Summer Times

Rugby: The best of the boys at the back

Rugby: The best of the boys at the back

New Zealand rugby has produced plenty of champions in three positions - fullback, first five-eighth and openside flanker. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at a possible top 10 in each position in a brief series, starting with the men at the back.

Business a 123-year family affair

Business a 123-year family affair

A Dunedin family optometry business has been going strong for four generations. Debbie Porteous speaks to Peter Dick and his son, Peter, about the family legacy and what keeps the business so strong.

Favourite instrument a window to a personality

Favourite instrument  a window to  a personality

Summer Times asks Dunedin musicians to ruminate on their most prized instrument. Today: Graeme Downes, of The Verlaines.

Ups and downs, but no worries

Ups and downs, but no worries

It was the year that had a bit of everything. A bit like most other years, really. Nigel Benson looks back on 2012.

Collecting bug is 'just something that's in you'

Collecting bug is 'just something that's in you'

Peter Marsh cannot explain his desire to collect, but says it is something that will never go away.

Cellar door opens on to hallowed ground

Cellar door opens on to hallowed ground

A step inside the beautiful, sun-drenched wooden cellar door area and tasting room of Waitiri Creek Wines in Gibbston is to instantly feel a sense of serenity, a gentle reminder of its original incarnation as the Wangaloa Presbyterian Church.

Love finds a way, but all is not well

The book starts when the narrator is involved in a serious car accident, suffering burns over much of his body.

After 20 years, still passionate about cooking

After 20 years, still passionate about cooking

Kerrin Roney, Star and Garter, Oamaru.

Catchy, clever, honest debut album augurs well

Catchy, clever, honest debut album augurs well

Shane Gilchrist rummages through his album collection and ponders the bright spots of 2012. Today he journeys through some folky yet widely varied terrain.

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