The world of popular fiction is saturated with spy novels.
Many great inventions have come out of the Industrial Revolution, including the cellphone with its great advantage - texting.
Anzac Day, April 25, the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the beaches of Gallipoli, a quickly organised attempt at a takeover of the Turkish Peninsula to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia.
Money is slowly killing professional sport; the wages players are getting are taking the fun and even the pride away from playing professional sport.
It fell from the sky, a constant pounding of millions of clear sparkling translucent droplets.
I spent many hours as a young child in the back garden on the old trampoline that seemed like it had been on the property longer than the house itself.
Waitaki Boys' High School year 13 pupil IvanPedersen describes the world that characters live in in George Orwell's book 1984. It is a fictional world, but one which seems frighteningly similar to the one in which Edward Snowden lives.
The stench of rotten flesh, filling our lungs with the aura of death as we wade through the constantly flowing mud.
To be a soldier in the Battle of Monte Cassino, you had to have courage, devotion, foresight and above all, the ability to fight on.
Imagine walking through a native New Zealand forest and only hearing the sound of your own footsteps.
Music blared into the still night ahead of me.
For many people, marriage is simple - meet someone, fall in love, have a wedding, start a family.
My teacher He says Rhyming is Bad A speeding rainbow of nations
The silver Ford Spectron pulled up in the driveway of the khaki green cottage.
Dad's sitting in the corner of the small couch, reading about historical places.
Sanity and insanity
His short, blond hair fluttered like butterflies, strands of gold that captivated all.
To me you are like a day.
The dry heat is returning. Not yet midday, the temperature soars into the thirties.