By mid-1975, a fresh-faced 23-year-old with short hair and a neat side parting knew his chances of retaining the US Grand National Championship were slipping fast.
The fashion mantra Kingston fashion designer Terzann Elliot lives by is to wear what makes you happy.
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.
Though Emeritus Prof Sir Alan Mark was reluctant to become a knight, he says his honour recognises conservation as deserving of the same honours as other aspects of New Zealand life.
Stew Burt, director of the Queenstown grocery store Destination Organic, tells Henrietta Kjaer about his worst work experience and how it has affected his current job.
It was dubbed the "Mile of the Century".
In some ways gewurztraminer has never really recovered from the great floods of second-rate Muller-thurgau that crowded the shelves in the first flush of the local wine industry's youth.
Sometimes you just wished your talent matched your boyhood enthusiasm; that you could emulate your sporting heroes just a little.
To A 10-year-old boy basking in the endless shimmering summer of 1991, Martin Crowe wasn't a cricketer - he was a god.
Department of Conservation community relations manager Marian van der Goes opens up to Ellie Constantine.
Winchmore, in the Dunedin suburb of St Leonards, looks like it was built by Otago's English settlers as a reminder of the Elizabethan period. But as Kim Dungey learns, its history is much more recent.
The owners of Mt Nicholas Station might not be too keen on having thousands of cyclists riding through their piece of paradise, but if a national cycleway goes ahead they believe they might as well benefit from it.
As summer weather makes motorcycling trips a more comfortable option, Peter MacKenzie gets a few kilometres under his belt with trips around the South. Today, it's a round road trip to the high, dry Maniototo.
Planning is key when you live on a 40,000ha station bordered on one side by a lake, surrounded by snowy peaks, and the only road in is at least an hour's drive. Sarah Harvey experienced isolation and working life at Mt Nicholas Station.
Growing up on Shag Valley Station, Johnny Bell considered himself lucky. Now the fifth-generation farmer knows he is. Sally Rae reports.
When Chris Cairns emerged on the New Zealand cricket scene it was never a question of whether he would be the next Lance Cairns.