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Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Thai review

Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?

Six (really) alternative flags

Forget the silver fern. Forget the Southern Cross. These flags show the true glory of Kiwi heroes.

The Expendables go stale

It's not just the tired, old action stars, this whole franchise is past its expiration date .

Special needs 'part of life'


Our girl is autistic and not what we expected, but what child is? We wouldn’t change a thing.

NZ's first class first-fives

Beauden Barrett

Has New Zealand ever been blessed with so many talented first-fives at one time, asks James Lawler.

My movie motivators

Finding Nemo

When it comes to a philosophy for life sometimes you need go no further than your favourite blockbusters.

'Politicians can't be trusted'

Voting signs

I've asked lots of people why they didn't vote in the election and all their answers reflect a similar theme.

Trying to save troubled youth

Sad, depression

Is the mental health system failing our families? Parents are struggling to keep their teens safe and alive.

Review: The Rover

A fairly quirky film with an excellent soundtrack, but ultimately a bit too arty.

EPL fireworks ahead

Diego Costa

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

Review: NZO's Don Giovanni

New Zealand Opera’s production of Don Giovanni

Set in a seedy nightclub, complete with poledancers, this isn't your traditional telling of Mozart's classic.

Minimum wage is no answer

NZ money, cash

Any political party worth their salt would remove minimum wage from the political agenda.

Keeping the memories alive


You may not remember all the details, but those travel adventures will always be a part of you.

I e-stalk my daughter


A little technology is all it takes to be able to stalk our children. And that's not such a bad thing.

Warriors win despite losing

Nathan Friend

Analysis of Warriors' seasons since 1998 reveals their ninth placed finish this year is not all bad news.

Shy students left behind

A teacher writes on a blackboard

"Harden up" just doesn't cut it for the students who need a little help in building their self-belief.

EPL fourth round predictions


As Chelsea prepare to take on joint EPL leaders Swansea, Mark Kessell shares his match predictions.

Minimum wage is no answer

dollar coin

Jacob Smith tries to shed some light on the economic impacts of increasing the minimum wage.

Improving Beehive decisions

From the Beehive

A population cap and mainstream holistic medicine would be among Bradley Cranston's policies as PM.

Supermoon finale shots shine

Weather fairies work their magic to help Aaron Campbell get some great photos of the last supermoon of 2014.

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