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'Take your blinders off'

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There is cultural hypocrisy in decrying the killing of dogs in China, while ignoring the plight of bobby calves.

An ode to the public pool

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It started with swimming lesson. Later, it was going to the pool with a group of friends.

Global season, jaded players

all blacks

World Rugby needs to get a handle on long seasons and the jaded players that come with it.

The best home heating

heating

I have experienced almost every kind of heating - open fires, pot belly stoves, gas heaters, heat pump.

The next sidekick sequel

Up

'Here's my list of the top five cartoon partners in crime that must step out of the shadows and into the spotlight.'

'Brexit a backward step'

Brexit

Evidence shows we're a species reliant on cooperation. Brexit has short-term benefits, but would be bad long term.

Week 13: Rock of the Westies

Elton John

A reader fighting myeloma reviews Elton John's back catalogue, while raising awareness of his condition.

Leave Mike Hosking alone

I disagree with journalists and television presenters all the time. But I also believe in free speech.

Go outside your comfort zone

Girl adventure

Occasionally I'd edge a toe out of my comfort zone, but now I've jumped right out of it and I urge you all to do the same.

'Vegans reject dairy violence'

Dairying

Animals aren't ours to use and my vegan lifestyle's proof we don’t need dairy, or any animal products, to live a healthy life.

Start the conversation

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You may have ticked the donor box but the decision to donate organs will lie with your family.

Elton's Here and There

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A reader fighting myeloma reviews Elton John's back catalogue, while raising awareness of his condition.

Castle: The end of an era

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NOEL BURLAND

Right from the start Castle hit all the right notes with a perfect balance of banter, humour and clever scripts.

Time to burn our couches?

Burning couch

We happily burrow our faces into them, so let's review what gross things happen on your average couch...

In support of Brock Turner

Brock Turner rape

I believe a society that demonises rapists may actually perpetuate rape culture.

'Support queers of colour'

This is not the first time that queers have been targeted en masse. It will not be the last.

Bargains at the graveyard

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I have found an alternative way to get in to the Auckland property market, or any property market.

Let's talk about NZ's security

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National security is a subject that we need to have a better conversation on as a country.

Top Gear needs time

It's unfair to write off Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc after just one episode. Let the show bed in first.

Elton's Captain Fantastic

Elton John

A reader fighting myeloma reviews Elton John's back catalogue, while raising awareness of his condition.

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