KFC's finger-licking gravy candle

It will make your house smell like the kitchen of a KFC restaurant - if you're into that.

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Secrets to a restorative sleep

Insomnia affects women more than men, and more than a third of NZ adults report never or rarely getting enough sleep.

We know a decent night's sleep is a lifechanger. Here's how to get it.

Why we love carrot cake

For many people, it's all about the icing when it comes to carrot cake.

Your votes are in, and carrot cake is the Kiwi favourite.

Kiwi chef's famous fly is back

The celebrity fly, made famous by Kiwi chef Nadia Lim, has flown back into the spotlight.

The pesky insect made its modelling debut in Nadia Lim's latest cookbook and is gaining notoriety once again thanks to a Kiwi journalist.

Bebe Rexha snubbed over size video

Bebe Rexha is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys.

Singer can't find a dress for the Grammys, saying she is "too big" for designers.


'Ugly' bach gets reinvented

Rob and Helen Goldblatt's bach is no longer an ugly duckling.

Told by friends that the ugliest house on a Kāpiti Coast beach was for sale, the Goldblatts took a look.

At home: The Casketeers gallery video

The Casketeers live in a whanau and music-filled Auckland home.

Shelley Ferguson's Bali style

Peek inside 'landlocked bach' video


I hope 2019 is really dull

You might smile like this if you had a blank cheque to spend on your wedding day.

OPINION: As right-wing populists rise, cars burn and migrant children die elsewhere in the world, New Zealand is the Headspace app in nation form, with sheep and decent coffee.

Why do we kiss on New Year’s Eve?

What will you do to begin 2019 on a good note?

Not for me the traditional promises to drink less or exercise more.

Dissolve the resolve

OPINION: Not for me the promises to drink less or exercise more. I pledge to declare my gratitude.

love & sex

Sinead Dates recaps Breakfast At Tiffany's

Sinead Dates recaps Breakfast at Tiffany's.

OPINION: Who hasn't chain smoked out the window listening to sad music on a UE boom a la Moonriver, you know?

I thought abuse was my fault video

OPINION: I'd failed to secure the affections of a sane, kind, human being. Was I someone who lacked sanity and kindness?

Sinead Dates turns to the classic romances for some inspiration.

Sinead Dates: Lessons from Pride & Prejudice

OPINION: Stuff dating columnist and millennial singleton Sinead Corcoran looks to The Great Romance Classics for inspiration for her own love life.

food & wine

Make a no-fuss Vietnamese pho

A quicker way to make the popular Vietnamese pho.

For those who don't have hours to roast bones and stand over a simmering pot.

Prawn and Israeli couscous salad

This salad is a fabulous mid-week dinner, which can be served on its own or as part of a barbecue feast.

The food of El Culo Del Mundo.

Little bit of Latin America for Wellington

Mt Victoria's newest neighbourhood favourite is El Culo Del Mundo.


Korean women winning at skincare video

South Korean actress-singer Seo Hyun-jin is clearly doing something right with her skin.

In terms of beauty, where Korea goes, the rest of us tend to follow.

Wrinkle and fancy free

"I have not been the best at looking after my skin. I worship the sun - tanning is my favourite past time."

New innovations in fake tan mean it's easier and more effective than ever to get golden without baking in the sun.

Tan-spiration for fake tan haters

There's just been so much darn mess, maintenance and propensity for mishap - until now.


The ABC of Italian dressing

Hats are a mainstay of men's style in Italy.

Style lessons from the "peacocks" of the men's fashion fair in Florence.

Red carpet: The new style stars video

This year's awards season has seen plenty of new faces making a splash on the red carpet.

Hannah Laity celebrating with friends a few nights before her wedding to Beauden Barrett.

Hannah Laity's Kiwi bridesmaids dresses video

Bridesmaids Claire Moros and Arabella Nelson wore custom-made bridesmaids dresses from Liam.

well & good

Run towards your resolutions

Set yourself a challenge by trying new fitness activities and finishing them.

Five ways to nail your New Year’s resolution fitness goals.

The hitchhiking councillor video

A Dunedin City councillor hitchhikes to work most days instead of driving after he nearly died in a crash.

What your hair says about your health

Kiwi kids learning through yoga video


Why Americans don't get Brits video

The Brits speak in coded manner to match their stereotypical national characteristics of excessive formality and ...

OPINION: Harsh but true: a poll shows half of Americans wouldn't be able to tell that a Brit is calling them an idiot.

Posh will feel 'left out' of Spice Girls video

Victoria Beckham says it will be hard to see the girl group hit the stage again without her.

2019: The outlook for wāhine

The clip that stole my summer


A postcard from the royal OE

Medals for effort: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

OPINION: Dear Granny, the Kiwis went mad for us. Weird, eh? Love, Harry.

New distillery casts golden glow

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

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

Diamonds from the dearly departed

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


Unbridled acts of kindness video

Sara gets "warm fuzzies" from helping brides find the right, borrowed gown.

To marry you'll need something old and something new. For something borrowed, you can go see Sue.

Barrett's first wedding photo

The couple tied the knot in front of 180 close friends and family on Rakino Island, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf on Saturday .

The Pallas Haute Couture "Camille gown" looks similar to the design Hannah Laity chose.

Hannah Laity's wedding dress video

The bride, who married Beauden Barrett on Saturday, opted for an Australian label for her wedding gown.


Shiloh leaves Ange for Brad video

Brad Pitt is said to be thrilled that Shiloh has moved in with him.

Following her parents' bitter divorce, the 12 year old has moved out of Angelina Jolie's house and into Brad Pitt's place.

Don't stay together 'for the kids' video

OPINION: At 9 years old, I begged my hopelessly mismatched parents to get divorced. They ignored me.

Birthday parties aren't just expensive for the birthday family, they're expensive for guests, too.

'Fiver Parties': Rude or brilliant?

OPINION: Some might think it's crass to ask for cash but others say this kids' party trend is a godsend.


Young girl free from rare cancer

Ka'iulani Forbes' treatment worked. Kiwis raised $241,000 and Dom Harvey ran five marathons to raise awareness.

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Furry Friday: cats on the go

Meower is the cover cat and star of today's collection - she appears three times, due to her exceptionally inquisitive ...

A house cat shuns your puny human concept of ownership. All things are its territory.

Furry Friday: partners

The closeness of kittenhood: Rose and Riley (left); Delilah and Boston.

Whether at play or at rest, a pairing of pets is eminently watchable.

Furry Friday: newbies

Coco is slowly growing a sharper outline, but for the moment she's a pretty smudge.

At the start of a year, baby pets remind us of hope and growth to come.

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