Boys fight shorts ban with skirts

Michael Parker wears his school's gym shorts, left, and skirt.

They were told shorts weren't part of the school uniform. So they wore school skirts instead.

Best pie in NZ revealed gallery video

Judges considered pies from all over New Zealand.

This year's best pie goes to a humble Kiwi classic from Tauranga, best served with tomato sauce.

'Always look at the upsides' video

Cyrus Taylor dreams of one day being able to help those who need support and advice.

Cyrus Taylor, 10, has an uncertain future with brain tumour. But it isn't stopping him from living a positive life.

How to tell if you're a lesbian

Issues of sexuality are at the core of Orange Is The New Black.

Answering some simple questions might help.

Angels land Olympics gig

Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio  are proud to have the Olympics in their home country.

Victoria Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio  and Adriana Lima to show off their homeland as special correspondents.

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love & sex

How do you know if you’re lesbian?

Issues of sexuality are at the core of Orange Is The New Black.

Answering some simple questions might help.

Explained: Social Tinder video

The go-to app for one-on-one romantic encounters now wants to help you and your friends meet other groups.

Sex after kids? What's that?

How does Pippa's ring stack up to Kate's?

food & wine

Best pie in NZ revealed gallery video

Judges considered pies from all over New Zealand.

This year's best pie goes to a humble Kiwi classic from Tauranga, best served with tomato sauce.

Kiwi chef in world top 20

Leslie Hottiaux has her golden ticket to Milan to take on the world's best chefs.

Tomato sauce, gravy, mayonnaise or aioli, nothing beats a good chip.

How to cook perfect hot chips

It's everyone's favourite side, but this is how to do it in the best way.

beauty

A new look for Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande enjoys her new look.

The popstar is enjoying showing off her new haircut.

Retouching: that's Victoria's Secret

This anonymous Photoshop pro knows exactly why strapless bikinis look so much worse in real life.

Madeleine Cowe from Queensland is crowned Miss World Australia 2016.

Miss World Australia crowned

Madeleine Cowe has been named Miss World Australia in a ceremony at Melbourne's Crown Palladium on Friday night.

fashion

The appeal of black lipstick

The classic goth look draws upon imagery from mourning, death and vintage horror among other inspirations.

Goth seems to stay in people's souls, even when they grow up and get jobs and have kids and stop dressing quite as outrageously as they once did.

Kiwi reality stars and their deals

In the States, reality TV is a sure path to stylish endorsement deals. What about here?

Michael Parker wears his school's gym shorts, left, and skirt.

Boys fight shorts ban with skirts

They were told shorts weren't part of the school uniform. So they wore school skirts instead.

well & good

Doctors recreate iconic celeb pics gallery

Impersonating Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.

The hilarious initiative features must-see impersonations of Kim K, Donald Trump and Kate Middleton.

Family tree entwined by cancer

Nina Riggs' family knows only too well the effect cancer can have.

Are superfoods worth the price?

First marijuana gym to open

life

12 of the best kitchen splashbacks

A brass splashback gives a warm glow.

A standout splashback can make all the difference. What's your favourite style?

5 ways to stay sane as a parent

Being a parent can be exhausting. That's why it's vital to take care of yourself.

Sex after kids? What's that?

How to be Ab Fab 2016-style

home & property

A lesson in how to use colour

Lou Barker's kitchen is a lesson in how to use colour.

"Beige and neutrals can be so boring," says designer Lou Barker. We go inside her bold, bright kitchen.

Best church conversions gallery

We've deserted our churches en masse, but look what's happening to them.

A Queenstown couple, which was intimidated and threatened by the landlord, won the court case.

Tenants win against landlord video

He tried to kick them out with 24 hours notice. They filmed it, took him to the Tenancy Tribunal - and won.

luxury

How the super-rich go shopping

A client can have her sales adviser pull in an entire season's worth of looks, plus accessories, in her size. Or she can ...

Flattering blush-pink changing room walls, catwalk-ready pieces and customers who drop US$500,000 in one click.

A window to the world of luxury

The Lexus ES sedan is for those who want a quiet life.

Sydney's CPlusC Architectural Workshop was awarded a medal for this residence in Castlecrag, which transformed a ...

World's most beautiful things revealed gallery

A pair of Aussie sneakers, a slick watch and a stadium in Singapore are among the winners.

weddings

How Pippa is upstaging 'old money' Kate

Perhaps it's Pippa's turn to take the lead...

Kate may have the prince, but Pippa looks set to have the ball.

Introducing Paul and Tirzah

After a rocky start, these flatmates fell in love - and two years later celebrated their commitment to one another in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at a winery in Auckland.

Kylee and Brad

Introducing Kylee and Brad gallery

How many couples can say they got engaged at the base of Mt Everest - in a blizzard?

Video

'Always look at the upsides'

Cyrus Taylor, 10, has an uncertain future with brain tumour. But it isn't stopping him from living a positive life.

Parenting

Can a doll help kids sleep?

The doll has amassed fans around the world.

Parents are clamouring for the doll that helps little ones sleep by "sounding a bit like Darth Vader".

Why kids need to be in bed by 8

Delaying a child's bedtime until 9pm or later doubles their chance of becoming obese as teens, study shows.

If your workplace isn't supportive towards mental health, it might be worth considering keeping it to yourself.

Telling your boss about PND

Why there are pros and cons to disclosing your postnatal depression at work.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Cats at rest

Cassey reclines with effortless style.

When it comes to chilling out, no-one does it better than cats.

A little dog's great life

Basil in his favourite element.

Basil was a wee dog who had a wonderful life despite facing more than his share of challenges.

Furry Friday: Perfect shot

Pets never stop moving except when they sleep, and, can you believe their audacity, they insist on looking in whichever ...

Photographing pets can be tricky.

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