Top creepy Santa comments

Santa Claus on Queen STreet

The decision to ditch Auckland's giant Santa created more division than who gets to lick the Xmas gravy pan.

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A degree's fine if you get a job

Science lesson Five years at university and a scholarship to teach, but three years later I still couldn't get a job.

Well, that was weird

Notting Hill Carnival What are the best, worst or downright bizarre moments you've experienced on your travels?

Facing death sparked new life

doctor After receiving devastating cancer news, Jenny Kennedy turned inward, and discovered a new life.

Music makers don't get better

THE BORODIN QUARTET Harmony and balance, dynamic contrasts and phrasing, The Borodin Quartet gave a 'perfect concert'.

Kiwi pet shaming

pets It's time to name and shame the animal anarchist in your house.

My health wake-up call

Sometimes it takes a nasty shock to the system to make us look at what's important in life.

Are you a trivia junkie?

Is your community safe?

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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