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Plight of fleeing family told in topical novel

Plight of fleeing family told in topical novel

As thousands flee the ravages of civil war in the hope of asylum, their common story is told by the Waziri family in Nadia Hashimi's second novel.

True tale of a terrorist 'recruit'

Professional boundaries are overthrown by morality in Anna Erelle's investigation of Islamic State recruitment in France.

NZ setting to the fore of '60s tale

NZ setting to the fore of '60s tale

In this character-driven novel set predominantly in 1960s New Zealand, the locations come to the fore.

Romance adds spice, but food the star

Romance adds spice, but  food the star

Her passion is food but Jennifer Klinec also writes surprisingly well.

Compelling story of hope

Compelling story of hope

I'm a little sceptical about ''I survived'' books.

History, heritage examined

History, heritage examined

It is a rare thing for a novel so steeped in history to be simultaneously relevant to modern-day readers.

NZ Ski, resort to benefit from grant

NZ Ski, resort to benefit from grant

Millions of dollars is set to come from a tourism project supported by the Government.

Tourism hopes from education market push

Tourism hopes from education market push

Dunedin's students may hold the key to increasing tourism in the city.

Sports tourism lift for city with games

Sports tourism lift for city with games

Sports tourism is taking off and Dunedin is on board, industry leaders say.

Anzac Day: We remember

Anzac Day: We remember

They came in their thousands to ensure names etched in stone do not fade into the blackness of history.