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Familiar sounds beckon

Familiar sounds beckon

As the year draws to a close, Sam Valentine breaks with precedent somewhat and recounts his 25 most-loved international releases of the past 12 months.

A castle for keeps

A castle for keeps

It needed work, but the potential of Larnach Castle was always apparent, Margaret Barker writes.

Bring back the refund

Bring back the refund

When you meet new people, the conversation often turns to work.

Stalking bookish Krakow

Stalking bookish Krakow

Another of the world's cities of literature, Krakow has a storied history, Heather Hapeta writes.

Putting the house in order

Putting the house in order

Legislative changes combined with insurance implications following the Canterbury earthquakes have altered the landscape of the real estate game in Dunedin - and for the better. Shane Gilchrist goes house hunting.

Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers

Award-winning British science communicator Professor Marcus du Sautoy is here to reveal the hidden, intertwined worlds of maths and arts. His talk will be entertaining, but with a serious purpose, writes Bruce Munro.

Taking to the stage

Taking to the stage

University of Otago graduate Heidi Geissler has dared to follow her dreams, writes Diana Noonan.

Minding the language

I'm always listening to snippets of other people's conversations, which mostly gives me interesting ideas, information and inflections. Mostly. Sometimes it just makes me want to rant. And this, I'm afraid, is one of those occasions.

Massif mistake?

Massif mistake?

As Mt Aspiring National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, two Otago men claim it was actually a surveyor's mistake that first put the mountain on the map, writes Shane Gilchrist.

There are limits

I'm sure you've heard it said or even commented yourself on someone when they seem to have ''gone a bit too far'', that they have ''pushed the boundary'' or ''stepped over the boundary''.

The stars line up

The stars line up

When the 7Days comedy team visits Dunedin next week, funny former South African Urzila Carlson will be on the panel. She answered some probing questions.

Festive footprints

Festive footprints

In the build-up to Christmas, we spend time and money seeking out the perfect present for our loved ones.

Valley of the vineyards

Valley of the vineyards

Pam Jones tours the Swan Valley in Western Australia and finds out why the wine region is such a popular destination.

Riding in style

Riding in style

Olveston's Fiat was top of the range, writes Michael Findlay.

On the trail of tuatara

On the trail of tuatara

Since being released into Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the 87 tuatara resident there have been tracked and monitored. Scott Jarvie and Associate Prof Alison Cree report on those efforts.

Object lessons

Object lessons

This month marks the bicentenary of the arrival of the first Pakeha to settle permanently in New Zealand, in the Bay of Islands in Northland. Charmian Smith talks to Dr Angela Middleton about her new book, Pewhairangi: Bay of Islands Missions and Maori 1814-1845.

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