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Richard met Albert, married Ann

For 34 years, Albert and Richard were unable to wed. Then Albert became Ann and the legal hurdles disappeared.

2014's worst style trends

Culottes, Bermuda shorts and denim onesies... even if you're a fashion person, you must admit this year we had some corkers.

Round-the-clock care for baby rhino

Rare calf getting round-the-clock care at Melbourne's Werribee Zoo.

What makes a good date?

Sure, it can be nice to like the same foods and TV shows, but ultimately it's the things we don't like that bring us together.

Little Kat's remarkable adventure

New Zealand-born Kat Schurmann was just 13 when she died in Brazil of HIV/Aids. Her story is now becoming a film.

From exploding barrel to tasty brew

One of New Zealand's most sought -after beers started life as a university experiment.

Fish and chips take a battering

Times are changing and a feed of fish and chips is falling victim to franchised fast food.

Top tips to avoid a catering disaster

10 ways with Christmas leftovers

Best & worst dressed of the year

21 stunners and 14 sheer shockers from the past 12 months of red carpet action.

Kim & Kanye's fashionable pash

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West continue to make money from their love.

The only fashion tip you need

Santa dressed in high-end garb

The secret dress trick that makes celebrities look thinner

The rule that says big girls should wear baggy clothes is a fashion myth that needs to be thrown away.

Nothing left on the table

Based on sneak preview the third generation of Cadillac's CTS-V should put BMW and Mercedes-Benz on notice.

Junior is best of breed

Ducati's 899 Panigale has wrested the top sportsbike sales title from Honda and it deserves to.

Driver 'rolls joint' in front of cop

Best new cars for 2015

Bespoke supercar gets retro look

McLaren has gone back to the future with its latest bespoke creation.

Draco Malfoy's story revealed to fans

Harry Potter fansite publishes new insights about the bad boy that fangirls adore.

What I'm grateful for as a reader

This is it, folks... 'tis the season. Here are my top 5 reading gratitudes of 2014.

What to read this summer

Bringing out the inner adult

My Hero: Margaret Mahy

When I first read The Changeover I understood that, in Margaret Mahy, I'd met a writer who was for me.

Daily trivia quiz: December 28

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Afternoon trivia quiz: December 27

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