Life in a high end brothel

A worker in the bar at Auckland's Pelican Club, one of New Zealand's legalised brothels.

New Zealand is reportedly the best place in the world to be a prostitute. We go behind the doors of our legalised brothels.

Danger from vaccine advice

Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

Complaints midwives are giving expectant mums anti-immunisation advice.

Celebrating the Jewish-American deli

NOSTALGIA ON RYE: A deli sandwich piled high with fillings

Beloved for their matzah balls and pastrami sandwiches, Jewish-American delicatessens are a foodie haven.

Parents, parks and smart phones

Are you part of the 44 per cent?

Researchers found that 44 per cent of caregivers felt they should restrict smart phone use while watching children in the park.

Empowering breast-less women

Underwear campaign uses women who've undergone a masectomy.

A new lingerie campaign features shirtless women who have had double mastectomies.

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Prince Harry back with his ex?

Britain's Prince Harry visits his Sentembale charity's garden at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

11:46 PM  'She's always been the one for him', and now Prince Harry is (apparently) back with Chelsy Davy.

Behind the red lights of New Zealand's brothels

Overseas media reported this week that New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a prostitute. We go behind the closed doors of our legalised brothels.

How I made marriage work

They can be sexual too

food & wine

Recipe: Easy Moroccan lamb shanks

Easy Moroccan lamb shanks

Lamb shanks to take the chill out of a winter's evening

Competition heats up

It's New Zealand's hottest competition, but more 'Why?' factor than X-Factor.

Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou with actor Fyvush Finkel

Celebrating the Jewish-American deli

Beloved for their matzah balls and pastrami sandwiches, Jewish-American delicatessens are celebrated in a new documentary.

beauty

The cost of plumped up pouts

The Kylie Jenner challenge has seen tweens, teens and twenty-somethings 'suction' their lips to increase their pout. Do not try this at home!

It seems bigger is better when it comes to lips right now, but how can we keep on trend without risking our health?

What is happening to her?

Behold the power of well-applied eye makeup ... by watching it come off.

Blueberries

Brilliant blueberries

Stuffed with antioxidants, blueberries help protect against free radicals that can damage the collagen in your skin.

fashion

The week's best & worst dressed gallery

THE GOOD: A freshly-blonde Emily Blunt looks effortless yet quirky in this Pete Pilotto dress. Like a patchwork quilt that got married to a cardigan, the embellishments on this dress are totally unique, and loads of fun. PS: Those mustard Jimmy Choo sandals and that bright orange-red lip were the perfect choices to complement this colourful design.

Bold bright colours win, while one of the celebs who chose to flash their knickers this week is truly surprising.

Best & worst: Cannes day 8 gallery

Aishwarya Rai goes big, Rachel Weisz stuns and Kendall Jenner makes the best out of a bad situation.

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Finance Minister Bill English delivers the 2011 Budget in the house, Parliament Building, Wellington.

Best & worst: Bill English's ties gallery

Here are all of Bill's Budget ties - we don't mean cheap ties, we're sure they're Italian silk.

well & good

8 ways to lower cancer risk

Taking measures to reduce stress can lower inflammation levels, thereby potentially lowering your risk of developing cancer.

A few lifestyle tweaks could significantly up your chances of staying disease-free.

Why weather is making you sleepy

The science behind how seasons affect your sleep patterns.

The thing about weight

You're doing pushups wrong

life

The journey of a transgender child

Marco (left) and her sister Sophie at their Melbourne home. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Marco was 9 when she first heard the word transgender. That sparked an identity crisis that took years to correct.

Filling a gap video

Maggy's Catering make 300 sandwiches a day for hungry kids, and they need some help.

Competitive kids' parties un-Kiwi

School reunion - yay or nay?

home & property

New high for small-living trend

This group of friends have built their own compound on a block of land they bought together.

Four inseparable couples build on 20-year foundation of friendship to create 'Bestie Row' - their own compound of miniature homes.

At home with: Eddie and Sam McArthur

How Eddie and Sam are turning the worst house in the street into a their little paradise.

In 50 years, the futuristic Jetsons could look positively quaint says high-tech home technologist Mike Soucie.

Your home can beat The Jetsons

The Jetsons depicted a spage-age future remarkably like our present, but there are ways to be more connected.

luxury

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

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.

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

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

weddings

Home work before honeymoons

Taranaki Bride of the year competition 2015 Supreme winner Sara Coward (McKenna), left, and Runner-up Fay Rice (Emeny).

Home renovations take precedence over honeymoons for Taranaki's modern brides. 

Introducing Becky and Andrew

A sweet proposal on rainy fishing trip inspired a wedding with a hunting and fishing theme.

Padma Iyer and her son Harish

Gay marriage advert seeks groom

India's first gay matrimonial advertisement has been placed - by a mum.

Video

Bluff Oyster Festival's beginnings

Thousands of people are enjoying seafood, sounds, and snippets of sun at the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival.

Parenting

Grandma's quadruplets

Annegret Raunigk, 65, and a mother to 13, has given birth to quadruplets.

A 65-year-old German grandmother has had quadruplets after undergoing a procedure.

More than parents to raise a child

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper.

Leia-Mae Smith, who died at three months.

Bouncer warnings after baby dies

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers.

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37 pets truly concentrating gallery

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When a pet decides to give something its full attention, it's a sight to behold.

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