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Horsing around

Horsing around

Most little girls want a pony. Aged 3, Catherine Pattison was lucky enough to be given one by her grandfather. The pony was small, white, named Porridge and she loved him. Leaving home 14 years later she farewelled her four-legged friends and hasn't been back in the saddle much since.

Kings of the castle

Kings of the castle

Six60's sophomore album has again put the former Dunedin band into the charts - as well as opened international doors. But, as singer Matiu Walters tells Shane Gilchrist, the journey to this point has involved some serious soul-searching.

Learning about loss

I've written in the past about death and grief and its impact on youngsters. But, for a teenager, death is not the only loss that can bring significant grief.

High seas, high times

High seas, high times

Bill and Margaret McIndoe think more people should ''get off their butt and go adventuring''. The octogenarian Dunedin yachties talk to Bruce Munro about almost four decades of wild seas, beautiful islands and living life ''first-hand''.

Concrete statement of style

Concrete statement of style

The medium was the message for a Crawford St building, writes David Murray.

Choose an attitude

In every situation, how you react is up to you.

Here's to the Toitu

Here's to the Toitu

The rebranding of Otago Settlers Museum involved reconnecting with a prominent feature of early Dunedin.

Existential questions of humanity

Existential questions of humanity

Ha the Unclear rounds off a series off gigs around the country promoting their single Kosmonavt with two homecoming shows in Dunedin this weekend.

A chance encounter

It may have been that Jane Woodham was not the only one to step out for a celebratory bottle at the news of Margaret Thatcher's resignation.

Waste not

Waste not

An audit of our food habits shows we are throwing it away by the bucketful.

Children, listen and take heed

Over the past month I've reflected on some of the first principles of parenting. So this week, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, here are some first principles for the children.

In honour of 'a magical person'

In honour of 'a magical person'

New Zealand theatre personality Warwick Broadhead, brought to life in film-maker Florian Habicht's Rubbings From a Live Man, was a ''leader of his own cottage industry of expression'', Dudley Benson tells Shane Gilchrist.

An experience like no other

An experience like no other

Film-maker Florian Habicht likens his documentary-making experience to a fairy tale ...

Proving innocence

Proving innocence

Teina Pora's case spotlights the likelihood more potentially innocent people are locked up in our prisons. Bruce Munro talks to members of the Innocence Project who are working hard to get cases re-heard but say much more needs to be done.

A great leap forward

A great leap forward

Before endangered species can be moved to a safe haven such as Orokonui Ecosanctuary, some serious science has to be carried out. Zoology student Luke Easton is involved in a project assessing the feasibility of moving Hochstetter's frogs to Orokonui.

Talent evident in early work

Talent evident in early work

The release of the 2014 film Mr Turner, which looks at the later life and career of the great British artist J. M. W. Turner, has sparked a revived interest in and discussion around his work.

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