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.
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.
Stewart McKnight has travelled around the world representing New Zealand in cricket and curling. Central Otago reporter Leith Huffadine talks to him about his experiences.
Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum's 3rd pick for his essential works of non-fiction is Naomi Klein's No Logo.
Summer Times presents a selection of chef Bevan Smith’s favourite summer recipes from Riverstone Kitchen’s Otago Daily Times Fresh column.
Former Silver Ferns coach and current Netball New Zealand president Lois Muir could be addressing a group of school children one hour and heading to a glitzy award ceremony the next.
With their time on the West Coast drawing to a close, ODT regional editor Dave Cannan and illustrations editor Stephen Jaquiery begin the final day of their journey, in search of whitebait.
Dunedin city is built around a pretty natural harbour. Peter Mackenzie discovers it has some great motorcycling roads as well.
Department of Conservation community relations manager Marian van der Goes opens up to Ellie Constantine.
The fashion mantra Kingston fashion designer Terzann Elliot lives by is to wear what makes you happy.
"Take me in. I'm over the limit. I'm going to jail this time," recidivist drink-driver Keith confessed, words slurred. How many drinks are too many? We take the test We...
Few sports have climbed out of the shadows quite as dramatically in recent years as the winter codes.
Dunedin writer Edith Leigh visits Springbank Farm, near Palmerston, and finds a shared love of horses creates a strong bond between mother and daughter.
High above the passer-by, glass or wire netting-covered openings give a tantalising glimpse into the towers and spires of historic Dunedin. Overcoming vertigo, David Loughrey ventured where most do not get to go. Here, he explores the magic spaces inside the clock towers of the Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Town Hall, the University of Otago's registry building, and the spire of Knox Church.
The book starts when the narrator is involved in a serious car accident, suffering burns over much of his body.
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 final of three profiles, sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to football guru Rab Smith.
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 final of three profiles, sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to tennis identity Dennis Radford.