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Fiona is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her first novel, The Skinny Louie Book won the 1993 New Zealand Book Award for fiction. She lives in Dunedin.
While thousands of 'eager Kiwi' trampers miss out, private companies appear to be snapping up places in our taxpayer-funded DOC huts.
As libraries evolve, some things stay the same.
Anzac weekend has always been a time for thinking about our country and during this one, in the quiet that has fallen during lockdown, we can contemplate a new kind â€¦
The greatest leaders from history have made sacrifices in times of need. A look at who, now, is doing that for us.
When fiction and reality collide, asking 'What if?' takes on a new meaning.
Responding to sudden, shocking change requires a double lens. Thank goodness for newspapers, real and imagined.
Fiona Farrell on Jacinda Ardern and leadership.
Am I anxious? Of course I am.