SKY WATCH: The moon's orbit is not perfectly circular. This means that sometimes our closest celestial neighbour is closer than any other.
Belgian drum and bass producer and musician Boris Daenen, AKA Netsky, is performing at Ori ‘19, this Thursday.
Pauline Duthie, principal of Christchurch Girls High School, takes up the role of principal at Dunedin's Columba College next month.
In ancient Greece it took a special artist to portray the goddess of sex, Aphrodite, as a fully naked female, writes Robert Hannah.
Families are preparing for the big move - teens off to tertiary study or work in another town. Parenting columnist Ian Munro shares some thoughts on what can be a tough time.
Caring is so essential it's almost invisible. Looking at our past reveals how wide-reaching and significant caring is, historian Barbara Brookes says. It also poses questions about how careless we're becoming, writes Bruce Munro.
My delightful sister-in-law number two has just had her first baby, and we have all been looking forward to his arrival, writes Kate Oktay.
I often tell people to be careful with their "self-talk" and I've received some puzzled looks in response, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
For many people, deleting their Facebook accounts sounds a lot like living a carbon-neutral life, recycling all your waste or going hardcore vegan: a nice idea, and probably the morally right thing...
A new study from Stanford and NYU found that deleting your Facebook account causes ‘‘small but significant improvements in wellbeing’’, writes Luke O’Neil.
Disputes over estates, fracturing family relationships, are likely to become more common. But a bigger problem is the hidden way inheritances fracture society, a NZ wealth and inequality researcher says.
They've been back at school for a week or so now. How's it been trying to find out how the new year is shaping up, asks parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Once upon a time, I was at one of those meetings where people do that icebreaker chat that goes - Tell us a secret about yourself. This was my big reveal: I love watching Next Top Model, writes LIz Breslin.
The origin of Dunedin's Skid Row is lost in time, Sarah Gallagher and Ian Chapman write in the edited extract from Scarfie Flats of Dunedin.
For the first part of this year, Sky Watch columnist Ian Griffin will be spending four nights per month at the University of Canterbury's Mount John Observatory above Lake Tekapo.
Steven Johnson, the author of Everything Bad Is Good for You, talks to Andrew Anthony about his new book, and why decision-making is a creative process.
What we eat and how much we eat is threatening both our health and that of the planet writes Sean Connelly.