Many people know the story of how God Defend New Zealand came to be written by Dunedinite Thomas Bracken, but fewer know that it became our national anthem by accident.
For Jamie Addison, his full-face moko is not only a representation of his Maori culture, but the journey he has taken to turn his life around.
Jupiter and Saturn will be so close to each other in the sky on Monday night that they will appear as a single star to the unaided eye.
Listening and spending quality time with children this Christmas is a precious gift and costs nothing but your time.
ln the European spring of 1957, Dora de Beer was holidaying in Rome having recently arranged the shipment of a small but exciting group of Italian ceramics to Otago Museum in Dunedin.
Eating disorders are on the rise and delays in treatment are proving deadly, say those calling for action. Tom McKinlay reports.
The thing about this is that I’m thinking in bursts. I need to not think about it but there’s nothing else I can think about, writes Liz Breslin.
Let’s use the end of 2020 to hit the reset button and have a think about what’s really important to our whanau and friends, our communities, our country and our planet, writes Jan Aitken.
For people who don’t enjoy late nights, there’s a whole branch of astronomy that takes place during the day — it’s called solar astronomy.
Birds? Tick. Rabbits? Tick. White butterflies? Tick. But Hilary Rowley has finally found a cheap way to send these garden pests packing, or camping, as it turns out.
It is my last column for this year, and I would like to take the opportunity to say "Goodbye 2020, you absolute dick", writes Kate Oktay.
Coverage of cures can underplay the risks, as Covid stories have demonstrated once again, writes Pauline Norris.
When it comes to answering questions about sex, there's no danger in telling children the truth but great danger in fobbing them off, writes Ian Munro.
Brain conditions ranging from Tourette syndrome to dyslexia and autism make life complicated enough without the added burden of prejudice and exclusion. Bruce Munro talks to parents, experts and some outstanding neurodiverse individuals finding their way in an ‘‘ableist’’ world.