Top five reader comments

The motivation behind some dubious fashion choices are among the things getting readers hot under the collar.

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Breaking a hoarding habit

Hoarding at an elderly woman's home Are you a hoarder, or do you know someone who is and needs a hand clearing out the clutter?

Hazing's just scare tactics

School Our kids should learn that sometimes you need to roll with the punches, Rory Wagner writes.

Saving the things that matter

smoke detector Claire John thought she knew what to save if her house was on fire, but the reality was very different.

Why can't Auckland pay?

auckland transport Why can't Auckland Council save hard for its future like we had to as first-time home buyers?

Parents who broke the rules

kids Other parents are quick to judge when someone does things differently. How do you deal with it?

Random toddler terror acts

Here's one for the hair-tearing, patience-of-saints, end-of-your-tether, parents of toddlers.

Show off your giant tatts

What is your dream job?

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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