'I feel lucky' to be trans in NZ

Baby's feet

When I was born, the doctor declared me a girl. He couldn't have been more wrong, writes Nick Smith.

What's it like to be transgender in NZ? 'I was meant to be a boy'

Birds in a flap over tree battle

Gina saw the nature's fighting spirit first hand when two birds went to battle in her kowhai tree.

Pet of the day: Ari

Thirteen-year-old Ari has learnt a lot, but not that most people prefer their clothes and faces to be dog slobber-free!

Checking skin you can't see

When it comes to skin cancer, John Speed has learnt the value of getting properly checked out.

BBQ: Choritzo and prawns

bbq Jeremy Batty shares his recipe for some unexpected and simple summer barbecue joy.

The best place to live in NZ is...

Wellington Our nation is mix of rural paradise, rugged coastline, and world-class metropolises. Where's best?

The kindest Kiwi moments

Celebrate the kindness in the world by sharing the kindest things someone's ever done for you.

That time I went... ahhhh!

Ultimate Kiwi BBQ recipes

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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