Summer Times

Darn fine ol' year for them country releases

Darn fine ol' year for them country releases

Continuing his rummage through his album collection Shane Gilchrist ponders the coolest of country. Today he ranges from Lyttelton to Nashville, with a stopover in Australia.

Golf: Passion for game rubs off on pupils

Golf: Passion for game rubs off on pupils

They do it for love, not money, and readers of the Otago Daily Times sports pages over the past few decades should be thankful for that. They are the long-serving ''stringers'', or contributing writers. In the first of three profiles, sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to golf guru Bill Trewern.

Pinball wizard enjoys nostalgia

Pinball wizard enjoys nostalgia

Dunedin Magician Jonathan Usher is a kid at heart and has a collection to prove it.

Tomahawk church a place for gathering

Tomahawk church a place for gathering

Nicky Jackson loves the converted church she has owned since 2009, and is preparing for her family to move in full-time. She spoke to reporter Eileen Goodwin.

Racing: Totara family a sure bet

Racing: Totara family a sure bet

Following in their father's footsteps in the harness racing industry came naturally for the Williamson boys. Sally Rae speaks to the family about working together and staying friends.

'56 Springbok tour in context

Sample: ''For reasons I've always found difficult to explain, the Springbok rugby tour of 1956 has stayed in the dark at the back of my mind and haunted my memories.

Alda's life story a compelling read

Readers will not necessarily have to enjoy the work of the actor/director/writer Alan Alda to warm to the autobiographical ride he takes them on through his fascinating life.

Boyhood ambition led to career in kitchen

Boyhood ambition led to career in kitchen

Billy Allan No. 7 Balmac, Dunedin

Why and how did you become a chef? I wasn't too interested in school work, it is the only profession that I wanted to pursue from a very young age.

Santa didn't bring you these? Here's another shot

Santa didn't bring you these? Here's another shot

Otago Daily Times technology editor Dene Mackenzie has sourced the king of printers and a snazzy new cellphone to give away to two lucky Summer Times readers.

Reliving those great moments

Reliving those great moments

ODT subeditor Tony Love has been obsessed by sport for more than 40 years. However, the all-consuming passion of youth has dulled and, as he gets older, it is the aspects of sport that bug him that occupy more and more of his thoughts.

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