Summer Times

A proud family of winegrowers

A proud family of winegrowers

Uncorking problems, rather than bottling them up, is the answer to resolving rifts between relatives who work together on a daily basis, Sarah Mills tells reporter Lucy Ibbotson. The wine analogy is a fitting one for the Mills family, who founded Wanaka's Rippon Vineyard 30 years ago and still carry forward a century-old family legacy.

Historic caves have story to tell

Historic caves have story to tell

Dunedin's history can be seen in its towering church spires, but also found hidden behind small doors. Chris Morris explores.

Olives heart of family's new lifestyle

Olives heart of family's new lifestyle

Ever felt like walking out on your life? Well, that's exactly what Trevor and Sue McNamara did when they took their children and moved from South to Central Otago for a lifestyle change. Lynda Van Kempen talks to the couple who say they have no regrets about the move.

Nautical ghosts inhabit coast

Nautical ghosts inhabit coast

Many secrets lie hidden beneath the sea around the Otago coast. Nigel Benson and Stephen Jaquiery go shipwreck hunting.

Best Day of Your Life: Victoria Muir

Best Day of Your Life: Victoria Muir

Summer Times asked 12 Otago people to describe the best day of their lives. (To ensure variety, we ruled out the day contributors met their partners, married them, or their children were born.)

Other halves: Backing up mayor suits him fine

Other halves: Backing up mayor suits him fine

It is a question of who works for whom when it comes to Queenstown Lakes District mayor Vanessa van Uden and Lakes Environmental's Peter Laurenson's relationship.

Soul-stirring stuff from Neville

Soul-stirring stuff from Neville

Shane Gilchrist presents a special Summer Times selection of albums worth exploring.

Graffiti tells the story

Graffiti tells the story

High above the passer-by, glass or wire netting-covered openings give a tantalising glimpse into the towers and spires of historic Dunedin. Overcoming vertigo, David Loughrey ventured where most do not get to go. Here, he explores the magic spaces inside the clock towers of the Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Town Hall, the University of Otago's registry building, and the spire of Knox Church.

Knee-knocking climb of Knox

Knee-knocking climb of Knox

High above the passer-by, glass or wire netting-covered openings give a tantalising glimpse into the towers and spires of historic Dunedin. Overcoming vertigo, David Loughrey ventured where most do not get to go. Here, he explores the magic spaces inside the clock towers of the Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Town Hall, the University of Otago's registry building, and the spire of Knox Church.

Death-defying feat up clock tower

Death-defying feat up clock tower

High above the passer-by, glass or wire netting-covered openings give a tantalising glimpse into the towers and spires of historic Dunedin. Overcoming vertigo, David Loughrey ventured where most do not get to go. Here, he explores the magic spaces inside the clock towers of the Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Town Hall, the University of Otago's registry building, and the spire of Knox Church.

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