After his OE in the States, Ben Blackwell knew he couldn't return to suburban life in Wellington.
Kai Iwi Beach. Rugged and wild at heart, just like the town it finds itself in.
Yvette O'Shaughnessy's beloved English bulldog was ravaged by cancer at a young age.
When a young girl went missing from in Tokoroa, the whole community scoured the streets.
It took me two and a half years to walk through the Warehouse in bare feet. I felt oddly liberated.
Lizzie Shaw cried when she looked at the scales - then chose to do something about it.
Without immediate action to reform superannuation, we'll be looking at empty coffers, Rachel Coburn writes.
Spanish life turned out not to be as romantic as Tania Fernandez first envisioned.
With all this talk of power increases, I'm beginning to wonder how we can survive all this.
Wellington photographer Mark Gee used the Milky Way as a stunning backdrop at Cape Palliser.
Does our country's current flag represent you or would you like to see something fresh flying?
When in Thailand, a visit to the Tiger Temple just out side of Kanchanaburi is a must, Ron Steers says.
One pet tragedy struck after another in the full and somewhat chaotic home of Kerri Grey.
Just a casual day at Lake Brunner, flying over the water like a nautical Iron Man.
I can't explain the utter emptiness I am left with after losing two beloved dogs in the past year.
Sharron Orpwood traded the Kiwi grind for low-cost living in South Korea, and doesn't regret it.
JABIN LAMBLEForty year's experience has made this food cart a local favourite on the west coast of Auckland.
Would you like to see taxes on fizzy drinks and companies who sell or produce fatty foods?
I went back to New Zealand last year. I was ready to leave after a week, expat Amelia says.
After K Dog collapsed, all I could do was try to make my best mate's final moments comfortable.
Sarah Shallcrass has won an iPad mini for this underwater snap of her daughter Madeline.
Education Policy over the past years has become Education Politics, writes Stephen Macartney
The factors that lead to dog attacks are education, supervision and responsible ownership.
Sixteen kilometers of white Kiwi sand that rivals the best beaches around the world.
Nelson Jones shares the good, the bad and the deadly of being a Kiwi in Western Australia.
Sarah and Otis Frizzell ate their way across Mexico to bring authentic tastes to their food truck.
After two unsuccessful operations costing nearly $2000, it was time to say goodbye to Mindy.
The younger generation seems to think baby boomers had it all. I wish, writes Sue O'Neill.
I was shaken awake by an air hostess. Then again, by a baby carrier.
When cricket fever struck NZ in 1984, Gerard O'Neil found himself the centre of attention.
I kept Murphy alive for me, not him. I have vowed that next pet will get a better deal.
Are you an expat in New Zealand or a Kiwi living abroad? Share your experiences and insights.
Helen Auger is sick of parents wanting and expecting help from the government, through her taxes.
Felicia Elliott was the last thing her dog Krieger saw as he was being put to sleep.
Our trip to New Zealand has been five weeks of icecream, fish and chips, and hokey pokey.
With all I have going on, I spend hardly any quality time with each or any of my children.
It was a hard decision to make but neither my husband nor I wanted to see Deefa suffer any more.
It upsets our kids when we are out walking and people cross the road to avoid our 'vicious' dog.
For the monarch, summer is a time of life and metamorphosis. Ashley Bennet caught it on camera.
Ever been touched by the kindness of stranger or good samaritan? It's time to say thanks.
Last Friday, we made the heart-wrenching decision to put down our dearly loved dog, Monty.
It was our first time floundering, setting up nets, and this beautiful view approached us.
It was a summer of cricket for the history books. Name your highlights and players of the season.
I was having a cigarette when a fit, happy woman ran past, and a crazy idea came over me.
Mike Power's family knows how to make their own fun, right in the backyard.
I've had a mental illness for at least 15 years and feel like I've had little or no medical support.
The debate around classification of a 'dangerous dog' raises my hackles and my blood pressure.
This beautiful sunset over Oreti beach was photographed by 16-year-old Joshua Moore.
I'll make up for this child rearing "holiday," but for now, a little more help Mr Government please.
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