Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Diet will help youto combat stress

Diet will help youto combat stress

In today's busy, modern world we often experience stress.

A special ability

A special ability

JB Munro is stepping down. The former head of IHC, fundraising maestro and global disability advocate talks to Bruce Munro about the polio-victim foster child who left school without any qualifications and went on to play a pivotal role in the most significant advance in disability rights in the history of New Zealand.

Feeling a little tendon

They say there is no gain without pain. Rediscovering exercise is a pretty good way to test the theory.

Spectators must lead by example

''Give it a rest and they'll play their best'' was the catchcry of a 2001 campaign by Sport Waikato as it attempted to improve the example that adults on the sportsfield sidelines set children.

What price doing nothing?

When weighing the costs, it's important to have all the numbers.

A big cheer for the Ministry of Comfy Shoes

Sitting around the lunch table with three generations, we wondered: Is the news mostly bad or sad these days?

Dinner with Demelza

Coming face to face with Demelza Poldark capped a memorable day, writes Natalie Wilson.

Bird feeders were never like this

Bird feeders were never like this

Many people put food out for the birds in winter. But at Orokonui Ecosanctuary supplementary feeding is a more complex affair.

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.

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