Interest grows in tiny homes

LITTLE AND LARGE: Bevan Thomas, pictured with his son Israel, says ‘"hundreds" of people have shown interest in his custom-made tiny house.

Tiny house movement taking off as people look for more sustainable ways of living.

Karori, Tawa to literally rise up

THE DOWN LOW: Karori Road could soon be overshadowed by high-rise buildings.

Karori and Tawa chosen as the next targets for housing intensification in Wellington's suburbs.

Could time apart bring you closer?

APART: Having their own space is the secret to a happy relationship for some couples.

Separate bedrooms, separate homes, separate holidays. Would time apart help your relationship to flourish?

Impact of selfies on our health

#SmearforSmear: Hollyoaks actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter, left, and model Georgia May Jagger.

Do we really need 'lipstick smear selfies' to raise awareness for a deadly disease?

Here's the skinny, man

Jehan Casinader was just like every other kid at school – desperate to fit in.

I have learnt something many other waif-like Kiwi men know: our perception of male beauty is narrower than our biceps.

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love & sex

Could time apart bring you closer?

APART: Having their own space is the secret to a happy relationship for some couples.

Separate bedrooms, separate homes, separate holidays. Would time apart help your relationship to flourish?

Two questions decide true love

Are you a 'master of love' or a 'disaster of love'? The answer may determine what you bring to a relationship.

I went to a 'sex yoga' school

Seven-year itch still alive and well

food & wine

Recipe: Huevos rancheros


This Mexican classic makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat. Serve the eggs with soft tortillas.

Marmite Easter eggs are a thing

Fancy some yeast spread in your chocolate treat?

Stephanie Coutts and Ryan McArthur of the Craft Beer College get ready for their walking tour which begins at Garage Project this Saturday.

Pub walk to show off craft scene

Craft beer enthusiasts set to guide their first walking tour of popular, inner-city breweries and bars.


My feet of clay

IF ONLY: These aren't my feet. My feet are nothing like this.

My feet are after a twelve-hour day of gardening in flip-flops. I've never cared for neat feet.

'Do I have boobs'? video

On Friday morning Amy Rickhuss lay on a surgery operating table, with black markings on her chest outlining the breast augmentation she was soon to have.

Dan Carter's metrosexual style appears to be on the way out.

Out with the wax, in with the 'hairy hunter'

Manscaping is so last year - the new brand of male model is what's being coined the "hairy hunter man".


Warriors strip off for Klum

STRIPPING OFF: The NZ Warriors welcomed Heidi Klum in their midst.

Supermodel Heidi Klum has played a game of "show me yours I show you mine" with New Zealand's rugby league team.

Best lessons from style icons

The most helpful tricks you can steal from Kate Moss, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez et al.

Heidi Klum visits Auckland to launch her Intimates collection at SkyCity Casino.

Heidi's style tips for Kiwi women

Supermodel advises Kiwi women to ditch the heels and miniskirts ... but struggles to find a NZ designer to wear on her whistlestop trip.

well & good

Milk does the body good?

PERFECT FOOD? Some studies have shown potential ill effects from drinking too much milk.

Here's a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

Toned arms in 10 minutes video

Toned, strong, sculpted arms are one of the most common requests I get - here's how to achieve them.

6 tips to keep your fitness on track

Pole work takes sheer strength video


This video may make you cry

TUGS AT THE HEART STRINGS: Stan Beaton hears his late wife's voice after more than 10 years.

He thought his late wife's voicemail was lost forever. But then a miracle happened.

Mum assists in own c-section

An Australian mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

The babies too keen to come into this world video

A rugby player's life in the closet

home & property

Victorian home frozen in time gallery

This house at 8 St Georges Road South, Fitzroy North, is frozen in time.

An old property containing relics of Australian life through the decades is as much a museum as it is a home.

5 tips to add value to your home

You've given your body an overhaul as part of your new year's resolution - why not do the same for your home?

COUCH DRAMA: Yes, you both need to go furniture shopping, and compromise is key!

Survive home decorating as a couple

Looking to decorate your home as a couple? Check out these five tips to make sure your relationship survives.


10 pricey Oscar dresses gallery

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, $4,000,000: The blush-pink ballgown by Dior Haute Couture worn by J-Law at the 2013 Academy Awards tops the list of most valuable awards dresses in recent times. Why? All because she tripped. That's right, the image of Lawrence tripping on the stairs was broadcast around the world giving Dior enormous publicity. Winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook possibly also played a part in the exposure, but one is starting to think that trip wasn't an accident...

Designer brands gain enormous exposure on Oscar night. Here are 10 of the most valuable dresses worn in recent history.

The bike that costs $512,000 gallery

Coated in 24-carat gold, it’s for the man who has everything.

TELLING HER MOTHER'S STORY IN STYLE: Diane von Furstenberg says writing her book, The Woman I Wanted to Be, helped her understand her mother's history and how she survived the Holocaust.

Luxury looks like DVF

Luxury smells like exotic flowers, tastes like peppermint tea, and looks like Diane von Furstenberg.


Nines proposal does the trick

SHE SAID YES: Kasteal Matthews, William Hawea and their son Preiz, 4.

William Hawea held the sign that read: "Kasteal Matthews - Will you please marry me", for three hours.

Introducing Indi & Sam gallery

It was a day full of miracles, from the rain ending to getting the metal-fan groom in a tux.

Tom & Danielle's wedding

Introducing Tom & Danielle gallery

They tied the knot in a beautiful flower-filled private garden. However it wasn't love at first sight ...


Toned arms in 10 minutes

Toned, strong, sculpted arms are one of the most common requests I get - here's how to achieve them.

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Moata: Because cosplay


I'm all aquiver with cosplaying Armageddon excitement.

31 cats taking a nap


Pictures of snoozy cats to make your Furry Friday. Oh, and our cover cat's called Nigel.

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