Has surgery changed your life?

cosmetic surgery

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

Happiness is only 100 words away WIN: Take the stuffed no more challenge Taking your body to the extreme

Terrestrial beings light up

Star gazing through his camera gives Mike Mackinven a sense of being during a trip round the South Island.

Total abstinence too tough

Drinking beer I've completed a course in addiction, researched the issue and tried AA. Now I've accepted I'm an addict.

Astro accident's a top seller

A night of astro shooting was ending in disappointment for Brendon Gilchrist, until he spotted a digger...

Independence: top comments

Saltire flag As the votes are counted in the Scottish referendum, debate over its possible independence is still buzzing.

And then this happened...

Whoops Have you had something go badly wrong? Whether it's a joke backfiring or a show off disaster, tell us here.

What grips you with fear?

Whether it's flying, spiders, or something random, share your phobias or tips on how to deal with them.

A bit of gross on the side

Is Cowan answer for Blues?

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.

Not loving laver bread

Seaweed You can make anything edible if you try, but I won't be resorting to seaweed laver bread again.

What does dog soup taste like?

Kneeling on cushions in a house in North Korea, curiosity got the better of me and I ate man's best friend.

Open your mind, and mouth

Reptile surprise in curry

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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