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Putting names to faces

Otago Polytechnic communications and marketing staff  (from left) Kate Roff, Katie Wise and Katie Duncan are just a sample of their myriad namesakes who populate the public relations industry. Photo by Hayden Parsons. Photo by Hayden Parsons.

Could the real reason people like you be that your name suits your face? Bruce Munro takes a look at the surprising power of names to shape us and our lives.

Taking a nappa . . .

Taking a nappa . . .

This year, audiences at the iD fashion shows, held at Dunedin Railway Station over iD Dunedin Fashion Week, were treated to a new section showcasing leather from a Timaru-based leather wholesaler.

The life-saving difference

The life-saving difference What does it feel like to be in desperate need of the rescue helicopter? Alex Anfilets and Simon Broekhuizen found out last month when their kayak flipped at the mouth of the Taieri River.

Looking for Taiwan

Looking for Taiwan

''Made in Taiwan'' summarises what many Kiwis know about the subtropical island state which calls itself the Republic of China. Former Otago Daily Times reporter Joe Dodgshun got a flying taste of its rich and evolving culture in the capital, Taipei, on a stopover enroute from New Zealand.

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