Summer Times

Charting the course of a harpoon

Charting the course of a harpoon

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

Catering for guests need not come at a cost

Catering for guests need not come at a cost

Summer entertaining can get quite expensive, so Annabel Langbein has thought about ways to feed those expected and unexpected guests without it costing a fortune.

Confessions of a children’s book author

Confessions of a children’s book author

Award-winning children's book author Kyle Mewburn has penned a broad range of titles, including Old Huhu and Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!

Saddler calls it a day

Saddler calls it a day

Wingatui saddler Jim Burns is stepping back from a career which has brought him plenty of joy over the past 50 years.

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

If you're reading this somewhere in the Wakatipu Basin - or just about anywhere in Otago for that matter - look out the window and check out those hills. You're living in a hunting paradise, writes Guy Williams, who goes on the trail of some words of wisdom ...

Noted coach still on track

Noted coach still on track

Brent Ward might have coached athletics for more than half his life, but he has no plans on giving up any time soon. Robert van Royen caught up with him at the Caledonian Ground to see what makes him tick.

Carisbrook seating, changing room among pitch’s charms

Carisbrook seating, changing room among pitch’s charms

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

Stumped

Stumped

Reporter Carla Green, a New Yorker who has been baffled by New Zealand sports ever since she arrived in the country about a year ago, recently attended her first cricket match. The experience has left her, if anything, even more confused...

Welcome to our world

Welcome to our world

More than pretty pictures, a collection of postcards provides an intriguing insight into a formative period in New Zealand's history, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Valpy Fulton tells of South’s medical men and their milieu

Valpy Fulton tells of South’s medical men and their milieu

There are gems to be found amid the small print of a book delving deep into the lives and times of early medics of the South, writes Shane Gilchrist. 

Syndicate content