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OPINION: The 11th of November is drummed into me, a day of remembrance and a time of reverence for those who've fallen.
It's a disease often thought of in the past tense, but in Mervyn Dykes' new book, polio is put very much into the spotlight. Carly Thomas listens to his story.
JK Rowling is suing a former personal assistant over allegations she used her work credit card to buy herself cats, cosmetics and even luxury candles.
A pair of Aussie divers at the centre of the dramatic rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in Tham Luang cave have struck multi-million dollar, tell-all movie and book deals with a major US publisher and film studio.
OPINION: Writing guru Robert McKee once said he could always tell a writer from a dabbler.
BRIDGET: My husband is English and I met him in London. We came back to New Zealand and were renting in Arch Hill, and we were looking to buy a house.
Bacon balls. Pork bone boil-up. Pheasant pies. Phil's mum's stuffed turkey. Guinness casserole. Golden Jubilee ginger log. A pack of sausages, rolled in cornflakes, and skewered, inexplicably, into a head of raw cauliflower.
When Palmerston North writer Denis Dwyer stumbled across the glimmers of an amazing story, he knew he had to pursue the life of Tom Ryan back to the beginning.
Why weekend warriors are just as important as elite athletes is one of the focuses of a new book by long-time cricket coach Alec Astle.
This week sees the release of Leonard Cohen's posthumous volume The Flame: Poems and Selections. Among the song lyrics and notebook extracts that comprise the book are selections of new poetry, much of it touching on ageing and mortality, but not without characteristic humour.
The life of a relatively unknown author described as "brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed" has been celebrated with a new plaque unveiled outside her childhood home.