Bruce Munro takes Aaron Hawkins for a ride to find out what makes the mayor-elect tick and get a feel for what it will be like living in Dunedin under his youthful leadership.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the importance of youngsters getting an early start with their reading. They're more likely to become lifetime readers and not struggle with their reading later,...
Money has historically been understood to mean coins and banknotes used as a medium of exchange for goods and services. In our present world this definition still applies, although electronic ...
Established 50 years ago to end New Zealand sporting contact with apartheid South Africa, the Halt All Racist Tours movement (Hart) became one of the country’s more influential protest groups. Hart...
Turns out there is much room for improvement in my appreciation of one of Poland's proud culinary/cultural traditions. Mushrooms. (Much room. See what I did there!?), writes columnist Liz Breslin....
John Hunter was New Zealand’s most feted female impersonator in the late 1940s and early ’50s, writes Chris Brickell in this extract from Queer Objects.
There were hits and misses among this years ‘‘Booker’s Dozen’’, not to mention a book with a 1000-page sentence. ODT fiction fanatics Rob Kidd, Jessie Neilson and Cushla McKinney scrutinise this year’s Booker Prize finalists.
Precognition is the claimed paranormal ability to predict the future — and is widely considered to be pseudoscience. Why, then, is the US psychic industry worth $2 billion a year, asks Amelia Tait.
"Mum, 'Miss Jackson' says you have to make me an elf costume for the Christmas show," writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
As the sun rises on November 12, skywatchers across NZ will view a tiny black dot transiting the face of our nearest star.That's Mercury.
Climate change denial doesn’t necessarily mean people don’t understand the science. It might just not suit them, writes David Hall.
In this extract from her new book about colonial-era businesswomen, Women Mean Business, Catherine Bishop recalls the lives of two women who found fleeting success in Dunedin: Charlotte Dawson and...
As the Government looks to tighten hate speech laws and students call for universities to silence racists, Prof Jim Flynn tells Bruce Munro why intent is more important than offence.
Anyone lucky enough to be located on the ocean side of Otago Peninsula on Monday will get marvellous views of our closest celestial neighbour, the moon, rising over the ocean.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary is home to many nationally threatened species, and now Zoe Lunniss is undertaking the task of establishing a highly endangered and rare mistletoe to help save it from the brink of extinction.
We take our modern bathroom amenities for granted these days, but you can see how innovative the facilities at Olveston were for the times.
It is often said that people with sertain personalities are predisposed to addiction. But then, a lot of things are said, writes Stephen Bright.