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  • Watching Sirius rise over Hereweka

    One of the joys of living on Otago Peninsula is the excitement of my morning journey to work. This time of year, my commute coincides with sunrise. If conditions are right (low clouds and a gap in them near the horizon are best) the explosion of colour in the run-up to dawn can be mesmerisingly...

  • Making the list

    Just six novels remain in contention for the world’s most prestigious literary award — The Booker Prize — which will be awarded next week. The Otago Daily Times’ fiction faction cast their eye over this year’s finalists....

  • A first step towards controlled change

    We now have a plan of action to guide our climate change response. But is it any good? Members of the University of Otago’s He Kaupapa Hononga climate change research network run the ruler over it....

  • Granddad’s part in Hitler’s downfall

    A Hollywood movie about a desperate attempt to fool Hitler features Rear-Admiral John Godfrey, head of the British Naval Intelligence Division. Some details in the film are not accurate, Rachel Gibb, of Dunedin, tells Bruce Munro. Gibb should know — Admiral Godfrey was not only the abrasive...

  • A practical visionary

    At 74, engineer and international figure-skater Keith Dickson has built a helicopter fuelled by hydrogen-peroxide. Unconstrained by convention, Dickson gives Bruce Munro his take on the future of transport and Dunedin’s place in it....

  • Body of unbearable truth

    An award-winning drama tells the searing story of a young woman’s quest for an illegal abortion in 1960s France. Its director and the writer on whose autobiography it is based explain why the subject is still important, writes Lauren Elkin....

  • From meek to menacing

    A peerless classical actor, Harriet Walter has recently hit new highs playing frosty matriarchs, and does so again in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. Tim Lewis reports....

  • A precious STONE

    Kura Pounamu has toured the world, but is finally among its own. Bruce Munro talks to Gerard O’Regan and Dougal Austin about the exhibition that explores the history, meaning and stories of Te Waipounamu’s most-prized material treasure....

  • A stream of talent

    Three out of four Kiwi kids see streaming as a viable career option. What does that sentence even mean!? Bruce Munro takes a deep dive in the swift-flowing online-video-communities river to see what streaming is all about....

  • An unwelcome history

    The surprisingly early, enduring, shockingly excluded existence of Indians in New Zealand is the subject of historian Jacqueline Leckie’s new book, writes Bruce Munro....

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