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Star Wars 'anti-Vietnam War'

Star Wars

Book spills on famous trilogy, from it being an anti-war protest to the naming of Wookiees.

Octavia Spencer shines on

Octavia Spencer The expectations for Spencer since her Oscar win in 2012 are higher. Every stumble goes noted.

Cape Fear actress Bergen dies

bergen strap Longtime actress and singer Polly Bergen, best known for role in 1962 suspense thriller, dies at 84.

More nude celeb photos leaked

kim kardashian strap Latest A-list victims of hackers include Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen and Hayden Panettiere.

Grande's major image problem

ariana grande strap She could be the next pop culture princess - unless her diva-esque behaviour sinks her first.

Food, glorious food

hottest home baker 2013 When it comes to television, food programmes are part of our staple diet these days.

Hangover finishes with spark

Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a title so inaccurately described something.

All Black comes to town

My new Fijian world

Party may give you a hangover

spring break Locking up your daughters is futile - they'll find a way to break free.

Iron-clad sense of the silly

Has Tony Stark lost his mind?

The Troubles they've seen

Identity crisis robs film

Step into darkness

Boldly speaking, we have been here before.

Boxing scrapbook full of memorabilia

boxing New Zealand has only ever had one world boxing champion born on its shores and that was back in 1890 when "Torpedo" Billy Murphy knocked out the "Belfast Spider" Ike Weir.

Book captures rugby history

A celebration of more than 80 years of rugby matches in a long-standing rivalry between two local schools.

Perfectly naughty

Back to winning formula

Superbly updated guide

This is a stylish, heavily illustrated book, chock-full of information about Timaru's history.

Don't bet house on iPad future

ipad Geraldine High School year 11 pupil Anneke Vogel looks at the trend of schools using iPads.

Pupils prepared for intrepid journey

Eating guinea pigs, fishing for piranhas and holding an anaconda is what Connor Inkster-Robinson and Oliver Reid are most looking forward to on their school trip to Peru these holidays.

Where people smile lots, judge less

Why do Kiwis eat icecream in winter?

Save adoration for real heroes

Are celebrities really as amazing as we think? Geraldine High School year 11 English class pupil Phoebe Bates asks.

Our own violence and sex

harry At last, a New Zealand television drama series that is well worth watching.

Friendships sealed with dodgy deals

Watching Border Security (TV One Mondays, 7.30pm) can be so reassuring.

More tears to come

Flight of fancy falls flat

Favourites back on screen

At one o'clock last Monday, I got excited.

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