At 3.18pm this afternoon, the moon is new. This means that for the next few days there will be little or no moonlight to interfere with stargazing.
I hope that at least least some readers got to enjoy the close conjunction between Mars and Jupiter early last Sunday.
SKY WATCH: The new year starts with a bang for stargazers in this part of the world, writes Dr Ian Griffin.
No-one knows more about Luggate than Rod and Cec Anderson.
Nom Nom owner and Earnscleugh artist Debbie Paton whips up creamy confections in her Clyde shop but says it is another sweet treat that is her guiltiest.
Jonathan Allan looks into the life of William Rigney, the man who provided the pine plaque for the unknown soul found drowned in the Clutha and was buried at Horseshoe Bend in 1865.
FreshChoice Green Island owner and long-standing community grocer John Moyle shares some of his dreams and passions with reporter John Lewis.
It is hot, the kind of hot that bakes the ground, so the heat radiates from both above and below.
In 2003, US-born Associate Prof Peter Schwartz, of the University of Otago pathology department, won the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching.
To the ancient Greeks and Romans, who lived in the northern hemisphere, the ''dog days'' of summer were so called because they occurred around the time when Sirius of the greater dog constellation appeared o rise just before the sun.
It’s time to get your groove on, so Liz Breslin has been getting the inside music-festival lore.
Long before Kiri Te Kanawa was winning bouquets, a southern songbird had the musical world at her feet, Angela Skerrett Tainui writes in this extract from Tangata Ngai Tahu, People of Ngai Tahu.
The picture presented by the dairy industry’s marketing unhelpfully glosses over some realities.
Over the next few days, extended families across the country will be gathering together for Christmas. Inevitably there will be talk about the children, grandchildren and cousins and how they’ve...
A row of Albany St dwellings stand as testament to a quiet man’s industry.
Dealing with difficult relatives can be testing during the festive season, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Top tips for a relaxing summer break from some Otago identities.
Lisa Scott reflects on a year of surprises.
The new Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, the Rt Rev Dr Steven Benford.
Fresh from a trip to Italy, artist Tyler Kennedy Stent wasted no time in getting his paints out for an unusual project: decorating a hall and its ceiling. He talks to Rebecca Fox.