One of my favourite stargazing locations is Hoopers Inlet on the Otago Peninsula, writes Ian Griffin.
Every Saturday night as thousands of New Zealanders hold their Lotto tickets in eager anticipation of becoming overnight millionaires, few would realise they are part of a tradition that goes back...
As another Waitangi Day looms, one of the country’s foremost chroniclers of the Treaty’s history finds cause for optimism. Dame Claudia Orange tells Tom McKinlay why she hopes change will be good for everyone.
The long, warm days of summer give us more opportunity to enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors. Star reporter Jessica Wilson enjoys the Outram Glen to Lee Stream walk.
When it comes to pocket money, It’s important to be clear about its purpose, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There’s a stretch of road leaving Wanaka where if you look to the left you see small square boxes floating on the lake, and to the right you see THIS IS A WORK SAFE WORK SITE FOR SALE, writes Liz Breslin.
The moon reaches the first quarter just after 10am on Thursday, which means our closest celestial neighbour will be relatively high in the northwestern sky at sunset.
Bruce Munro recently had hip replacement surgery. He details his experience, the disgraceful waiting list for elective surgery and asks why the public health system allows so many people to languish.
In 1996 it was a brave new world. Professional rugby had arrived in New Zealand and a new competition was about to begin. Sports editor Steve Hepburn looks back at the first Highlanders and how the season panned out.
Christchurch writer Jonathan Allan delves into a mystery from the tumultuous days of the Otago gold rush and uncovers a tale of police incompetence, mistaken identity, and — murder!
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says he was so busy in 2020 he barely had time to think about Covid.
Fiordland National Park is still one of the remotest places on the planet. So if someone were to wander off and get lost or injured, it would be easy to disappear. John Lewis takes a look at some of those who never came back.