Life & Style

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

Hair today, limp locks tomorrow

No one expects a hairdresser to be too honest. So imagine how miffed I felt when my hairdresser told me I was getting old.

Pet dogs turn out to be... bears

The owner didn't blink an eyelid at his unusual 'puppies', until they grew up.

Kim opens up about Caitlyn's surgery

Kardashian talks women's rights and how Caitlyn had her trachea shaved just before her wedding.

Is love worth the heartbreak?

It may feel like the end of the world, but you can recover after a divorce followed by a break-up.

Salmon, broccolini & dill tart

Nadia Lim proves that healthy can be mouth-wateringly tasty, too.

Kiwi to take on US hot dog champ

Kiwi model and avid eater Nela Zisser says she can out-eat the men at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.

Snazz up your sausage rolls

Message in a bottle: "Help me"

Dame Kate a glittering icon

As the new face of a jewellery campaign, Dame Kate Harcourt is shining.

Want to start your own fashion label?

Fashion is a business that can break entrepreneurs like no other.

People are angry about this show

The five worst shoes ever made

The week's best & worst dressed

Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks and Sandra Bullock look classy, while Demi Lovato wears a torn-up nursing bra.

3D-printed cars closer to reality

The 3D-printed car, easily configurable and made right before your eyes, is coming closer to reality.

Sporting Sprint true to Vespa’s style

Better looks and additional security improve the Sprint 150.

MX-5 stays in front

Top Gear's end 'upsetting': Hammond

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

How to write a tear-jerker

Nicholas Sparks sells millions of books and movie tickets by adhering to a strict formula. Want to copy him? Here's how.

Afternoon trivia quiz: July 5

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