'Sexy' gorilla a hit with the ladies

Is that blue steel? A gorilla who charmed Japanese women has made a name for himself around the world.

1:29 PM  Tall, dark, and handsome - this primate is building quite a following.

Girl Scouts' trans support

A Girl Scout color guard presents the colors at the morning plenary session of the Values Voter Summit in Washington September 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS RELIGION)

12:11 PM  Girl Scouts snub massive anti-transgender donation because they support every girl. 

Ignoring mum's friend request? video

What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

1:08 PM  What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

The best wedding photo ever?

This wedding photographer managed to catch a perfectly timed shot during his backwards slip.

Photographer catches bridal party's faces as he slips backwards ... and the reactions are priceless.

Triplets chase world record video

Identical triplets Helen Dunn, June De Breuk and Jocelyn Nielsen celebrated their 84th birthday on June 30.

Helen, June and Jocelyn Bonifant would be an unlikely trio of record breakers.

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love & sex

Awkward date gone very wrong

The author, Alexandra Petri, talks how acting awkward to get out of a situation can go very wrong.

"I am only capable of erotic attraction to badgers. And members of the Beatles. You know, in tandem."

Digital rainbow lights up internet

Is this the most colourful day in the internet's history?

Why we prefer dogs to spouses

Ray's last wish to marry

food & wine

Three ways with... citrus

These light and fruity orange and date scones are irresistible.

Light up dreary winter days with these delicious recipes featuring orange, grapefruit and lemon.

A hearty roast pumpkin salad

Packed with chickpeas, chorizo and Moroccan spices, this bright salad is lovely warm or cold.

This delicious gluten-free cake is also free from refined sugar

Gluten-free mandarin cake

This delicious gluten-free cake is also free from refined sugar

beauty

Five quick fixes for dirty hair

Blake Lively knows the power of a good undone braid.

Fancied an extra snooze? These easy updos are perfect on second and third-day locks.

New app the Uber of beauty

Flossie Concierge allows you to request, book and pay for beauty appointments with their smartphone.

From mossy to glossy, the merman trend traverses many shades of green.

It's a thing: Merman dye job gallery

We thought we'd reached peak beard, but then they went and reinvented it.

fashion

Want to start your own fashion label?

Adorn Clothing founders Rishi Patel, left, and Eugene Heemi.

12:17 PM  Fashion is a business that can break entrepreneurs like no other.

Dame Kate a glittering icon

As the new face of a jewellery campaign, Dame Kate Harcourt is shining.

Junya Watanabe's collection had a clear African influence, but was showcased by white models.

People are angry about this show

Junya Watanabe’s African-themed catwalk display had one glaring omission ... black models.

well & good

Gluten doesn't deserve its bad rep'

Gluten may not be the health villain it's been made out to be. Plus, let's face it, freshly baked baguettes are glorious.

First off, gluten — specifically, the amino acid glutamine, which is found in gluten — may boost the immune system.

Is couple's yoga the worst?

You placing your feet on your partners upper thighs while he's in a handstand? Clogging our Insta feed.

How famous Kiwis keep fit

Tips to help you fight fatigue

life

Is it ok to ignore mum's friend request? video

What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

1:08 PM  What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

Girl Scouts return $147k donation

12:11 PM  Girl Scouts snub massive anti-transgender donation, and since taking the stand they've received a windfall of cash.

Identical triplets chase world record video

Farmers accused of transgender discrimination

home & property

House price expectations rise

Homeowner's expected higher prices for their houses in several regions last month, particularly in Auckland, Gisborne and Central Otago.

12:20 PM  Only eight regions saw asking prices increase, but they were so significant they lifted the national average.

How to knit your own bedcover

Hand-crafted homewares are super trendy right now, so use this free pattern to make your own.

The huge mirror in the entrance allows you to see the view from several different angles.

31 slabs of concrete later . . . gallery

Raw beauty of concrete tilt slab construction guided the design of this Canterbury home.

luxury

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

Jeremy Renner's $6m property gallery

A 1920s house with a 550m 'great room', renovated by Jeremy Renner and his business partner, is up for sale.

LOW MAINTENANCE: Kim Kardashian uses three different make-up artists depending on how 'ethnic' or 'glam' she wants to look.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

weddings

Is this the best wedding photo ever?

This wedding photographer managed to catch a perfectly timed shot during his backwards slip.

Photographer catches bridal party's faces as he slips backwards ... and the reactions are priceless.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

We think it's safe to say Megan had no idea what they had planned.

Video: Her emotional surprise video

And here's your Monday happy cry. You're welcome.

Video

Is it ok to ignore mum's friend request?

What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

Parenting

My daughter is small. So?

My daughter has just realised that she's the small kid, and of course, she's picked out the tallest kid as her bestie.

12:00 PM  "Could it just be that she's built small?" I'd asked on many occasions.

Kardashians fans of Kiwi baby

Eight months old and baby Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 Facebook fans.

Tongue tie is often behind feeding issues.

Tongue tie: What is it?

Tongue and lip ties make feeding very tiring for babies so here's what you need to know. 

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blogs

When baby and dog cohabit

Dog & Ruby

OPINION: If it's a dog, it's capable of biting. So how do you make a meeting of the two as safe as possible?

Furry Friday: Peering at you

dog

If you own a pet, you'll be familiar with their determined staring at you from some part-hidden place.

All toddlers are psychopaths

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Moata Tamaira
Blogger for STUFF

Here's how my 18-month-old is like Joe Pesci (beyond the fact they're both short with a high pitched voice).

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