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The Book Chooks blog

Old ideas

Is there really anything new in the latest diet trends?

Tangled Web blog

The 'cuddle game'

Apparently there's some sports-like event happening in Brazil at the moment

The Roar sports blog

Riddle me this

Stricter measures at odds with TAB presence

Auctions, classifieds & more

Opinion

Regions have fewer opportunities

David Cunliffe 2 min ago OPINION: If you merge into head office for budget reasons, that's fewer jobs on the local front. Simple maths.

South brims with positive brands

Southern Focus OPINION: The art of good promotions is to define aspects of your region that are unique then encourage visitors and locals to embrace these features. Sounds simple enough?

Letter: Amped up a downer

Southland Times letter to the editor OPINION: A reader says local shows have been marred by the amplification of backing bands.

Lydia the unstoppable lady

Lydia Ko OPINION: Observing Lydia Ko's brief but stellar professional golf career is like watching a little sporting miracle unfold.

Don't let the hype sink the debate

William Rolleston OPINION: Being the new president of Federated Farmers I want to ensure our discussions are informed by the facts no matter how unpalatable they may be.

Opinion poll

If your house was on fire, would you risk your own life to save your pet?

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Related story: Pair risk lives to save cat

Letter: Amped up a downer

Southland Times letter to the editor A reader says local shows have been marred by the amplification of backing bands.

Time to flag a 'kiwi' idea

A reader has come up with their own design for a New Zealand flag, featuring a kiwi.

Letter: Shield children from conflict

Letter: Rivers policy

Jolly bad show wherever you go

Rolf Harris at his trial Everyday Housewife Danyel Southwark shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.

Water supply under threat

Central Otago's horticulture and viticulture industries are critically dependent on a reliable supply of irrigation water.

Pest problem put on the table

Southland economy among NZ's best

Cup equation adds to zero

New Zealand's dysfunctional relationship with the America's Cup is coming to an end.

Animal stories essentially funny

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

Short and to the point

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

Healthy eating begins as it always did

We're just crazy about our pets

Slow burner that soon heats up

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