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Unscrambling my messy life

Lucy Cavendish has turned her life around through therapy and is training to be a therapist herself.

Therapy has made me feel happy, sad, frustrated, angry. It's also made me softer, kinder, more open.

When a friend has Alzheimer's

It can be difficult to know what to say to a loved one who has Alzheimer's.

How to act around a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be tricky. Here are some tips to make it easier.

Aylan's story retold in Hawera

Alison Wright directed Hawera High School's winning entry in this year's regional secondary schools stage challenge.

"If you had of told me 15 years ago that I'd be living on a farm in Taranaki and teaching I would have laughed."

Mums making a difference video

Roxana Halstead's son Eddie Halstead-Stevens died from cancer soon after turning 5.

Their children all battled cancer. Now these Canterbury mothers have teamed up to help those still fighting.

100 years on: A battle called Jutland

The HMS New Zealand.

The Germans would call it Skagerrak, but we immortsalise it as Jutland; the largest surface battle in history.

20 questions with flight attendant

Passengers doing yoga and others watching porn are some of the strange things this flight attendant has witnessed at work.

Do they eat the airplane food? What happens if someone dies? We ask the questions you've always wanted to.

The budget that failed Auckland stuff nation

The Budget fails to deal with a region containing one-third of New Zealand's population

OPINION: The Budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope.

Cold cases: holding on to hope

Maria Strydom succumbed to altitude sickness while climbing Mt Everest last week with her husband Robert Gropel.

What happens when families wait years for their loved ones to return?

Breaking up doesn’t have to break you

There's no reason to forget every aspect of your relationship to move on.

The closer the relationship, the greater the chances that it's burrowed deep into your psyche- so do you have to forget it to get over it?

Bowron: A smug, slack Govt

Paula Bennett, aka the Cars and Garages Minister, was forced to admit there are few state homes in the regions for the ...

Offering homeless people $5000 to leave Auckland shows how smug and slack the Government has become.

NZ's saddest malls

Invercargill South City Mall which sold for $1.8 million at auction.

The empty parking lots, the 80s architecture, the slow decay, the empty storefronts. Is this our secret shame?

Grieving husband's anger

Ross Neal, of the Racing Integrity Unit, at a hearing into charges against jockey David Walker.

Woman's motel room death prompts call for senior racing industry investigator's resignation.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Shamian Island in Guangzhou, which was where early Western traders were segregated in the late 1800s.

 Southern China's Flower City is a vibrant metropolis with a culturally diverse population.

'She was literally dead' video

Lifeguards Eleanor Mulrennan and Michaela Housiaux-Andrews saved fellow worker Annie Tausi's life when she suffered a ...

One moment Annie Tausi was dancing and running a class. The next she was on the ground.

High school survivor inspires town

James Thomas, a senior at H.D. Woodson High School in Washington, has faced considerable adversity but is still thinking big.

His father was killed, then his mentor. But this high school senior keeps striving.

Toddlers tackle Tongariro video

The Taylor family children on the Tongariro Crossing.

Little kids are surfing, tramping and snowboarding in a new parenting trend pushing children to the adventure limits.

The changing face of death

In 2015 there were 61,038 births, and 31,608 deaths in New Zealand.

Would you turn you loved one's ashes into a diamond?

Our disappearing coastline

Beach Road near Oamaru fell into the sea after years of coastal erosion.

Coastal erosion has eaten away roads, car parks and houses, satellite images show – and it will only get worse.

All innuendo in pre-budget tango

"We'll hold off tax cuts to pay down this much debt! Nah, jokes." Finance Minister Bill English has lead the pack in ...

Stacey Kirk leads you on a waltz around the pre-Budget bluster.

The secret life of Kim's aunt

Kim Jong Un's aunt defected from North Korea in 1998.

The aunt of Kim Jong Un opens up on living the American Dream, 18 years after defecting.

Whatever happened to Victoria?

Dance Exponents. They were big in 1984 and frontman Jordan Luck is still touring today. Pictured are Harry Harrilambi, ...

They're as Kiwi as L&P and jandals, but how much do you know about the characters behind the Exponents' songs?

America's favourite milk run video

Tasting success: Scott Dixon had the traditional gulp of milk after winning the 2008 Indy 500.

A look back at a race littered with spilt milk, bricks, controversy, death and Kiwis as the Indy 500 turns 100.

Clark's quest hinges on delicate, tactical campaign

Prime Minister John Key has supported Helen Clark's bid for the UN's top hob.

 OPINION: Helen Clark has a few obstacles in her way before she can become the head of the United Nations.

Wide appeal for environmental issues

Wellington Zoo is a jewel in the crown for the capital.

OPINION: Hundreds of people trooped past our house, peering into our front window and even taking snaps of our dog.

The tales that blood tells

Blood spatter expert Sergeant Melissa Bell believes she gives a voice to victims of crime.

Never mind Dexter, there's a new blood spatter expert on the scene.

Who's bigger - Dixon or Adams? video

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In a massive weekend of sport in the US with the NBA playoffs and 100th running of the Indy 500 it's oddly two Kiwis taking centre stage.

Webb's depraved interest

Drew Webb on holiday in Honolulu after his flat was raided.

Drew Webb was an outstanding young man, but had a horrible secret that let to a long jail stretch at only 20.

The rocky road to Rio

Former Olympic gold medal rower, Team NZ sailor and now Olympic Chef de Mission Rob Waddell.

Olympic Chef de Mission Rob Waddell on Rio's troubles, an old rivalry and that sailing choke

Last call on 1974 war cars video

Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun beside vintage motorcycles and gutted lorries, stranded for four decades ...

Time is running out for about 400 rusting relics dumped on an airbase during a war 42 years ago.

Still fighting for the right to die

Matt Vickers and Lecretia Seales in 2010.

Lecretia Seales lost her battle for life but a year after her death, her husband Matt Vickers continues the fight for the right to die.

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