Gwyneth: Steam your vagina

FAN OF THE V-CLEAN: Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth’s at it again, this time raving about the benefits of steam-cleaning her vagina.

Meet the 'sausagebull'

THIS IS A REAL DOG: Rami, the pitbull-dachshund cross.

What do you get when you cross a pitbull with a dachshund? Something that looks very Photoshopped.

Life on Lake Rotoiti

Caravel, the flagship of the fleet at Lake Rotoiti, motors out into the early morning.

For the Stevens family, life is all about boats, both at a city mooring and a cottage by the lake.

Heidi's style tips for Kiwi ladies

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

Model advises Kiwi women to ditch heels and miniskirts ... but struggles to find a NZ designer to wear while in Auckland.

Best & worst dressed gallery


Felt wigs, ghostly underboob and fishnet bloomers make up the worst this week. Yes, actually.

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love & sex

I went to a 'sex yoga' school

ZEN & EMPOWERING: The class included practical education about sex and wellness, followed by a sensual yoga flow and guided meditation - perfect, since of late all three things had fallen off my to-do list.

When it comes to sex ed, it’s never too late to go back to school.

Seven-year itch still alive and well

Despite law changes and altered expectations, the modern marriage is still subject to a honeymoon phase and the seven-year itch.

I pay $25 for an Invisible Boyfriend

Faked death to get out of date

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.


Gwyneth: Steam your vagina

FAN OF THE V-CLEAN: Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth’s at it again, this time raving about the benefits of steam-cleaning her vagina.

What's Emma Stone been faking?

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the actress' youthful beauty trick (and here's how to do it home).

SALLY MARTIN: "I think makeup should be used to enhance a person's own favourite features."

In my beauty bag: Sally Martin

Want to know how the Shortland St actress stays so glam? We've got the lowdown on her top products.


Heidi's style tips for Kiwi women

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

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

Daily street style: January gallery

Your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion.

Kate Moss and Billy Kennedy, in the first picture from BBC One's forthcoming The Boy in The Dress.

Best lessons from style icons

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

well & good

6 tips to keep your fitness on track

THREE KEY AREAS: Any exercise programme should focus on safety, effectiveness and progress.

Your exercise programme should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.

Pole work takes sheer strength video

Is it a workout only for those blessed with abs of steel and an ability to defy gravity? This reporter says less. 

Do we have a 'fattist' culture?

Brain circuit link to overeating


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.

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

Top 10 open homes under $500k gallery

Planning on a little bit of house-hunting this weekend? These are our top 10 to check out around the country.

LITTLE THINGS COUNT: Sometimes a lick of paint can make a huge difference to the look of your home - inside and out - and it doesn't cost the earth. You can even do it yourself.

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?


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.


Introducing Tom & Danielle gallery

Tom & Danielle's wedding

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

Zooey Deschanel engaged

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is reportedly engaged to partner Jacob Pechenik.

Indi and Sam

Introducing Indi & Sam gallery

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


Pole work takes sheer strength

Caitlin Salter confirms it takes strength to master pole dancing.

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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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