We live in a golden age of television with shows such as Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Fall, Breaking Bad and Justified all on our screens, about to resume or recently finished. Why, then, watch shows from 20, 30, or even 40 years ago? Tony Love attempts to explain why he has been doing just that.
This year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Halberg Awards. But the 1963 winner, NZ golfing great Bob Charles, was neither the first recipient of a Halberg Award nor the first to be crowned New Zealand Sportsman of the Year.
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.
Here, we present a series on some lesser-known members of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Today, Tony Love looks at Bob Skelton.
Otago Daily Times counts down the 150 greatest moments in Otago sport. No 17: Baghdad Note wins Melbourne Cup (1970)
The Otago Daily Times counts down the 150 greatest moments in Otago sport. No 50: Dead heat at Dunedin Interdominions (1965)
The Otago Daily Times counts down the 150 greatest moments in Otago sport. No 78: Bonecrusher comes to Wingatui (1988)
Hayden Meikle counts down the 150 greatest moments in Otago sport. No 110: First night trots in Dunedin (1961)
A Thursday night in Dunedin - January 26, 1961. The pubs shut at 6pm, there was little dining out and television, although introduced into New Zealand in 1960, did not make it to Dunedin until 1962.
Hayden Meikle counts down the 150 greatest moments in Otago sport. No 117: Show Gate earns double honour (1977)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy prevailed in one of the closest presidential elections in US history, becoming the first Catholic and youngest man elected to the office.