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The digital artwork is printed in "high definition" both on the front and back of the garment.

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A US woman uprooted her life for her man, and in turn saved herself from the throes of pain medication addiction.

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food & wine

In defence of mince

Mince -- you can't beat it.

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Irish people taste Kiwi snacks

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Karl Hogarth of Hogarth Craft Chocolate holds a handful of cocoa nibs.

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

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Maybelline makes it happen for cancer survivor

Artist Katie Rose Clausen has had her illustrations chosen for use on a new Maybelline product.

Six rounds of chemo haven't held back Katie Rose Clausen's artistic talent.

Actress regrets plastic surgery

"Everything's going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake."

Kim Kardashian will likely be happy with her US$14.4m payday.

Kim K makes $19m in 3 hours

The reality TV stars' contour kits has sold out and made her a tidy $19m, according to reports.

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Plus-size models have positive effect

A recent Nike campaign featuring plus-size model Paloma Elsesser had the fitness world in a frenzy.

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well & good

When chemo takes your tastebuds

Myself and my leprechaun friend Larry. Chemo seems to have the same impact on him.

OPINION: My mind might be watching Masterchef in 2017 in the chemo ward, but my mouth is basically re-living the 1970s.

Goop 'stickers' raise eyebrows

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10 questions to ask your doctor

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life

Outback fantasy, carpark reality

Oh the places you'll go... the school gate, the supermarket, the orthodontist's and the office.

Opinion: Why are so many SUVs, once back-country workhorses, now show ponies that seldom leave the suburbs?

What I learned from my nudie

When a boutique hotel offered a 'No Robe' package, one writer decided to bare his.

Coppola's Beguiled facing backlash

A charismatic talent taken too soon

luxury

Botox is sooo last year, sweetie

The 24 carat gold facial luxury facial is growing in demand.

Golf is out, and 24-carat gold facials and McLarens are in for our local super-rich.

BMW lifts back covers on 6-Series video

German brand unveils new luxury liftback ahead of official Frankfurt motor show debut.

Mansory Gronos Black Desert adds off-road function to the feral performance and body addenda.

Wild non AMG Mercedes-Benz tuners

Think Mercedes-AMG makes wild cars? That's nothing: check out these.

weddings

Introducing Kylie and Matty

Sharing a kiss while walking on the beach.

They met after Kylie's dog had puppies - Matty came to pick up one for his niece and sparks flew between them.

Rough Night's 3 hen's night truths

True, most hen's nights don't involve a dead body, but the new raunch-com does get a few things right.

For a man, it can be hard to know what to wear to a wedding.

Why weddings are tougher for men

Women have it easy. Dressing for a wedding is far more difficult for the fellas.

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Fidget spinner with your cup of tea?

A creative Wainuiomata bakery has turned the latest school yard fad into something delicious.

Parenting

Mummy wars mask funding lack

A shocking lack of early childhood funding makes it harder for everyone.

OPINION: A shocking lack of early childhood funding makes it harder for everyone.

When grown ups are naughty

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'You can breastfeed here'

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Kylo (left) and Chloe match their human's expression. Uncanny!

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