For a few months, every couple of years since I was 20, I follow a predictable chain of events. I get enthusiastic, or the guilt climbs to a point where I cannot ignore it anymore, and I resolve to...
Our new but second-hand dog had no idea what these two strange humans were on about, and was completely confused about the rules in this new home of hers, writes Hilary Rowley.
With everything that’s been going on in the world, Plastic Free July has snuck up on me this year, writes Gina Dempster.
Today (Sunday) marks the end of the Puaka Matariki Festival. Celebrations have been taking place across Dunedin this week with a wonderful programme of events. Before European contact, Maori looked...
Winter can be a dangerous time for youngsters and I’m not talking Covid-19. I’m talking about home-heating, which presents all kinds of risks, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
This week the postie brought me a yellow-beige book-shaped packet. And I was excited, because surely, surely it was my long-awaited copy of The Tree and the Vine, writes Liz Breslin.
It’s that time of year when I want to indulge in a mix of eating half my bodyweight in comfort food every day and sleeping for at least 18 out of every 24 hours, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
Last week’s shortcuts story prompted a lot of feedback. Some people reminisced about their youthful shortcutting across Dunedin, while others shared new discoveries from lockdown walks.
This week, as the sun sets in the northwestern sky, Jupiter rises in the southeast. You can't miss the biggest planet in the solar system. It looks like an incredibly bright yellow-white "star".
Former Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs, has been ousted as chairwoman of an Otago Regional Council divided and damned over its management of water. How did it come to this? Bruce Munro investigates.
Don’t know about you, but I’m a bit sick of old white guys at the moment (sorry Santa, but I’ll always cherish that Soda Stream), writes Lisa Scott.
Bruce Munro has compiled Dunedin’s top 10 shortcuts: a guide to the best clever, hidden, forgotten or, in some cases, barely existent paths, steps and tracks in Dunedin.
The Earth reached the high point of its orbit - our greatest distance from the sun this year - at the weekend. Astronomers call this moment aphelion, writes Ian Griffin.
Darryl Baser, a regular on the Dunedin music scene, has released his second album, appropriately titled #Secondselfie. It contains his signature combination of wit and melancholy, as well as collaborations with local artists.
Many youngsters are lapping up the return to freedom and, in particular, the return of sport. But there’ll be some who won’t seem the slightest bit interested, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.