In July last year I wrote a Plant Life article on the stunning smoke bush Cotinus ‘Grace’. It’s a cross between the European smoke bush Cotinus coggygria and the American form, Cotinus obovatus.
Life & Style
Think global, sure. But when it comes to acting local, you can’t get more local than the vege patch, writes Ben Elms.
What do do this week: potato crops can be harvested before the tops have died right away from the plants.
Nurseries have changed over the years, as Gillian Vine learns from a man who spent more than half a century in the industry.
With so much on offer in the garden over the warmer months, it’s easy to run up a surplus of all manner of fruit and vege, chef Bevan Smith writes.
Otago chefs have held their own in a national competition to see who can cook red meat the best, finds Rebecca Fox.
Longevity has become a topic of interest with many researchers exploring areas around the world that have unusually high concentrations of centenarians. These are called "Blue Zones", the most...
There are a large number of factors that affect the way a wine tastes and the particular site, or vineyard, is high among them, reviewer Mark Henderson writes.
It is always good to have a dessert that you know you can make in a few minutes anytime of the year. Today, I’m using apricots, but almost any fruit will work for this.
Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
Dunedin’s Antony Boomer fell in love with India, so wanted to share it with his wife and two boys. He took them on a journey to the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
It was the day before Valentine’s and my Tinder wasn’t working, writes Lisa Scott.
A mythical, musically significant record shop will be celebrated as part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Records Records founder and Dunedin musical mentor Roy Colbert reflects on his curious commercial enterprise.
Former climate scientist Prof Dave Griggs says businesses need to act now or be left behind as the world transitions to a high-tech, low-carbon future.
Energy is the stuff that makes everything work, and New Zealand has certain advantages when it comes to generating it. But we need to do better and research led by the University of Otago's Centre for Sustainability points the way.
Constructing a building well can make for some impressive results if it’s done properly, writes Jan Aitken.
Generation Z, those born after 2000, are now reaching their mid-teens. Social media, smart phones, terrorism and neo-liberal politics have been the background to their lives, writes Ian Munro.
A glengarry, a bottle of whisky, the family coat of arms: what could it mean? Herb Ritchie found out what his daughters had been up to.
Once shunned and undervalued, people with autism are gaining respect and independence as sought-after employees, writes Bruce Munro.