Vampires in the community was written in 2017 and wisely banned from publication and entombed deep within the Allied Press building. Until now.
A simple hand gesture — the wave of acknowledgement to a driver who has given way out of the kindness of their own heart — is the firm base on which society is built.
Some people like to come to you in times of trauma or death and say "I’m sorry for your loss". David Loughrey suggests you should be very, very wary of them.
The annual Bird of the Year competition starts late this month. David Loughrey argues it might be time to look beyond the hoiho or the albatross.
On the rugged slopes of Opoho sits Dunedin’s most secret spot: Tannock Glen. David Loughrey takes a lonely 20c coin to the little-known facility.
David Loughrey went overseas recently. Or did he? Here, he explores the top three existential questions would-be travellers might like to consider before they buy their tickets.
Some people see cancer as a mostly negative thing that should be approached with tears and remonstrations with whatever god one blames. But David Loughrey can see many positives following his diagnosis.
After he developed an unexpected new relationship with cancer* recently, David Loughrey has been stepping carefully through the nomenclature and narratives surrounding that disease. He also...
David Loughrey does not believe in God, because he is not superstitious. Well, maybe he is, just a little bit.
In an attempt to understand the complexities of existence in these difficult times, David Loughrey put some hard questions to God under the Official Information Act. Unfortunately, God's people got in the way.
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.