Coming out transgender

Nathaniel Taylor, right, with fiancee Phillie Holmes in Invercargill. Taylor struggled to tell family members he was transitioning from female to male.

18 min ago  Nathaniel Taylor confronts the costs of transitioning from female to male.

Famous last texts from the ex video

The one that got away? Probably not.

18 min ago  Hilarious new video of singles reading the last text messages they received from an ex is an online hit.

Are cheap perfumes worse?

Chanel No. 5

18 min ago  What makes one type of smelly water better than another? It may all just boil down to branding.

Shaking a family curse

GREAT SHAPE: Sosene now weighs about 100kg, is happy and healthy, playing sport and going to the gym.

18 min ago  Standing next to his grandfather's grave was a life-changing moment for Mark Sosene.

Her ex-husband has his say

ONCE WERE MARRIED: Scott Mansfield, left, wasn't as enthused about a year of open marriage as his former wife Robin was.

Robin Rinaldi has been telling the world about the year she slept with 12 other people. Now her former husband has had his say.

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love & sex

Famous last texts from the ex video

The one that got away? Probably not.

19 min ago  Hilarious new video of singles reading the last text messages they received from an ex is an online hit.

Husband breaks silence on open marriage

Robin Rinaldi has been telling the world about the year she slept with 12 other people. Now her former husband has had his say.

Catholic crusader blesses gay marriage

Durex wants couples turned off

food & wine

How to feed the gluten-free

LAMB CUTLETS WITH LENTIL SALAD AND YOGHURT HERB DRESSING. Photo: Sarah Tuck. For regional food column (NEL).

19 min ago  Food intolerances are no barrier to cooking delicious, impressive dishes.

The best-ever hot cross buns gallery

These fruity, gently spiced buns are simple to make and will win you serious brownie points.

DIG IN: Dog rose petails can be added to salads or sandwiches.

Dog rose sandwiches anyone?

19 min ago  Forget the unappetising name - this tenacious plant is a nutrient-rich food for foragers.

beauty

Are cheap perfumes actually worse?

Chanel No. 5

18 min ago  What makes one type of smelly water better than another? It may all just boil down to branding.

How to master natural curls

Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel surely has the best locks in all the land. Here's how to tame yours.

Rick's the little guy in his group, and all through his doggy day care years he struggled to get chicks - but then, in his mid-twenties he discovered the power of the dog bun combined with some sweet hipster shades. Life changed. Walking schedule full of bitches.

Move over man buns gallery

The internet is now in love with the four-legged Letos of the world - behold the dog bun.

fashion

How Kate makes ASOS look luxe

CHEAP CHIC: The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich wearing a NZ$68 ASOS dress.

It's not what you wear but the way that you wear it - so here's how to replicate a royal look on a pauper budget.

The week's best & worst dressed gallery

A Bollywood actress comes up tops, while Miley and Jennifer Lawrence channel retro style in all the wrong ways.

Designer Jon Dyball and operations officer Anita Lock from designer brand High Society.

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

well & good

What's stopping your weight loss

NOTHING LEFT IN THE TANK? You might need to give your body some more carbs.

13 min ago  Chronic carbohydrate deprivation: we need to give our muscles some readily available fuel.

What makes Jude feel good?

Hers is the familiar face of health advice to Kiwis - but what's the best advice Jude Dobson ever got?

The dangers of lying in

A love letter to OpnLttr

life

Coming out transgender

Nathaniel Taylor, right, with fiancee Phillie Holmes in Invercargill. Taylor struggled to tell family members he was transitioning from female to male.

19 min ago  Nathaniel Taylor confronts the costs of transitioning from female to male.

Brittany's message lives on

No-one should have to leave home "for a gentle death", the cancer sufferer tells lawmakers in video made days before her assisted suicide.

Mum's bikini photo is an inspiration

Women's painful choices

home & property

This tiny plot packs a punch gallery

IN THE PINK: The back wall is painted in Resene 'Salsa' - a shade repeated in the house and throughout the garden.

18 min ago  It may only be one hectare, but this small garden in the centre of Blenheim is simply stuffed with blooms.

Stylish houses under $500k gallery

Yes, you can find an architecturally designed home in NZ that doesn't cost the earth.

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3 gardening tasks for the weekend

Here are our top three tips on what should be on your gardening to-do list this weekend.

luxury

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

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

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

Mr Grey will see you now

Fans of racy book series can now take an interactive tour around Christian Grey's luxury pad.

Jeremy Renner has listed a renovated house in Hollywood at $4.795 million. (Simon Berlyn/TNS)

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.

weddings

Introducing Josef & Emily gallery

wedding

A helicopter ride, a rapped speech and the sweetest present from the groom... this is one picture-perfect big day.

Ed Sheeran, the wedding singer

British singer surprises Australian couple with a performance at their wedding.

Let them eat cake: Hippopotamus head chef Laurent Loudeac has enlisted the help of pastry chef David Cadoret to create a sumptuous opera cake for his wedding this weekend.

Pastry chef takes the cake video

It's probably no surprise that classically trained French chef Laurent Loudeac is catering his own wedding but he's wisely left the hard part – the cake – to top pastry chef David Cadoret.

Video

Why teens weep for One Direction

Teens are so distraught that mental health groups are advising counsel? What is driving this outburst of emotion?

Parenting

Breastfeeding's higher IQ link

Does breastfeeding make for more IQ for babies?

19 min ago  A study of 3,500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed are more intelligent and wealthy.

The right help, at the right time

Sometimes parents need a helping hand - from the moment you see the plus sign and it never stops.

SUMMER FUN: Kids enjoy the trampoline at the Little River Camping Ground yesterday.

10 reasons camping is great 

19 min ago  A recent convert to camping shares the top 10 reasons why you should give family camping a try.

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How beige was my CBD?

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Christchurch has many non-white people. Some are very photogenic. So why did a campaign ignore them?

In pics: 28 dogs taking a nap

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How do dogs sleep? Here are some answers for you to laugh at, sniff at, or nod in agreement with.

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