When baby is overdue

"I decided to keep a diary of all pregnancy related shenanigans so that I could reflect on whether I was being ...

OPINION: Waiting for a baby to arrive is like ordering a much anticipated item and then being told the item is stuck in customs.

Writing about sex for over 60s

You don't have to swap in your sex drive for your SuperGold seniors card.

OPINION: Women over 60 are still steamy, and it shouldn't make you cringe.

Secret eateries use to look cool

A new app pays people to wait in line outside a newly opened restaurant.

Once, you could tell by the crowd how good a restaurant was, but that's all changed.

Most demanding nanny job ad

The family are seeking a real life Mary Poppins.

Applicants had better get ready to give up their entire lives.

Miley Cyrus' new home wows

Singer Miley Cyrus knows where her country roots are - she has just bought a 683 square-metre Tennessee house on 13ha.

The star goes back to her country roots - see inside her fabulous new Tennessee 'farmhouse'.

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Make a splash(back) gallery

The neutral white cabinetry is the perfect foil for this eye-catching, colourful mosaic tile splashback.

So many choices! Here’s what you need to know about kitchen splashbacks.

Property porn on the box

Two new series - one Kiwi - go inside the homes of a) the rich and b) the unsuspecting.

The Block's best comes last gallery

Coolest clifftop homes gallery

love & sex

Fight for a $16,000 engagement ring

Edwin Shien Bing Toh unsuccessfully sued his former fiancee for the return of a $16,260 engagement ring.

He proposed and showered her with lavish gifts but when the romance soured - he demanded everything back.

A musical love story

Stephen Amos met his partner Katrina Talbot when casting for the production of Mamma Mia!

More men than ever are popping the question without a ring.

Got engagement ring terror?

As more men than ever pop the question without a sparkler, one woman reveals why she took charge of her own engagement.

food & wine

A recipe for black magic

Moreish, aromatic and with a lovely fudgy texture, this pinot noir chocolate cake 
with blackberries is a crowd-pleaser.

The dark ingredients in this recipe combine to conjure a cake that is a bewitching balance of tart and sweet.

Top trans-Tasman food fights

They will never take our pies.

If tarts aren't your thing, this recipe can be adapted to make a delicious soup instead.

Smoky & sweet artichoke tart

Jerusalem artichokes have no botanical connection with their globe namesakes. But who cares? Their smoky flavour is a seductive delight.

beauty

Hairdressing elite trimmed for nationals

It was a sea of colour and contrasting styles at the competition.

Hairdressers clip to make the cut at Nelson Marlborough regional hairstylist competition.

Tested: Pure Fiji anti-aging wrap

A-listers Nicole Kidman, Claudia Schiffer and Kate Winslet are all Pure Fiji fans.

Tiffany Jeans of Curionoir.

My Sunday routine: Tiffany Jeans

Yoga, bircher muesli and family walks in the fresh air are key for this luxury candle brand owner.

fashion

Rihanna, our ankles thank you

Cast member Rihanna poses as she arrives for the premiere of the film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" in ...

The pop star has launched socks with her most iconic outfits on it - and yes, they've already sold out.

NZ Fashion Week's youngest designer

Eleven-year-old hopes her stint at Fashion Week is just the beginning.

Could Mel B, Vanessa Hudgens and Amber Martinez get it anymore wrong?

Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

In this week's fashion roundup, Mel B gets a slow clap for her glittering fail, while Queen Rania does timeless elegance.

well & good

Mum-of-eight's squat record

Waikato's Fran Wilson is currently training for the Natural Universe Bodybuilding championships.

Waikato mum-of-eight Fran Wilson says becoming a bodybuilder doesn't happen overnight.

She bet on herself to slim

Laura takes pride in her appearance like most of her peers, but the Aussie woman has gone to slightly different lengths than most to lose weight for summer.

It's OK to find meditation boring

How preservatives make you fat

life

Blokes, hold the door, please!

Cheers door holding open guy! I respect you!

OPINION: Holding a door is the bare minimum of social kindness, so why are some blokes ready to give it up?

Women-only spaces create equality

OPINION: Killjoys complaining about events that exclude men don't understand how equality works.

Gender-neutral urinals? No thanks

Best things in life aren't free

luxury

Fuchsia McLaren for Fux gallery

The bespoke McLaren 720S built for US entrepreneur Michael Fux.

When it comes to this unique McLaren it is a case of what the customer wants, the customer gets.

Fastest BMW is a limo video

New model puts the M-touch into luxury 7-series - with extreme results.

Red Bull Special Edition Vantage V8: at $199,000, one of the most affordable cars featured here.

$12m worth of Kiwi Aston Martins video

Past and future classics came out for Aston Martin's Auckland grand opening.

weddings

Fancy a slice of Di's wedding cake?

A piece of wedding cake from the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981, at the Olympia International Fine ...

"It's a 36-year-old fruitcake, and it looks really bad."

Diamond found on the end of carrot

After being lost in a vegetable garden for more than a decade a ring has been discovered on the end of a carrot.

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Introducing Laura and Antony

The guests had no idea what surprises were in store for them at this 'secret' venue wedding.

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Films that might not deserve to be R18

Would Basic Instinct and 9 1/2 Weeks still be considered as salacious in 2017?

Parenting

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

Weirdest stuff at the Baby Show

Fancy a picture of the Lion King painted on your pregnant belly?

Going on holiday with your friends or family member's kids can be challenging. And rewarding.

Holidays with other people's kids

OPINION: After 13 years of tagging along on getaways with other people's kids, I have a few tips to consider before jetting off.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Spying eyes

Once you're seen by Teetoe, you stay seen.

All around you, during every waking hour and in various places, your pets are spying on you.

Furry Friday: The 'floofs'

Furriest among equals: Sadie (left) and Archer are pros when it comes to posing.

This collection of readers' pet photos is a tribute to those longer-than-smooth coats. But beware: puns lie ahead.

When pets help you cope

It's an unfamiliar yard, but Connor's relaxed in it so long as there's sun and company.

OPINION: My dogs' resilience during this bumpy time has been inspiring.

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