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love & sex

When we loved Hudson and Halls video

Hudson & Halls whipping up cocktails in 1985. Alcohol was an ever-present on-screen lubricant – as was innuendo.

Hudson and Halls' shared a tragic romance right on our TV screens. How did they cope being gay in an intolerant society?

Netflix's Wanderlust worth seeking out video

REVIEW: Toni Collette's latest series is a modern-day Eyes Wide Shut, but a hell of a lot more fun.

I want good manners and don't want to feel unsafe - why is that so confusing for some men?

Time’s Up doesn’t mean be a jerk

I want good manners and don't want to feel unsafe - why is that so confusing for some men?

food & wine

A beer lover's bucket list

At the Sawmill Brewery in Matakana, order the Pilsner. Or a bit of everything.

People always ask me about my favourite beers. If I were to drink my way around the country, here's how I'd do it.

Review: Little India Merivale

Amid all Christchurch's restaurant comings and goings, this restaurant has endured.

Eggplant is dressed for spring with asparagus, pea shoots, pickled vegetables and egg.

Nothing common about this cafe

Hayes Common bills itself as a "neighbourhood eatery". But it's much better than that.


Return of the matte

Bella Hadid making a statement with a matte red lip backstage at the Max Mara show during Milan Fashion Week.

How to make the year's top lip trend work in the real world.

Get Gigi's graphic eyeliner video

If you like your eye makeup to stand out, this is the look for you.

Anjelica Houston as the spooky but glamorous Morticia Addams.

Get inspired by Morticia Addams

Halloween has only ever halfway caught on in NZ, but a bit of Morticia-style sophistication is always welcome.


Dear Farmers, get new bra ads

"When I was a teenager images like this used to make me feel shabby about my own bits and I questioned my body rather ...

OPINION: The lovely bra ladies at Farmers need to take over the company's ad department.

Why you don't need a handbag

OPINION: Do you really need to lug all that crap around? Probably not.

The Pure Morris collection available from Textilia includes the classic Honeysuckle and Tulip Embroidery design.

William Morris is everywhere

The 19th-century designer's prints are appearing in furnishings and clothes all around the globe.

well & good

Ten-year-old writes a book for Unicef

Maia Brown's book Young Elements Academy will be launched on October 27.

Maia Brown has always wanted to be a writer. At age 10, she's done it.

'It's OK to keep living' video

After losing her husband and son 16 days apart, Julie Zarifeh is getting through with "active grieving".

Sophie's selfless choice video

Model takes on Victoria's Secret video


Diamonds from the dearly departed

Funeral directors Alistair Sowman, left, and Barry Holmwood have seen many different types of service over the years.

It's often said that diamonds are forever and a Marlborough funeral home is using cremation ashes to create lasting memorials.

Royal blue diamond sells

A blue diamond given to the queen of Spain over three centuries ago sells for $9.7 million in Geneva.

Pokeno will soon be home to a new whisky distillery after the district council gave it the green light (file photo).

New distillery casts golden glow

Pristine spring water lures whisky distillery to country town and locals couldn't be happier.

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