Independence: top comments

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As the votes are counted in the Scottish referendum, debate over its possible independence is still buzzing.

Final leaders' debate: top five comments Top five reader comments of the day Top five reader comments of the day

Fewer jobs, more problems

Job ads Permanent work is almost impossible to find and there's still a severe lack of special needs funding.

John Key owes me $6000

john key Beneficiaries need at least a $50 per week pay rise just to keep pace, Martin Buck writes.

And then this happened...

Whoops Have you had something go badly wrong? Whether it's a joke backfiring or a show off disaster, tell us here.

EPL fireworks ahead

Diego Costa Clash of big guns Manchester City and Chelsea this weekend promises some fast-paced and fierce football.

What grips you with fear?

Maria Mosquera Whether it's flying, spiders, or something random, share your phobias or tips on how to deal with them.

A bit of gross on the side

Whether intentional, a dare, or a barf-making accident: tell us the grossest thing you've eaten.

Is Cowan answer for Blues?

Animal odd couples

Pilot loses engine at 700ft

Former RNZAF pilot Peter Coveney recalls a night flight of terror when his engine cut out midair.

Flatmate saved my life

I was home alone when I had a seizure, swallowed my tongue and started losing consciousness.

Headlights, terror, oblivion

Flatlining but still alive

Gorge's deadly conveyor belt

Fighting to reach the water's surface, I was swept up Carnage Gorge for another chance to drown.

Not loving laver bread

Seaweed You can make anything edible if you try, but I won't be resorting to seaweed laver bread again.

What does dog soup taste like?

Kneeling on cushions in a house in North Korea, curiosity got the better of me and I ate man's best friend.

Open your mind, and mouth

Reptile surprise in curry

Oh cute, a baby bird...to eat

After the third bite, Mark Chambers wondered what he was eating. Then things started to get crunchy.

I was an 'exclusive pumper'

I wasn't breastfeeding my baby but I wasn't a formula mum. I was part of a club that isn't acknowledged.

Breast was best, in the end

From day one breastfeeding was hard, there was certainly nothing natural about it. But things changed.

Breast isn't always best

'I thought I'd gone crazy'

Why breast isn't always best

I was exhausted, sick and suddenly my son didn't want to breastfeed. What was I doing wrong!?!

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