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Piper gets best of both worlds

Alasdair Mackenzie, of Scotland, has been playing bagpipes since he was six and joined the world-leading Glasgow grade 1 pipe band ScottishPower in 2004.

Thriller hits ground running

JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN

BOOK REVIEW: With the mystery and intrigue kicking off from the very first page, 'Stone Bruises' is a great read.

Singing for harmony

Queenstown choral groups have come together for a special one-off performance to promote peace and unity in the world and raise funds for children suffering in war-torn countries.

Elvis hasn't left the building

50s America ready to roll

Alexandra thespians are polishing their performance for this year's musical comedy, All Shook Up.

Massed choirs join Sing Out

Choirs from eight schools sang for their peers and teachers at the ILT Invercargill Schools' Sing Out.

Doctor took selfie with Rivers

Joan Rivers Joan Rivers' personal doctor reportedly took a selfie with the unconscious comedian.

TV no movie killer: Study

Video killed the radio star, but TV may have been wrongly blamed for movie-going's decline.

A little bit rock'n'roll

A truly gripping drive

Another Kiwi gem

Cliff Curtis in Dark Horse. MOVIE REVIEW: We're being spoilt with great New Zealand films this year and The Dark Horse is continuing the trend.

Lacks punch but a must-see for foodies

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hundred-foot Journey had touching moments, made me giggle, and I definitely appreciated the acting, but it lacked punch.

Goofball of a superhero perfect medicine

Cliche-ridden horror fails

Favourite 80s heroes missing in action

MOVIE REVIEW: The power houses of classic action flicks have returned for a crazy collaboration in the third Expendables film.

Up hill, down dale

Uphill Battle column Sometimes being able to read a map is all that stands between you and victory.

Some highs and loess of our Southland

ABOUT THE SOUTH: Ten per cent of the Earth's productive soil is loess, formed from windblown dust.

Kindergarten set to mark quarter-century

Talented teams go head to head

Monkey Puzzle tree can live for up to 1000 years

Looking somewhat like a pre- historic animal head with big ears this photograph shows the detail at the tip of a Monkey Puzzle tree branch.

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