Not content with getting his autobiography into the top 10 list of the country's best-selling non-fiction publications, first-time author and ex motorcycle racer Graeme Crosby has his eyes on the top spot.
Company Bay couple Michael and Edith Laba have taken control of their living environment. They generate almost all their own electricity, get most of their hot water from the sun and are always warm and cosy in their super-insulated home. Allison Rudd visited the house they say they never want to leave.
It has been an interesting music year for the Otago Daily Times reviewers. Today, John Hayden shares his top albums for 2011 and one to watch.
Ever felt like walking out on your life? Well, that's exactly what Trevor and Sue McNamara did when they took their children and moved from South to Central Otago for a lifestyle change. Lynda Van Kempen talks to the couple who say they have no regrets about the move.
They do it for love, not money, and readers of the Otago Daily Times sports pages over the past few decades should be thankful for that. They are the long-serving ''stringers'', or contributing writers. In the first of three profiles, sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to golf guru Bill Trewern.
Profiling investors who profited from the sub-prime mortgage crash might sound like a catalogue of avarice, but Lewis's 2010 book depicts them as endearing eccentrics challenging the group-think that caused the crisis.
The house is on fire and you can only grab one thing on your way out. What would it be? Nigel Benson grills a local on his favourite thing.
Health conditions, such as asthma and hypothyroidism, affect many people in our communities. Eileen Goodwin talks to people about the impact these conditions have on their lives.
ODT book reviewer and Wellington historian Gavin McLean describes his best read of 2014: Richard Seddon: King Of God's Own, by Tom Brooking (Penguin).
The Wakatipu boasts a network of world-class trails suitable for biking, walking and running, the product of more than a decade of work by the Queenstown Trails Trust and spending of $8.2 million to date.
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.
Heading up into the hills above Palmerston and enjoying one of Otago's longest downhills on the way home. The "Tuffnuts" option includes a trip to Otago's El Dorado, Macraes.
A need to get as close to flying as she could led Mandy Deans to change her career path. Mark Price asks about her path to such a life-changing decision.
Louise Clifton is a Dunedin shoemaker and teacher. Her business, Shoe School, was launched in November 2015. Since then she has helped produce more than 100 pairs of hand-made shoes from her Lower Stuart St studio.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's 10th pick for essential works of non-fiction is The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
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 three of his journey.