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.
OPINION: Y ep, I do like having the last word, whether it is goodbye, thank you or I love you.
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.
John Rasmussen's dream was to build a home within a vineyard, where he could enjoy retirement.
"Call yourself the cream of New Zealand?" barked the sergeant major. "Good God, I wouldn't like to taste the milk!"
Jack Hinton had had enough of this retreating malarky. It was April 1941 and in military terms the Greek campaign was already lost.
Stories from around the region as we mark Anzac Day 2013.
The floods of 1984 had a wide impact throughout Southland, cutting Invercargill in half and causing devastating damage around the province.