Gillian Vine offers some seasonal safety tips.
Life & Style
An Auckland retail store owned by fashion designer Karen Walker is closing its doors permanently at the end of January.
The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you're coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.
Journeys near and far are never complete without a sketchbook in hand for Lake Hawea artist Renee Walden.
Fashion writer Katie Day shares her top five tips to sustainably revitalise your wardrobe this summer season.
Here are the works from around the world that stood out for books editor Rob Kidd and the ODT’s army of reviewers.
Dunedin folk singer Nadia Reid has shared a new music video to go with her latest single ahead of an album next month.
Since moving to New Zealand, I have always tried to sneak in something astronomical on my birthday, writes Ian Griffin.
The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in the Antarctic has stunned scientists diving under the ice to set up environmental monitoring sites.
Want to know the best places to go and best things to do all around the world right now? Then Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 has plenty of advice.
A fortnight after her husband left her for his personal trainer, Petra took up running. She told herself it was nothing to do with Carter or his parting words.
Summer finds her admiration of Fin’s ‘‘water magic’’ may be misplaced in the conclusion of Paper Butterflies by Kura Carpenter.
As the long school holidays draw to an end, Summer is left wondering if Fin even knows she exists in the first part of Paper Butterflies, by Kura Carpenter.
The stage is set at the Regent Theatre for Merryn's performance - but will she go on? We find out in part one of Lara M. Hewn's short story Invisible Ink.
Former North Otago woman Rebecca Clayton is a key figure in marketing for a company in England. Hayden Meikle tracks her down for a chat.
An altercation with a drunk couple at the Regent book sale could be the opportunity Merryn needs to deal with the Jackal in the conclusion of Invisible Ink by Lara M. Hewn.