Summer Times

The Brook, but not as you knew it

The Brook, but not as you knew it

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.

Trickiest of access worth the difficulty

Trickiest of access worth the difficulty

It's isolated. Getting there can be an adventure, as it only opens its door to the outside world for a short period each day; and that's the way the cribbies like it.

Fertility the key for food forester

Fertility the key for food forester

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

New bakery uses spelt to re-create famous breads

New bakery uses spelt to re-create famous breads

Throughout Otago, people with a love of food and fresh produce are turning out amazing products. For some it's just a hobby; for others it has become their livelihood. Rebecca Fox finds out their story.

Carisbrook seating in new sporting off-piste setting

Carisbrook seating in new sporting off-piste setting

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

Cricket: The greatest 11 players NZ forgot

Cricket: The greatest 11 players NZ forgot

Selecting a greatest New Zealand test XI is a curly exercise, made even harder when you restrict its members to a maximum of just five tests. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi picks a team from players, who for whatever reason, were cut off in their prime.

Following in his father's footsteps

Following in his father's footsteps

You can't choose your family, but you can choose whether to go into business with them, although sometimes getting out of business with them can be messy. Brent Weatherall talks to Debbie Porteous about how sharing a business philosophy with your family does not necessarily mean you can share a business.

Best day of my life

Best day of my life

Continuing last year's Summer Times quest to find out what was the best day of people's lives (except the birth of their children or the day they met or married their partners), another eight Otago residents tell their stories.

Building homes, creating community

Building homes, creating community

Dunedin woman Shona Somerville travelled 14,000km to satisfy a long-held wish to do voluntary work overseas. She tells of her volunteer holiday in Ethiopia.

Wheeler-dealing of US bankers brought to life

Profiling investors who profited from the sub-prime mortgage crash might sound like a catalogue of avarice, but Lewis's 2010 book depicts them as endearing eccentrics challenging the group-think that caused the crisis.

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