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Lynette Taiapa with part of her mega sandwich line up at Maggy's Catering.

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

Competitive kids' parties un-Kiwi

Children's parties are getting more competitive.

OPINION: Were birthdays a simple affair when we were younger? Tahu Potiki is sure that they were.

School reunion - yay or nay?

Like Romy and Michele, many of us feel pressured to show our former classmates how great our lives have turned out.

There's nothing like a milestone anniversary to make you assess your life.

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Gen Y the least likely to pay for a round of drinks, most likely to skip queues.

Have selfies become too sexy?

COVER GIRL: Kim Kardashian has revealed the cover of her selfie book.

There's a little bit of Kim Kardashian in all of us. And that's a worry.

Bondage book found in pre-school

Gus and Waldo's Book of Love raised eyebrows when it was discovered at a Kaiapoi Preschool.

The "bright and funny" book depicts two penguins in bondage gear with whips.

Finding your voice through a teacher

Peta Mathias

Dear Peta: my daughter she wants to become a singer but she's kind of lacking talent.

The week's celeb Instagrams gallery

ELSA HOSK: The model tagged her number one employer in this photo, Victoria's Secret, using the hashtag #trainlikeanangel. Umm ... has VS really downgraded the perks of their angels? Because that gym looks straight up derelicte.

The Kardashians and Miley stay creepy, while Hugh, Drake and Lena show off their folks.

Reporter tells heckler he's 'degrading women' video

Reporter Shauna Hunt confronted the abusive man about his harassment.

A reporter turns on a heckler after he made "degrading" comment.

'My first Mother's Day alone'

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OPINION: Here's a little shout out to all the childless orphans who just got through another Mother's Day relatively intact.

Busting the male leadership myth

Margaret Thatcher was considered an effective leader because she acted like a man.

The idea that women believe male leaders are more effective is depressing - but not surprising.

Spare us the celeb lifestyle advice

Actress Reece Witherspoon has just launched a blog called Draper James.

Reese Witherspoon has a new "Southern lifestyle" blog. And I'm not buying it.

How do you survive a nightmare?

Zoey Mendoza with her children, Jada and Jordan. Mendoza's then-husband shot dead both children before killing himself.

On the first Mother's Day after her husband killed their two young children and then himself, several questions faced Zoey Mendoza.

Selfies - the great time waster?

Kim Kardashian, the undisputed selfie queen, even has a selfie book coming soon.

Just think of what else could be done in the five hours a week gen Y spends on selfies.

Confessions of a bad mother

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Motherhood is under fire - not in the playground but from online trolls who are taking aim at a new mums' confidence.

In defence of the unpopular

Brussels sprouts: so much more than mini cabbages

Some things are just so much better than their reputation suggests. Seven writers set the record straight.

What's the Dad Bod craze about?

Jon Hamm, pictured in Mad Men, was told not to work out for the TV series.

Leonardo DiCaprio has one. So does Jon Hamm. And apparently it's the hottest male physique right now.

Paws off, reporters tell 'sexist' French MPs

Serial offender - Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 France's male politicians must end their sexist, lecherous ways, a group of leading female political reporters is demanding.

Life after Shrek at Bendigo

Christina and John Perriam at home on Bendigo Station

John Perriam and daughter Christina have started a new chapter in the story of their iconic Tarras property.

The dreaded 'over-thinker' label

Peggy Olson in Mad Men, was often told she was 'over-thinking' things by male colleagues.

When men peel back layers, they're "philosophising". So why are inquisitive women labelled "over-thinkers"?

An age-old concern

Peta Mathias

Peta Mathias – traveller, writer, cook, bon vivant – offers her unconventional wisdom for the dilemmas of modern life.

Boxer bans female reporters?

Floyd Mayweather Jr has been arrested several times for domestic violence.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly blocks two female journalists from the ringside for reporting his domestic violence history.

Family mourns death of brave mum

Dionne Davis.

Dionne Davis, who last year allowed NZ to follow her through the process of her treatment for cancer, has died, aged 46.

The guide to reaching 100

Staying healthy and happy are important to living till 100.

Staying slim, not smoking and owning a home could be the secret to living to a ripe old age.

The rise of high school feminism

Wellington Girls College Feminist Club.

Feminism is firmly on the agenda for a growing number of teenagers.

These people are angels

Joan Davis, centre, talks to her team members before helping the family members who are mourning the deceased involved in the fatal car accident. Davis says it's gratifying to help people when they're at their most vulnerable.

A team of 250 Angelenos volunteer to spend their days and nights helping people at their worst moments.

Can a pet psychic save my cat?

Charis Connolly lays her healing hands on Molly the emotionally damaged cat.

A cat owner puts his deranged feline in the hands of an animal spiritualist.

From saccharine to sadistic

In the old days, anything with the slightest element of fear left me scrambling for the nearest cushion to hide behind.

How a sitcom junkie expanded her cultural horizons and transformed herself into a bona fide scream queen.

Kim K speaks about Bruce's transition video

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"We all really support him. Is it a hard adjustment? Yes."

Poppy calls out bully for fat jibes

English yoga instructor Poppy went skydiving with The Bachelor Arthur Green on tonight's episode.

Bachelor finalist uses interview to name the high-school tormentor who teased her "tree-trunk thighs".

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