Facing staff cuts, the University of Otago music department exerts a loud, proud influence on our community and culture, writes Shane Gilchrist.
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Ross Wilson is deputy chairman of the government work health and safety regulator, Worksafe New Zealand.
Like many luxury labels, Roberto Cavalli is facing a slowdown in consumer spending, forcing the Italian fashion house to cut jobs and shut stores as part of a reorganisation plan.
Switzerland is known for its mountains, cheese and chocolate. But it also has a pretty sweet largest city. Debbie Porteous spent three days in Zurich.
A former castle and mid-city watering hole for opera types, the building now occupied by the Hotel Ambassador d'la Opera has sat majestic in the heart of Zurich since 1898.
Living in the country is somewhat challenging for a townie, Lisa Scott discovers.
Kindness can make a real impact, and not just for those on the receiving end.
Action on climate change is picking up some momentum, writes Colin Campbell-Hunt.
Dunedin has enormous potential on which it can build, says the head of a new organisation that promotes traditional architecture and urbanism. Kim Dungey reports.
Just as children's brains need stimulation and input for proper development, so do their immune systems, writes Ian Munro.
For a rail fan, you can’t beat being up in the cab, writes Neville Winskill.
The ability to hone their craft at university is helping to launch the careers of musicians.
What to do in your garden this week.
Aloe is a diverse genus of succulent plants mainly from southern Africa and Madagascar.
Labour Weekend is the time to get cracking in the vege garden but you need not hurry to sow parsnips, says Gillian Vine.
Here's 6 ideas on how to wear a white button-down shirt this summer.
It’s not just the ‘‘yuck factor’’ that puts people off eating insects, writes Jonas House.
Today’s 101 recipe is brought to you by bachelor of culinary art student Finn Boyle, who wants to challenge our cultural views of eating insects.
Food connects people, but it's more than just sitting round a table together.
Glance around the shelves of the local wine shop and medal stickers glisten temptingly from all sides.