Museums also value the slightly absurd, writes Henry Buckenham.
Orokonui’s breeding takahe pair have a couple of new feathers in their caps, Jeanne Hutchison writes.
As an important anniversary looms for science, Dr Adam Rutherford looks at how the study of genetics has been warped for political ends.
INTERACTIVE: As New Zealand celebrates Matariki as a public holiday for the first time this week find out some of the traditional knowledge around the constellation and its place in Southern traditions.
City Rise is not really a suburb, it is a little city within a city. And it comes alive at night when the sifters emerge from their rickety flats and head down the hill to a gig at The Crown Hotel.
To mark World Environment Day, Dunedin released The Heat is On: Young Writers on the Climate Crisis, a free digital anthology of creative writing. Here we republish two works.
For most of my adult life, exercise was an ordeal. Even mild workouts felt gruelling and I left the gym in a fouler mood than when I’d arrived, writes David Robson.
As hopes fade for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon, a new documentary tells the story of another life and death struggle for the environment.
Last week, I was sent from Christchurch a photograph of the grass-eating caterpillar of a recently introduced Australian moth. This is the blood-spotted noctuid moth Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta ...
Working at Wastebusters, I am a big advocate for repair and making things last. Some may say I have probably taken it a bit too far at times, writes Gina Dempster.
The merest hint of an aurora compels me to fill my car with cameras and head out into the night, writes Ian Griffin.
I’m getting used to the morning commute, but I will say the old bed-to-dining-table-in-Uggs route did have a certain ease and simplicity, writes Lisa Scott.
Disk Den is more than just Dunedin’s longest surviving music album retailer. Hing and Noni Chin reflect on 45 years in the music store game and generations of customers tell Bruce Munro why it's an international institution.
A Hollywood movie about an attempt to fool Hitler features Rear-Admiral John Godfrey, whom many say is the real-life inspiration behind James Bond spy boss "M". Godfrey's granddaughter, a Dunedin local, reveals what parts the new film gets right and what it has wrong.