Empathy deficit is prolonging a war on drugs we lost long ago. That's the message from those demanding a better response to the harm caused by Kiwis' increasing drug use, writes Bruce Munro.
Steve Hall is the principal of Wakatipu High School and rode the length of the South Island earlier this year.
A new book sheds light on the build-up to Ed Hillary’s Everest conquest. Out of a legend’s shadow step two mountaineers worthy of attention, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The pen might be mightier, but it’s also mighty difficult to hang on to, Liz Breslin writes.
Times may have changed, but the need by children for a grandparent in their lives hasn’t, writes Ian Munro.
Douglas MacDiarmid’s Creatures Entangled VIII is full of the promise of sunshine and surf, writes Lucy Hammonds.
Despite reservations, Otago Daily Times bureau chief Mark Price takes his career in journalism to a whole new level.
Science has come to the party with some useful hard data on understanding our emotions, life coach Jan Aitken writes.
One person’s junk is another person’s science-fiction fantasy, Gina Dempster writes.
A Dunedin School of Art symposium ponders art as a powerful agent of change for the future, writes Shane Gilchrist.
There’s no question that we feel better when we practise kindness - but so do the recipient and those around, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
While lots of days are pretty special, there is one that really sticks in Ross Johnston’s brain.
We must all do our bit for democracy but sometimes it's hard to get enthused, says Lisa Scott.
Whatever age, it's important to remember to have some fun with your kids, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Jenny Longstaff writes of pampered pets and "pugs".
Electric vehicles could one day help to reduce "peak demand" for electricity, Scott Wills writes.
A national conference about the learning difference dyscalculia is being held for the first time to help spread awareness and discuss strategies.
"They say music can alter moods and talk to you." Well, Eminem says that in Sing for the Moment. And I believe it to be true, writes Liz Breslin.
Guy Masterson is not a household name in New Zealand but in much of the Western world he is a legend in theatre and a master of solo performance.
The contemporary artwork of Kirstin Carlin is being showcased alongside that of Frances Hodgkins at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.