Summer Times

Of medics and men

Of medics and men

In The Lives of Colonial Objects, even the seemingly ordinary can offer exceptional insights into New Zealand's cultural fabric.

Confessions of a mountaineer

Confessions of a mountaineer

Queenstown's Erik Bradshaw is the first person to ski the length of the Southern Alps.

Golden years of ‘Canton’

Golden years of ‘Canton’

Between the late 1870s and the early 1900s, ‘‘Canton'' village at Round Hill, near Orepuki, was the most southerly Chinese settlement in the world. A major museum display at Riverton aims to put this important part of Western Southland's history back on the map, writes Allison Beckham.

The days of poll tax and prejudice

The days of poll tax and prejudice

Riverton mayor Theophilus Daniel couldn't have made himself more plain in his poster advertising a public meeting on July 4, 1881.

Heart and sole

Heart and sole

McKinlays in South Dunedin is New Zealand's last general footwear factory. Eileen Goodwin gets a close-up view of a family business that spans five generations.

Good barbecuing all about the preparation

Good barbecuing all about the preparation

In the great Kiwi summer tradition we will be firing up our barbecues these holidays.

Confessions of a collector

Confessions of a collector

Christchurch businessman John Boote's collecting bug goes back to his early childhood.

In thrall of travelling stereopticon

In thrall of travelling stereopticon

In The Lives of Colonial Objects, even the seemingly ordinary can offer exceptional insights into New Zealand's cultural fabric.

Click go the shears

Click go the shears

At the end of November, three blade shearers headed to Ben Omar station to work on some stragglers missed in the muster. Hamish MacLean caught up with them to learn about the job, the lifestyle and what is, they say, a dying art.

A life devoted to sport

A life devoted to sport

Des Smith has been at the coalface of secondary school sport, mixed with some of the best rugby players this country has produced and played a key hand in the establishment of the Edgar Centre.

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