There were hits and misses among this years ‘‘Booker’s Dozen’’, not to mention a book with a 1000-page sentence. ODT fiction fanatics Rob Kidd, Jessie Neilson and Cushla McKinney scrutinise this year’s Booker Prize finalists.
Precognition is the claimed paranormal ability to predict the future — and is widely considered to be pseudoscience. Why, then, is the US psychic industry worth $2 billion a year, asks Amelia Tait.
"Mum, 'Miss Jackson' says you have to make me an elf costume for the Christmas show," writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
As the sun rises on November 12, skywatchers across NZ will view a tiny black dot transiting the face of our nearest star.That's Mercury.
Climate change denial doesn’t necessarily mean people don’t understand the science. It might just not suit them, writes David Hall.
In this extract from her new book about colonial-era businesswomen, Women Mean Business, Catherine Bishop recalls the lives of two women who found fleeting success in Dunedin: Charlotte Dawson and...
As the Government looks to tighten hate speech laws and students call for universities to silence racists, Prof Jim Flynn tells Bruce Munro why intent is more important than offence.
Anyone lucky enough to be located on the ocean side of Otago Peninsula on Monday will get marvellous views of our closest celestial neighbour, the moon, rising over the ocean.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary is home to many nationally threatened species, and now Zoe Lunniss is undertaking the task of establishing a highly endangered and rare mistletoe to help save it from the brink of extinction.
We take our modern bathroom amenities for granted these days, but you can see how innovative the facilities at Olveston were for the times.
It is often said that people with sertain personalities are predisposed to addiction. But then, a lot of things are said, writes Stephen Bright.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer'', with four sections; student poetry, student prose, staff poetry and staff prose.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here is the winner in the staff prose section.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here is the winner in the student prose section.
As part of the University of Otago's 150th celebrations it has run a new creative writing competition, "Writer''. Here are the winners of the staff poetry and student poetry sections.
The news media industry is in upheaval. Ironically, some of the best journalism is also being produced. It has important implications for democracy and demands swift action, journalism researcher Mel Bunce says.
It's reasonable, when you're away from your people and your place, for an extended amount of time, to feel a little homesick, writes Liz Breslin.