Summer Times

Not just lying around doing nothing

Asking people what they would take to a desert island is sooo last year, and frankly rather dull. So this holiday season, the Summer Times has upped the ante. We have kept the desert island, but made the whole shebang super-difficult, by painting a carefully crafted scenario commensurate to the skills of the professionals and leaders to whom we put the question. How will they respond? Will they be able to stand the pressure of ... David Loughrey's A Desert Island Conundrum?

Little brown cabin home for many a holiday

Little brown cabin home for many a holiday

A tiny brown cabin in the centre of a paddock in Luggate has played host to many family gatherings. Lucy Ibbotson talks to its owners about what has kept it in the family all these years.

Happy 80th Elvis

Happy 80th Elvis

Elvis Presley would have turned 80 yesterday. And, as Bruce Munro finds out from some true-blue (suede shoe) fans, the King of Rock and Roll's memory is still very much alive.

Colourful past of Otago's 'pirate ship'

Colourful past of Otago's 'pirate ship'

Is there a pirate ship hidden beneath the waves in Otago Harbour? Reporter Chris Morris goes in search of a buried treasure.

How to play lawn bowls

History: The origin of bowls has been traced back to 13th century in the United Kingdom and the oldest surviving bowling green is the Southampton Old Bowling Green, which was first used in 1299.

Top five songs for the iPod on the beach

Top five songs for the iPod on the beach

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

More rounded picture of 'King Dick'

More rounded picture of 'King Dick'

ODT book reviewer and Wellington historian Gavin McLean describes his best read of 2014: Richard Seddon: King Of God's Own, by Tom Brooking (Penguin).

MS sufferer remains 'glass half-full' person

MS sufferer remains 'glass half-full' person

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.

Delicious barbecue in serene spot across the lake

Delicious barbecue in serene spot across the lake

In a series featuring some of Otago's cafes, Guy Williams travels to the picturesque Walter Peak station in search of brunch. 

A superfood creation

A superfood creation

Annabel Langbein shares her latest creations, many of which use ingredients grown in her own gardens on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with Summer Times readers.

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