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The Chills - In from the cold

The Chills - In from the cold

Almost 20 years since the Chills' last studio album, another has been completed. It's called Silver Bullets and it puts to rest a few of Martin Phillipps' demons, writes Shane Gilchrist.

More heavenly pop from the Chills

More heavenly pop from the Chills

An American art dealer, a music industry mover and shaker, even the King of Thailand had a part to play in the Chills' forthcoming album.

Restoration work on a major scale

Restoration work on a major scale

After a year of planning and two months of work, the refurbished music room at Larnach Castle recently reopened to the public. Kim Dungey looks inside.

High in the hills

High in the hills

The decision, on a whim, to visit Mt Cook Village, proved to be inspired, writes Alina Suchanski.

Saving the whales

Saving the whales

The opportunity to show compassion towards a desperate creature made for a remarkable day, writes Andrea Crawford.

'It's just not going to be the same'

'It's just not going to be the same'

Nikita Strange's family is living with loss, reports Allison Beckham.

The full impact

The full impact

The death of Nakita Strange, when a ute and a car full of young people collided at a Dunedin intersection, made headlines last month.

The long road back

The long road back

For some, the impacts of a serious crash linger long after the incident is a distant memory, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Magic makes the world go round

Magic makes the world go round

In which writer Lisa Scott experiences both kinds of people.

An attack of denial

An attack of denial

A heart attack is the sort of event that will not be denied, writes Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara.

Reclaiming summer

Reclaiming summer

Hard work is paying off for Christine O'Connor, who writes that exercise is now just a normal part of her day.

Respect key to grandchildren

Respect key to grandchildren

As parenting columnist Ian Munro writes, keeping your mouth shut and your ears open can do wonders for your grandchildren and their parents.

Technically advanced

Technically advanced

As the Otago Daily Times prepares to celebrate this year's Class Act awards next week, Kim Dungey catches up with some former recipients and finds their lives are seamlessly integrated with the digital universe. 

All the elements

All the elements

Amid the cool electronic textures and funk grit of Kody Nielson's latest album lies a jazz underbelly. As Shane Gilchrist discovers, the Kiwi musical adventurer has gone back to the future under a new moniker, Silicon. 

Cool heads over global warming

Cool heads over global warming

Time is short but it is still possible to avoid a climate crisis, according to two new books, one each from either side of the Tasman. Tom McKinlay reports.

Shaping your wellbeing

Shaping your wellbeing

Mindfulness can provide benefits for our daily lives, writes life coach Jan Aitken.

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