Shane Gilchrist presents a special Summer Times selection of albums worth exploring.
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.
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.
ODT sports writer Alistair McMurran visited Trans-Dniester this year and has now been to 195 countries and territories on the Los Angeles-based Travellers Century Club list. His travelling companion David Horne, who has been to more countries than any other New Zealander, has been to 258 of the 321 countries.
In the aftermath of Team New Zealand's embarrassing choke in its quest to bring the America's Cup back to these shores, talk rapidly turned to the team's future. And the future, according to Otago Daily Times sub-editor and Formula One fan Andrew Morrison, is not on the water. It's on the track.
History: The origin of bowls has been traced back to 13th century in the United Kingdom and the oldest surviving bowling green is the Southampton Old Bowling Green, which was first used in 1299.
More than pretty pictures, a collection of postcards provides an intriguing insight into a formative period in New Zealand's history, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A skeleton of a fin whale has been hanging from specially designed and built iron girders in the Otago Museum since 1883.
When it comes to collecting passport stamps, ODT sports writer Alistair McMurran is a master. Recently, Mali became the 171st country or territory he has visited. Here is Part 2 of his journey.
Shane Gilchrist continues his rummage through his album collection. Today he jumps from dark meditations to guitar experimentation to a dose of melancholy.
In the first of a three-part series of cycle journeys close to home, John Fridd leads the way from Careys Bay to Aramoana and back again . . .
Summer Times presents a selection of chef Bevan Smith's favourite summer recipes from Riverstone Kitchen, the Otago Daily Times fresh column.
Emeritus professor Jim Flynn is an overachiever. In his celebrated career at the University of Otago he has uncovered the massive inter-generational IQ gains now known worldwide as the Flynn Effect.
Now that Moeraki is on the culinary map, it is easy to miss some of the more subtle attractions of this once sleepy side-road destination off State Highway 1.
In the early part of our courtship, the man in my life endearingly described me as wrong-headed and stuck in the '70s.
Built in an area of Dunedin known as the "Vatican", the stately Brothers Boutique Hotel at 295 Rattray St was once home to the Christian Brothers religious order. Kim Dungey explores its history.
It was dubbed the "Mile of the Century".