'This home is our haven'

Debbie and Troy Grimwood

A life-changing accident doesn't mean you always have to look at the negatives, says Debbie Grimwood.

Have you made it to home ownership? How? Hard slog pays off on home ownership Getting a foot in the property door

Replay rules hurting cricket?

Aaron Finch As well as stopping umpiring "howlers", video replays have become a tactical device, says Mark Kessell.

Pet of the day: Birthday treat

Our girl Georgie is the most loving pet anyone could ask for, says Courtney Collins.

Top five reader comments

"Fifty Cent is not very good... Snoop Dogg is not very good... but the Black Caps are very, very good."

Guys in utes 'worst drivers'

Traffic While not technically poor drivers, guys in utes appear to think they own the road, says John Taylor.

Howdy neighbours

Neighbours Everybody needs good neighbours and we'd love to hear about yours.

Don't worry, be happy

What helps you unwind and takes the pressure off when you're feeling anxious?

Helping the Black Caps win

Black Caps for CWC final

Shop in your price range

It's not that hard to buy a house. A mansion or a dream on the other hand maybe more difficult.

A foot in the property door

Delia Stammers found that with a bit of luck, and a lot of saving, home ownership could happen.

Why do we want to buy houses?

How to buy a slice of paradise

Home ownership is a choice

If home ownership is your ultimate goal, something is going to have to take the back seat.

Pet of the day: Mouse-y-Tongue

Mouse-y-Tongue sees it as a challenge to reach the summit of the linen cupboard.

Pet of the day: Born to ride

Betsy Lulu is a pug who lives life to the fullest. And looks damn good while doing it.

Pet of the day: Bored Bently

Pet of the day

Pet of the day: Freddie

A mozzie doesn't sound like a fun pet until you realise it's an adorable terrier/maltese cross.

The game of 'cycling roulette'

cyclist After a dozen close calls while out on his bike, Matt Clarke wonders what's going wrong on our roads.

Are seconds worth a life?

A close encounter with a car in Hamilton reinforces Louis Marco's call for penalties on drivers.

Lessons from cycling in Chch

Drivers put my life 'at risk'

Ever heard of sharing the road?

As a road cyclist you never know what's going to come out and hit you, writes Courtney Leith.

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