Life & Style

The best way to split the bill

Dining at a one-bill-per-table restaurant with friends? Here's how to tackle the bill-splitting.

Is the Shibue a step too far?

OPINION: "I'd like to find the person who invented the phrase 'Visible Panty Line' and punch them in the face."

How to help kids discover language

Babies are like sponges, so what should you say to them? One new mum finds out how best to encourage pre-schoolers to talk.

Birth of baby a family effort

Dad turns midwife after call to emergency services puts him through to his cousin.

How your period affects your hair

Hormones tend to fluctuate more than normal on that time of the month, meaning your skin and hair can over-produce oil.

Inside Marco Pierre White's kitchen

The British celebrity chef enjoys lobster macaroni cheese and ham sandwiches at home.

Double ginger & apple cider cake

This pleasantly spiced cake laced with crisp apple cider is perfect with a generous dollop of cream.

How to make a pinata cake

Bananas Foster with walnuts

Suit hire business to close

He's dressed everyone from All Blacks to Stephen Fry. Now he's shutting up shop.

Best & worst dressed celebrities

Kate Hudson is at her faux-boho best, Claire Danes has a Cinderella moment, and one star gets tangled in a shower curtain.

SJP's Met Gala clapback

Lara debuts son Rocket in fashion ad

WOW factor a boost to business

Businesses in capital set to shimmer during WearableArt Awards with extra performance added.

White powder sent to supercar speedsters

It seems police are not the only ones annoyed with the highway antics of a dozen drivers in exotic sports cars.

Clever cars that failed to flourish

Sometimes, being brilliant isn't enough to succeed. Consider these five small cars.

Kiwi cleaning up the two-stroke

An ideal ride to recovery

Will you now buy an electric car?

The Government claims its new EV-incentive package is "ambitious and wide-ranging". But what does it mean in practical terms?

Reviews: Into the World, Experience of a Lifetime

From teenaged angst to the personal impact of war.

Masala Shakespeare

A Kiwi Shakespeare scholar living in India reflects on what it means to be 'home'.

Elementary 2.0 released

Michele A'Court on laundry and what's next

Steve Kilgallon: Best Books I Never Wrote

Steve Kilgallon shares his favourite books.

Morning trivia quiz: May 7

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