Smith & Caughey's 'lynch mob' coat

Salasai designed the coat, describing it as a classic grandpa shaped coat for women, reminiscent of a bag lady whose ...

A black woman modelling a "lynch mob" coat on Smith & Caughey's website has appalled a customer.

Paul Rudd on his anti-ageing secret video

Here's Paul Rudd in 2011, 2015 and 2019.

He's known as the actor who never ages - and now we know why.

Why millennials still get married video

Marriage may not be expected nor needed, but perhaps that makes it even more precious.

OPINION: In 2019, a wedding is not just "the next step". It's a deliberate vote for love.

Dirty truth about ball pits video

You don't want to know what's in that ball pit.

New research may have you thinking twice about letting your child play in a ball pit.

Rebuilding after a brutal attack

Abby and TC Maslin had to rebuild their marriage after a 2012 attack left TC with severe brain damage.

They were ambitious young parents with a clear vision of the life they wanted. But everything changed one night in 2012.


4 things friend's laundries taught me

Who knew there were so many variables when it came to doing laundry?

I may just have been doing our laundry all wrong for years.

House makes its own power video

Power bills are not a worry for the Durbin family, who have listed their 10 Homestar Passive House Plus.

Design a small, stylish laundry

Maximising new-build style

love & sex

I love him, but not the beer belly video

He doesn't see a problem and says he is still slim when in reality he has a beer gut and is pasty and flabby.

ADVICE: I begged my husband to curb his unhealthy habits, but I feel like his family come last.

Biggest mistakes made on Tinder

OPINION: Want more right swipes? Then ditch the dull messages and shirtless selfies.

Sydney man Steven Spencer contracted HIV despite being on PrEP for years.

Man gets HIV despite PrEP drug

Sydney man tested positive despite diligently using PrEP "on demand" in line with the advice of doctors.

food & wine

Vegan cafe opens at Wellington campus

The Krishna Plate, a combination of different foods, is Krishna Food's most popular dish, says manager Madhava Mohini.

The chefs at Krishna Food at Victoria University's Kelburn campus are trained yogis.

Art deco bar to open in Christchurch

Bijou Bar is inside the Arts Centre of Christchurch's new arthouse cinema.

Fig and ginger preserve is delicious served on cornmeal and buttermilk waffles.

Waffles with fig and ginger preserve

Figs, glorious figs. I see them ripening on a rogue tree pushing its way towards the light between our carport and the neighbour's garage, ripe for the picking.


Stop being scared of a haircut video

You, too, can feel like a rock star with cool short hair like Katy Perry's.

OPINION: All women have a fantasy hairdo but most are too afraid to try it. And that's a shame.

Exfoliate without harsh srubs

Gigi Hadid may love St Ives skin scrubs but not everyone feels the same. Here are some other options worth a try.

This is what self-care looked like, before it lost its mind.

Have we reached peak self-care?

When did looking after ourselves become such an expensive guilt trip?


Zara removes 'creepy' kids' campaign video

The fashion brand Zara has been accused of "sexualising" a child.

The fashion brand has been accused of "sexualising" a child.

The week in celeb Instagrams

This week, KJ Apa has a rough day, Karlie Kloss suits up and Chris Pratt gets slimed.

Not a g-string in sight from ethical Wellington-based underwear label Nisa.

So long, thong

Women of all ages are finally bidding farewell to the 'scanty panty'.

well & good

How to delete social media video

Facebook has come under fire for its silence following the Christchurch terror attacks.

Deleting your digital footprint isn't easy, but it is possible.

Kids process tragedies differently

OPINION: How to help your children deal with the trauma of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

He was 111 and 231 days old

Netflix and kill raises concerns video


How the palace deals with feuds video

Britain's Meghan Duchess of Sussex, arrives with Prince Harry, to meet with Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at a Royal ...

OPINION: Colourful, emotional characters have always struggled to fit into the royal family.

Behind the trans myths

No, small children aren't given harmful hormones. No, being transgender is not a mental illness.

Saying goodbye to my pet croc

In the midst of darkness, be the light


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.


Married at a festival

Francis Leppard and Aydan Palmer have won an all expenses paid wedding and honeymoon as part of the Marton Harvest Festival.

He wasn't enthused about entering the contest to begin with. But then they won.

My wedding day disaster stuff nation

OPINION: "Whether we make it to the ceremony is touch and go," said the driver.

Tegan and Jerome Iakimo on their wedding day in Rarotonga, which Tegan Iakimo says was a "disaster".The couple, who live ...

Dispute over promised refunds

Men who owe thousands for botched weddings promised to refund a couple by last Friday. The couple says they're yet to receive a cent. But the men say they've paid them.


Tears on my headscarf

Man and boys gather for Friday prayers in Palmerston North.

Terror attacks are a tough one to explain to toddlers – especially as they often see things as black and white.

Lessons from the karate kids

OPINION: Tiny cotton-clad children are learning to vanquish an enemy, in a place where respect – not size – matters.

The Jenner/Kardashian clan is all about the 'K' names: from left, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kim ...

Similar sibling names: Tacky or cute? video

No-one wants to look like they're trying to be the next Kardshians/Jenners.


Russia circus man's wild pad

It's wildly OTT, but wow - let's hear it for gold, Versace and fabulosity in Moscow.

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Furry Friday: a bit of peace

Cool stares: The breathtaking profiles of Rosie (left) and Sophie.

Pets stand for peace, safety, tenderness, joy and beauty.

Furry Friday: close-ups

Smokey's owner told me: 'We have only had him for one month but he has healed me so much!' Pets do make our lives better.

There's nothing better than a great photo that really captures your pet's character.

Furry Friday: blonde beauties

As cool as Nordic snow: Jaydis holds the same expression whether you're arriving or leaving.

A glamorous tribute to our flaxen-haired four-legged friends.

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