factor.

Brodksy Quartet - rock stars of classical music gallery

The Brodsky Quartet's Daniel Rowland, Ian Belton, Paul Cassidy, and Jacqueline Thomas on stage at the Civic Theatre in ...

REVIEW: As an audible gasp proved last night, the best way to explain a performance by The Brodsky Quartet is simply 'wow'.

Steve Broad through to boot camp

REALLY? The X Factor is taking us for a ride.

Southlanders continue to steal the show at X Factor NZ, with another through to boot camp.

Sparrow Thieves' album a colourful ride

The Sparrow Thieves' debut album Lethargic Caffeine.

The Sparrow Thieves have really hit their straps musically.

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