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Featured Stories

This book was written on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people and the Wathaurong people of the Kulin nation, as well as on the traditional lands of ...More

Laura Jean McKay | The commuting Book
Laura Jean McKay

October 10   ●  min read

So, there are two people walking up View Street after the five o’clock session. He is walking ahead. She is walking behind. View Street is steep, r ...More

Fiona Farrell | The commuting Book
Fiona Farrell

September 9   ●  31 min read

you visit Tuesday after the accident, arms full of pink stargazers and crossword puzzles asking about my slip tentatively, a tight-lipped smile as yo ...More

Jess Fiebig | The commuting Book
Jess Fiebig

September 9   ●  1 min read

Abstract An eighteen-year-old alien moves to Dunedin to study. There she eats minerals, deconstructs, ingests poison, disintegrates, and ultimately, reassem ...More

Eileen Merriman | The commuting Book
Eileen Merriman

September 8   ●  16 min read


When Mo was born her mother fractured into tiny pieces, her father disintegrated and her family broke up completely. Mo was left in the care of a variety ...More

Bill Nagelkerke | The commuting Book
Bill Nagelkerke

September 8   ●  18 min read

tally stick historical a piece of wood scored across with notches for the items of an account and then split into halves, each party keeping one f ...More

Carl Nixon | The commuting Book
Carl Nixon

September 8   ●  32 min read

The house at 660 Castle Street was built as a Presbyterian Manse in 1923, designed by architect E.W. Walden and built by Loan and Watson. By the time Ji Fraser ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher | The commuting Book
Sarah K Gallagher

September 4   ●  7 min read

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