Summer Times

Ignominious entrance to tower

Ignominious entrance to 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.

Holiday Cooking: Annabel Langbein's summer recipes

Holiday Cooking: Annabel Langbein's summer recipes

Eggs are one of my desert-island foods. When I want a nourishing lunch or light supper in a hurry, they tick all the boxes.

Golf: Strolling the world's fairways to heaven

Golf: Strolling the world's fairways to heaven

Guess what golfing enthusiast Dave Cannan got for Christmas? A chance to play 10 of the greatest golf courses in the world.

May the force be with you

May the force be with you

The really, truly big film industry awards ceremonies of the season start with the Golden Globes on January 16 and end with the Academy Awards on February 27. It can be a busy time of the year for lovers of the glitz and glam side of the industry.

Earthy feel makes dirt top chocie

Earthy feel makes dirt top chocie

As the world enters a more environmentally-aware era, sustainable building resources are back in vogue. Catherine Pattison talks to two Lake Hawea brothers, who realised long before it was fashionable that they really dug dirt and were so captivated by it as a construction material that they have both built houses out of this natural resource.

Three of the best from 2011

Three of the best from 2011

It has been an interesting music year for the Otago Daily Times reviewers. Today, Paul Mooney shares his top albums for 2011 and one to watch.

Best day of your life: Neill Collins

Best day of your life: Neill Collins

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.)

Old blues get breath of new life

Old blues get breath of new life

Shane Gilchrist presents a special Summer Times selection of albums worth exploring. Today: American country-rock legend Gregg Allman shows he's still got plenty of gas in the tank with Low Country Blues.

Other halves: Injury led to change of role

Other halves: Injury led to change of role

While Prue, Lady Wallis admits she's had to "clear the decks a bit" since her aviation entrepreneur husband Sir Tim Wallis crashed his Spitfire into the ground nearly 16 years ago and sustained a serious head injury, she is reluctant to take praise for the enormous role she has played in her husband's's recovery and the full life he still leads.

Worming his way to a new lifestyle

Worming his way to a new lifestyle

A change of lifestyle has seen a former West Otago farmer swap deer for worms. Marjorie Cook finds out how going back to the good life has worked for Lloyd Thayer.

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