From the Centre of NZ

Centre of New Zealand

Our loyal Pork Chop

Pork Chop Pork Chop, or Porky, cannot wait for the kids to get home from school each day.

Tales from the school run

Foot Share your school run tales - the good, the bad, the quirky - for a chance to win one of 20 Micro scooters.

Ask Kylie your questions

Kylie Bax Grill model Kylie Bax on her beauty secrets and most recommended brands.

No one talks about it

Depression and recovery I never want anyone to think I am fragile or unhinged, but not talking about it is a problem.

Let's talk about cancer

	 cancer Have your or someone in your family been impacted by cancer?

Christmas pet photos

Dogs in Santa hats and cats in the Christmas tree, send us a photo of your pet getting festive.

Your fave Xmas traditions

How to fix the Nix?

US liberals 'don't get it'

Cry They believe in safe zones, cry-ins, and they warn people before daring to voice an opinion that may offend.

Learn from the US

New Zealand could see its own Trump in the next election - let's not fall for it.

We're delighted with Trump

Thanks, Hillary - expat Kiwi

Free to be anti-equality

I hope Trump's victory means those of us who reject the liberal dogma of our time, and who have been silenced, can speak out and stand tall.

Hypocritical child-free people

Childfree Why judge parents' choices to have children if you don’t want your own choice to be subject to the same scrutiny?

Having kids is a public good

Starting a family is important and isn't selfish or environmentally unfriendly. Let me list several reasons why.

Let me have my tubes tied

My glorious spinsterhood

Feeling grandparent guilt

I am happy and fulfilled without kids. But my husband's parents dearly wished for grandkids.

Island date disaster

Rangitoto Island dating disaster My date said he never tried hard to impress but I wasn't expecting to be ignored on our island getaway.

Uh, I don't swing that way

This particular date was one I have tried hard to stash in the darkest recesses of my mind.

Dating disaster: PDA alert!

Cognac calls curtains on date

Dating the common man

Treading that fine line between things in common and zero individual thought is tough on the dating scene.