Life & Style

Spotify and the midlife crisis

Spotify, the streaming music juggernaut, can track the music that people listen to at every age.

Perfect shot a year in the making

A lesbian couple's "trading places" shot is the best family photo we've seen in a long time.

The allure of the ponytail

John Key joins Elvis Presley in falling for the pull of the ponytail.

Dentists offering liquid facelifts

Would you go to the dentist for a Botox-like facelift? An increasing number are.

Setting boundaries on screen time

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

Ruth Pretty's comfort foods

My comfort food is not pork belly, mashed potatoes or cauliflower cheese, but fish, rice and spinach.

Best-ever chocolate cake

Make the long weekend extra-special with this fabulous chocolate cake

Anzac beers in short supply

Recipe: Caramel Anzac slice

'It's wrong to say fat is fabulous'

Normalising such gargantuan appetites and bodies is nothing short of dangerous says Dr Sarah Burnett.

The week's best & worst dressed

Blake Lively appears five times, Scar-Jo and Emma Watson confuses and Kim K surprises.

Transgender model 'en Vogue'

Outfit envy: Kylie Bax

Kiwi designer slays competition

Massey graduate takes out top prize at Emerging Designer Awards with his ninja-inspired collection.

Price-point VW Polo GTi hotshot

It was voted both World and European Car of the Year in 2010 and even five years on the Polo is full of surprises.

Calls for tolls intensify

Wellington to support Auckland in a bid to change the Government's mind on motorway tolls.

New Scrambler a boundary breaker

Everybody's building luxury SUVs

Rare 'barn find' Bentley sells for $1.47m

An extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback "barn find" has sold for nearly NZ$1.5m.

Suffering from reader's block

Books I find myself stuck in that most unenviable of positions for avid readers - the reader's block.

Book news

Good news for writers Helen Macdonald and Anna Smaill.

Conditioning to Kill

Drawing attention to climate change

Science unlocks teenage brain

A neuroscientist who studies the adolescent mindset has provocative new insights.

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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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