Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Growing good men

In February, New Zealand lost a champion, Celia Lashlie, who championed our young men.

Plastic not so fantastic

Plastic not so fantastic

It is hard to see the annoying but seemingly innocuous plastic packaging gleefully ripped off a new toy as a future killer. Bruce Munro takes a look at how our use of ''fantastic plastic'' is choking our planet, and asks what should be done.

Memories of Aleppo

Memories of Aleppo

For Suraya Langston the death and destruction of Syria's civil war feels very personal.

Dos and don'ts of dozes

What sort of sleep did you have last night?

Beyond Orokonui: north coast beckons

Beyond Orokonui: north coast beckons

Inspired by the Otago Natural History Trust's success at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, people north of Dunedin are now thinking ''Beyond Orokonui''. Rhys Millar reports.

Book plate tells its own tale

Book plate tells its own tale

Books in the Olveston library carry a particular book plate, telling a story of their owner, writes Jenny Longstaff.

Blowing hot air

Blowing hot air

New Zealand's commitments on greenhouse gas reduction are beginning to look a bit thin.

The corner office

The corner office

An office block built in the wake of the gold rush had a storied history, writes David Murray.

From garden to table

From garden to table

Food and books have always been part of Stephanie Alexander's life. Charmian Smith talks to the acclaimed Australian restaurateur, author and educator who will speak at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival next month.

When the time is right ...

When the time is right ...

Second chances can provide first-class outcomes, writes Sara Keen.

Designer Games

Designer Games

The uniforms for the 1974 British Commonwealth Games victory hostesses provide a lesson in fashion design, writes Gavin O'Brien.

A landscape of literature

A landscape of literature

As part of his appearance at next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, Witi Ihimaera will address the past, present and future of New Zealand literature, he tells Gillian Thomas.

Truth and its enemies

Truth and its enemies

Nick Davies is a guest speaker during next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Davies and Radio New Zealand's Carol Hirschfeld will explore questions of media impartiality and manipulation in a one-hour session on Saturday, May 9, at 6.30pm, in the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.

Not just hot air

In the past decade, New Zealanders have fallen in love with heatpumps.

War; what is it good for?

When I was young and ignorant, I thought the Great War sounded just that, great.

Waging war not the only answer

Lest we forget. A phrase that has echoed down the decades but one that needs some context.

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