The thing about bling

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

4:19 PM  You're going to drop a bomb on that sparkle, so you should know what you're looking for.

Sofia Vergara bleeds for beauty

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

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

Who's the mommy?

American teen Kaylan Mahomes, centre, and her mum and sister - but which one's the mother?

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.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

We do like to dine beside seaside

Flatwhite cafe's fish burger is a hit on the menu

Dining locations get no better than absolute beachfront.

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love & sex

How to charm like Clooney

Actor George Clooney is known for his charm and humour, so is he a good role model?

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

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

Had the technology existed then, science-fiction guru HG Wells would have been Tinder's biggest fan.

Is this Prince Harry's new belle?

Is casual sex the way to commitment?

food & wine

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Venison Denver Leg.

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

We do like to dine beside seaside

Dining locations get no better than absolute beachfront.

"Best ever" tiramisu.

Pretty: dessert for coffee-lovers

Coffee is the hero in these luscious desserts.

beauty

Do you shower too much?

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

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

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

American teen Kaylan Mahomes, centre, and her mum and sister - but which one's the mother?

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.

fashion

The thing about bling

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

4:19 PM  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

Relearning the art of eating

Eating crap begets eating crap cravings.

'We have to find a way to want to eat what's good for us.'

The thrill of decluttering

Discarding unused items can make you feel relieved and rejuvenated.

'I have an anger problem'

The risks to women who drink

life

Supporting our communities

There are many good people working hard to help improve community safety throughout New Zealand.

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

From the Doctor Who theme tune to a struggling bra, one wife writes out to her husband what she's thinking.

'Chris Martin is like my brother'

The short but adorable life of Littlie Hare

home & property

A pool cabana is just the start

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

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

A fence that turns heads video

Impaled dolls' heads, body parts, Darth Vader - there's no white picket fence for these Aucklanders.

Think of the upkeep - this amazing herbaceous border is part of the vast garden at Eaton Hall. The project, designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd FSGD won the Historic Garden Restoration Award, sponsored by Tendercare.

Award-winning gardens gallery

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

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

Celebrity couple spotted at Waitomo

Chinese celebrity couple Liu Shishi and Nicky Wu at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The official photos are set to be released later this month.

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

Couple's cool runway wedding snaps

A romance sparked at an airport has been cemented with wedding pictures on the tarmac. 

The happy couple - Wendy and Ben.

Introducing Ben & Wendy video

Tears, laughter and a Top Gun salute - this Martinborough wedding had it all.

Video

Watch dad knock kid out with piano

Hot dad David Motola putting his kid to sleep with a piano lullaby is the cutest thing you'll see today.

Parenting

Marriage challenges after kids

Head above water: how do parents keep their relationship afloat?

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

NFL stars style daughters' hair video

Well, advertising gods, you've done it. This ad worked on us and we love it.

"Most of the kids drew long hair/beards. My son, coffin."

Boy's brutally honest answer

The seven-year-old was asked what he'd look like in 100 years - so he drew a coffin.

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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