Bride left in the lurch

Brides-to-be have been left without dresses and out of pocket.

10 min ago  An Auckland bridal boutique has liquidated, leaving at least one bride out of pocket and without her wedding dress.

Can't afford it. Period. video

Some women are too embarrassed to go to school when they have their period.

3:02 PM  Young women are using makeshift pads because they can't afford sanitary products.

Does this post go too far?

You'll soon understand the reason for that look of disgust.

Yes, it happens to all mums - but do you need to share it with the world on Instagram?

Michelle trumps Melania

Michelle Obama hits the stage in a chic royal blue Christian Siriano dress.

It's another mic drop for the Obamas - but this time it's all about Michelle's frock.

Kim K shares sweet Saint pic

That face! Little Saint is one heck of a cutie.

Even the haters have to admit it: Kim and Kayne's kids are adorable.

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love & sex

Facing up to sexualisation of children

Hagar NZ works with women and children that have been trafficked and exploited, or abused in some way.

What role does New Zealand play in the sexualisation and global exploitation of children?

Couples share uncanny coincidence

Half a century ago, and half the world away, two couples said "I do".

Kind people have more sex

What dating is really like in 2016

food & wine

3 hummus brands put to the test

It's a Kiwi party fav- but is hummus actually any good for you?

It's made from chickpeas and they're healthy, so it's got to be good for you. Right...right?

Petone a pie-lover's paradise

Looking for the best gourmet meat pie in the country? Look no further than Petone.

Christina Bellis, a Frocks on Bikes coordinator at a Valentine's ride earlier this year.

Ride and dine in Wellington

An special 'la carless dinner' is coming to Wellington On a Plate.

beauty

Beauty treats & freebies at David Jones

David Jones shoppers can get facial treatments in store.

2:57 PM  If you need your brows done, your skin sorted, or your wardrobe personally styled, here's your spot.

Trump got it from his mama

Mary Trump in 1997, or Donald Trump in 2016? It's difficult to tell the difference.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she loves being a guinea pig for new beauty treatments.

Gwyneth admits vaginal steaming is 'insane' video

But the controversial Goop founder is still hooked on the outlandish beauty treatment.

fashion

Inside the DJs gift bag

Tea, skincare minis, a candle and a cardholder featured in the David Jones opening night gift bag.

3:00 PM  Skincare, a scented candle and a gift card. Not bad at all, David Jones.

Michelle trumps Melania in style

It's another mic drop for the Obamas - but this time it's all about Michelle's frock.

A Temt store in Christchurch yesterday. About 40 Temt and Valley Girl stores are now in receivership.

Valley Girl in receivership

Creditors move in on struggling retailer.

well & good

Can't afford it. Period. video

Some women are too embarrassed to go to school when they have their period.

3:02 PM  Young women are resorting to using makeshift pads because they can't afford sanitary products.

9 lies many of us tell the doctor

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

What to do about psoriasis

Watch: The journey of blood video

life

Rural vets pen new book

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

4:11 PM  Two Marlborough vets who have worked togetherĀ for 40 years have written their second book.

Why celebs hide behind 'empowerment'

With celebs from Kim K to Blake Lively throwing around the term, has it lost its real meaning?

Kind people have more sex

Jay Z: Beyonce's 'Instagram husband'

home & property

A whole town for just $1

The deceased estate, to be sold in three side-by-side auctions, offers eight shops and a three-bedroom house.

3:18 PM  With a no-reserve auction set for this weekend, the small Australian town could be the sale of the century.

Hawera garden with a pyramid

The lawn looked a bit bare, so this Hawera homeowner built a pyramid. As you do.

Joao Tiago Aguiar arquitectos Portugal screen house 27.7.16

Fab facelift for '50s house gallery

Forget the screen door - the entire rear facade of this remodelled terrace house is a sliding screen.

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

Bride left in the lurch

Brides-to-be have been left without dresses and out of pocket.

12 min ago  An Auckland bridal boutique has liquidated, leaving at least one bride out of pocket and without her wedding dress.

Introducing Kylee and Brad gallery

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

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

How Pippa is upstaging 'old money' Kate

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

Video

Rural vets pen new book

Two Marlborough vets who have worked togetherĀ for 40 years have written their second book.

Parenting

Kim K shares sweet Saint pic

That face! Little Saint is one heck of a cutie.

Even the haters have to admit it: Kim and Kayne's kids are adorable.

Luxury birthing unit for Chch

Expectant mums to get a new birthing centre resembling a "six star hotel" to deliver their babies.

You'll soon understand the reason for that look of disgust.

Did mum's post go too far?

It happens to all mums eventually. But do you really need to share it with the world on Instagram?

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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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