$8000 battle over surname

Australian courts were unmoved by the mother's argument that a double-barrelled surname was a nuisance.

2:43 AM  Mum stuck with massive bill after long-running courtroom scrap with ex over son's last name.

Operation for 500kg woman

The sister of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty contacted an Indian specialist in desperation, after Egyptian doctors said they ...

The Egyptian woman hasn't left home in 25 years. But a doctor has offered her a lifeline.

What about 'spare' princesses?

Princess Eugenie, left, and Princess Beatrice are in an unusual position: close to the throne but not so close that they ...

Prince Andrew's reported attempt to get his daughters on the A-list highlights an ancient problem: what happens to minor royals?

Baby breastfed by wrong mum

A mother in the US is suing a hospital after her baby was breastfed by another woman.

Mum in the US sues hospital for negligence after a mix-up saw her newborn breastfed by another woman.

Victoria's Secret model workout

Want abs like Luma Grothe? It's going to take a bit of work.

Want the body of an Angel? Give this workout a try.

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love & sex

Picking rugby over sex

It's not her, it's me.

Dear Mrs Salisbury: "I enjoy our sex life, but sometimes I'd just like to watch rugby. What's wrong with me?"

You won't find love being jaded

Everyone finds dating hard - but a bad attitude will make it even harder.

I went to a 'rage room'

Meghan shows her love for Harry

Christmas

Don't ask us about Christmas

The wholesale market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. The city supplies cheap consumer goods to the chain stores and malls of ...

There are no elves at Santa's real-life workshop in China which makes decorations all year round.

Thousands turn out for parade

Tens of thousands lined the city's streets.

Prague's Old Town Square at the 2016 Christmas market. In the Czech Republic Christmas markets, traditionally sell ...

Prague's Christmas markets

Prague's traditional Christmas markets offer honey liquor, marzipan potatoes, chocolate, and above all, mulled wine.

food & wine

AA Gill dies after cancer battle

Critic AA Gill has died at the age of 62.

The Sunday Times' long-standing restaurant critic AA GIll has died at the age of 62.

Chef Peter Gordon's big year

This year, the chef marked The Sugar Club's 30th year, the 15th year of his London tapas bar, and Bellota's 10th year.

This light and spice-filled Christmas cake has all the flavour of a traditional one.

Jordan Rondel's Christmas cake video

Christmas cake needn't be heavy. This one is lightweight, but has all the wonderful flavours of a traditional cake.

beauty

My Sunday routine: Jaime Ridge

Jaime works in fashion PR and also has a popular style blog, dillondot.com.

This popular fashion blogger loves stocking up on gourmet groceries, neighbourhood walks and a spot of online shopping.

'Don't hate me because I'm strong'

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is a knockout as the new face of Pantene haircare.

A bit of time at the basin could mean great hair days for weeks to come.

Tested: a Cezanne keratin treatment

A smoothing treatment that gets rid of frizz could be just what you need over the humid season.

fashion

When you see your 'outfit twin'

Have some fun with the situation.

Here's how to react when you spot someone at a party wearing the exact clothes you have on.

My Sunday routine: Jaime Ridge

This popular fashion blogger loves stocking up on gourmet groceries, neighbourhood walks and a spot of online shopping.

Want abs like Luma Grothe? It's going to take a bit of work.

Work out like Victoria's Secret model

Want the body of an Angel? Give this workout a try.

well & good

How to move on from a meltdown

Acknowledging that you've been highly inappropriate is hard.

No-one likes to lose their cool in public - but it happens. Here's what you can learn from it.

Optimistic women live longer

Here's a good reason to look on the bright side: positive thoughts lead to a longer, healthier life for women, study finds.

Victoria's Secret model workout

There's more to life than 'likes'

life

What about 'spare' princesses?

Princess Eugenie, left, and Princess Beatrice are in an unusual position: close to the throne but not so close that they ...

Prince Andrew's reported attempt to get his daughters on the A-list highlights an ancient problem: what happens to minor royals?

What can I do to stop my dog's aggressive behaviour?

Veterinarian Dr Bruce Chard responds to reader questions about common pet problems.

Leah McFall: A peaceful setting

I went to a 'rage room'

home & property

At home with Renee Wright

TVNZ weather presenter Renee Wright talks about her new house renovation.

TVNZ weather presenter Renee Wright has three children under five - and a new scullery to hid the mess when she entertains.

6 botanical Xmas ideas

Gather botanical finds to create these heartwarming rustic decorations for your home

The Natal Alu sofa is from the Tribu collection at McKenzie & Willis.

Sitting pretty outdoors

This summer's outdoor furniture is all about comfort - and there's a lot of grey out there.

luxury

How do I be a good hotel guest?

A great hotel experience can be in your hands.

You, as a guest, have some power in making your hotel stay great.

Rolls-Royce SUV revealed

Luxury British car maker releases first pics of prototype.

Four-pot power hasn't dulled the Boxster's character. We reckon it's more interesting than ever.

Our Top Roadster of 2016

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

weddings

Coldplay fan proposes on stage video

A Coldplay fan proposed to his girlfriend on stage, but not before frontman Chris Martin brought the wrong woman on stage.

An emotional fan popped the question at a Coldplay concert, but not before Chris Martin invited the wrong woman on stage.

Introducing Hayley and Sam

After a magical proposal, this couple tied the knot in the most elegant way imaginable.

Eva Longoria, who wed Mexican businessman Jose Baston in May, has come out on top in ET's 2016 brides list.

2016's top celebrity bride

Eva Longoria has topped a new list of the year's most stunning celebrity brides.

Video

Thousands turn out for parade

Tens of thousands lined the city's streets.

Parenting

Lawsuit over breastfeeding mix-up

A mother in the US is suing a hospital after her baby was breastfed by another woman.

Mum in the US sues hospital for negligence after a mix-up saw her newborn baby breastfed by another woman.

Attack on reproductive rights

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault hit.

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Working dads need to step up

Working mums are often expected to make career sacrifices to raise kids. What about working dads?

Only the best make the cut: Celebrate extraordinary tastes in search to find NZ’s best red meat dishes.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Fresh air fun

Toby takes in an onslaught of scents on the Major Hornbrook track above Lyttelton. Majestical!

Here's a collection of pets having the best time in those milder-than-wild places.

Furry Friday: Meet cute

Finally, the cutest of meetings: Heidi is unimpressed with Boycat's wakeup call. But it's always tolerated.

Two or more animals meeting is always cute, even if there's caution or suspicion.

Furry Friday: Life indoors

Meet Moon Landing - yes, that's his name. He loves the view from the step-ladder so much, his human has retrofitted it ...

Pets love the outdoors. But their exploration drive can be strong indoors, too.

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