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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

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Israel can't win battle of opinion

gaza strap OPINION: In war, the perception of who is right and who is wrong differs markedly, depending on where you are viewing the carnage.

Meeting in the bonds of love

New Zealand at Commonwealth Games OPINION: In days when NZ's gaze has moved to the Asia Pacific region in preference to England, it is easy to wonder: what is the point of the Commonwealth?

Letter: Donor registry

OPINION: Should there be an organ donor register showing those who would take but not give?

Blessed ... and lucky

Beehive OPINION: It has been a long time since I was first sworn in as an MP. I can't even imagine how many people have come through my various electorate office doors in that time, but I'd like to think that I've done my very best to help them or at least direct them to the right agencies.

Holy birthday best, Batman

OPINION: In a world gone mad, we need our superheroes to stand between us and the tyranny of evil.

Opinion poll

Should April Miller be allowed to play in the presidents grade rugby competition?

Yes, if she can keep up with the other players, why not?

No, it's against the rules and it's not safe for her

Vote Result

Related story: Southland woman banned from men's rugby side

Letter: Donor registry

Should there be an organ donor register showing those who would take but not give?

Letter: All hail kale

A readers sings the praises of Southland's leafy superfood.

Letter: Amped up a downer

Time to flag a 'kiwi' idea

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?