Summer Times

Mindlessly entertaining action fare for those blob-out days

Mindlessly entertaining action fare for those blob-out days

Summer can be taxing. But, after long days chasing children or long nights pouring chasers, a bit of mindless action fits the bill as the perfect cure.

Frankensteining a perfect horse

Frankensteining a perfect horse

We all wished we owned the perfect racehorse. But what does that consist of?

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

New Oamaru Harbour cafe specialises in Kiwi treats

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes, Rebecca Ryan finds good views and food in Oamaru. 

Dark and funny detective fiction

ODT book reviewer Ted Fox, a Dunedin online marketing and social media consultant, describes his best read of 2014: No Regrets, Coyote, by John Dufresne (Serpents Tail, Allen & Unwin).

Top five songs for entertaining older relatives while still maintaining own sanity

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

Disease more prevalent in Southland

Disease more prevalent in Southland

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.

Buzz about going electric

Buzz about going electric

It could take a while, but out will go the Texas oil men and the oil-rich Arab sheikhs and in will come the Kiwi electricity companies turning water, wind and sunshine into fuel for our cars.

Proving cerebral palsy is no barrier to achievement

Proving cerebral palsy is no barrier to achievement

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

The rise and rise of the YouTubers

The rise and rise of the YouTubers

Clever young people are making serious money posting videos of themselves - often doing not much - on YouTube. Sean Flaherty takes a peek.

Century of family's effort celebrated with fine fruit

Century of family's effort celebrated with fine fruit

The Webb family recently celebrated 100 years of horticulture on the same property, a part of an iconic Central Otago industry which evokes memories of hot summer days and ripe fruit. Leith Huffadine discussed family history, technology changes, and growing fruit with fourth-generation orchardist Simon Webb.

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