Whether you're on foot this summer or on two wheels, Queenstown and its surrounds provide tracks for all fitness levels. Otago Daily Times reporter Olivia Caldwell, in Queenstown, has supplied an A-Z guide on the area's biggest, best and hidden tracks to try out this summer.
You can't choose your family, but you can choose whether to go into business with them, although sometimes getting out of business with them can be messy. Brent Weatherall talks to Debbie Porteous about how sharing a business philosophy with your family does not necessarily mean you can share a business.
Mustering huts still play an important role on some high country properties, like the Hore family's Stonehenge, in Maniototo, but hut life is a little more comfortable these days, as Sally Rae reports.
Otago Daily Times reporters search their playlists to find some of their favourite songs for summer activities.
Asking people what they would take to a desert island is sooo last year, and frankly rather dull. So this holiday season, the Summer Times has upped the ante. We have kept the desert island, but made the whole shebang super-difficult, by painting a carefully crafted scenario commensurate to the skills of the professionals and leaders to whom we put the question. How will they respond? Will they be able to stand the pressure of ... David Loughrey's A Desert Island Conundrum?
In The Lives of Colonial Objects, even the seemingly ordinary can offer exceptional insights into New Zealand's cultural fabric.
McKinlays in South Dunedin is New Zealand's last general footwear factory. Eileen Goodwin gets a close-up view of a family business that spans five generations.
Our final ride for Summer Times 2009/10 is more an adventure than a mere bike ride. It includes the Government Track, a sinuous dray path hewn from the bush-covered hillside above the Waipori Gorge in the 1800s, probably by gold-miners.
Bucket lists can be as broad or as narrow as you like. Sports editor Hayden Meikle identifies the 10 great sporting events he would like to attend.
Arrowtown’s Kathryn Nevatt, one of the world’s leading exponents of indoor freediving, can hold her breath for more than seven and a-half minutes.
The Great New Zealand Pub Crawl showcases some of the country’s best and least known pubs, including more than a few in Otago and Southland, authors Ned Bartlett and Jono Corfe paying homage to...
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.
With a name like Colac Bay you don't need a fancy tourism marketing campaign - the place markets itself.
Former Dunedin student Dani Blake writes about her year working for an environmental NGO on islands off the east coast of Africa.
To A 10-year-old boy basking in the endless shimmering summer of 1991, Martin Crowe wasn't a cricketer - he was a god.
Queenstown man Dave Ness has met "heaps" of rugby heroes during his time as a bar owner in the resort.
What is it? A Chilean guava bush, a plant sometimes sold in New Zealand as a cranberry, although it is not a true cranberry. It does produce edible red berries, though, which are more aromatic than, and not at all tart like the ones more commonly associated with good bladder health.
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but if the idea of becoming an entrepreneur excites you for any reason, then that is a great start, says Lisa McCarthy, of Upstart Business Incubator.