Otago Daily Times: Magazine

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.

Hormones: a lot to answer for

It's those hormones again, wriggling around causing great discomfort and stirring trouble. Teenager is spoiling for a fight.

Partners with the past

Partners with the past

The Trans Pacific Partnership already looks like standing up for our right to continue smoking. It might also champion our right to keep burning fossil fuels.

New beginnnings

New beginnnings

Forget a chunk of what you think you know about how Maori got to New Zealand. Bruce Munro talks to Prof Atholl Anderson about his startling conclusion that the first colonists were exiles with no way of returning home.

The truth behind the conspiracy theory

The truth behind the conspiracy theory

I do like a good conspiracy theory. Who really killed JFK? Who shot JR? Questions that keep you hanging on the edge of your seat until the next series or the newest wave of evidence/fabrication come into play.

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.

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