Are women past caring?

Care is essential to social relationships and individual well-being. It is woven into New Zealands key social institutions, such as the family, and is also embedded in societal expectations around state provision of health and welfare.

Posted: Thursday January 24, 2019

Writing course participants seek inspiration through exploration

A group of writers visited Port Chalmers yesterday as part of a short course, inspired by Dunedin, City of Literature, and which aimed to ''nurture your muse and exercise your writing muscles''.

Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2019

A Distant Longing: Dunedin Chinese Garden Student Essay Competition Winners

How does the Dunedin Chinese Garden, Lan Yuan, enhance the story of Chinese in Otago and what future role does the Garden play in New Zealands relationship with China?

Posted: Tuesday January 22, 2019


The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to young and emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Posted: Tuesday January 22, 2019

NZ Bookshop Numbers on the Rise

Since January 2018, Booksellers NZ has gained seven brand new members from everywhere from Vulcan Lane in Central Auckland, through to Twizel in South Canterbury, as well as online store Five Dogs Books.

Posted: Tuesday January 15, 2019

Mobile App for Dunedins Literary Locations

Introducing dtour: a Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature experience

Posted: Monday December 17, 2018

Antarctic Poetry Exhibition

The IPCC recently released a report stating that should we not drastically cut down on our greenhouse gas emissions within the next 12 years, global temperatures will rise above 1.5 degrees, leading to catastrophic outcomes for our world.

Posted: Friday December 14, 2018

Entries open for 2019 Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition

Entries are open for the Charles Brasch Young Writers' Essay Competition, an annual award open to New Zealand writers aged 16 to 21.

Posted: Friday December 7, 2018

Warts-and-all portrait of a complex colonial character

A new biography of early Otago settler James Macandrew paints a warts-and-all picture of one of New Zealands most colourful and persuasive politicians. In Slippery Jim or Patriotic Statesman? James Macandrew of Otago, R.J. Bunce shines a light on the life and career of Macandrew, an important but often overlooked...

Posted: Thursday December 6, 2018

Medical Marvels

Exhibition - 14 December 2018 to 15 March 2019.

Posted: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Capturing the wisdom of a lifetime

South Island publisher launches a unique initiative to help people reflect on their life experiences and capture their personal stories.

Posted: Sunday December 2, 2018

Judges for 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults share a passion for the transformative power of books

A panel of judges combining deep knowledge of the childrens literature community with youthful wisdom and a shared passion for the transformative power of books has been selected to deliberate over entries to the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Posted: Thursday November 29, 2018

"How Art" by Des O'Brien

Writing poetry about the experience of Alzheimers is an audacious act. How Art is a set of handcrafted poems written from a place of purity and great affection.

Posted: Thursday November 22, 2018

Exisle Publishing - Latest Titles

Posted: Thursday November 15, 2018

Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018 - winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize have been announced. The competition is now in its eight year, and this years competition was judged by Dunedin poet David Eggleton.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

New biography highlights life of trailblazing woman scientist

Pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell had a profound effect on the health of New Zealanders in the 20th century, yet her many achievements have surprisingly been overlooked.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Summer Learning at University of Otago

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Open call for external peer assessors for literature

Make an important contribution to literature in New Zealand. Gain valuable insight into the funding process. Register yourself or nominate someone to become a Peer Assessor for Creative New Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Understated comedy and stark horror in winning essay

Alice Miller, a New Zealand writer based in Germany, is the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2018.

Posted: Tuesday November 13, 2018

Local researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

The world of Augmented Reality will soon be leaping into our everyday lives thanks to the work of award-winning University of Otago scientist Stefanie Zollmann, who has just been granted the prestigious LOral-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2018.

Posted: Sunday November 11, 2018

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