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Rethinking how we value local food

Food is a topical subject. More and more people are becoming interested in not just what we eat, but also where our food comes...

Dreary to dazzling

Just a quick note from us this month as we gear up for a big 2017. Many of you may have heard about or...

Cannabis winds of change

New Zealand drug policy in general and particularly that relating to cannabis, easily our most popular illegal drug, is deserving of careful consideration. It was...

URBAN NATURE – Seagrass plays a vital role

Seagrass meadows are a feature of shallow-water coastal ecosystems around the world. There are about 50,660 named species of seagrass worldwide. The greatest diversity...

Rio Olympics policing on grander scale

Rio was the second studio album released by my fave ’80s band Duran Duran, but Rio the city was chosen ahead of Madrid, Tokyo...

Future of medical school assured

A recent Strategic Services report on options for the delivery of health services from a rebuilt Dunedin Hospital has caused a flurry of comment...

Approach about reducing child abuse victim numbers

‘‘And there was light’’ — 27 years ago Kia Marama, New Zealand’s first specialist prison treatment centre for child sex offenders, opened at Rolleston...

Homelessness figures make sobering reading

So nearly 700 Dunedin people have been living in ‘‘severe housing deprivation’’ over this winter. Mild as it may have been for those of us...

A garden for the birds

Do you want to see more birds in your garden during winter? Perhaps you participated in the recent Landcare Research Garden Bird Survey and...

Study shows it pays to invest in children

In recent weeks, I have been following the TV mini-series Why am I? which focuses on world-leading research produced in the so-called ‘‘Dunedin Study’’. One...

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