Welcome to Streets of Gold, a Summer Times series celebrating Dunedin’s rich architectural heritage.
Once the site of gravel pits, overgrown and sometimes swampy, the Otematata Wetlands Walkway is testament to community grunt and vision, writes Ruth Grundy.
Pepper Winters is the nom de plume used by this 31-year-old Dunedin author who has put out more than a score of books delving into the various steamy subsets of the contemporary romance genre.
Summer entertaining can get quite expensive, so Annabel Langbein has thought about ways to feed those expected and unexpected guests without it costing a fortune.
Des Smith has been at the coalface of secondary school sport, mixed with some of the best rugby players this country has produced and played a key hand in the establishment of the Edgar Centre.
Between the late 1870s and the early 1900s, ‘‘Canton'' village at Round Hill, near Orepuki, was the most southerly Chinese settlement in the world. A major museum display at Riverton aims to put this important part of Western Southland's history back on the map, writes Allison Beckham.
More than pretty pictures, a collection of postcards provides an intriguing insight into a formative period in New Zealand's history, writes Shane Gilchrist.
In The Lives of Colonial Objects, even the seemingly ordinary can offer exceptional insights into New Zealand's cultural fabric.
Riverton mayor Theophilus Daniel couldn't have made himself more plain in his poster advertising a public meeting on July 4, 1881.
Dunedin now has a spectacular 12km bike ride around the top of Otago Harbour, from St Leonards to Vauxhall. Part of the top section is on quiet upper port roads, but the rest is on shared paths gradually built around the upper harbour. They can now be linked together to create one big ride. John Fridd gets on his bike.
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.
In this occasional series on Wakatipu eateries, Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh takes a look at Graze. It took 12 years, but it was worth the wait.
Trying out some new recipes can help if people feel they are stuck in a rut, but people are often turned off by the risk they could go wrong or cost a fortune, Annabel Langbein says.
At the end of November, three blade shearers headed to Ben Omar station to work on some stragglers missed in the muster. Hamish MacLean caught up with them to learn about the job, the lifestyle and what is, they say, a dying art.
If you're reading this somewhere in the Wakatipu Basin - or just about anywhere in Otago for that matter - look out the window and check out those hills. You're living in a hunting paradise, writes Guy Williams, who goes on the trail of some words of wisdom ...
At the merest hint of a celebration of an historic event, members of the vintage car fraternity are expected to - and are delighted to - roll up with skinny tyres, crank handles, bonnets and deerstalker hats.