Since moving to New Zealand, I have always tried to sneak in something astronomical on my birthday, writes Ian Griffin.
Bruce Munro talks to Dunedin neighbours on either side of the entrenched wealth and poverty divide and asks whether anyone wants to see it change.
Where are they now? The ODT takes a look to see what the 2009 recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act award have been doing since leaving high school.
For a teenager, Christmas can be a case of "let me have my presents and then let me outta here", writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Anna Yeoman's experiences helping in an endangered skink project in Central Otago led to reflections on the exciting but vulnerable status of current lizard work in New Zealand.
Many people get given a pair of binoculars or a telescope as a Christmas gift. After the excitement of looking at the moon, it can sometimes be hard to figure out what to look at next.
Commissioners Yvonne and Andy Westrupp head up the Salvation Army territory that covers New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
Because I am a bad person, I go overboard with Christmas celebrations, in the hopes that I will make a clear point to my small daughter that my own holiday celebrations are much more fun than my...
It was 20 years ago today ... well, sort of. Hayden Meikle first had a game review published in the Otago Daily Times on October 19, 1999. Twenty years later, he remains a player.
Fraser Thompson talks to Nadia Reid about her third album, touring overseas and coming home to Port Chalmers.
Dame Louise Henderson was born in Paris at the beginning of La Belle Epoch (The Golden Age) at the turn of the 20th-century.
RNZ's Noelle McCarthy talks to explorer and film-maker James Cameron about the challenges and opportunities of climate change, and the role of a plant-based diet. AUDIO
At 5.19pm on Sunday, December 22, the sun reaches the southernmost point in its apparent annual journey around the sky.