Gillian Vine wonders how roses got their names.
Food waste is an issue facing everyone and everyone can do their bit to help reduce the amount they throw in the bin.
An effort to keep bikes cycling illustrates the possibilities of a circular economy, writes Sara Walton.
A gift to a child should always be made without strings attached, in other words to show our love, appreciation or because it’s a gift-giving occasion, writes Ian Munro.
Green manure crops can continue to be dug in and the ground prepared for seed-sowing by breaking down the surface with a fork and raking it level.
Dunedin food events — Dine Dunedin and Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers — are bringing two of the country’s top chefs to the city to showcase their work alongside our local chefs.
Otago has some of the most polluted air in NZ, but the ORC has put its air quality work on hold until 2025. The council’s decision could have dire health consequences for some Otago residents, shocked and dismayed experts tell Bruce Munro.
I read once in a student handbook that North East Valley is just dog poo and old people. And it’s still true but I mention this dim memory as an endorsement of the suburb, writes Talia Marshall.
Until around the 1980s, professionals like lawyers, doctors and dentists didn’t advertise their services. Advertising was considered brash and vulgar and was against the rules of many professions.
Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
This comforting dessert is perfect for winter, with its combination of bubbling, baked fruit with fluffy scone-like dumplings sitting on top. Best served with ice cream, and plenty of it.
Cool temperatures call for warm hearty meals and it is hard to beat a good casserole. A great option is to turn a rich, meaty stew into a pie by the simple addition of a pastry top.
Inspired by the Greek god of wind (and their 1965 Mk III Zephyr), Zephyr Wines is very much a family business. The first vines were planted in 1988, and it is now moving to Bio-Gro certified organic.
Saturn is directly opposite the sun just before 6pm on Monday (August 2). Astronomers call this the moment of planetary opposition. Saturn is at its brightest because it is at its closest point to...
Kale, cabbage and cauliflowers — sauteed, shredded or baked. However you like your greens, a touch of frost makes all the difference, writes The Observer’s Nigel Slater.
Dunedin-based jewellery designer Holly Howe creates architecturally inspired pieces to last a lifetime. She tells Katie Day about her journey.