Summer Times

Gardening a way of life for Bradleys

Gardening a way of life for Bradleys

Growing vegetables or fruit in your own backyard has made a comeback. Rosie Manins learns how it's done.

Tavern with a winning formula

Tavern with a winning formula

Chatto Creek is one of those dot-on-a-map places but as reporter Sarah Marquet finds out, there is much more to the area than meets the eye.

Shelter from the storm

Shelter from the storm

Mustering huts still play an important role on some high country properties, like the Hore family's Stonehenge, in Maniototo, but hut life is a little more comfortable these days, as Sally Rae reports.

Buddhist blessing

Buddhist blessing

The house is on fire and you can only grab one thing on your way out. What would it be? Nigel Benson grills a local on his favourite thing.

Rose Stand seats special memento for Tuppy and Margaret Diack

Rose Stand seats special memento for Tuppy and Margaret Diack

Carisbrook's demise was the end of an era for Otago. Shawn McAvinue tracks down those lucky enough to secure a memento of the stadium before it was demolished.

Science as important as intuition, says beekeeper

Science as important as intuition, says beekeeper

Throughout Otago, people with a love of food and fresh produce are turning out amazing products. For some its just a hobby, for others it has turned into their livelihood. Rebecca Fox reports.

Raised beds give bigger, tastier crop

Raised beds give bigger, tastier crop

Growing vegetables or fruit in your own backyard has made a comeback. Rosie Manins learns how it's done. 

'Life's pretty good in Ohai'

'Life's pretty good in Ohai'

Ohai has no shops, no school, no post office and no pub. So why do residents continue to live in a town which, if not dying, is on life support? And how has Ohai managed to attract newcomers?

A place to slow down, relax

A place to slow down, relax

Life does not come much more laid-back than in the tiny North Otago village of Ngapara. In fact, it is so small it does not feature as a separate entity in either the recent national census or the local council count of rateable properties. Despite that, Andrew Ashton discovered its rural appeal.

Formula One: Taking NZ to a racetrack near everyone

Formula One: Taking NZ to a racetrack near everyone

In the aftermath of Team New Zealand's embarrassing choke in its quest to bring the America's Cup back to these shores, talk rapidly turned to the team's future. And the future, according to Otago Daily Times sub-editor and Formula One fan Andrew Morrison, is not on the water. It's on the track.

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