Otago Daily Times: Magazine

Colour, pattern front and centre

Colour, pattern front and centre

Op art pulses from a wall at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, writes Lucy Hammonds.

Time to get it sorted

Time to get it sorted

Mingling is better suited to social occasions than recycling collections, writes Gina Dempster.

Pop went the culture

Pop went the culture

Author Jon Savage says 1966 was full of "noise and tumult'', as he explores that year's pop cultural revolution 50 years on. He talks to Gavin Bertram.

Putting autumn on the plate

Putting autumn on the plate

Hotel St Moritz Queenstown is well known among locals as the place to enjoy excellent cocktails and superb food, all the while enjoying beautiful views of Queenstown Bay.

Swaddled in that warm fluorescent glow

Swaddled in that warm fluorescent glow

Liz Breslin finds some good things about working in an office.

Minding the gap

Minding  the gap

It's not until something is gone that you truly miss it, writes Natalie Yule Yeoman. 

Steal a march on dishonesty

Steal a march on dishonesty

It pays to reward your child for honesty, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes. 

Conch and conscience (+ video)

Conch and conscience (+ video)

Passionate, prolific and private, award-winning poet David Eggleton clearly enjoys acts of subversion, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Testing our ethics

Testing our ethics

The University of Otago's planned $50 million animal research centre has poured fresh fuel on the growing debate about animal welfare. BRUCE MUNRO asks what science do we still need animal testing for? He also explores whether we know enough to make an informed decision.

Tackling the guilt

Tackling the guilt

The majority of us want to do the best for our kids, and it's when we think we've failed in some way that the guilt can set in, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

Stepping out

Stepping out

The most popular recreational pursuit in New Zealand, walking offers many benefits. Shane Gilchrist puts one foot in front of the other. 

Five questions with: Marcel Lucont

Five questions with: Marcel Lucont

Alexis Dubus, AKA French provocateur Marcel Lucont, is taking part in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2degrees Comedy Convoy.

Things are stink and getting stinker

Things are stink and getting stinker

The robots haven't yet taken over, but the heartless seem to be in power, Lisa Scott writes.

Surviving Shackleton

Surviving Shackleton

An adventure to commemorate Ernest Shackleton's remarkable feat of Antarctic survival 100 years ago turned up lessons that resonate still today, writes Tom MacTavish.

Tricks of the trade

Tricks of the trade

Magic, manipulation and misdirection are the ingredients in the mysterious mix of a touring play, Tom McKinlay writes. 

For the greater good

For the greater good

For more than half a century, Barbara Sutherland (76) has given barely a thought to the animals subjected to experiments in order to keep her healthy all these years.

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