Proposal dress 'worth every stitch'

The dress was a perfect fit, and so was the ring, so it should come as no surprise she said yes.

One man did the seemingly impossible and sewed a ballgown for his Beauty and the Beast-themed proposal.

Inauguration: Who wore what video

Melania (right) chose a winner for the pre-inauguration candlelight dinner.

Melania, Ivanka, Hilary and Michelle: who came out tops in the outfit stakes?

Nutella photo will shock you

The sheer amount of sugar has alarmed many Nutella lovers.

Nutella lovers may think twice before slathering it onto their toast after seeing this picture.

William takes over royal duties video

Prince George will begin school in London this year and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery there.

Second-in-line to the throne, William has quit his pilot job to help the Queen with official duties.

Mum naps through birth

Alice Payne wished she was more present for the birth.

She was out like a light during what could have been the most painful experience of her life.

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love & sex

Is love in the air?

Tiffany Beese shared a beer with the man she had been looking for.

Wellington woman finds the man she made a connection with on a plane.

Finding love as an ambivert

Each time I think: Maybe this time. Three days later, I delete my profile thinking: Never again.

8 habits that lead to divorce video

This is the best way to declutter

food & wine

What's on the Trump menu?

No, there won't be any fries on the menu for Donald Trump's first meal as US president.

It seems US presidents have a thing for lobster when it comes to their first meal as commander in chief.

New generation winemakers

A new generation of winemakers working in the shadows of the big labels are creating a buzz.

This chocolate cake should be part of every baker's repertoire.

15 things to cook by 30

How many of these classics are in your recipe repertoire?

beauty

Beauty queen in racism outrage

All it took was one seemingly-innocent selfie to spark a social media onslaught.

All it took was one seemingly-innocent selfie to spark a social media onslaught for Miss Belgium.

Blogger's response to homophobe

If you're going to ask what someone's dad thinks of their work, you'd better do your research.

Shannon Harris has been nominated for an international vlogging award.

ShaaanXO's international nod

They're the 'Oscars of social media,' and NZ's Shannon Harris is nominated.

fashion

Partners in life and in fashion gallery

John Morrow and wife Lynne Rait both won their sections, Man and Classic Lady of the carnival.

6:25 PM  An Island Bay couple take out the top prize for fashion on Wellington Cup day.

Melania Trump channels Jackie O video

The new First Lady, wearing Ralph Lauren, makes a fashion statement looking the most demure we've ever seen her.

Melania (right) chose a winner for the pre-inauguration candlelight dinner.

Inauguration: Who wore what video

Melania, Ivanka, Hilary and Michelle: who came out tops in the outfit stakes?

well & good

'Hardening up' never the answer

Bary Neal competed in the King and Queen of the Withers race in memory of his son Matt Neal, who died of suspected suicide.

A heartfelt plea from a dad who lost his son last year to suspected suicide.

5 questions for the best workout

Don't start a new workout plan without asking yourself these vital questions.

What sitting does to your bum

Is sunscreen safer than shade?

life

Prince William takes over royal duties video

Prince George will begin school in London this year and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery there.

Second-in-line to the throne, William has quit his pilot job to help the Queen with official duties.

How to fix a broken social filter

Fiona Barber is done with keeping her views to herself. Call centre employees, beware.

Book reviews

Best Books I Never Wrote: Scott Hamilton

home & property

Bryce Langston on tiny homes

Bryce Langston's Youtube sensation 'Big Living in a Tiny House' has inspired his own personal project which allows him ...

A Spartacus gladiator is world famous as a frontman for the tiny house movement.

5 mistakes tidy people make

Are you decluttering good intentions destined to fail?

Harriet Di Maio says she wanted the kitchen in their Cambridge home to be large enough for the kids to dance in.

Shaker kitchen in Cambridge

This once neglected heritage home is enjoying some love - and a stylish shaker kitchen.

luxury

Ridiculous rides: Customised Lambos video

The crazy customised supercars world in Japan.

Epic gathering of supercars is spearheaded by a Murcielago customised with 24-carat gold.

High tech supercars storage video

When a motorist's car is their pride and joy, keeping it somewhere safe is of paramount importance.

Forget the fake bag, NZ boutique Deadly Ponies' products offer customers a high fashion feel at a fraction of the cost ...

Get rid of your fake bag addiction

It was on a trip to Shenzhen in 2010 that I bought my first fake designer bag. 

weddings

Proposal dress 'worth every stitch'

The dress was a perfect fit, and so was the ring, so it should come as no surprise she said yes.

One man did the seemingly impossible and sewed a ballgown for his Beauty and the Beast-themed proposal.

Introducing Miranda & Jono gallery

With a castle as their venue, this couple's big day was a beautiful coupling of their love and Scottish heritage.

Roys Peak is one of NZ's marquee spots but it has "at least a limited capacity to absorb change", planning commissioner ...

Wanaka lodge approved amid noise

Hush-hush ordered as permission granted for contentious lodge at Roys Peak near Wanaka.

Video

Bryce Langston's tiny home empire

A Spartacus gladiator is world famous as a frontman for the tiny house movement.

Parenting

TSwift impersonator uproar

Xia Vigor

This 7-year-old girl's Taylor Swift impersonation is spot on, but critics are calling it inappropriate.

Dancer's post-baby body pics

Compared to other celeb post-partum bodies, this may not be what you expect.

Abbey Ahearn with baby Annie.

Terminal baby carried fullterm

Mum found out her baby would likely die after birth. But she wanted her short life to help others.

These 12 finalists have the best red meat dishes in New Zealand.

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Furry Friday: Pet moments

That moment when you're about to settle in your favourite seat and find it firmly occupied. (Gandalf)

Here's a collection of "That moment when ..." photos to make you smile in recognition.

Furry Friday: Perfect pups

Ivy's eyes hypnotise.

Some say a puppy is perfect. If you tend to agree, then these little characters will melt your heart.

How to win over cats

Maud and Bobby explore their neighbour's driveway. Their journey next door was a breakthrough.

My attempt to get the neighbour's cats to like me was a project worthy of Attenborough.

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