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Fern's New Zealand's symbol

Like the maple leaf to Canada, the silver fern screams New Zealand. It's time we put it on our flag.

Top five ABs Bledisloe wins

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Noel Burland shares his rundown of the All Blacks' best Bledisloe Cup wins in the professional era.

Flag 'an opportunity for NZ'

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This time, let's get it right. Let's award ourselves a world class flag we can fly with pride, John Ansell writes.

Cecil's death not 'black and white'

OPINION: Understanding the full picture of paid hunting allows us to take some positives out of Cecil's death.

Good enough to give away

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We donated garden tools, bedding, kitchen things - but only quality items. It's a sign of respect.

Drone fines 'criminalise' hobby

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Why are we treating children and responsible adults like enemies of the state? Bruce Simpson asks.

Te reo 'is in good hands'

You don't have to pronounce Maori things correctly all the time, it's the attempt that's important.

Keep it on the field

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Last year's clash is remembered for its controversial finish. Will this year be the same?

'We were in this together'

Teen pregnancy

If you think getting married young means the end of your freedom, you're doing it wrong, says Jo Fergus.

Housing and racial isolation

Phil Twyford has raised an important housing issue but it doesn't help people's sense of racial isolation.

South Island 'left out'

South Island getting left out of the party

David Lim believes the Lions' tour South Island test snub reflects wider Mainland neglect.

Sizing up the ABs squad

Questions remain about the All Blacks World Cup squad after Apia, but David Lim picks his team.

NZ's Lions tour betrayal

The decision not to host a Lions test in the South Island is the ultimate betrayal of fans in the south, says Joy Hellyer.

Lessons from Terminator

I would have gone with WWE's stone cold Steve Austin or even Gordon Ramsey over Arnie as the Terminator.

Surprisingly real reality TV

Initial impressions of Married at First Sight weren't promising. But things are looking up, David Lim writes.

Top five movie stripteases

Magic Mike XXL

As Magic Mike bares his flesh once more, Clayton Barnett pays tribute to cinema's finest stripteases.

Revising our RWC chances

All Blacks

Long-time South Africa rugby fan Garrick Bergh analyses the ABs chance of winning the World Cup.

Weather photo of the week

The scenery was so beautiful photographer Aaron Campbell barely felt the sub-zero temperatures.

Sunset at Birdlings Flat

The wind and rain didn't stop Heather Inwood capturing the rugged beauty of a South Island great.

Remembering London

The London Bombings seem like a lifetime away, but this Kiwi will always remember.

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