Summer Times

How to play lawn bowls

History: The origin of bowls has been traced back to 13th century in the United Kingdom and the oldest surviving bowling green is the Southampton Old Bowling Green, which was first used in 1299.

Top five songs for the iPod on the beach

Top five songs for the iPod on the beach

Otago Daily Times reporters search their playlists to find some of their favourite songs for summer activities.

More rounded picture of 'King Dick'

More rounded picture of 'King Dick'

ODT book reviewer and Wellington historian Gavin McLean describes his best read of 2014: Richard Seddon: King Of God's Own, by Tom Brooking (Penguin).

MS sufferer remains 'glass half-full' person

MS sufferer remains 'glass half-full' person

Health conditions, such as asthma and hypothyroidism, affect many people in our communities. Eileen Goodwin talks to people about how these conditions affect their lives.

Delicious barbecue in serene spot across the lake

Delicious barbecue in serene spot across the lake

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes, Guy Williams travels to the picturesque Walter Peak station in search of brunch. 

A superfood creation

A superfood creation

Annabel Langbein shares her latest creations, many of which use ingredients grown in her own gardens on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with Summer Times readers.

Artistic expression edgy and creative

Artistic expression edgy and creative

Now is the time to shake off the winter cobwebs and move. Timothy Brown looks into dance forms around Dunedin. Today he looks at hip-hop and contemporary dance.

A good bit of caring and some cash

Asking people what they would take to a desert island is sooo last year and, frankly, rather dull. So this holiday season, the Summer Times has upped the ante.

Crib's charm anchored in the past

Crib's charm anchored in the past

It was meant to be - that's how Stephen and Helen Packer sum up their purchase of a corrugated iron-clad house in Bannockburn.

What if we all could blow bubbles?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

Julian Cox's hobby of blowing bubbles might seem bizarre but has a very special meaning. John Gibb talks to him about how his fascination has developed.

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