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Young couple and finance

Is home-owning dream over?

Generation Y Generation Y are seeing their hopes of home ownership slip away. Are you facing a lifetime of renting?

Luck helps Milky Way magic

It took a couple of years, but at last the stars aligned for Sebastian Krebs to get his dream Milky Way shot.

Sisters do it for themselves

Lorna Burch and her sister Amy are making a stuff challenge pact to take their health and fitness seriously.

The best of both for new flag

There is a way to combine all that's important to New Zealanders in one flag, writes Josh Chapman.

Has surgery changed your life?

cosmetic surgery Have you had plastic surgery? What did you have done and how has it changed your life?

This is why I didn't vote

The election had one of the worst voter turnouts in 100 years, so why don't more people vote?

What should be on NZ's flag?

How do you tackle addiction?

Pilot loses engine at 700ft

Former RNZAF pilot Peter Coveney recalls a night flight of terror when his engine cut out midair.

Flatmate saved my life

I was home alone when I had a seizure, swallowed my tongue and started losing consciousness.

Headlights, terror, oblivion

Flatlining but still alive

Gorge's deadly conveyor belt

Fighting to reach the water's surface, I was swept up Carnage Gorge for another chance to drown.

Fooled by 'Mountain Oysters'

stag They came from Fiordland. They looked like sliced sausages. They weren't too bad, with a bit of salt.

A bit of gross on the side

Whether intentional, a dare, or a barf-making accident: tell us the grossest thing you've eaten.

Not loving laver bread

What does dog soup taste like?

Oh cute, a baby bird...to eat

After the third bite, Mark Chambers wondered what he was eating. Then things started to get crunchy.

I was an 'exclusive pumper'

I wasn't breastfeeding my baby but I wasn't a formula mum. I was part of a club that isn't acknowledged.

Breast was best, in the end

From day one breastfeeding was hard, there was certainly nothing natural about it. But things changed.

Breast isn't always best

'I thought I'd gone crazy'

Why breast isn't always best

I was exhausted, sick and suddenly my son didn't want to breastfeed. What was I doing wrong!?!

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