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Despite best intentions (and a successful career in other fields), it was somewhat inevitable that Dunedin-born Andrea Hotere, daughter of award-winning poet Cilla McQueen and one of the country’s most significant artists, the late Ralph Hotere, ended up writing a novel about art.
The first in a series of extracts from gorgeous new gardening tome Secret Gardens of Aotearoa, we travel to Central Otago’s lake district to see the magic Ali Soper has worked on a very special 113-year-old former sheep station.
Fifty years ago this year, Witi Ihimaera published his debut novel, Tangi, the first novel by a Māori author. Tom McKinlay caught up with the celebrated writer on the eve of his visit to Dunedin for the city’s Readers & Writers Festival.
Having lived in the North Island for seven years, Alby Hailes, winner of television reality show The Great Kiwi Bake Off and author of new cookbook Good Vibes, is enjoying being back in Dunedin and taking it easier for a change.
Described by Billboard magazine as “one of the most exciting pop voices to emerge from New Zealand in the past five years,” this month critically acclaimed artist Em Walker brings her talent back to Ōtautahi for her first hometown performance in five years.
Having recently resided at the historic Robert Lord cottage as this year’s University of Otago Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence Fellow, Ruth Paul will be returning south this month as part of the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.
This is probably my favourite dish in the book. It just speaks volumes to me of New Zealand on many levels. It’s a dish made with one of our most precious seasonal delicacies, but served in such a humble, no-fuss sort of manner. A similar version of this dish would have been eaten hundreds of thousands of times on the riverside or in baches and cribs up and down the country, ever since we figured out how to catch these slippery, mysterious little fish.
Kiwi chef Al Brown muses on his passion for baches (that’s cribs to you down south) and shares some favourite recipes from the new edition of his much-loved cookbook Eat Up New Zealand.
It wasn’t until Julia Atkinson-Dunn purchased a house in Christchurch that the former interior design pro nervously turned her hand to gardening. Fast-forward a few years and Julia has just released her third tome celebrating the joys of gardening, which “aims to fill in the practical basics needed by beginners while providing inspiration and support for gardeners as they continue to grow in confidence”.
Award-winning artist and former McCahon House resident Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss draws on both the land – often literally – and sea in her latest work, now showing at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Southland’s fashion capital has crowned a new queen for 2023 – Dunedin-based Molly Marsh, whose covetable designs were inspired by a tennis court in her hometown of Ettrick.
Based on a North Otago sheep and beef farm, Philippa Cameron is sharing her unique brand of high country home cooking with the world via social media – and now a deliciously charming new cookbook.
Created by Kiwi taco king and queen Otis and Sarah Frizzell of The Lucky Taco food truck and company, 03 samples some spicy little recipes fresh from the colourful foodie duo’s delicious new book.
On a recent visit to see friends and family in the South Island, renowned British architect/interior designer Ben Pentreath granted 03 an exclusive interview over lunch at historic Christchurch homestead Mona Vale.
From mood-enhancing homeware and joy-inducing objects to playful accessories and attire, here’s what the 03 team are coveting this month.
On the eve of the much-feted release of the 30th anniversary restoration of her pivotal 1993 film Bread and Roses at the New Zealand International Film Festival, 03 caught up with filmmaker Gaylene Preston to talk childhoods on the West Coast, golden years in Golden Bay and the urgent importance of saving our cinematic history.
Fabulous foodie and brilliant baker Michelle Morfett celebrates her very first cookbook (and shares some mouth-watering morning tea recipes with 03!).
Founder/designer of cult Kiwi fashion brand Jimmy D, James Dobson travels the south several times a year on sales trips, showcasing his latest collections to his stockists around the island – so he’s something of an expert on where to stay, shop, eat and imbibe.
Sixty kilometres inland from Oamaru, the small rural community of Kurow is a somewhat surprising spot to find a fabulous frock shop – but for Jess Beachen it’s the perfect place to pursue her fashion (and foodie) dreams.
A trip to Stewart Island first planted the spores of Liv Sisson’s passion – now the Christchurch-based writer/forager/foodie with a penchant for colourfully painted nails is sharing her love of the (not so) humble mushroom with the world via a fun new book about fungi.
The inimitable, magical, multiple-award-winning musician Bic Runga sways our way this month while taking much-cherished 11-time platinum album Beautiful Collision on a 20th anniversary celebration tour.
Talking Riccarton Mall, sausage dogs, South Island must-visits and alpaca parties with Christchurch-raised funnyman Chris Parker.
Aotearoa pop-star Jason Parker talks his highly anticipated new EP How To Be Lonely, writing Capital P Pop music, and what inspired his new tracks.
