Life & Style

Turning abuse scars into artwork

Brazilian inker covers up physical marks of domestic violence with her clever tattoos - and all for free.

Believe it or not, they're not related

They look like twins, or sisters at least, but these complete strangers are separated by 10 years and thousands of miles.

Miley, stop 'whitesplaining' race

OPINION: Why we should all pay attention to Nicki Minaj's blistering takedown of Cyrus after she commented on oppression.

Mum 'forgot' baby in trolley

Thousands of mums share their less-than-perfect parenting moments to show support for woman who left her son in a supermarket.

Why Kim Kardashian doesn't smile

Kanye West has said he doesn't grin in photos because it doesn't look cool, but his wife has a more serious reason.

Miso-basted salmon with noodles

This poached fish with fried noodles and sweet soy makes for a quick but tasty post-work dinner.

Recipe: Lamb biryani

A hint of coconut lends a unique twist to this curried lamb and lightly spiced rice dish.

Recipe: No-cook vegetarian tacos

Foodies keen on beefalo meat

Best & worst dressed: The VMAs

Chrissy wears the naked dress to end all naked dresses, Kim goes camo, and Miley bares pretty much everything.

Cyrus in barely there silver straps at VMAs

Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Talented designers put to the test

New threads for village staff

Costumes all Cyrus, not serious

We thought she'd be left field, not dressed like Xena: Warrior Princess on acid.

Dairying a big factor in vehicle sales

Dairy payout fall slowing down new vehicle sales in areas where dairy farming is a big part of the economy.

Safer truck to replace Humvee

US military to replace its aging-and-deadly Humvees with a fleet of combat trucks that reflect lessons learned in lives and limbs.

Working hard for the money

'Race wife' gets Ferrari gift

NZ's good and bad cars

AA's latest used car safety ratings identify 71 vehicles that shouldn't be considered as a safe purchase.

Memories of a city lost

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Behind the Little Yellow Digger

Tolkien's 'darkest work' released

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150 years of history

2010 marks 150 years since the formation of the first militia units in Southland and Otago.

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Anzacs and beyond

We remember those who have served their country

Southland's 100-year Floods: 25 Years Later

A Flood of Memories

Take a look back at the devastating 1984 floods in the south