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Little rays of sunshine

After a week at home with the flu (the real sort, the doctor said), we'd tried most things.

Passion project

Passion project

A work in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection puts an old story through a modern filter.

Photography 101: Night vision

Photography 101: Night vision

You don't need an expensive editing program to take creative night-time photographs. A manual setting on your digital camera and a decent tripod opens up a world of possibilities where you can experiment endlessly until you have an image you are happy with, writes Stephen Jaquiery.

Time to look at how we get around?

Time to look at how we get around?

It might be time we got around to looking at how we get around.

Becoming a little more well rounded

Becoming a little more well rounded

You, too, can get on a roll by smoothing out the bumps.

Blues coach

Blues coach

One in five New Zealand adolescents or teens will suffer from a depressive disorder by the time they're 18. So let's do something about it, says John Kirwan, who discusses parental concerns and the importance of "stepping up'' with Shane Gilchrist.

Lighting a fire

Lighting a fire

Charities are profiting from liaisons with tomorrow's financiers, lawyers and doctors. It is a surprising revolution, begun in Dunedin, which is already starting to spread nationwide. Bruce Munro takes a look at Ignite Consultants.

Students adopt a new 'ism'

Students adopt a new 'ism'

A new ''ism'' seems to be taking hold among university youth.

Tuatara tale a tell-all

Tuatara tale a tell-all

The tuatara may be regarded as a national treasure but don't call it a living fossil, biologist Alison Cree tells Shane Gilchrist.

Lights, camera, paper

Lights, camera, paper

The difficulty I have in writing this story is in not knowing where to start.

A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down Memory Lane

Writer and Otago Daily Times ''Memory Lane'' columnist Gordon Parry has decided to pull up stumps after nearly 70 years in the public eye. Philip Somerville reports on a ''thorough gentleman'' who believes you should play with a straight bat.

A rough guide to pulling your weight

A rough guide to pulling your weight

On average, seven people a year are killed and 45 seriously injured in crashes involving a passenger or light commercial vehicle towing a trailer (including caravans, as well as boat, horse and garden trailers). David Thomson shares his tips for avoiding becoming a towing statistic, and for completing a towing journey with the minimum of fuss and bother.

US motorhome design tweaked for NZ use

US motorhome design tweaked for NZ use

Hawea's Steve Rumore has plans to compact the campers he used to build on a grand scale in the United States into smaller, slide-on versions that can fit on either a ute deck or trailer.

Time to get the veges in for summer

Time to get the veges in for summer

Vegetable sowing time has arrived. Gillian Vine suggests some to start with.

Never dull getting the message across

Never dull getting the message across

Name: Alena Lynch (48) Job: Waitaki District Council communications adviser

Clay soil no reason for garden despair

Clay soil no reason for garden despair

When you move to a new property, as a gardener, one thing that is often on your mind is, ''What is the soil like?''.

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