Ōtautahi-based artist Deep Water Creek talks his beautiful new single ‘Bucket Spider’, writing his upcoming album, and performing live in Christchurch.
Living in the South Island for nearly a decade has given US-born social media influencer and passionate nature lover Liz Carlson – founder of one of the biggest and most widely read independent travel blogs in the world – a fresh perspective, a sense of belonging… And an obsession with houseplants.
Whether you’re planning to attend race day events or just want to capture the vibe in your new-season wardrobe, seasoned pro Mary Outram gives us her hot tips.
Christchurch local Bridget Williams is an ex-lawyer, entrepreneur and change-maker who uses beads and "a bit of paint" to bring about sustainable and positive change.
Christchurch sisters Margo and Rosa Flanagan’s passion for plant-based food sees them releasing their latest cookbook this month with the biggest print run of any New Zealand book its publishers Allen & Unwin have done to date.
Pop powerhouse PRINS talks her new electro-pop EP, living in Ōtautahi Christchurch and sharing empowering music.
Running for 72 hours is no small feat, but a group of passionate lads are doing exactly that to make a change in the mental health of men throughout Aotearoa.
Young Christchurch talent Gabby Sanders has taken out the top title in a prestigious trans-Tasman culinary battle for her triple gold winning dishes.
Award-winning indie-folk artist Mel Parsons talks her hot new album 'SLOW BURN', being a part of the Lyttelton music scene, and her upcoming nationwide tour.
Students away from home can easily become overwhelmed and isolated, but Tania Beckworth’s Christchurch-based charity Adopt a Student is helping change that.
Award-winning New Zealand artist Reb Fountain talks taking the stage in her childhood hometown with her album 'IRIS'.
Aotearoa’s musical history will be revived on stage at New Zealand Opera’s ‘Call of the Huia’ performance, rediscovering the musical treasures of the past.
Christchurch local Three Boys Brewery have been awarded the Champion New Zealand Exhibitor award at the 2022 New Zealand Beer Awards.
Moving house is no easy task, so imagine packing up a museum. Canterbury Museum staff members are starting that process, setting up to move 2.3 million historical treasures to allow for a major museum redevelopment. 
Known for his beautiful and haunting sound, here Lyttelton musician Ben Woods discusses his latest album, Dispeller.
South Islanders can once again enjoy a convenient meal option full of New Zealand-grown veggies while also helping Kiwis in need, with the return of a very special soup.
Playing since 2001, this year RDU’s Saturday morning show Hauswerk turns 21. A good excuse for a party, RDU, Flux and City Nights is putting on an event to celebrate. Style talked to co-host John Ussher about what the milestone means to him.
One of New Zealand’s most loved and familiar food industry faces, Annabelle White has been a foodie fixture since first appearing on our screens in 1989. A guest chef at this year’s Food Show, we caught up with the popular cooking personality.
James Smith, aka the Tattooed Butcher, has over a decade of experience as an award-winning butcher and passionate foodie. Here he shares some sharp staples for food preparation, his go-to meals to really impress, and plenty […]
Sir John Kirwan is hitting the road for a great cause, driving an estimated 2,100km across the country to raise his goal of $1M for the mental health of kids in Aotearoa.
The It kids of local linen and knitwear, Hej Hej are hitting Christchurch with a very special two-day-only pop up this July 22-23. We caught up with co-founders Alice and Kiki to get all the goss.
Dunedin-raised musician Anthonie Tonnon talks the art of songwriting, his passion for public transport and the perks of having a professional stylist as a partner.
Rising music star BLAKE has released a new empowering anthem that is beautifully vulnerable and equally powerful titled You Don’t Decide. Style talked to BLAKE about the song, her favourite spots in Queenstown, living in the UK and plans for a potential tour later this year.
New Zealand music legends The Black Seeds have released their seventh studio album LOVE & FIRE, full of tracks that showcase their lyrical talent, layered with funk and soul that make it perfect for performing on stage on their upcoming tour.
Jackie van Beek is no stranger to the big screen, but writing and starring in her latest film Nude Tuesday was uncharted territory for the writer and film star. Style had a behind-the-scenes look at how she found speaking in gibberish, and filming completely naked on a New Zealand mountain.
Alternative rock band Asta Rangu has released their debut album 'ENTRTNMNT' with eight songs showcasing their lyrical talent and themes of progress and connection.
Christchurch songstress LOVETA is lighting up dancefloors with her new single ‘More Than Fun’ which brings an energy reminiscent of the 70’s with a soulful, nu-disco-inspired melody.
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