Rebecca Farrell The Packing Shed Gallery and Cafe and The Courthouse Cafe Alexandra.
Darren Watson Portside Restaurant and Bar Oamaru Harbour.
Summer Times asks Dunedin musicians to ruminate on their most prized instrument. Today: Graeme Downes, of The Verlaines.
A Dunedin family optometry business has been going strong for four generations. Debbie Porteous speaks to Peter Dick and his son, Peter, about the family legacy and what keeps the business so strong.
A great book is a great book, no matter the subject. So why do sports books often get such a bad name? Sports editor Hayden Meikle - who answers his own question by acknowledging the sports book market has more dross than most - names the 12 sports books you simply must read.
Alongside the hustle and bustle of State Highway 1, a South Otago couple has carved out their own slice of rural heaven - in the former Milburn Presbyterian Church near Milton. Otago Daily Times reporter Helena de Reus takes a look inside the private home.
Experienced tramper Cliff Donaldson will always vividly remember one night, more than 60 years ago, when he learnt just how quickly and harshly the weather can change in the great New Zealand outdoors, including in the Silver Peaks area.
A true southern man, Pete Moffat does not just drink Speight's, he compiles a history of the Dunedin brewery by collecting anything and everything associated with it.
Crime fiction can be a mixed bag but Connelly is always good and this yarn, one of his earliest, is the best I have read.
Otago Daily Times technology editor Dene Mackenzie has sourced a product that could be your saviour if travelling unknown roads on your summer holiday.
New Zealand rugby has produced plenty of champions in three positions - fullback, first five-eighth and openside flanker. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at a possible top 10 in each position in a brief series, starting with the men at the back.
It was the year that had a bit of everything. A bit like most other years, really. Nigel Benson looks back on 2012.
Dunedin Magician Jonathan Usher is a kid at heart and has a collection to prove it.
Peter Marsh cannot explain his desire to collect, but says it is something that will never go away.
A step inside the beautiful, sun-drenched wooden cellar door area and tasting room of Waitiri Creek Wines in Gibbston is to instantly feel a sense of serenity, a gentle reminder of its original incarnation as the Wangaloa Presbyterian Church.
Continuing his rummage through his album collection Shane Gilchrist ponders the coolest of country. Today he ranges from Lyttelton to Nashville, with a stopover in Australia.
The book starts when the narrator is involved in a serious car accident, suffering burns over much of his body.
Kerrin Roney, Star and Garter, Oamaru.
Shane Gilchrist rummages through his album collection and ponders the bright spots of 2012. Today he journeys through some folky yet widely varied terrain.
Published: 1995. Sport: Cricket. Sample: ''Cricketing agnostics habitually accuse us of using the game to blot out the more painful and difficult aspects of life. But what can be more painful and...