Summer Times

Artistic expression edgy and creative

Artistic expression edgy and creative

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

A good bit of caring and some cash

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.

Crib's charm anchored in the past

Crib's charm anchored in the past

It was meant to be - that's how Stephen and Helen Packer sum up their purchase of a corrugated iron-clad house in Bannockburn.

What if we all could blow bubbles?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

Julian Cox's hobby of blowing bubbles might seem bizarre but has a very special meaning. John Gibb talks to him about how his fascination has developed.

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.

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