Summer Times

Wakatipu wanderings

Wakatipu wanderings

The Wakatipu boasts a network of world-class trails suitable for biking, walking and running, the product of more than a decade of work by the Queenstown Trails Trust and spending of $8.2 million to date.

Confessions of a rock drummer

Confessions of a rock drummer

Professional musician and drum educator Marcel Rodeka plays drums for longstanding Dunedin band Oxo Cubans and classic rock group Argus.

An exploration of different flavours

An exploration of different flavours

Annabel Langbein has been inspiring New Zealand cooks for many years and now she is about to take on the United States.

Return to sender

Return to sender

Relatively new to pigeon racing, Abbotsford resident Ben Johnston is in a flap about the sport, writes Adrian Seconi.

Tracking the man behind the medals

Tracking the man behind the medals

About 100 years ago, a eager teenager lied about his age in Palmerston North to enlist in the Otago Battalion. Shawn McAvinue digs up his grandfather's military records and discovers a cabinetmaker signing up for military training in Dunedin to evade his older sister threats of stopping him joining World War 1.

'I'm not contagious,' she says. 'It's just my asthma'

'I'm not contagious,' she says. 'It's just my asthma'

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.

Revamped menu amplifies animal attraction

Revamped menu amplifies animal attraction

Janette Gellatly visits the colourful, bohemian and zany Zookeepers Cafe in Invercargill to see how the 21-year-old cafe is serving the hungry animals.

Beautiful prose and lovely to hold

Beautiful prose and lovely to hold

ODT book reviewer and Dunedin scientist Cushla McKinney describes her best read of 2014: Lamplighter, by Kerry Donovan Brown (Victoria University Press).

Truckload of collectables in store

Truckload of collectables in store

From driving trucks to selling collectables, Marlene Graham has had an interesting career path. John Lewis finds out how it led to creating her ''happy place'' in the former Shingle Creek pub.

Emotion through movement, music

Emotion through movement, music

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

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