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The lessons of consequences

March provided some interesting stories in the media on the parenting front and, surprisingly, international celebrities seem to do better than us ordinary folk.

Carrying on after loss

One in four pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. But you don't think it will be yours, writes Sasha Turner.

'A very bright shining star'

'A very bright shining star'

It appears 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year Guy Ryan has bridged the gap between looming failure and soaring success.

The obvious question is, how?

Some things just don't add up

There are those who say maths is boring. But most of us know the truth. Maths is like oxygen: important and inescapable, lurking.

Singing Pukekura's praises

Singing Pukekura's praises

A visit from the UK made for a special day at the Royal Albatross Centre, writes Hoani Langsbury.

A friend in need

A friend in need

Following Tropical Cyclone Pam's devastation of Vanuatu, Dunedin Red Cross worker Douglas Clark joined the relief effort. Here he describes a day in the life of a disaster response delegate.

Change agent

Change agent

It has already been a big year for Guy Ryan, the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year. What a contrast to the bleakness he felt just 12 months ago, writes Bruce Munro.

Choose your attitude wisely

My last column about attitude being a choice (''Choose your Attitude'' The Weekend Mix, March 22, 2015) prompted a lot of positive discussion and feedback.

High anxiety

Worrying appropriately about real concerns helps keep us safe, but too much fear can ruin people's lives. Kim Dungey investigates.

Looking back, going forward

Looking back, going forward

New Zealand Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan has a new collection of verse, some of which is old, vintage even, writes Shane Gilchrist.

In search of a cause

In search of a cause

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in New Zealand but their diagnosis is still based on symptom checklists with no biological markers to diagnose specific causes. A Dunedin research team hopes to change that.

A rising sense of panic

Nobody likes to be sick or to be near someone who is about to throw up. But for some people, vomiting is so terrifying, it causes intense panic. Kim Dungey reports.

Driven to consider the past

Driven to consider the past

Vintage motoring does not have to be about cars at all. Clare Gleeson explains.

Orokonui always on his mind

Orokonui always on his mind

Dr Bastian Egeter is about to return to his Irish homeland, with a new PhD from the University of Otago. His contribution to Orokonui Ecosanctuary during his time in Dunedin has been wide-ranging, and his departure is regretted by all who have worked with him. Here he reflects on the part Orokonui has played in his own development.

A great day out with Dad

A great day out with Dad

Sometimes you can't beat a walk in the bush, writes Janet Sim Elder.

Such simple complexity

Such simple complexity

The symbol chosen to represent the British Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch in 1974 is commonly regarded as a high-water mark in New Zealand communication design, and an enduring ''icon'' of popular New Zealand culture.

It was designed by Wellington art director Colin Simon in response to a nationwide competition that was limited to professional designers.

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