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Running Auckland

05:00am 30 Apr 2014 Auckland's biggest running event is only six months away. And, if you're eyeing it up, now is the time to start making a few key steps towards that goal.

Off Pat

Anzac Day - fact and fiction

05:00am 29 Apr 2014  Anzac Day is very much something of a public/private event for my wife and I - we live across the road from the Wall of Memory.

Willie Jackson

Sports writer pulled no punches in work

05:00am 19 Apr 2014  This week I attended the funeral of one of the country's finest sports producers and writers, John Matheson.

Mad on Sport

Bring on the Steelers

05:00am 25 Mar 2014  I'm very excited to have received an invitation to see the world champion Black Sox take on Australia in a three-game softball series.

Maxim Institute

History repeating?

05:00am 24 Mar 2014  Autumn, 1938. German jackboots clatter over cobblestones in the town of Eger. The soldiers barely have time to settle in before Adolf Hitler arrives to joyous tears and arms raised in salute. Eger joins the Third Reich.

Abridged

What's the best part about being from the Shore?

05:00am 01 Aug 2013  Richard Hills and Joseph Bergin discuss the North Shore and what makes it great.

Out of my league

Warriors end season on a low note

05:00am 09 Sep 2013  Any chance the Warriors had of playing finals footy were destroyed on Saturday night after a dismal showing against the St George Dragons.

Tales from the Crypt

Howard lived fast and well

05:00am 25 Mar 2014  Motor cars were still something of a novelty for many people when Howard Cecil Dawson bought his in December 1914.

Dark Matter

Why Indians need their Anzac moment

05:00am 28 Apr 2014  As military tributes go, two nations couldn't do things more differently.

Oily Rag

Bad debt and very bad debt

05:00am 24 Feb 2014  Interest rates are on the rise. The Governor of the Reserve Bank has for some time now been saying interest rates will rise and most economists expect rates to rise by 2% within two years. For most people that means they will be paying more on interest, and have less for the other things.

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