Life & Style
Rod McDonald (no relation to legendary winemaker Tom McDonald) is a busy man: busy last week greeting the first of the many tonnes of grapes he will process this year for his own and other labels at the old Corbans, later Montana/Pernod Ricard winery on the outskirts of Napier.
Fruit and cruelty are rarely linked but during the reign of the last Russian tsar this bizarre connection had special meaning for the peasant children who worked in their ruler's raspberry fields.
These apps makes it easy to plan your itinerary, book tickets and find things to do at your destination.
We're at the calendar start of autumn but in real terms we have had autumn-like weather for a few months now.
Ah summer holidays. What's not to like?
OPINION: Megan Nicol Reed revisits the rules of modern manners.
Reflecting on the quintessential Kiwi obsession: our homes and the perpetual desire to improve them.
Beyonce shows off her shiny stuff; Swift freaks us out & Minaj proves she's the master of disguises.
He takes his 'Arnie-ness' to a whole new level by cooking a mammoth sandwich on his own army tank.
Designer showcases winter collection
In a first for Invercargill, popular fashion designer Jane Sutherland will launch her winter collection in the city tonight.
We've done our dash with icecream cones and the famed Cone of Silence but to see what cones can mean, hey, visit post-quake Christchurch.
Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi didn't have to borrow his tux because he was feted by designers - he couldn't afford one.
Having an easy-to-pronounce name means strangers are more likely to trust you, study finds.
We're looking for declarations of love on a grand scale. Tell us, how did you propose?
Smug about your Paleo lifestyle? Well if you're middle-aged you could be doing more harm than good.
OPINION: This will sound a tad weird, but I'm really starting to like my daughter. Don't get me wrong, I've always "liked" her, and loved her of course, but now I'm starting to really like her.
The latest in Masterchef (spoiler)
The latest contestants to be booted off Masterchef talk about their elimination.
Apparently women start to think more kindly about their appearance as they age, agree?
We break down the different types of headaches, the cause of the pain and the best ways to treat it.
Our reviewers take a look at cookbooks available in stores now.
Beyonce & Rihanna both meet their male matches; new lippie colours are in bloom & a time-wasting game takes over.
How do tell a friend that you're concerned about their weight? Wendy Barker asks.
Cleavage-baring gowns take the cake, while toga-inspired dresses and see-through hippy duds fall flat.
OPINION: Happy birthday tomorrow to those whose day it is - and to all those who, born in a Leap year, must tag on to February 28 to have a birthday, annually.
I ate something that's super off and I liked it. Rotten food can be a very good thing.
After years of yo-yo dieting, this reader turned to lap-band surgery to end the cycle.
A lust for rare teas and plenty of dumpster diving will be on the menu of our future, experts predict.
Meet five curvy ladies who are making waves in the fashion world.
It's time to get into some summer cooking that's easy on the cook. Can there be anything more inviting than the textures and flavours of a warm salad?
The philosophy of Japanese cooking is pretty simple - it's all about serving food that has retained as much of its natural flavour as possible.
There's a new vibe on the Thai island of Phuket, and it's hip, laid-back and sultry.
If a night of restful, quality sleep is ever elusive, your daily habits are in need of a revamp.
A major campaign has been launched to reinforce the attributes of the New Zealand Beef & Lamb Quality Mark.
AND BABY MAKES FOUR
I'm not quite sure how it works most of the time, but I do know I love my little boy's mind.
Young children love to help in the kitchen. It really doesn't matter what the task may be, perhaps something as simple as helping to stir the cake mixture, brush a marinade onto some meat or even sprinkle some cheese on a pizza.
Woodstock is a charming community of artists, aging hippies and agriculturalists.
Why do we ruin perfectly good relationships and how can we stop doing so?
Lettuce. Yep - always good for a laugh. Rabbit food for blokes. A reader told me, as we gazed at celery in the chiller, that she fed her husband salad once or twice a week, only to discover after 40 years of marriage that he loathed it. Hilarious!
Two previous winners have made the final cut in the 2014 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards, aka the Glammies.
AND ANOTHER THING
OPINION: It is only when you are directing people through town that you realise how oddly Invercargill is growing.
It appears a new Land Rover Defender is closing in on a release date.
Gleaming skyscrapers, Michelin-starred noodle stalls, secluded beaches and a buzzing party scene...
Southern Wild Food Festival
Food for the adventurous eater will be on offer at the inaugural Southern Wild Food Festival tomorrow.
Lavender is versatile and you can have it in bloom all year round.
Palm Springs has attracted Hollywood stars and well-heeled retirees for decades.
If you think India is a crazy place any time of the year, then wait until you see it like this.
Leaked images expose powered up MP4-12C ahead of official Geneva debut.
AND ANOTHER THING
OPINION: It does not pay to look back (quickest way to come off your bike) but sometimes you do and right now we are flicking back a week to Valentines Day, like last Friday.
Evidence is piling up that keeping trim, active and eating healthily provides strong protection against cancer.
Talking and learning about wine will be just as important as tasting it, at this year's Gibbston Wine and Food festival.