Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sometimes major changes to a normal way of life can inspire greatness.. and the Covid 19 pandemic, and lockdown has prompted the hills to be alive with the sound of music at Careys Bay.

In a bid to help with lockdown cabin fever, opera singer Lois Johnston treated her neighbours to a special performance from her balcony on Sunday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What is claimed to be New Zealand’s most sustainable guest accommodation, opened in Glenorchy yesterday.

Camp Glenorchy, about 40 minutes drive north-west of Queenstown, offers guest facilities with net zero energy use.

Friday, May 19, 2017
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A one-time ``rock diva'' who went on to complete a masters in vocal performance at the University of Otago is counting down to the release of a new single on Spotify and iTunes today.

Her name is Molly Devine, and South Today reporter Meena Amso caught up with her during the third week of New Zealand music month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exclusive images of a new hotel development proposed for Queenstown have been revealed to the South Today.

The Crest has been designed by Arrowtown-based architect Fred Van Brandenburg to be built on land he owns along Frankton Road.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The 2017 Gibbston Food and Wine Festival was buzzing on Saturday at Queenstown's 150 year-old gardens with local musician, Miki Brown.
The musician performed at the festival among a selection of others in addition to Queenstown’s Jazz Orchestra.
The festival showcased Central Otago’s wines including Hawkshead, Gibbston Valley, Valli and Rockburn wines.
Queenstown reporter Meena Amso was there.

Monday, July 13, 2015
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A new piece of public art is telling the story of an important local animal.

The life-size sea lion sculpture commemorates the return of New Zealand sea lions to the mainland after more than 150 years.

And it's hoped it'll help raise the public profile of the endangered species.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
New street art murals added to cityscape.

A couple of new street art murals are being added to Dunedin's cityscape.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Bayfield shows off artistic talent

The artistic creativity of a group of Dunedin high school students is being shown to the public.

Bayfield High School's art department is holding its annual exhibition of student work.

And those running the show say it's a glimpse into what's going on inside the minds of senior pupils.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Artistic talent on display

The artistic genius of some Dunedin residents is on display through an annual exhibition.

It's being run by Artsenta, which brings together dozens of talented locals within the mental health community.

And the public exhibition seems to be paying off in more ways than one.

Monday, November 24, 2014
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West Harbour schools prepare for annual art week parade

Port Chalmers is a flurry of activity, as West Harbour schools prepare for their annual art week parade.

Children of all ages are set to bring to life this year's theme "Guardians of Otago Harbour".

And they're getting help from an artist in residence.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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New art exhibition brings new and stunning photography to Dunedin

A new art exhibition has brought some new and quite stunning photography to Dunedin.

Highly respected American photographer Gregory Crewdson's work captures a staged photo much like a Hollywood film set.

And with a full production crew working for each photo, the work aims to capture a dark side to contemporary America.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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25th annual Art week open

The 25th annual Otago University Students Association Art week opened its exhibition last night.

The exhibition gives first time artists an opportunity to showcase their works, as well as make some extra income while undertaking their studies.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
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New exhibition of recognised works

A new exhibition is in full swing at The Dunedin School of Art.

Ka Honoka is a collection of work by graduate students who are both nationally and internationally recognised.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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An unholy alliance explored

The Dunedin School of Art's annual symposium has gathered momentum throughout its five year history.

What started off as a local event has grown to attract national and international interest.

And this year's theme explores a relationship with art which is generally considered to be 'an unholy alliance'.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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New General Manager relishing the opportunity

A mixture of 'love' and 'chance' combined to bring the Fortune Theatre's new General Manager to Dunedin.

And Jennifer Thomson is relishing the opportunity to work in the world of professional theatre.