Learning Maori in Petone

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Students of Sacred Heart School celebrate Maori Language Week with songs, sports and videos.

New sense of hope for Te Reo Māori Danger of losing te reo Free te reo lessons popular What does the future hold for te reo?

Chocolate coconut squares

These gluten-free treats fill the gap of guilty pleasure, sans the sinful side.

This is it: cats or dogs?

kitten puppy Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?

Eight key future All Blacks

MALAKAI FEKITOA Who can fill the gaps in the All Blacks squad as we look to the World Cup? Cameron Chalmers makes his picks.

Chronic pain no 'cop-out'

Sad woman, depressed, grieving Chronic pain is about being afraid. It's a fight you can't control. You may win, or you may lose badly.

Gorgeous gluten-free recipes

Burger Have you got a great gluten-free recipe? Share the goodness with other wheat-free readers.

Is this our best ABs line-up?

Steve Hansen has made his selections for the Rugby Championship. Do you agree with his big calls?

Random acts of kindness

Your NZ film fest reviews

Magic mountain moment

Our magnificent country is at its finest when shrouded in a winter blanket of snow and blue skies.

Weather photo of the week

With magical views like this around New Zealand, do you really want winter to end?

Out of this winter view

Frost nipping at your tent

Winter sky on fire

Jonathan Gullery woke up in Whanganui to this spectacular winter sunrise. Pwoar!

Cancer 'niggle' nearly missed

Cancer treatment IV chemotherapy melanoma If I hadn't listened to my gut instinct, I doubt I would have reached my recent 40th birthday milestone.

'I had it all. Then it happened'

I was a 20-a-day smoker, ate lots of fry ups and was living life to the full. But I didn't want to die.

The worst year of my life

Living through lymphoma

Misdiagnosed as terminal

She handed me a Wikipedia print out and it said the disease was terminal. I kept researching.

$14,000 and no baby

pregnancy test Last week we lost our baby. This embryo was the closest we have ever come to being pregnant.

Hope after miscarriage

I remember my son's words, "Mum, I know you are sad about Chotu but aren't you happy you have me?".

If love could have saved you

'Too young to be stillborn'

Baby dream torn apart

Our faith, our dreams torn apart. How do you prepare yourself for your baby's death inside you?

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