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Under starry skies

Under starry skies

For Jenny Longstaff, heading into the unknown was the best thing she could have done.

The problem with animals is their people

The problem with animals is their people

If we could talk to the animals they would tell us we are horribly cruel, Lisa Scott writes.

Five questions with: David Ellison

Five questions with: David Ellison

David Ellison (79), a retired schoolteacher and Malaya war veteran, is upoko (chief) of Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki, at Karitane. 

The fog of war

The fog of war

A century after the New Zealand Government declared April 25 a holiday in recognition of the dead of Gallipoli, we are still coming to grips with the campaign, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Bedtime: getting them settled

Bedtime: getting them settled

Parenting columnist Ian Munro with some tips on getting children to bed.

Achieving nothing at all

Achieving nothing at all

In a fast-paced world, 10 minutes of going slow can put things in perspective, Jan Aitken writes

Upcycling honesty

Upcycling honesty

People putting out their recycling have a right to know where it will end up, Gina Dempster writes.

A taxing problem

A taxing problem

The Panama Papers have pulled the scab off festering anger about growing wealth inequities. Is it time for the return of death taxes? Bruce Munro investigates.

A question of values

A question of values

Far from the bear pits of New Zealand politics, young New Zealander Max Harris is thinking about how we might do it better. Tom McKinlay reports.

A bit of a circus

A bit of a circus

Just how did a "beautifully spotted leopard'' come to be in the possession of Otago Museum? Rosi Crane explains.

Plugging electrics

Plugging electrics

Electric cars are alive, kicking and about to spark a revolution, says a visiting US advocate. Tom McKinlay talks to Chelsea Sexton, among others.

In a signature style

In a signature style

How do you know whether the art you are buying is a worthless fake or an overlooked masterpiece? Bruce Munro asks the question as he goes from art novice to shrewd investor, and back again.

Saving our seas

Saving our seas

What we do not know about our marine environment is as compelling a reason for establishing marine protection areas as what we do know, marine scientist Dr Chris Hepburn says. But first, real buy-in from the public is needed, environment lawyer Maree Baker-Galloway tells Bruce Munro. 

Five questions with: Anna Hughes

Five questions with: Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes, of Dunedin, is acting regional co-ordinator of Enviroschools.

40 years on, still straining to open doors

40 years on, still straining to open doors

The Donald. He loves the women. Though you wouldn't think it. Because he's not actually all about them as people. More as arm candy. Or property. But where's the harm, right?, Liz Breslin asks.

Handling a teen pregnancy

Handling a teen pregnancy

While some things change, and quite dramatically over the decades, some things, such as human nature, are timeless. There are just variations on a theme, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

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