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I love where we live and I love sharing it with others. I'm proud of what we have in small town NZ.

What's your favourite thing about NZ? Why New Zealand's so damn good

Top five reader comments

Hot debate, hot ladies, and hot property prices had our readers' keyboards smoking with comments today.

Photo: Reach for the stars

This star-filled 'silhouette selfie' from Amit Kamble is dedicated to Star Trekker Leonard Nimoy.

Top five fan-made films

Prelude to Axanar Die-hard fans have been financing their own film interpretations for years, with hilarious results.

A football fan's pilgrimage

Justin Fredrickson Wellington football fan Justin Fredrickson retraced his roots and made fantastic memories in London.

Action photo assignment

colour run Show off when you've used still images to showcase moments of pure action.

Is it still the Aussies' Cup?

Do Australia deserve to remain the bookies' favourite? Or can we really win the Cup?

The coolest Kiwi kids

The greatest animal escapes

A son so sadly missed

ctv Text messages were sent to all family members, all of them were answered ... except one.

Quake: Destructive and murderous

I was thrust up in the air, bike and all. It was so violent that I knew there would be souls lost.

Tower 'twisted like a salt grinder'

Red zone to dream home

'Seconds later all hell let loose'

'Everything was in darkness as no light could get through the cloud of dust swirling.'

Triple-chocolate ice cream

Sometimes one type of chocolate just isn't enough. This ice cream can solve that problem for you.

Peanut butter choc cookies

This recipe will be sure to satisfy all of your peanut butter and chocolate cravings. Win!

Moist dark chocolate cake

Recipe: French Toast Cupcakes

Recipe: Chocolate biscuit pud

If you are searching for an easy sweet recipe, this chocolate biscuit pudding is a perfect choice.

The beauty of driftwood

I have always loved wood but it's not hard to imagine the day prohibiting driftwood gathering.

Messages to send back in time

If you could send a message to yourself, arriving 10 years ago, what would it be?

Giving a gift of life

Is NZ new Hollywood?

'Controlled' by anorexia at 38kg

Rhianna Boyd was 14 when anorexia took hold of her. It was nothing to do with wanting to be skinny.

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