I'd always wanted to go to Paradise, so I wangled a week off
last summer, threw a tent into my 4WD and headed west.
Former Otago Rebel netballer and the franchise's most
capped player, Debbie White, has signed to play with the
Northern Mystics this year. Sarah Harvey blows the whistle on
Shane Gilchrist presents a special Summer Times selection
of albums that, although obscure, are worth exploring.
Dunedin city is built around a pretty natural harbour.
Peter Mackenzie discovers it has some great motorcycling
roads as well.
Following on from the popular drive destinations series in
last year's Summer Times, the ODT motoring team has
been out exploring again.
Former Dunedin student Dani Blake writes about her year
working for an environmental NGO on islands off the east
coast of Africa.
Long gone are the days when Hyde boasted several hotels, just
about as many churches, plus a butcher, a baker and probably
a candlestick maker.
Having heard this year described as the unofficial year of
the chick flick, ODT film reviewer Christine Powley
steps back and takes a wider view.
Ask them what they think of the drive north to Christchurch,
and most people will speak of prolonged, straight stretches
of travel tedium.
Nigel Benson was as excited as we've seen him when he was
offered a free holiday in a 21st century campervan late last
year. But it turned into the holiday from hell.
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