Debate has been raging recently around the health and safety issues of the citrus-based electric scooters that have populated the streets of Dunedin. Nobody has yet concerned themselves with the...
Every Dunedin person worth their salt applies a hierarchical system as they attempt to neatly order the chaos of their world. David Loughrey considers how that works.
Christmas is just around the corner, and David Loughrey is here with his annual A-Z guide to the year’s end. This year’s version considers all that Dunedin has to be thankful for, alongside some...
What is Inch Clutha and why does it have such an odd name? David Loughrey travelled south to find out.
Cyberspace is packed with information about the sometimes magical health benefits of foods from almonds to baby spinach to seaweed. David Loughrey tries to negotiate a day of eating after...
In spring, the gardens of Dunedin demand attention as they awake from winter and stretch their fronds. This burst of fecundity made David Loughrey think about his relationship with plants and the...
Dunedin has been awash with rage of late and, as David Loughrey discovers, it is all the fault of cyclists.
It was a bad week for awkward moments in Dunedin. David Loughrey takes us to the heart of the matter.
Like everybody in the world, David Loughrey’s brain is full of stupid and unnecessary thoughts. Today he tries to clear them out by writing them down in one place.
Tiny houses have become quite the fad of late. But while small things may at first appear cute and desirable, David Loughrey can see problems with the concept.
In a recent moment of clarity, David Loughrey realised he is a horrid person. These are the reasons he came to that conclusion.
An excerpt from David Loughrey’s recent book Grass Roots: Dunedin’s Greatest Sporting Rivalries* remembers another contest, a local one, where vastly divergent world views were at play.
In the wake of a Queen’s Birthday honours season that celebrates the achievements of the excellent and the wealthy, it is time to consider the successes and failures of the little people,...
Lilliput Libraries are scattered far and wide across Dunedin, tiny sanctuaries of literature hanging from the fences of the city’s cultured classes.
There was a moment when media types from New Zealand and overseas were wandering slightly awe-struck past the Olympic-sized billiard room at Olveston.
New Zealand defended its way to a series win against the English cricket team this week. An excerpt from David Loughrey’s new book Grass Roots: Great Otago Sporting Rivalries* remembers a local cricketing battle.
David Loughrey has immersed himself in the world of the humble caddy at this year's New Zealand Open in Arrowtown.
David Loughrey took a week off recently to become a writer, and noticed a rapid change in both his personality and his lifestyle. This was his experience.
Summer came to an unprepared and slightly skittish city this week, and a small miracle occurred. David Loughrey reports.