Summer Times

One man's collection shows he can do it

One man's collection shows he can do it

Rory Butler is a Coca-Cola can connoisseur.

Show him a can with the familiar logo, and he can tell you its history - where it was produced, what year and how many cans in that particular series.

His knowledge was gleaned over a several decades collecting an assortment of 9000 cans from all around the world - almost two-thirds of the various cans produced by the company.

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 Southern residents tell their stories.

Portrayal of 1960s NZ family life bang on

HOW TO STOP A HEART FROM BEATING Jackie Ballantyne

Statistical approach changed face of baseball

A great book is a great book, no matter the subject. So why do sports books often get such a bad name? Sports editor Hayden Meikle - who answers his own question by acknowledging the sports book market has more dross than most - names the 12 sports books you simply must read.

True calling creating beautiful food

True calling creating beautiful food

Philippa Pope The Ida Valley Kitchen Oturehua

Ambition of own church huge effort, but worth it

Ambition of own church huge effort, but worth it

Annie Close has wanted her own church since she was a teenager and now she has one. Staff writer Allison Rudd spoke to her about her acquisition and the huge restoration job she and her husband Greg are undertaking.

Clyde's the place to find a good yarn

Clyde's the place to find a good yarn

With knitting, crocheting and other wool crafts regaining popularity, Otago Daily Times reporter Sarah Marquet talks to a Central Otago family running an artisan wool business - Touch Yarns.

'Can't drive past a second-hand shop'

'Can't drive past a second-hand shop'

Like many collectors, Norm McRobbie has a hard time finding space to keep everything.

'I used to make dinner parties for my parents'

'I used to make dinner parties for my parents'

Rebecca Farrell The Packing Shed Gallery and Cafe and The Courthouse Cafe Alexandra.

Football: Happy to have given NZ 'a whirl'

Football: Happy to have given NZ 'a whirl'

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 final of three profiles, sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to football guru Rab Smith.

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