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Hokonui Awards

First time nerves for students

A group of eager fashion designers are entering the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for the first time this weekend.

Copping a part in opera

Who better to play a Russian constable in the Fiddler on the Roof show than Gore's own police senior sergeant.

Seamless ape sequel shocks and awes

MOVIE REVIEW: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a flawless blend of good storytelling, great casting and seamless production.

Sophie wears win really well

Practice makes perfect for dancer

Eastern Southland has a new national champion.

Hokonui awards just part of NZ

The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards are just part of the fabric of NZ.

Bloom 'throws punch' at Bieber

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom may not be a Belieber after footage appears to show him throwing a punch at the singer.

Beyonce silences gossips

Beyonce Knowles has once again put rumours to rest her marriage is on the rocks.

The Voice winner fights back

TMNT shocking 9/11 promo fail

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.

Region's heritage has enthusiastic support

Esler A keen interest in heritage was very evident at the recent Southland Social Sciences Fair, where about two-thirds of the exhibits had a heritage theme, president Lloyd Esler noted.

Back from the brink of extinction

Rare bird's population is growing once again, thanks to a recovery programme on a tiny island in the Foveaux Strait.

An imaginative name when you look at it

Cash incentive drives recycling programme

Boys whip up a menu

For a decade teens at Southland Boys' High School have been cooking up a storm.

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