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Amal: an overnight style icon

Amal Alamuddin

Mrs Clooney's elegant yet quirky style is gaining followers, sparking mini-trends and has fashion watchers transfixed.

Style icon gets married in shorts Why Kate Middleton is not a 'style icon'

Puppies swimming: Cute overload

puppy What's more joyful than pictures of puppies? Well underwater snaps of them happily swimming, of course!

Swift defends Emma Watson

taylor Suggests that if a speech like that had been made sooner she'd have called herself a feminist earlier.

13 great pics of Paris Fash Week

paris Karlie, Miranda, Kendall and co', droolworthy eyeliner, beautiful gowns and much, much more.

When dreams die

Moata Tamaira Two dreams smashed in as many days. It may not be ultimate suffering, but I'm pretty bummed.

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Thai review Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?

Perfect brussels sprouts

I have memories of horrible grey unpleasant smelling little cabbages.

McD's most horrid-looking burger?

Wine: South Africa's time to shine

A battle over breasts

Boobs The definition of sex appeal and how much one is willing - and allowed - to reveal appears to be changing again.

North West sits front row

She's barely over a year old, but already Kimye's tot has nabbed a spot fashionistas dream of.

Whetu Tirikatene a trailblazer

WOW's supreme winner

Ugly is the new pretty

Thick soles, chunky straps and not a heel in sight: when it comes to shoes, the uglier the better.

Third Take on TT

Audi TT Our own Peter Louisson has been testing driving the new Audi TT at its world launch on the roads of Spain and the Ascari racetrack.

Auckland cops new cameras

Watch out speedsters, a new generation of fixed speed cameras is coming to Auckland.

Going the distance

Rare cars up for sale

Honda's hottest?

Hot hatch promises scintillating performance.

My favourite book

book What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?

Author withering over book ban

The Fault in Our Stars author has issued a sardonic response to news of his book's US school ban.

Vintage read: The Return of the Soldier

Robot brings family closer

Big Brother is watching

So in the spirit of the election tomorrow, here are some insightful novels about surveillance.

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