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Jane Stephens: off-leash dogs a divisive topic

Debate around off-leash dogs quickly runs off the chain. It brings out the animal, making us whine and barking mad. Any topic around animals is sure to elicit a range of public response – everyone seemingly has an opinion – but talk about off-leash dogs is next-level polarising. It seems to me More

Sami Muirhead: not a scrap (book) of sense

If your endless to-do list of jobs to tick off is anything like More

Jane Stephens: road toll paints a sorry picture

This is National Road Safety Week – a time that should make us More

Sami Muirhead: fashion with a touch of spice

Did you see The Spice Girls reunited for the party of the year? Posh More

Jane Stephens: some perspective on crime

You would not think it from the hysteria and scuttlebutt, but there is More

Sami Muirhead: fishing for secrets to a long life

"The world’s oldest man shares his three tips for living a long, happy More

Jane Stephens: we need to enforce e-scooter laws

Hoosh. She flew past me from behind as if on a hovercraft, skimming my More

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Sami Muirhead: fond memories of the 1990s

Natalie Imbruglia and I go way back. Many of us loved her when she More

Jane Stephens: absurd process for job applications

Once upon a time, individuals applied for a job in person, presenting their More

Sami Muirhead: when life isn’t buckets of fun

Bucket lists are things you want to do at least once in your More

Jane Stephens: why I prefer positivity

Happiness is only real when shared. A candle’s light is not dimmed by More

Sami Muirhead: bleak times caked in joy

The world is topsy-turvy and a little less bright of late. Catherine, Princess of More

Your say: new council, illegal camping, Bonza and more

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Jane Stephens: time to address kids’ exposure to social media

At 18, you get to vote and drink alcohol. At 17, you get to More

Sami Muirhead: finding a sense of place

Do yourself a favour and embrace third place. I am not talking about medal More

Jane Stephens: ratepayers will be watching new council

Now that the voting is over and the counting is done, the rubber More