Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Actions have consequences

That actions have consequences was, once again, tragically illustrated at the start of the month.

Korowai and the call

Korowai and the call

The welcome for visitors to an Otago Museum exhibition is a work of art in itself, Jamie Metzger writes.

Past, future converge in the studio

Past, future converge in the studio

Holly McPhee's debut album reveals the Catlins-raised singer has an ear for the past, yet she also has an eye on the future, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Embrace experience

Embrace experience

Focusing on experiences can help us reduce the size of our consumption footprint.

The thief of time

Procrastinators unite, tomorrow. In the meantime, it's probably best to get on with the task at hand. 

Our women's history

Our women's history

A major new history of New Zealand women was fired, and sustained, by surprises. Professor Barbara Brookes talks to Bruce Munro about the dramatic incomplete transformation of women's lives and the new understandings gained by looking from a different perspective. 

All loved up

All loved up

Described as the "love hormone'', oxytocin might increase empathy, but it'd pay not to spray it up your nose, writes brain-cell expert Karl Iremonger.

Unwrapping intimacy

Unwrapping intimacy

Valentine's Day might celebrate romance, but what exactly is intimacy, asks Shane Gilchrist.

Five questions with: Ben Dare

Five questions with: Ben Dare

Ben Dare is one of three Queenstown-based climbers who completed the first ascent of Mt Aspiring's (3033m) northwest face earlier this month.

Sticking it to cancer

Sticking it to cancer

A chance meeting at the dog park saved Australian theatre-maker and puppeteer Lana Schwarcz's life. She tells Rebecca Fox how much she is looking forward to coming to the Dunedin Fringe Festival. 

Matters of taste ... and smell

Matters of taste ... and smell

Rose oil is good for numerous things beginning with every letter in the alphabet, Liz Breslin writes.

A Treaty for our times

A Treaty for our times

What is the future of the Treaty of Waitangi after the apologies and economic redress? Many will be surprised to discover significant political and legal change could lie just over the horizon. But the public has nothing to fear and much to gain, those involved tell Bruce Munro.

Fete in their hands

Fete in their hands

It was a day to remember when the '60s arrived at a West Coast school fete, writes Alan Beck. 

Wrestling with the branding

Wrestling with the branding

While we furiously brand ourselves before taking to nature, it might be nature that could do with a new brand, Leigh Paterson writes.

The tale of a stoat

The tale of a stoat

Orokonui conservation manager Elton Smith tells the story of the 2015 battle against stoats at the ecosanctuary. 

Family life, or 'family-lite'?

Family life, or 'family-lite'?

Taking time to do things together as a family is important, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes. 

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