Treasured memorial bench isolated, overgrown
A memorial bench on a pretty Avon river-side spot is now isolated and overgrown to the dismay of the family which put it there.
JONNY GILLINGThe Australian team showed incredible skill but I don’t want my sons to be like them, writes Jonny Gilling.
They may have lost the final, but Black Caps played the CWC with honour, says Andy Henderson.
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There is a reason it is called a property ladder...start at the bottom and end at the top, Brad Sketcher writes.
Share your commiserations and commemorations following NZ's first ever Cricket World Cup final.
Letting go of anxiety gives us an abundance of time and energy to do with as we please.
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Rocky loves playing catch and barking at wildlife, but there's always time to watch cricket on TV.
Our girl Georgie is the most loving pet anyone could ask for, says Courtney Collins.
A life-changing accident doesn't mean you always have to look at the negatives, says Debbie Grimwood.
As well as stopping umpiring "howlers", video replays have become a tactical device, says Mark Kessell.
"Fifty Cent is not very good... Snoop Dogg is not very good... but the Black Caps are very, very good."
While not technically poor drivers, guys in utes appear to think they own the road, says John Taylor.
We hardly saw each other but felt our neighbours were always there in caring and thoughtful spirit.
We beat them with almost 27 overs to spare last time. The fact is, Australia just isn't very good.
It's not just the action of running that has been beneficial, it's been the weather conditions too.
A mozzie doesn't sound like a fun pet until you realise it's an adorable terrier/maltese cross.
Two lovely shots of sun rays lighting up Auckland's harbour, shot from Achilles Point.
It's not that hard to buy a house. A mansion or a dream on the other hand maybe more difficult.
From boobs to bush, commenters have had plenty to say about the female form today.
This Jeremy Clarkson debacle was like a very British spinster stoush unfolding on Coro, says John Stringer.
Everybody needs good neighbours and we'd love to hear about yours.
This week's travel photos have everything from mules to doppelgangers... with a few stunning sunsets for good measure.
It's the Black Caps' ruthless attack that makes them them a dangerous opponent, says Frank Olivier.
We fill in the blanks when meeting new people but sometimes we're very wrong, writes Joe Guse.
Winning the CWC final will come down to how well the back-up bowlers can perform, says Tom Moke.
Mouse-y-Tongue sees it as a challenge to reach the summit of the linen cupboard.
The mentality behind the pressure girls face to be hairless stems from pornography, writes Kylie Gunn.
As New Zealand basks in the Black Caps' semi-final glory, our commenters are out in force.
As a road cyclist you never know what's going to come out and hit you, writes Courtney Leith.
The cricket I used to watch/play has changed so much, says Jas Singh. What's next?
What helps you unwind and takes the pressure off when you're feeling anxious?
They're just one win away, but what can the Black Caps do to secure the Cricket World Cup?
Bridget White's pretty sure she terrified her parents by going vege at 13, but that was just the start.
Delia Stammers found that with a bit of luck, and a lot of saving, home ownership could happen.
We need to stop condemning kids to hunger because of the actions of their parents, Zac Painting says.
Going it alone in business can be lonely. Lynda Kanji shares some lessons she learned along the way.
Betsy Lulu is a pug who lives life to the fullest. And looks damn good while doing it.
Commenters come out in their droves to support the Black Caps in their quest for World Cup glory.
Jennifer and Scott Martin were travelling around Europe when their adventure took an unexpected turn.
Why is home ownership the only thing Kiwis aspire to when ultimately it will not provide them with security?
Trevor Hardy captures the moment a historical reenactment brought a Brown Bess musket back to life.
FRANK OLIVIERIt will be a tough semi-final, but if they can do these things the Black Caps can win, writes Frank Oliver.
Damien Mostert will be in Gallipoli for the 100th Anzac Day commemorations and wants to share the love.
A trip to the office is usually a treat for Bently, but that wasn't the case at this work meeting.
TRACY WHITECosts associated with the traditional Kiwi OE are becoming more restrictive, writes Tracy White.
If New Zealand win the toss in their semi-final against South Africa they must bat, writes Don Caird.
With so many fruit and vegetables available, for Lorraine Weston-Webb there's no need to eat meat.
If you've ever questioned what's newsworthy, brace yourself for today's top comments.
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