Immensely readable, Fiona Farrell's Decline & Fall on Savage Street speaks of lives and loss through the years.
Helen Speirs reviews a selection of the latest books for children.
A wintry New York is all kinds of cool, writes Helen Speirs.
It was the trip of a lifetime: to New York and a seat at the UN as part of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Helen Speirs continues her insider's view.
Otago Daily Times editorial executive Helen Speirs’ two weeks at the United Nations left several main impressions. She reflects on the experience.
It was the trip of a lifetime: to New York and a seat at the United Nations as part of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. ODT editorial executive Helen Speirs had an insider's view.
While the United Nations buildings stand on international territory, that did not mean delegates were immune from the machinations of United States politics.
Six Dunedin women, including Dunedin City Council chief executive Sue Bidrose, are part of a 12-strong national delegation bound for the United Nations headquarters in New York next week.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest New Zealand picture books for young children.
Helen Speirs reviews New Zealand collections for junior readers.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest international picture books for young ones.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest in picture book collections for young readers.
Helen Speirs reviews the latest New Zealand picture books for children.
Emma Neale writes convincingly about loss and the complexities of grief.
A startling debut novel by a young American writer is far more than a retelling of the Manson murders or critique of cult culture, writes books editor Helen Speirs.
American author Annie Proulx's latest offering is epic - in every way.
Laurence Fearnley's latest work is unashamedly feminist, where mother nature rules.
A detail from the war memorial window in St Andrew's Church, Cambridge (pictured), is included in To the Memory: New Zealand's War Memorials by historian Jock Phillips (Potton & Burton).
ODT books editor Helen Speirs reviews New Zealand picture books for children aged under 5.
ODT books editor Helen Speirs reviews board books for babies and toddlers.