Otago Daily Times book reviewers consider releases from the past 12 months - and even further back - and offer some reading suggestions.
Stonehenge spreads beneath the big blue sky of the Maniototo. Neal Wallace takes in a high country property that has been in the Hore family for 99 years.
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.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's first choice in his 13 essential works of non-fiction is Elizabeth Kolbert's Sixth Extinction.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's 9th pick for essential works of non-fiction is Michael Herr’s Vietnam memoir, Dispatches.
Invercargill is gearing up to host the world shearing and woolhandling championships next month. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae catches up with local lad Nathan Stratford, who will represent New Zealand in front of a hometown crowd.
Until a few years ago, Winton was like any other small town in New Zealand, a place holiday-makers travelled through on their way to their destination.
Some people take years to learn how to hitchhike properly. Clearly, they have not made enough mistakes.
Ranking the greatest performers is not an easy task but if any man can try, it is long-serving Otago Daily Times athletics writer Alistair McMurran.
Be it pet calf, prized cattle beast or preserved fruit, the Otago-Taieri Agricultural and Pastoral Society's 150th anniversary show next week promises to stir rural passions. It might even prompt some to breed, writes Shane Gilchrist.
For longer than we can really nail down, the four of us have been attending Cup Week in Christchurch. Rex Martin, from Wellington, Stephen Gray, from Nelson, Nevan Trotter and myself, from...
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.
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.
Crime fiction can be a mixed bag but Connelly is always good and this yarn, one of his earliest, is the best I have read.
You've remembered to collect your luggage but, Shawn McAvinue reports, it's what you've left behind at Dunedin International Airport that helps the rhododendrons bloom.
Life does not come much more laid-back than in the tiny North Otago village of Ngapara. In fact, it is so small it does not feature as a separate entity in either the recent national census or the local council count of rateable properties. Despite that, Andrew Ashton discovered its rural appeal.