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Conch and conscience (+ video)

Conch and conscience (+ video)

Passionate, prolific and private, award-winning poet David Eggleton clearly enjoys acts of subversion, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Testing our ethics

Testing our ethics

The University of Otago's planned $50 million animal research centre has poured fresh fuel on the growing debate about animal welfare. BRUCE MUNRO asks what science do we still need animal testing for? He also explores whether we know enough to make an informed decision.

Tackling the guilt

Tackling the guilt

The majority of us want to do the best for our kids, and it's when we think we've failed in some way that the guilt can set in, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

Stepping out

Stepping out

The most popular recreational pursuit in New Zealand, walking offers many benefits. Shane Gilchrist puts one foot in front of the other. 

Five questions with: Marcel Lucont

Five questions with: Marcel Lucont

Alexis Dubus, AKA French provocateur Marcel Lucont, is taking part in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2degrees Comedy Convoy.

Things are stink and getting stinker

Things are stink and getting stinker

The robots haven't yet taken over, but the heartless seem to be in power, Lisa Scott writes.

Surviving Shackleton

Surviving Shackleton

An adventure to commemorate Ernest Shackleton's remarkable feat of Antarctic survival 100 years ago turned up lessons that resonate still today, writes Tom MacTavish.

Tricks of the trade

Tricks of the trade

Magic, manipulation and misdirection are the ingredients in the mysterious mix of a touring play, Tom McKinlay writes. 

For the greater good

For the greater good

For more than half a century, Barbara Sutherland (76) has given barely a thought to the animals subjected to experiments in order to keep her healthy all these years.

A shared concern for animal welfare

A shared concern for animal welfare

We should be talking about the pigs that were shot in the head in the name of science, Dr Mike King says.

Reaping autumn's promise

Reaping autumn's promise

Best days can seem too fleeting but there's comfort that they will come again, writes Annika Korsten. 

Dog days

Dog days

Walking the dog can lead to greater wellbeing, Shane Gilchrist writes.

To be yourself

To be yourself

Being someone else doesn't work for superstars, or, in fact, anyone at all, writes Jan Aitken.

Taking turns to share the road

Taking turns to share the road

It might be time to reassess the connection between owning a car and getting around, Debbie Hopkins writes.

Falling on the Western Front

Falling on the Western Front

One hundred years ago, men from Otago were taking positions on the Western Front, writes Seán Brosnahan.

Light from the edges

Light from the edges

Shane Gilchrist discusses a new exhibition with a pair of emerging artists who take the concept of reflection to a deeper level.

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