Summer Times

Family combines bat, ball with sand and surf

Family combines bat, ball with sand and surf

Cricket is New Zealand's quintessential summer game and many of of us have adapted it to suit our backyards.

A centrepiece for the community

A centrepiece for the community

In this occasional series on Wakatipu eateries, Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh takes a look at Graze. It took 12 years, but it was worth the wait.

Those hazy, lazy days

Those hazy, lazy days

The bull ring where she camped is now a rugby field. The main ablutions block has been torn down to make way for a new community sports facility.

A whale of a tale

A whale of a tale

A skeleton of a fin whale has been hanging from specially designed and built iron girders in the Otago Museum since 1883.

On the hunt for a new vintage

On the hunt for a new vintage

At the merest hint of a celebration of an historic event, members of the vintage car fraternity are expected to - and are delighted to - roll up with skinny tyres, crank handles, bonnets and deerstalker hats.

Harbouring cycling ambitions

Harbouring cycling ambitions

Dunedin now has a spectacular 12km bike ride around the top of Otago Harbour, from St Leonards to Vauxhall. Part of the top section is on quiet upper port roads, but the rest is on shared paths gradually built around the upper harbour. They can now be linked together to create one big ride. John Fridd gets on his bike.

Rewarding recipes need not come with risk

Rewarding recipes need not come with risk

Trying out some new recipes can help if people feel they are stuck in a rut, but people are often turned off by the risk they could go wrong or cost a fortune, Annabel Langbein says.

Confessions of a commercial artist

Confessions of a commercial artist

Graeme Furness has been a commercial artist for the print industry for most of his working life.

Confessions of an opera singer

Confessions of an opera singer

Brought up in Owaka in the Catlins, Matt Landreth has performed as a soloist with numerous opera companies including the New Zealand Opera.

Reason to run

Reason to run

Sled-dog racing is helping a cowering crossbred retrieve confidence and a headstrong husky to dodge the dog box.

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