Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Handling bad habits with care

We all have bad habits. Our spouses usually helpfully let us know about ours. But it's our children's bad habits that tend to worry us more.

Taking the mimi

That clever piece of graphic design might communicate more than was intended, writes Leigh Paterson.

Back to nature

Cosy it may be indoors, but even at this time of year, a dose of outdoors is powerful medicine.

Potted history

Potted history

A jar at Otago Museum has more than one story to tell, writes Moira White.

The wreckages of history

The wreckages of history

New Zealand's myriad decaying shipwrecks hold many secrets. Bruce Munro asks whether our neglected and potentially history-making maritime heritage needs to be better researched and protected.

Colour is central

Colour is central

Central Otago artist Nigel Wilson might live in a place celebrated for its wide skies, but he doesn't actually like to paint them, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Literally for books

Literally for books

The building that housed a storied Dunedin bookshop has survived several chapters.

A glass apart

A glass apart

It's clear what makes for good glass recycling.

Zipping along and feeling virtuous

Zipping along and feeling virtuous

The signs are all good that returning to the gym is beginning to pay dividends.

Marlon Williams hitting the right notes

Marlon Williams hitting the right notes

Melbourne-based Kiwi country boy Marlon Williams is in the ''eye of the storm'', a whirlwind existence that has him performing in Europe one month, Canada the next. Back in New Zealand for a tour that includes a one-off Dunedin show tomorrow, he found time to chat to Shane Gilchrist.

Smart travel ideas are getting about

It's exciting times for transport.

A good yarn

A good yarn

Needle and wool enthusiast and business owner Morag McKenzie tells Bruce Munro that knitting has become an entertaining and social creature.

Nutting out the nutrition

They say you are what you eat. And it may be there's something in that.

A taste of Wellie

A taste of Wellie

Our capital city is beamed into our homes most nights as our politicians argue and bicker, and we might visit for business or the odd concert or sports event. But what else does Wellington have to offer? Rebecca Fox finds out.

All is not well

All is not well

The axe fell on the Southern District Health Board this week, its board members and chairman dismissed because of the organisation's financial troubles, and replaced by a commissioner, Dunedin legal consultant Kathy Grant. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at how things got to this point.

Physical contact part of bonding

We have become very careful, even wary, about touching children.

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