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Whetu Taewa

Swapping league for speed

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

Chickpeas pulse with goodness

Poets have been celebrating food and drink since time began, so it's a fair bet that someone - probably in Ancient Rome - wrote an ode to the venerable chickpea.

A loo roll checking disorder

OPINION: Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.

A sucker for edamame

One of our family's favourite "snack" foods is the Japanese named edamame. Generally we enjoy them served in the pod, simply poached, salted then dipped in a delightful mixture of soy sauce and wasabi.

Grape expectations

John Rasmussen's dream was to build a home within a vineyard, where he could enjoy retirement.

Wartime experiences

"Call yourself the cream of New Zealand?" barked the sergeant major. "Good God, I wouldn't like to taste the milk!"

'Who'll come with me?'

Jack Hinton had had enough of this retreating malarky. It was April 1941 and in military terms the Greek campaign was already lost.

Inconspicuous memories

Dick Travis' exploits

Looking to the future

Aaron Horrell The RSA is three years shy of its 100th birthday. It has a long history, but does it have a future?

Region marks Anzac Day 2013

Stories from around the region as we mark Anzac Day 2013.

The Blue Line

The forgotten army

War memorials of the south

The south is dotted with war memorials, stark reminders of the tragedies that successive wars have brought.

People felt pressured

No one drowned. No one was electrocuted. No one succumbed to disease. But people did die from the 1984 floods.

Your say: The 1984 floods

The floods of 1984 had a wide impact throughout Southland, cutting Invercargill in half and causing devastating damage around the province.

If it's this bad now, what's still to come?

Watching as your life washes away

Flood of memories

Twenty-five years ago today, at 4am on a Friday, Invercargill declared a state of emergency.

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