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Five questions with: Leanne Mash

Five questions with: Leanne Mash

Leanne Mash, the chief executive of the Central Otago District Council, shares some of her likes and dislikes. 

A labour of long gestation

A labour of long gestation

Andrea Bosshard's latest effort, The Great Maiden's Blush might explore big themes, yet the Kiwi film-maker is not interested in making big statements, Shane Gilchrist writes. 

Quantifying the risks

Quantifying the risks

We have been warned about climate change. Now it's over to us, Colin Campbell Hunt writes.

Avowed and affirmed

Avowed and affirmed

Collection items at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum tell a tale of love that conquered all in gold-rush Otago.

Travels and transience

Travels and transience

Scottish artist Jen Smith's first Dunedin exhibition documents not only her travels but also the kindness of strangers, writes Shane Gilchrist.

High hopes for exhibition spaces

High hopes for exhibition spaces

Robert Piggott opened his gallery earlier this month after spending the preceding six months renovating the Jetty St premises, which comprises two exhibition spaces along with a printmaking and painting studio at the rear.

Speaking your mind and other just causes

Speaking your mind and other just causes

This is not the Olympics, so perhaps we should speak without having to qualify, Liz Breslin writes.

Comparisons upsetting

Comparisons upsetting

It's important to allow children to be who they are and not to compare them, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

Hats off to Mrs Dreaver the draper

Hats off to Mrs Dreaver the draper

From the 1870s to the 1950s, the enterprising Dreaver family made George St their place of business, David Murray writes.

In the grip of addiction

In the grip of addiction

Pornography addiction is still controversial, but it is undeniable for those living within its destructive reach. Bruce Munro talks to a sex therapist about this rapidly escalating problem and presents the stories of two Otago people burnt by porn in different ways. 

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

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