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.
A retrospective of Ida Valley one-word poet Jim Fletcher's life and seminal work was published recently in the ODT. Now there are calls to develop a fellowship devoted to the art form. David Loughrey reports.
Everyone is vying for Winston Peters’ attention as National, Labour and sundry parties woo the man with the balance of power. Dunedin hates it when other people get all the attention. David Loughrey explains how that could change.
The weather report on the evening news is a good opportunity to reflect on the fact there are other cities and towns in New Zealand, places outside Dunedin. Most of them are pretty appalling, as...
David Loughrey found a diary in the street this week, and thinks it holds lessons for all of us. He has decided to publish the excerpt below for the benefit of the Dunedin public.