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Marc Ellis is a bit of a scarfie. Having left Dunedin some fifteen years ago, he’s still living the dream. This week, he is returning to his roots to release his much-awaited book – Good Fullas: a Guide to Kiwi Blokes. In anticipation of this auspicious occasion, I spoke to him last week about pranks, his … Continue reading



Forget the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games are where it’s at (or for this year at least). Kicking off in October in Delhi, India, one of those representing New Zealand is Otago’s own Alison Shanks. A budding ball sports star by trade, Shanks made the switch to cycling a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. … Continue reading



A Geography and Economics graduate from the University of Otago, Andy Boyens is currently in Austria preparing for the upcoming Football World Cup in South Africa. The tallest defender in the squad, he has a wealth of experience having played professionally in the States for the last few years. I spoke to him early one … Continue reading



Straight back from a win over the Brumbies on the weekend, Adam Thomson’s season is really just beginning. With two more games to play in Australia (at the time this interview went to press), the provincial season and the All Black tours still to come, it is sure to be a long year. However, this … Continue reading



Zumba is taking the world and Dunedin by storm. Over the last few months classes around the city have grown on a daily basis. As part of OUSA Healthy Living week, I spoke to one of the Zumba instructors to find out just what was so special about the latin-inspired global fitness fad that is … Continue reading