The meanings of happiness

Ideas of happiness differ greatly from country to country.

Mariah Carey's triple wedding

Mariah Carey is set to wed billionaire James Packer.

Mariah Carey is planning a three-day Disney-themed extravaganza when she weds James Packer.

Bride who's made of steel?

Great Mercury Island.

On Monday, she nearly drowned in a diving accident. On Friday, she walked down the aisle.

How to propose to a Whovian

The TARDIS was a labour of love.

Man creates ultimate setting to propose to his Dr Who mad girlfriend.

83 days of cuteness video

Nora taking a snooze in bed.

Watch as this three-month-old polar bear grows from shy bub to confident, curious youngster.

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love & sex

How to propose to a Whovian

The TARDIS was a labour of love.

Man creates ultimate setting to propose to his Dr Who mad girlfriend.

How to charm like Clooney

Peta Mathias - writer, cook, traveller - shares her unconventional wisdom on life's dilemmas.

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

Dear Mrs Salisbury

food & wine

Sunshiny Days

Studded with wedges of juicy golden fruit, this cake says summer

Studded with wedges of juicy golden fruit, this cake says summer

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Everything is lining up nicely at Wellington's Muse on Allen - the wine, the service, the food and at last the decor.

Apricots, strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven

Savour the flavour

Apricots, strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven

beauty

Digger by day, pin-up by night

Hanna Wain, aka Dariel Dearlove, won Miss Vintage Hibiscus Coast.

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

Who's the mommy?

While the rest of the world freaks out over this gorgeous trio, we say who cares which one's the mum, just give us their beauty secrets.

People say time in the shower is good for thinking, relaxing and getting ready to face the day.

Do you shower too much?

Bathing every day might be bad for you. Science says so.

fashion

The thing about bling

Marilyn Monroe knows who her best friends ares.  (Diamonds, donchaknow.)

You're going to drop a bomb on that sparkle, so you should know what you're looking for.

Kate Sylvester heading south

Her name is "synonymous with style," and her latest collection will be on show at iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

Sofia Vergara attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Sofia Vergara bleeds for beauty

The Modern Family actress says her "stripper" breasts are a booby prize

well & good

Habits sabotaging your life

Get off the couch, you'll feel better for it.

To reach life goals we need to home in on any soul destroying habits.

Losing ... it could make you fat

A bumper weekend at NRL Auckland Nines could leave sports fans waking up hungrier than usual.

Probiotics: The pros and cons

Ruben Wiki's vegan brother

life

How porn damaged a child

Australian woman Liz Walker has written a book to help educate parents and children.

Australian woman Liz Walker has written a book to help educate parents and children.

Supporting our communities

Local organisations help make our neighbourhoods safer - do you know of one that could do with a helping hand?

Glimpse inside a woman's mind

'Chris Martin is like my brother'

home & property

How to keep your house clean

Trying to keep your house clean can be a neverending nightmare.

Sometimes it feels like you finish cleaning the house just before you have to start over again.

Award-winning gardens gallery

You can't beat an English garden, be it in the country or town.

Horseshoe Bend pool cabana story Mason & Wales. Note restriction on print media useage. 5.2.16

A pool cabana is just the start

Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.

luxury

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

weddings

Mariah Carey's triple wedding day

Mariah Carey is set to wed billionaire James Packer.

Mariah Carey is planning a three-day Disney-themed extravaganza when she weds James Packer.

Celebrity couple spotted at Waitomo

China's version of Kim and Kanye have jetted into Waitomo to take their "pre-wedding" photos.

Great Mercury Island.

Nearly drowned, then married

On Monday, she nearly drowned in a diving accident. On Friday, she walked down the aisle.

Video

Controversial fence torn down

A fence that blocked a Wellington couple's dream harbour view has been torn down.

Parenting

Pregnancy information overload

Pregnant? Whatever you do. Avoid listening to every little piece of advice you get.

Pregnant? Whatever you do. Avoid listening to every little piece of advice you get.

Marriage challenges after kids

Lack of intimacy and insufficient communication can come into a relationship after children.

While size generally doesn't matter, some mothers have shot glasses, while others have jugs.

Feeding: Does boob size matter?

While size generally doesn't matter, some mothers have shot glasses, while others have jugs.

Tantalize your taste buds

Explore the melting pot of cultures and cuisine Melbourne has to offer.

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Pets whose lives are a battle

Cat

Life hasn't been easy for these cats, but that hasn't stopped them from battling on.

When pets are 'naughty'

Oscar is a freedom fighter. He liberated the spaghetti from its bonds. Now Oscar's work is done, and yours begins.

Stuffed toys, paper towel, spaghetti - they're all fair game for curious cats and dogs.

Why dogs make us smile gallery

Dog

Whether it's their knack with selfies or a love of cushions, they're guaranteed to do something cute every day.

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Sudoku

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