Facing staff cuts, the University of Otago music department exerts a loud, proud influence on our community and culture, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Life & Style
Sacha Gray finds inspiration in piles of timber and bits of steel. He tells Kim Dungey that building your own house is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
If I was the marrying type, I would time my wedding to coincide with one of my favourite spring flowers: Clematis paniculata, or puawhananga (flower of the skies).
What to do in your garden this week.
You can never get too much of a good thing and I’m always excited to see new labels launching!
Amy Parsons-King asks H&J Smith womenswear buyer Kathryn Kilgour what's sizzling hot in the wardrobe department this season.
Mark Henderson samples some pinot noir.
British caterer and restaurateur Joudie Kalla cooks to preserve memories of her Palestinian heritage.
The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters, writes Deanna Copland
If, like me, you are new to the idea of roasting radishes, then you will be pleasantly surprised at how the sometimes hot peppery flavour mellows and sweetens.
Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
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.