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Requiem for the fallen

Requiem for the fallen

One of many highlights in this year's Arts Festival Dunedin will be Requiem for the Fallen, by composer Ross Harris and poet Vincent O'Sullivan, which commemorates the centenary of World War 1. Charmian Smith reports.

A voice for change

A voice for change

Are hard work and firm convictions in danger of turning Jinty MacTavish into the thing she hates? Bruce Munro asks the young city councillor what she is doing in the limelight she abhors and talks to friends and foes about her growing presence on the political stage.

Is gossip good for us?

Is gossip good for us?

Gossiping about colleagues, friends and strangers should no longer be looked upon as a naughty indulgence, according to a new book by a New Zealand scholar.

Requiem for the fallen

Requiem for the fallen

One of many highlights in this year's Arts Festival Dunedin will be Requiem for the Fallen, by composer Ross Harris and poet Vincent O'Sullivan, which commemorates the centenary of World War 1. Charmian Smith reports.

'Dresden' rested on piano boom

'Dresden' rested on piano boom

Such was the demand for pianos, a Dunedin company scaled up, writes David Murray.

Time for scrabble fans to 'chillax'

Time for scrabble fans to 'chillax'

Young players of the classic word game Scrabble, perhaps disenfranchised by its decade-old lexicon, can "chillax" now that this multi-generational favorite is being updated to speak the language of the millennials.

Does voicemail give you performance anxiety?

Does voicemail give you performance anxiety?

Does leaving a voicemail message create performance anxiety for you? If it does, you probably are a millennial.

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