Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Magic makes the world go round

Magic makes the world go round

In which writer Lisa Scott experiences both kinds of people.

An attack of denial

An attack of denial

A heart attack is the sort of event that will not be denied, writes Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara.

Reclaiming summer

Reclaiming summer

Hard work is paying off for Christine O'Connor, who writes that exercise is now just a normal part of her day.

Respect key to grandchildren

Respect key to grandchildren

As parenting columnist Ian Munro writes, keeping your mouth shut and your ears open can do wonders for your grandchildren and their parents.

Technically advanced

Technically advanced

As the Otago Daily Times prepares to celebrate this year's Class Act awards next week, Kim Dungey catches up with some former recipients and finds their lives are seamlessly integrated with the digital universe. 

All the elements

All the elements

Amid the cool electronic textures and funk grit of Kody Nielson's latest album lies a jazz underbelly. As Shane Gilchrist discovers, the Kiwi musical adventurer has gone back to the future under a new moniker, Silicon. 

Cool heads over global warming

Cool heads over global warming

Time is short but it is still possible to avoid a climate crisis, according to two new books, one each from either side of the Tasman. Tom McKinlay reports.

Shaping your wellbeing

Shaping your wellbeing

Mindfulness can provide benefits for our daily lives, writes life coach Jan Aitken.

History exposed

History exposed

With a simple snap of a shutter, moments in New Zealand history have been captured.

Here and gone

Here and gone

The spot where an early Dunedin building once stood is part of the story being told in this year's Dunedin Heritage Festival, 1865 Dunedin, as Ann Barsby reports.

Leaving the Sellotape in the drawer

Leaving the Sellotape in the drawer

If largesse is any part of good manners, let's have more of it, writes Liz Breslin

An unlikely murderer

An unlikely murderer

Dunedin playwright and actor Simon O'Connor has taken on a grisly role, that of a browbeaten husband who snaps with bizarre results. He tells Rebecca Fox about playing a real-life murderer.

Words starting with Gee

Words starting with Gee

Since Anthony Alpers' first life of Katherine Mansfield in 1953, excellent literary biographies have been a feature of New Zealand writing.

Making up for lost ground

Making up for lost ground

Turns out a bender of an evening once in a while, followed by ridiculous amounts of doing nothing for the remainder of the weekend, can actually be a motivator when it comes to exercise, Christine O'Connor finds.

Modelling calm problem-solving

Modelling calm problem-solving

For too many people, violence is part of their way of life, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.

Machine Gunners

Machine Gunners

Unexpected tension exists in New Zealand over killer robots. Kiwis are at the forefront of artificial intelligence, they lead the global anti-killer robot campaign and they are being accused of dragging the chain on the issue, all at the same time, writes Bruce Munro.

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