Peter Dowden looks afresh at the model proposed by the University of Otago's new master plan and wonders if it is not, in fact, a retrograde step.
This book is an exemplar of the embedded deep-cover research that Nicky Hager has achieved with his books exposing the machinations of corporates and states.
No, this is not a ship-spotters guide; the title refers to the repeated plaintive request by a signaller for the mysterious tall-masted ship anchored off Oamaru harbour to reveal its name.
The Otago Regional Council's draft regional public transport plan proposes a hike in fares for many Dunedin commuters, Dunedin bus users' advocate Peter Dowden writes.
Is there a serious alternative to carbon-belching flight for the tree-hugging domestic traveller? Peter Dowden went to Auckland and back to find out.
Athletics Otago's Kids Cross Country series held at Memorial Park in Mosgiel on Sunday. Photos by Gerard O'Brien; prints available from otagoimages. co. nz
Balclutha police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed an incident in the town on Wednesday, April 4.
The subject matter of this book has been thoroughly covered in the Otago Daily Times (ODT, September 29, 2012), but it should be made clear that Shackleton's Whisky is as much about the man as his whisky.
This booklet is the third in a series on this train crash, New Zealand's second-worst (behind the Tangiwai disaster a decade later) as measured by the number of fatalities. It follows two booklets by crash victim descendant Elizabeth Coleman containing stories of people involved in the accident and the movement to erect a monument near the site.
The Warrington Surf Life Saving Club has revived a historic name by adopting Moana Rua as its official Maori title.
City councillors should be passionate about Dunedin's public transport and consider taking over its management, Peter Dowden writes.
New Zealanders love their huts, and they love the name for them: less than monosyllabic in our dialect, it leaps off the glottus so fast that no time is wasted and we can get down to real business, like lighting the fire and getting the tea on.