Is it possible to overhaul your personality, or does a leopard really never change its spots?
Every child is different and every school has its merits, which is why three of my kids go to different schools.
Labour is in meltdown. The sideshow continues, but it's not really that funny, Bevan Berg writes.
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is still desperate to coach the All Blacks. Should he be given a chance?
Is it better to send your child to a school close to home or one with qualities you have to pay for?
Eating lunch at your desk. Texting at dinner. Replying to emails in bed. Does this sound like you?
Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.
Forget the silver fern. Forget the Southern Cross. These flags show the true glory of Kiwi heroes.
Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?
I have voted Labour in every election since 1975. But I won't be doing that again unless things change.
You can't help feeling just a bit sorry for David Cunliffe. After all, he's no outlaw.
The Cunliffe 'ego-has crash-landed', and other great quips from our readers today.
Capturing a wonder of the night skies
It's amazing how the camera can reveal what our eyes can't see for themselves in our starry skies.
I have great empathy for people who do not own their own home as I fear they will never be able too.
It's not just the tired, old action stars, this whole franchise is past its expiration date .
Would online voting get the missing million voters to the polling booths? Tony Duffy thinks so.
What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?
We need your help to tell the untold stories of New Zealand by taking part in an exciting interactive comedy.
We won't get a true picture of how the All Blacks are doing until the whistle sounds against South Africa.
Tell us what your view is on technology. Has it made your life better or worse?
What makes you happy? Share your instant feel good tips to help bring a smile to the faces of others.
Getting a mortgage now would limit my chances to experience life overseas and it isn't worth the risk.
Our girl is autistic and not what we expected, but what child is? We wouldn’t change a thing.
The secret to a great seafood soup is one you won't find in any recipe book, writes Anthony de Villiers.
Labour needs more than a few good policies to stand any chance of making a difference, writes Patricia Gabric.
We want to hear about all the food gems that have made your travels worth it.
Well done the Pumas, they're on the improve, but all the glory ought to be the All Blacks' after a superior showing.
Today's contenders include a suggestion for Sonny Bill Williams that we definitely don't see every day.
JAMIE BANKSDavid Cunliffe's semi-resignation doesn't address the real reasons Labour failed so badly in the election.
I've been here since January 2012 and here's why I've fallen in love with Christchurch.
What makes the ABs great? That magical sleight of hand which sees the ball pop out of a mass of bodies.
All the variables aligned for Quentin Doig while shooting this spectacular light display from Banks Peninsula.
Should Jesse Ryder have to change his life style or should NZC examine its terms and conditions?
Before giving up, I had to get rid of the alcohol in the house and there was only one way to do it. Drink it.
Facebook became as addictive to me as hard drugs as soon as it was made easily accessible on mobiles.
My mother used to say there's more than one way to skin a cat, and when it came to buying our home she was right.
What caught your eye as the ABs wrapped up the Rugby Championship with victory over the Pumas?
Something old, something new and plenty of pride has gone into Dave Mabbott's flag design.
VISHALTHACKERThousands of photos and a lot of patience went into this timelapse video of New Zealand, India and Paris.
Even with a deposit of $100,000 I will not be able to own a home in an average neighbourhood in Auckland.
I knew it was possible to identify the Milky Way with naked eyes but I never thought I'd see it so clearly.
How would the New Zealand flag look without the Union Jack? Joel Wiramu Pauling shares his ideas.
We've ended up with a Labour caucus of independent MPs who can't even agree on what went wrong.
This rescue pet owner's life was changed through her love of dogs who needed help.
The debate over the future of Labour leader David Cunliffe has got you fired up in today's top comments.
A course in night photography and perseverance pay off for Mike Bouchier in the Wairarapa.
It was Labour's policies, not their leader, that caused them to lose the election so badly, writes Sue O'Neill.
Have you and your partner been together a while and yet you've still 'got it'? Tell us how
I'm a Kiwi mum who loves a wine. But when the glass became the bottle, I needed to make a change.
When you want a quick snack to fill a gap, isn't it so much better to know exactly what is in your snack bar?
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