The Rev Ken Baker is secretary of the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group. This Wednesday is World Religion Day.
Pam Jones puts herself in the hands of a bayou pro as she heads upriver among snakes and ’gators.
A plastics campaigner from Australia is peeling back the layers surrounding our use of straws, wrappers and containers, Gina Dempster writes.
Lock up your eyeliner. After a 30-year break, The Mockers have re-formed for a national tour. Shane Gilchrist discusses projects old and new with guitarist Brett Adams.
This week, Ian Munro discusses being a parent in the "information-age".
The faces in a couple of portraits at Toitu are part of a larger story, writes Peter Read.
From banal jokes about bodily functions, to Kermit the Frog darkly reimagined, the culture of the meme nonetheless carries significant cultural cachet, writes Shane Gilchrist.
When there is nothing to do, but nothing, writes Liz Breslin.
Got a weekend to spare? A budding do-it-yourself type? Summer Times, in conjunction with Mitre 10, shows you how to build a fence.
In our series of cycle journeys close to home, John Fridd leads the way from the Gardens Corner to Mt Cargill and back again.
Got a weekend to spare? A budding do-it-yourself type? Summer Times, in conjunction with Mitre 10, shows you how to build a deck.
In the final of a three-part series of cycle journeys close to home, John Fridd leads the way from Milton to Chrystalls Beach, Bull Creek and back again.
Invercargill is gearing up to host the world shearing and woolhandling championships next month. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae catches up with local lad Nathan Stratford, who will represent New Zealand in front of a hometown crowd.
Emeritus professor Jim Flynn is an overachiever. In his celebrated career at the University of Otago he has uncovered the massive inter-generational IQ gains now known worldwide as the Flynn Effect.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's final choice in his 13 essential works of non-fiction is Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch.
The newsprint in a newspaper might have fulfilled its destiny, yet spare a thought for the stuff that has missed its chance to help make headlines, writes Shawn McAvinue.
The road to becoming a top sheep and beef farmer in the deep South as a woman in the 1970s and ’80s wasn’t easy for Shirley Johnstone.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's 12th choice on his essential works of non-fiction is Awakenings by Oliver Sacks.
The Great New Zealand Pub Crawl showcases some of the country’s best and least-known pubs, including the Waihao Forks Hotel.
Manapouri Motels and Holiday Park is celebrating its 45th anniversary under the management of the Nicholson family, who came to New Zealand from the US.