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Reflections on ancient texts and sacrifice

Science considers us to have been recognisably human for 200,000 years. Spoken language is estimated to be as old, but writing was invented only 5500...

Prospect of animal-free dairy presents challenge

SALLY.RAE@alliedpress.co.nz Will a moo still do? Food technologist Anna Benny believes it is possible — and probable — that commercial scale, functional replicas of dairy ingredients...

Mainstream or alternative media: support for any views

I’ve really enjoyed following the ICC Women’s World Cup, being played right here in New Zealand. With the Kiwi girls only winning three of...

A powerful film very much of its time

MOVIE REVIEW NICK BROOK Jane Campion’s recent, award› reaping western is named for Psalm 22:20 — ‘‘Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the...

Our descent into (mild) phlegmy despair

RICHARD.DAVISON@cluthaleader.co.nz ‘‘That’s definitely two stripes. . .’’ ‘‘No it’s not. It’s your imagination.’’ ‘‘No . . .really . . .’’ And so began the Davison family’s great self›isolation...

Keeping all brigade systems connected

Balclutha Fire Station is refurbished and up to speed with administrative changes, and career firefighter Rob Torrance is group manager, Clutha district ‘‘I don’t stand...

Dogs get their day at Beaumont Hotel

EVELYN.THORN@cluthaleader.co.nz The Beaumont Hotel hosted its second annual ‘‘Bark Up’’ on Saturday, February 26. Local and travelling farmers rallied their farm dogs to compete for prizes...

‘Convention’ a confusing time for all

Waitangi weekend proved to be a very eventful, as well as enlightening time for me. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t get off to the best start....

Youth counselling service returns

EVELYN.THORN@cluthaleader.co.nz Clutha District children’s counselling service Chatbus is back to stay for now — under a new name — thanks to the help of local...

‘Gem of a course’ at Balclutha

  Balclutha Golf Club has been receiving many positive reviews online. One such review on the club’s Facebook page says ‘‘My partner and I just played...
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