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Five questions with: John Bradley

Five questions with: John Bradley

John Bradley has hung up his rain gauge after 40 years without missing a day. Without fail, the 78-year-old former deputy principal at Balaclava school took rain gauge readings and provided wind and cloud information for the MetService from January 1, 1976 to December 31, 2015. 

Back to school no fun for bullied

Back to school no fun for bullied

School will shortly be back, and there will be many children who won't be looking forward to it, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.

Uneasy vision of future

Uneasy vision of future

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery favourite spoke to the realities of 1970s New Zealand, writes Lauren Gutsell.

Otago students immune to politically incorrect malady

Otago students immune to politically incorrect malady

It's that time of year again. When the tarseal winces and lounge suites start looking nervous, Lisa Scott writes.

Overcome fear to make 2016 your year

Overcome fear to make 2016 your year

After having boldly decided on some goals/intentions to work towards achieving this year, it's not uncommon to get the speed wobbles and start to doubt whether or not you can really achieve what you want to, life coach Jan Aitken writes.

Five questions with: John Bradley

Five questions with: John Bradley

John Bradley has hung up his rain gauge after 40 years without missing a day. Without fail, the former deputy principal at Balaclava school took rain gauge readings and provided wind and cloud informtion for the Met Service every day from January 1, 1976 to December 31, 2015. Mr Bradley and his wife are retiring to Mosgiel.

Bucking the trend

Bucking the trend

Youth at risk of long-term welfare dependency is still our number one social issue, say those at the coalface. But Otago has found a way to significantly buck the trend, writes Bruce Munro.

Guided by the past

Guided by the past

For thousands of years Pacific peoples navigated double-hulled voyaging canoes over the ocean. Those skills and that knowledge has been rediscovered and are alive and well in Hawkes Bay, Charmian Smith discovers.

Surprise trip for wedding super

Surprise trip for wedding super

There's nothing like being there.

Making use of experience

Making use of experience

What do you get when you combine more than 20 years working in sales, marketing and management with a strong desire to formalise such experience?

Riding the irrational rainbow

Riding the irrational rainbow

The holidays have demonstrated that the cult of individual expression and benefit is not the bringer of peace, Liz Breslin writes.

Change merits contemplation

Change merits contemplation

Before you even begin scanning the situations vacant section, it would pay to examine your own fine print to find out what's really creating that itch for change.

New Tricks

New Tricks

Another school year looms. Yet, as Shane Gilchrist discovers, education isn't limited to the young.

Getting them off the sofa

Getting them off the sofa

Now is a great time of the year to get the children into some form of physical activity outside the home, perhaps even something a bit physically challenging, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.

Five questions with: Aaron Burgess

Five questions with: Aaron Burgess

Former Otago rugby player and future policeman  Aaron Burgess, of Dunedin, won high praise last week for saving a woman swept out to sea by a rip at Tomahawk Beach.  

Weird news stories of 2015

Weird news stories of 2015

From zombie cats and crime-fighting alligators to mysterious lights in the sky, 2015 was a long and strange year, according to The Lineup.

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