Two Dunedin-founded franchises among some of the oldest in the country will share their stories in a new book.
Preparing to give birth alone in the middle of a global pandemic was one of the most terrifying ordeals Emma Whale had ever been through.
NZ's Responses to the 1916 Rising provides insights into an ignored corner of our history, writes Jim Sullivan.
The Warehouse has dropped Australian chef Pete Evans’ cookbooks after he shared Neo-Nazi symbols on his social media accounts.
An Invercargill child is one of a handful around the world picked to illustrate Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s latest book, The Ickabog.
Award-winning children’s author Kate De Goldi describes about how the Central Otago landscape and climate shaped her and her photographer husband Bruce Foster’s work during their year as artists-in-residence in Alexandra.
All but one of this year's Booker Prize finalists are debut novelists. The ODT’s fiction fiends Rob Kidd, Jessie Neilson and Trudie Bateman get their teeth into a list of ups and downs.
While he had been captain of Otago and the Highlanders, Taine Randell didn't think that one season of test rugby qualified him to lead the All Blacks. Coach John Hart wasn't convinced Randell was ready either, but he had no other option by June 1998.
Political cartoonist and satirist turned author Tom Scott is travelling across Otago to promote his new book on a World War 2 hero.
Clutha's libraries hope to become hubs providing community-wide access to technology during the next two years.
There are very few positives to come out of Covid-19 except perhaps for booksellers who are benefiting from the rise in the number of people stocking up on the written word.
Eve Poole (1924-92) was Invercargill's first female city councillor and its first female mayor. She served from 1983 until her death nine years later, having just been elected to her fourth term.
It is with mixed feelings Adventure Books owner Bill Nye is moving on to a new chapter for his business.
A tale centred on the lies a young woman tells to keep the painful truth at bay has won a Dunedin writer the 2020 Sargeson Prize.
The deeply ingrained habit of walking the city’s streets and writing poetry has been celebrated in a Dunedin Unesco City of Literature project.
Bruce Munro talks to acclaimed NZ writer Vincent O’Sullivan about the joys, insights and frustrations of writing a biographical portrait of his late friend, Ralph Hotere - one of this country’s most significant, yet private, artists.