Finding a gegenschein has become the astronomical equivalent of seeing a fairy tern, writes Ian Griffin.
Our breast screening system has limits that those using it might be best to know, Elspeth McLean reports.
What Hordur Torfason learnt as a young man fighting personal discrimination, he applied to the whole of Iceland in the wake of the GFC, and now offers to anyone looking to foment change, writes Bruce Munro.
Many of us rely on our phones for everything from rousing us in the morning to staving off boredom. But there are always ways to break the habit, writes Alex Hearn.
Dunedin teacher Natalie Yeoman's breast cancer, missed on two routine breast screens, was incurable by the time she was diagnosed. But that's not all that went wrong
Parents who take the Russian roulette approach to vaccination are extremely selfish. It's not just the wellbeing of their own youngsters at risk, it's also the wellbeing of the community, says Ian Munro.
Two weekends ago, I attended the first conference in New Zealand on "Compassion in Healthcare", writes life coach Jan Aitken.
The moon is new on Friday just before 10pm which means that we're entering prime time for stargazing.
Neuroscientist Gina Rippon says asking whether your brain is male or female is the wrong question, Genevieve Fox writes.
Kai Tahu kaumatua Sir Tipene O'Regan is one of a panel of Festival of Colour speakers addressing New Zealand's freshwater crisis on Tuesday.
Natalie Yeoman is mystified by the failure of a senior Southern District Health Board radiologist to apologise to her.
Sidney Ignatius Joseph Wolf was said to be the most talented musician in Dunedin in the early years of the 20th century.
A friend offered me tickets to the iD-whatever-it-was the other week. Why would she do that? She has seen me dressing, writes columnist Kate Oktay.
New Zealand needs to add its voice to the call for an international treaty on plastic pollution, Trisia Farrelly writes.
In our sexualised society the emphasis is pretty much always on pleasure rather than consequences and relationships, writes Ian Munro.