Otago Daily Times: Magazine

The corner office

The corner office

An office block built in the wake of the gold rush had a storied history, writes David Murray.

From garden to table

From garden to table

Food and books have always been part of Stephanie Alexander's life. Charmian Smith talks to the acclaimed Australian restaurateur, author and educator who will speak at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival next month.

Not just hot air

In the past decade, New Zealanders have fallen in love with heatpumps.

When the time is right ...

When the time is right ...

Second chances can provide first-class outcomes, writes Sara Keen.

Truth and it's enemies

Truth and it's enemies

Nick Davies is a guest speaker during next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Davies and Radio New Zealand's Carol Hirschfeld will explore questions of media impartiality and manipulation in a one-hour session on Saturday, May 9, at 6.30pm, in the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.

Designer Games

Designer Games

The uniforms for the 1974 British Commonwealth Games victory hostesses provide a lesson in fashion design, writes Gavin O'Brien.

A landscape of literature

A landscape of literature

As part of his appearance at next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, Witi Ihimaera will address the past, present and future of New Zealand literature, he tells Gillian Thomas.

War; what is it good for?

When I was young and ignorant, I thought the Great War sounded just that, great.

Waging war not the only answer

Lest we forget. A phrase that has echoed down the decades but one that needs some context.

The art of bouncing back

We're all going to get knocked over from time to time. The trick is to get back up.

Computer use and posture

Not too long ago parents might have worried about how their children sat or lay when they were reading and whether they were straining their eyes in low light. Probably needlessly in the main.

The data detectives

The data detectives

Police are using big data to stop crime before it happens. The aim is to make New Zealand the safest country on Earth, writes Bruce Munro. But at what cost?

Out there and waiting for you

Out there and waiting for you

Collecting rare bugs can be child's play, writes Ellen Sima, for Otago Museum.

The boy from Bluff

The boy from Bluff

The story of Sir Clifford Skeggs is one of a self-made man afraid of neither risk nor hard work. The former Dunedin mayor discusses public office, oysters and his varied endeavours with Shane Gilchrist.

Anzac in the spotlight

Anzac in the spotlight

Award-winning playwright Dave Armstrong has not one but two productions at Wanaka's Festival of Colour. And both ask plenty of questions, writes Shane Gilchrist.

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.

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