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Mamma Mia!

The sound of music

Getting the sound right for Mamma Mia! is going to mean getting the process right first.

Slow burner that soon heats up

JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN

Is there anything more likely to warm the cockles of your heart on a chilly winter evening than a good murder mystery?

Southland stakes claim for wonderful Catlins

ABOUT THE SOUTH

ABOUT THE SOUTH: New Zealand's top 10 landmarks from a recent TripAdvisor poll put Olveston in Dunedin in top place.

Animal stories essentially funny

MARK HOTTON

Father-of-two Mark Hotton casts his eye over three books for children.

Short and to the point

JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN

The critically acclaimed Bridget Williams Books "short books on big subjects" have moved from the digital world to print.

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer out

Fifty Shades of Grey Something in this Christian Grey's handsomeness hints at cruelty. It's the perfect tease.

Brad and Angelina wed

It's the celebrity wedding of the year - but it's not what fans have been waiting for.

Quiz and win with Book Awards

This week at the movies

Harmonies make up for leisurely start

Jersey Boys MOVIE REVIEW: Jersey Boys reignited our reviewer's love for the music of The Four Seasons.

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.

Reunion could have been better

Shining a light on Wellington's vampires

Great family movie

MOVIE REVIEW: I cried in a kids' movie. I admit it. But How to Train Your Dragon 2 got me all caught up in the moment.

Cash incentive drives recycling programme

Reycling Intrepid Southland Wastebusters secretary Jenny Campbell spent time in Israel recently and found there was more to waste minimisation and recycling there than meets the eye.

Conservation plan needs sponsor

A conservation-minded patron is needed to keep the idea of the Red Bridge River Park afloat, otherwise the proposal could be sunk.

Diabolic ride

Swim sport in centre bid

What's all that crowing about?

Why do roosters crow when they do? This question is still puzzling to scientists who have come to differing conclusions following experiments.

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