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There is a curious and perverse pleasure to be had in a bout of deprivation after a period of sustained piggery.
Rare calf getting round-the-clock care at Melbourne's Werribee Zoo.
Self-confessed Southland party girl decided to finally join her family at a triathlon after years of watching.
Kapiti artist Debbie Pointon's favourite room is perched on a steep bank in Raumati South with majestic views of the hills.
Some of us need all the help we can get to start, and finish, a home-improvement project.
For 34 years, Albert and Richard were unable to wed. Then Albert became Ann and the legal hurdles disappeared.
Getting dumped is bad enough without being stuck within the confines of a small car with the sounds of Little River Band's Cool Change blaring from the radio.
Tater was almost paralysed after a deadly snake attack, but amazingly he was tucking into festive ham just hours later.
Sure, it can be nice to like the same foods and TV shows, but ultimately it's the things we don't like that bring us together.
One of New Zealand's most sought -after beers started life as a university experiment.
Culottes, Bermuda shorts and denim onesies... even if you're a fashion person, you must admit this year we had some corkers.
The Big Smoke is now a magnet for those with astronomical sums of money and a burning contempt for their spouse.
New Zealand-born Kat Schurmann was just 13 when she died in Brazil of HIV/Aids. Her story is now becoming a film.
Forget about holiday activities, trying blowing your kids' minds this summer.
Always left with mountains of ham, salmon and bread after Christmas? Make the most of your leftovers with these great tips.
Jesus may have been born in a barn but this Christmas baby has a way better story to tell.
Jasmine Ong helped with day-to-day activities at a foster home in Fuzhou city called Our Hidden Treasure.
For many used to taking advantage of snow, sun and no turkey was an odd way to spend the big day.
The rule that says big girls should wear baggy clothes is a fashion myth that needs to be thrown away.
It has been a big year for experimentation in the hair and make-up department for celebrities.
If you're feeling lost for words after a whirl of Christmas parties and family gatherings, try these conversation starters.
Raunchy Santa outfits were not, it turns out, popular Christmas gifts this year.
21 stunners and 14 sheer shockers from the past 12 months of red carpet action.
Still questioning whether Santa Claus really exists? What better proof do you need than this?
Dom Knight's saving your Xmas lunch with these topical, 2014-related Christmas cracker gags.
Sexual hang-ups are common but if you leave them unchecked, they can affect your sex life.
When life gives you a beauty question, just ask Google.
Couple used to cook lunch for 200, but have hung up their aprons ahead of first Christmas since daughter's death.
A memorable proposal is no longer enough for some. It needs to be captured professionally to be shared with the world.
Luke Elworthy wrote The Diving Board as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.
Feeling red-faced or angry with the oversharing sister-in-law or mum? You’re not alone.
Do you struggle to capture that perfect photo of your family in front of the Christmas tree? These simple tips should help.
Riversdale Beach Surf Life Saving Club junior captain Aaron Smith, 21, will be hard at work over summer at the Wairarapa resort.
Ditch the guilt this Christmas because it clearly doesn't help.
Cherries are not around for long, so embrace these festive beauties while they last.
Launched in 1959, Barbie has been a popular request on young girls’ Christmas wish lists for 55 years.
There could be an unlikely contributor to the decline of marriage in the US. Internet porn.
Kiwi pilseners are the beer world's answer to Marlborough savignon blanc.
Every wondered what celebrities get up to over Christmas? Here's what some of them will be doing these holidays.
Pavers can be a great solution for extending your outdoor living, but the key is in the preparation.
Staying home these holidays? Here's how to have a relaxed break in your own abode.
NZ Twitter Secret Santa provides the perfect excuse to Google a total stranger... then send them a Christmas present.
New cookbooks from Simon Holst, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Dan Hong offer easy, tasty recipes.
Auctions in Sydney's west had police calling for back up as protesters turned on buyers and even the auctioneer.
If these animals could talk, they would probably say something along the lines of "oh, noes".
Good friends, precious family and wild weeds nurtured Jillian Sullivan back to health and back to work on her straw bale house.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West continue to make money from their love.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden is expecting her second baby, only 10 months after her first.
From doer-uppers to the mansions of the famous, these are the top 10 home & property stories of 2014.
Here, the classic Christmas pud gets a makeover.