Wax wraps are reducing food waste and banishing cling film from fridges and lunchboxes everywhere. Even better, you can make your own, as the crew from Wastebusters demonstrate here.
This walk injects a little summer into the middle of winter. There are beach sights and sounds and wide, walkable dunes with sandy soil, which means there’s practically no mud, writes Clare Fraser.
Being a child of maths teachers, I have been known to find solace and surety in numbers, writes Liz Breslin.
I was looking at my phone battery depleting and thought how useful it is that we can plug a phone in and recharge the battery whenever we need to. I also thought how easy it would be if we could do the same, writes Jan Aitken.
John Wilson Ocean Drive is a great place to enjoy some fresh air and a sweeping view of the ocean. But what are all those dark green mounds hugging the sand dunes and lining the road?
Astronomy compulsives sometimes get a tad upset when our day jobs mean we can’t stay up quite as late as we want, writes Ian Griffin.
Why do we make bad choices? How can we make better ones? As politicians drop like scandalised flies and we prepare to vote on a surfeit of candidates and two controversial referendums, Bruce Munro seeks electoral enlightenment.
In the world of Downton Abbey, the healthcare system was quite straightforward. In the 21st century, it's much more complex.
If ever a year has had me question who I am, where I’m headed and what I’m doing then 2020 is it, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
It's important to be sure we know why we’re saying "no" to our children and what we hope to achieve, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Some often overlooked birds are a wonderful example of our region’s diversity, writes Hamish Spencer.
"The chi inside is the same as the chi outside. There is only this chi, and we are a part of this chi."
David H. Levy knows a thing or two about comets. He has discovered or co-discovered more than a dozen of them during his comet-hunting career, writes Ian Griffin.
The advent of cars on NZ roads made law-breakers of many ordinary citizens. Historians Alex Trapeznik and Austin Gee detail the early years of the surprisingly fraught relationship Kiwi motorists had with the law.