Over a 52-year career, Radio Dunedin host Neil Collins has rubbed shoulders with countless singers, sports stars and celebrities. One of his most memorable experiences was meeting comedian Bill Cosby in the mid-1970s. He tells reporter Allison Rudd the story.
What is it? A maverick, nonconformist, rogue pansy, growing away from its designated flowerbed outside the Otago Settlers Museum, and instead at the base of a cabbage tree on the lawn.
I can't explain it. Was it the cheeky grin, the distinctive wavy blond hair or the springy running style?
With 177 countries ticked off, sports reporter Alistair McMurran set off last year to add a few more to his list. Today, he visits Zanzibar.
Clark Kirkwood, GWD Toyota and Holden vehicle consultant.
Having come up with the idea of mounting a modern-day expedition, Mark Price needed something to explore. All the good ideas had long been taken.
Chantel Knox, of Cromwell, is the two-day Coast to Coast women's titleholder and managing director of NRG Health and Fitness gym and Stirling Sports in Cromwell.
LJ Hooker real estate principal, of Oamaru.
Summer al fresco dining doesn't have to mean pounds of seared flesh on the barbecue.
Can eating sauerkraut make you richer? Can wearing red undies really improve your love life? Laura Hewson looks at some of the more unusual New Year's Eve traditions from around the world.
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.
He's the easy afternoon voice of national radio, and the keen bloke who turns up to sort out your garden, but as Elspeth McLean discovers, Jim Mora hasn't forgotten his formative years in the South.
The Arklow Flyer, circa 1884. Photo by Richard Stedman Collection. As a young lad growing up during the 1860s and 1870s in the Irish village of Avoca (better known to TV audiences as Ballykissangel), a short distance inland from Arklow in County Wicklow, the Arklow Flyer, became obsessed with mechanical contrivances, particularly the still-evolving bicycle.
Winter Olympics aspirant Katharine Eustace (34) is a highly energetic physiotherapist who arrived in Wanaka several years ago not knowing what the future would hold.
They've been ignored, mocked and derided - but all they really want is some love. Otago Daily Times sports editor Hayden Meikle identifies 10 sports that deserve a chance.
Antony Hamel waxes lyrical over a walk on the outskirts of Dunedin.
Anna Chinn looks at the surprising areas where plants are found around Dunedin.
Queenstown man Dave Ness has met "heaps" of rugby heroes during his time as a bar owner in the resort.
Newsrooms have changed. They no longer reverberate to teleprinters, fax machine and typewriters. Former sports editor Brent Edwards examines some of the changes since he started in journalism.
Karen and Andrew Simpson have a leaning tower of yellow ringbinders. It houses all the documentation relating to the science of Balmoral, their high-country station at Tekapo. Anna Chinn explains.