Barb Edwards gave up trying to have kids after eight years of trying - and is glad she did.
As an nation of islands, swimming skills should be a more important part of our school curriculum.
The Manic Street Preachers are finally coming to terms with their own demons.
Summer lurks: Straw hats, empty bottles of sunscreen and bikinis that no longer fit.
Two pet-friendly hectares near the Rangitaiki River. Sounds good!
Often the most rewarding friendships can be found in the biggest leaps of faith.
Chris Ruscoe was visiting a bar in Amsterdam when the woman of his dreams stopped him.
Whether your family holiday cards are gorgeous or god-awful, we'd like to see them.
Stan Dubious shares his recipe for barbecued salmon with a summer vinaigrette.
I'm still a well rounded, satisfied individual without having squeezed out some offspring.
Why is there a rape culture in New Zealand? Because there are people in power who don't listen.
Cherie Thompson's dog Kaiser made short work of new bedding in his dog motel.
How Christmas pimped is your place? Send us a photo of your tree and decorations.
I feel sorry for the young boys involved in the Roast Busters furore, Sarah Habershon writes.
On February 17, 2008, my love, my mate, my baby girl's Daddy, was killed in an air accident.
I have never been so proud to be a Kiwi, watching that haka with 55,000 screaming Irish fans.
From the classic pud to the big bird, Christmas is full of all sorts of treats for the tummy - share yours with us this season.
It's been a disappointing year for music. But Rayhan Langdana finally found something great.
Sometimes it is in pain and suffering that we find out who we truly are, Matt Kaye writes.
Two-and-a-half kids isn't for everyone. Tell us why you decided to have, or not to have children.
Help us map the best places in New Zealand to take your dog on holiday.
Life everywhere seems more interesting than New Zealand, Madeline Mctavish writes.
I was too ashamed to tell anyone and I was scared of the repercussions.
Jess Rush used to be skinny and was bullied for that. At 5kgs heavier she still gets shamed.
Mark Bixley shares a recipe that's quick, easy and all done on the barbecue hotplate.
The Virginmarys debut album yearns to be played up loud with the car windows down.
A night out with the girls led Natalie Williams to her summer love.
Indirect pressure to look a certain way is harming our youth, Danielle Balmer writes.
Water has nearly led to his demise on several occasions, so Cliff Swailes has healthy respect for it.
Bertos, Lochead, Vicelich, and Christie are just too slow to play at the highest level in NZ.
Rape in New Zealand is a big issue. It needs big solutions. Give us your opinion.
Being in the closet was crippling and soul-destroying. Anything had to be better.
The system is stacked against New Zealanders in Australia, Chris Rivers writes.
Green Day's American Idiot made me who I am today. And I'm going to get a tattoo to celebrate it.
I am not a star or a hero. I'm a mere mortal with a family. And I have depression.
Mark Bixley shares a tip to get that flame-grilled smoky taste on the barbecue this summer.
I strongly believe that just as individuals should have the right to life, they should have the right to death.
To make a team stand there in front of the All Black haka is unfair on that team.
Foxton Beach is a great place to take the dogs for a run, Andy Cockroft writes.
Having been on the receiving end of the 90 day rule, I find employers can forget the 'human side'.
Model Issy Thorpe fights back at all the body-shape hating going on.
When Jimmy saw the opportunity for a second helping of breakfast, he took it.
This dog-friendly beach has lots to do for furry friends and family members alike.
Matt Robinson is prepared for natural disasters and unexpected events that require a turquoise tie.
Holly Couch took this week's weather photo from the top of the Te Whiti Firebreak.
Nuclear power has the potential to meet sky-rocketing energy demands, Tim Goddard writes.
Britney Spears' latest offering is a solid and strong pop album, but it doesn't deliver anything new.
With both parents ripped away by this emotionally confusing phenomenon, I find myself lost.
Dad had a great 80 years, then three and a half years in a hospital. He did not deserve that.
Hira Nathan is hoping the one that got away will come back this summer.