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iPhone shot shows Backstreet's back, alright

Lauren Roberts put her iPhone to good use to get a great shot of one of her favourite groups.

Teach religion in schools as history

religion

We don't need to keep religion out of schools, but it should be part of the history curriculum.

Top five reader comments

It must be fashion Friday as two topics dominate - Matt Damon's new 'do' and best and worst dressed celebs.

Better food labels needed to help healthier choices

Food labels

We make our own choices but better labeling on processed foods might help us make better choices.

Vary interest rates to reflect regional property market risks

Housing interest rates

The risk of buying property in overheated areas like Auckland should be reflected in the interest rates.

How can we fight fat in NZ?

child on scales

Banning junk food advertising... taxing fizzy drinks... what would help tackle NZ's obesity crisis?

Weather photos of the week: July 3, 2015

Sunset in Nelson

The clouds are usually more dramatic under a full moon, says Alice Fong, but these exceeded expectations.

Make public transport free for Auckland students

auckland

If we want to reduce traffic on Auckland's roads, we need to make public transport attractive.

Pet of the day: Professor Wiggins

professor wiggins

Professor Wiggins is our much-loved British Blue, the academic of the family.

Five of the best at the New Zealand Film Festival 2015

Jack O'Connell in '71

Clayton Barnett shares his pick of the flicks at this year's New Zealand Film Festival.

Smugshot: Readers' travel photos of the week

This week's travel photo entries take us from the Canadian Rockies to a sunset in Spain.

Top five reader comments

From school uniform policy and anti-vaxxers to New Zealand's favourite film, no topic's off limits.

Invest in changing travel habits in Auckland instead of roads

Instead of spending $4.2b on roads and public transport, Paul Minett has another idea to ease congestion.

Cycling 'not a pastime for the casual or careless'

Cycling on roads

If a cyclist treats every ride as potentially life-threatening, they have the attitude needed to survive.

Distressed by 'shallow embrace' of schoolgirl's speech

Anela Pritchard

Teachers must look at Anela Pritchard's speech, and the reaction to it, and feel abject despair, writes Bruce Bowden.

Call for 'more calm, less hysterics' over religion in schools

religion in schools

There has been some form of religious education in New Zealand for generations. What's the problem?

Auckland house prices will rise unless we build more

akl

We have to intervene in the Auckland property market, and that means increasing supply, writes Jay Sharma.

Pets of the day: Big dog in a small space

Lianne Hodges

Willow and Obee are our rescue dogs, and they're great company for each other.

Super Rugby prediction: How the final will play out

Beauden Barrett

Know your rugby? Pick a winner and analyse how you expect the Super Rugby final will play out.

Reader recipe: Rich and decadent chocolate mousse

This always turns out well - chocolatey, rich and decadent. Definitely not a mousse for the faint-hearted!

Top five reader comments for Wednesday

wedding

From Facebook etiquette to wedding photos, Stuff commenters have had their say.

Social media etiquette - your dos and dont's

Social media devices

What are your biggest bugbears when it comes to social media? Shares your online dos and don'ts.

How would you fix Auckland's traffic woes?

Evening traffic crawls along Auckland's Northwestern Motorway

Share your vision on the best ways to ease congestion and keep people on the move in Auckland.

Do you have an awesome group of mates?

All Blacks haka

Do you have the best neighbourhood, community group, or support team in town?

Children and their doppelganger dolls

Doppelganger toys

Do you know a child with a doll or toy that looks just like them?

Steady hand helps for breathtaking mobile photos

An image is all about the composition. It doesn't matter if it was made on a phone or on a big fancy camera.

Hurricanes v Highlanders Super Rugby final: Your photos

Hurricanes and Highlanders fans pay tribute to their teams ahead of the Super Rugby final.

All Blacks in good place ahead of Rugby World Cup

There's a lot of experience, form and talent for All Black RWC team, Kaal Kaczmarek.

Pet of the day: Griffin's a 'sock-thieving cheeky boy'

Griffin is not only an on-the-bed kind of dog but an under-the-covers-bed-hog dog.

As a feminist, 'I am not here to oppress men'

Wedding

As a feminist, I want equality within our world, for those of any gender, sexuality, race, or age.

Seven top ticket scalper comments

hurricanes fans

"It's rampant opportunism by extremely self centered people." Tempers flare over Super Rugby tickets.

Sharing the beauty of your ugly pets

world's ugliest dog

Do you have a pet with a face or attitude that only a mother could love? Celebrate them here.

'Using religion to teach morality is one step too far'

Bible class

A danger of religious instruction is that it discourages independent moral thought, writes Johann Go.

'We don't play enough cricket in NZ'

Kane Williamson

The Black Caps need to regroup, learn from their England tour and play more cricket, writes Andrew Maze.

Auckland property crisis 'nationwide issue'

The property crisis is not just in Auckland, it's all over, writes John Murphy. Here's his plan to help fix it.

Auckland is becoming 'an economic cancer'

The whole economy suffers from the malinvestment happening in Auckland, Ciaran Keogh writes.

Super Rugby final poses headache for selectors

All Blacks training

The Super Rugby final, while brilliant for New Zealand rugby, poses a headache for All Blacks selectors.

Pet of the day: 'Very cheeky and super cute' Taco

Three-month-old Taco has a great personality but is very naughty, as puppies are, writes Ola Zaytseva.

Top five passing lane comments

Passing lane

Speeding up in passing lanes? "I guarantee there is a "you shall not pass" fiend among us," writes HJ05.

My Facebook account sent out porn

A grandmother reveals the humiliation she felt when her Facebook account inexplicably started posting porn images.

Why building homes above Auckland's train stations 'makes economic sense'

As Auckland grows, it makes sense to encourage building homes above train stations, writes Francis Lai.

If you could make one movie sequel, what would it be?

Maverick is returning to our skies and screens. Who else deserves a comeback?

The news of Top Gun 2 took our breath away, and got us thinking about what we'd make next.

You can save and still have fun

Savings

Instead of complaining about how little money you make, think about the things that matter to you.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby final 'couldn't get any better'

Highlanders and Hurricanes combo

For a Kiwi fan this year's Super Rugby final couldn't get any better, writes Noel Burland.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby final: Show your team pride #HURvHIG

fans

Do you bleed blue and gold or black and yellow? We want to see your fan support ahead of the Super final.

The appeal of travelling freely

If I had $11 million, I couldn't resist travelling. I'd start in Europe and play it by ear, writes Gareth Dewhurst.

'There is more to New Zealand than Auckland'

JEFFREY ARTSON

Solving Auckland's property crisis is simple: move, Jeffrey Artson writes.

Pet of the day: Sunny the skater

Sunny the skater

Sunny is our five-year-old staffie. She loves to tow her dad on his skateboard.

I'm a pole fitness instructor, not a stripper

Eleanor Mills

I've got nothing against exotic dancers, but what I do is completely different.

Euthanasia debate: 'We have to agree on dignity'

Euthanasia

Euthanasia. Such a big word right? Do you know what it means, behind the debate?
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