'She was a shaking mess'


I have often felt that the events of February contributed to the sharp decline in mum's health.

Feb 22: How are you feeling five years on? 'Earthquakes taught me life is precious and can change in an instant'

Top comments on fake yeti

yeti A video of a "Yeti" at a Spanish resort caught the attention of the world and the skeptics came out in force - justifiably so.

Why BMac's one of the greats

Brendon McCullum Brendon McCullum is a spectacular batsman to watch and among New Zealand's greatest cricketers.

'Help when it was needed'

Forlongs Forlongs did her a kindness she's never forgotten after her brother became ill and money scarce.

How do you get your tan on?

Suntan How far would you go to get a tan? Or are you a reformed tan-aholic who now prefers to be pale?

Forlongs and Frankton

	 forlongs News of Furlongs' possible closure has cast a cloud over its 100 employees and the Frankton area.

How to tackle begging?

Will labelling beggars a nuisance in order to move them along solve the issue?

Single and satisfied?

NZ smokefree by 2025?

'Impossible' dilemma

Elderly couple There is a lot of talk of death with dignity, writes Martin Ryan. What about life with dignity?

I'm against assisted suicide

Proponents of this bill think it is adding to their rights but won't unduly affect others. This is not the case.

My poppa had no choice

Euthanasia about head not heart

'We can get things wrong'

My perspective as a New Zealander and doctor is that euthanasia or assisted suicide will cause great harm.

Thanks to my teachers

NCEA Hard working teachers deserve credit for the academic success of their students, writes Jessica Paton.

NCEA struggle to success

With perseverance a teenager can overcome an academic obstacle, just as my daughter has.

Well done, son

Nail-biting NCEA results

How to cope with NCEA results

Five tips for helping your child deal with NCEA exam results in the best way possible.

Get serious about water safety

children It only takes a second for your child to drown - and you can't turn the clock back.

Preventing silent drowning

Silent drowning is a real danger, but these are some of the ways you can ensure your kids stay safe.

Water attitudes 'foolish'

Kiwi kids risk 'watery grave'

'Silent drowning' danger

I'd never heard of silent drowning, but my 5-year-old son was nearly a victim of it, writes Chris Hicks.

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