Dunedin is going to have 4000 toy elephants to signify the 4000 tonnes of textile waste sent to the Green Island landfill every year, writes Gina Dempster.
While we are decluttering our living spaces, perhaps we should clear out some more personal ones too, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
At some level, everyone wants to know. What's it like to die? Kim Knight asks palliative care specialist Rob MacLeod.
We're heading to the colder time of the year, but there's still no reason why youngsters shouldn't spend a good part of each day outside, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
In 1916, Dunedin made international headlines when the SY Aurora, one of Ernest Shackleton's two Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (ITAE) ships, docked at Port Chalmers for repairs.
No-one thinks coal is good for the environment. So, why is a coal-heavy, national mining forum about to be held in Dunedin? Bruce Munro takes a look.
After reading the summary for the UN report on animal extinction, I got as sad and upset as the time I read the summary for the UN report on climate change, writes columnist Kate Oktay.
We must give our children a sustainable environment, favourable to human existence, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Clementine Ford's visit to Dunedin went without incident. That's if you don't count body blows to the patriarchy as incidents, Tom McKinlay writes.
You can get used to anything, so they say. Just when you've got used to the newer, larger, shinier one-way-bridge sign, it gets replaced with more roadworks, writes Liz Breslin.
How is the health system coping with increasing chronic illness, asks Pauline Norris. And how could it better meet the needs of people with multitude conditions?
For Ian Griffin, one of the joys of stargazing is observing the earth's rotation via the constantly changing positions of the stars.
Sadly for Game of Thrones fans, we don't have many medieval castles, churches and cathedrals in NZ as a background for any gothic fantasies, but we do have dark, brooding structures with pointed "spires", "turrets" and "battlements".
We’ve never had more reasons to get fit. Studies show physical activity is surprisingly beneficial to every aspect of our wellbeing, writes Bruce Munro.
Rising country singer Jenny Mitchell is backing up a new album with a tour, starting tomorrow, Tony Nielsen reports.