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Fat-tastic fun-raiser

Southland Stags Scott Eade and Keanu Kahukura are used to a bit of rough and tumble.

All that jazz

Busy weekend for twice-booked singer

Christchurch jazz singer Jennine Bailey is the only artist to have got herself two concert gigs in next week's Queenstown JazzFest.

Quirky thriller is a little off-balance

MAREE FIELD

BOOK REVIEW: Former special investigator Louis Kehlweiler has to find new ways to fill in his days now that he no longer works for the Parisian police force.

Young jazz bands seek winning sound

Saxophones are being shined and shoes waxed for the Southland Secondary Schools Jazz Fest.

Interest in art grows again

From small beginnings more than four decades ago, the Wanaka Arts Society now has more than 100 active members.

Russell Brand's 9/11 controversy

'I'm trying to take you seriously,' says BBC presenter in odd TV interview with comedian.

'Outstanding' musician remembered

The rare talents of Auckland musician Sam Prebble are being remembered by fellow artists.

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs

Kiwi star's anchorman role

Just another young-adult film

the maze runner MOVIE REVIEW: Maze Runner is yet another young adult book made into a film and I'm over it.

Ninja Turtles on steroids still lots of fun

MOVIE REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is completely silly but so much fun.

A slam-dunk hayride to Hitsville

Comic book noir only

Has an edge adults will enjoy

MOVIE REVIEW: The first words to come out of my 5-year-old niece's mouth after watching The Boxtrolls were "it was amazing", and that it was.

Old plasterboard has plenty of uses

Wastebusters Plasterboard, otherwise known as GibR or wallboard, is made from a naturally occurring substance called gypsum, with a paper casing and some binding agents, although the exact composition varies depending on its end purpose.

Shop in store for carer

Hospice Southland is on the hunt to find a suitable premises to open a charity shop in Queenstown.

Crewman takes a punt

Roxburgh park's name future-proofed

Teacher's holiday is one for the birds

Wanaka teacher and conservationist Christina Greenwood will be spending her spring counting yellow-eyed penguins on a remote subantarctic island, after winning an Environmental Educator Award worth $6000 from the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

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