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The Searchers

Searching for some nostalgia

Frank Allen remembers a time when all he and his band had to do was walk on stage and the crowd screamed.

We're just crazy about our pets

JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN (WITH HELP FROM SEYMOUR AND NORMAN)

BOOK REVIEW: Creature Comforts: New Zealanders and their Pets
By Nancy Swarbrick (Otago University Press, RRP $55)

Tech team swings into action

Behind the scenes: Mamma Mia!

The technical crew move into the Civic Theatre on the Thursday, July 24. Their nemesis is time.

Gangland killings a shock

REVIEWED BY MARK HOTTON

Set against a backdrop of six o'clock closings, a Chicago-style underworld, bent cops, prostitution and the lure of a quick buck or two, the book helpfully provides a brief history of the sly-grog dens in Auckland, which helps create an interesting backdrop to the environment in which the murders took place.

Southland hits the right note

Southland's mild weather has been praised as organisers wrap up the New Zealand brass band championships. | Visitors play prosperity's tune

'Moving on is the only option'

Teuila Blakely Teuila Blakely's son was initially shocked by his mum's publicly aired sex video - but he got over it.

Emmys accused of 'category fraud'

The Emmy chief is forced to answer questions over the confusing categories for the awards coming up in August.

Is this appropriate?

Lea Michele marks anniversary

Reunion could have been better

Blended MOVIE REVIEW: In 1998 The Wedding Singer graced our cinema screens with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In 2004, Sandler and Barrymore fell in love again in 50 First Dates. Now, 10 years on, the romantic comedy couple are back.

Shining a light on Wellington's vampires

MOVIE REVIEW: There's no real storyline to hang the action on here, which makes sense given the nature of the film. It's also very, very, very funny.

Faultless big screen adaptation

Bro-mance ignites Jump Street sequel

Fire-breathing robot dinosaurs 'boring'

MOVIE REVIEW: There is a fire breathing robot dinosaur. And that's really all there is to say about Transformers: Age of Extinction.

A decade of family delights

kidzone Today the annual ILT Kidzone Festival wraps up for another year.

Music teacher's honorary membership

A visiting music examiner says performance challenges for musicians are growing.

Kidzone casualties come back

School holiday problem solver

Time to toe the line

Everyone has something they hate about their body. For running trainee and Southland Times reporter, it is her feet.

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