Gerard O'Neil's life might have been completely different if the typing department had stayed.
Charlie wasn't just your ordinary cat, and when he passed, it was a moment I'll never forget.
After 20 years of keeping the faith it's not easy picking the best for a club legends team.
A cat island, a spider eating a snake, and a lucky labradoodle. It's not the apocalypse, it's top comments.
John Key thinks it's a choice between sending troops to Iraq and joining the enemy. It's not, Aaron Campbell writes.
What's the best place to live in New Zealand? For Lily Waters, it has to be Lake Wanaka.
Almost four years after the earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch and we are finally able to move on.
It was the match of the tournament. Let's hope for a repeat, but beware the wounded Aussie.
Tourists are becoming 'scapegoats' while potentially fatal Kiwi driving habits are going unnoticed.
The form that the Black Caps have shown since 2012 has rekindled love for our summer game.
Winter is a mixed bag for Jet, because he loves eating snow, but he seriously hates his jacket.
It is always worth fighting for another day, because life will surprise you in good ways as well as bad.
Hot debate, hot ladies, and hot property prices had our readers' keyboards smoking with comments today.
I love where we live and I love sharing it with others. I'm proud of what we have in small town NZ.
This star-filled 'silhouette selfie' from Amit Kamble is dedicated to Star Trekker Leonard Nimoy.
Wellington football fan Justin Fredrickson retraced his roots and made fantastic memories in London.
Die-hard fans have been financing their own film interpretations for years, with hilarious results.
This Scottish pre-wedding tradition isn't for everyone, including those standing near the happy couple.
Cancer is deadly. It doesn't just destroy the victim, but the spectators as well. I know from experience.
Bailey loves being the centre of attention, and is a pro at couch cushion destruction.
Who's boring? Some of the best moments of the World Cup have come from associate teams.
Love it or hate it, X Factor certainly knows how to get New Zealand talking.
Show off when you've used still images to showcase moments of pure action.
Do Australia deserve to remain the bookies' favourite? Or can we really win the Cup?
After four years and hundreds of hours, Bob Sinclair turned a rusted Cortina into a thing of beauty.
My ego and confidence were shattered, and I mentally resigned myself to a life of bicycles and buses.
To win this World Cup the Black Caps will need to eke out every bit of improvement they can.
Ashleigh Cram's trip to England was filled with memories she'll never forget and friends she'll keep forever.
Clear skies down south made for perfect conditions for Josh Bramley to snap up the stars.
From dates with the daughter to fridges in the back seat, there are many ways to pass a driving test.
Rufus often gets stopped for pats and cuddles when out and about, and we can see why!
Sometimes one type of chocolate just isn't enough. This ice cream can solve that problem for you.
On the sports field, in the classroom, or at home, tell us about an amazing young person you know.
Minny enjoys rolling around in men's shoes, and out-smarting the one-way cat door.
Liverpool host champions Manchester City at Anfield in the pick of the Premier League matches this weekend.
Mickey loves attacking the loo rolls so much his owner wonder if he should have been called 2 ply!
When our German shepherd Ari died, she left a huge whole in our lives. Along came Nero.
Dean Barker isn't the only one gutted about the next America's Cup challenge.
For me, the post-disaster Christchurch is more comparable to post-WW2 occupied Berlin.
Two llamas daring to dream of a life of freedom captured our hearts and sense of liberty. We want more.
About 45 per cent of drivers didn't pass their restricted licence test last year. That's a lot of fails, folks.
The sun sets over silky smooth water in Auckland in our reader photo of the week.
A dad who left his job to help his 'courageous 'daughter fight cancer now can't find employment.
Ozzy is our lab/huntaway cross, and he's a total water baby and an entertainer.
Text messages were sent to all family members, all of them were answered ... except one.
Prime Minister John Key says he doesn't want a pay rise, our commenters want MPs to get one either.
Want to lose weight or boost your energy? There are a lot of quick fixes out there - what's the craziest you've tried?
This recipe will be sure to satisfy all of your peanut butter and chocolate cravings. Win!
As mothers rejoice at the release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, we look at five other gems.
I was thrust up in the air, bike and all. It was so violent that I knew there would be souls lost.
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