Online review leads to cafe ban

15 min ago  She opened with a compliment about the coffee, but feedback on prices got Marianne kicked out of Ajuna Eatery. "We walked out with our tails between our legs."

Why these historic pageant wins matter

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Nia Franklin, Kaliegh Garris and Cheslie Kryst are the first black women to hold all three major pageant titles at once.

Surely we know Blackface isn't beauty?

The original post from the Elite Beauty School.

OPINION: Why does an Auckland beauty school still think it's just "cultural" and not racist?

I can't make love after a car crash

After a terrible car accident, one man says he's "incapable" of having sex with his wife.

ADVICE: I'm in pain all of the time - and I can't perform in the bedroom.

Predicting Selena's beauty line video

Selena Gomez attends the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan ...

OPINION: Expect high glamour, full coverage and plenty of colour.


Six Kiwi kitchens on world stage video

This St Heliers kitchen by Mal Corboy Design features granite slabs on the island and wall.

Kiwi designers continue to outshine the rest of the world, with six kitchens and one interior in SBID finals.

5 flats you'll have in your 20s video

There's a time in all our lives when a wall of empty liquor bottles is considered the pinnacle of decor.

Tiny house sold in three hours video

Wellington water tower sold

love & sex

I've given up on dating men

"Something bad happened": Charlotte's contingency plan in Sex and the City is expertly deployed in this bad date emergency.

"Dating is like a s....y part-time job where you're always hoping to find a bag of money on the ground and get to quit."

Czech couple thrive in NZ

The pair have faced plenty of challenges since moving here in 2016 and there's another big one on the way.

ADVICE: My new man is great, but he doesn't like me having pubic hair.

Should I get a Brazilian for him?

ADVICE: My new man is great, but he doesn't like me having pubic hair.

food & wine

Buying 'worst' restaurant in town

The Queenstown restaurant now known as Thai2Go was once considered one of the town's worst.

Diners at the Thai restaurant behind a petrol station in Queenstown inhaled diesel fumes every time the door opened.

Recipe: Pasta with mussels

The dish Christchurch restaurateur Felice Mannucci cooks to remember his Tuscan childhood.

Lasagne is just the kind of slow food worth taking time for.

Recipes: Four new ways to do lasagne

A cheesy layered lasagne is the perfect carb-loaded winter send-off. Here are two meaty and two vegie versions worth making time for.


Mascara wands explained

From winged to pointed, we explore the different types of mascara brush shapes to help find the perfect match.

From winged to pointed, we explore the different types of mascara brush shapes to help find the perfect match.

Taranaki teen brings home the crown

A 15-year-old Taranaki girl has been crowned the queen of the continent at Miss Teenager Universe 2019. 

It's easy to see why Prince was a fan of Lizzo.

Why you should love Lizzo

OPINION: She's the embodiment of joy and has the kind of charisma most performers can only dream of.


The truth about Scandinavian style

The colourful Anna Rosa Vitello, Maria Bernad and Bettina Looney outside Saks Potts during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Ask a style expert which is the most influential city in fashion right now and the answer may well be Copenhagen.

Pyjamas you'd be temped to wear out

OPINION: No-one would blink an eye if I wore the shirt to work with trousers, or casually with jeans.

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Kate Upton: VS show is a 'snoozefest'

Every woman needs to be represented, she said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

well & good

Elderly want 'vibrant' village

Communal spaces, like at this Summerset village in Napier, are all important, says company boss.

Old people are looking at leaving Blenheim over retirement village options, says Summerset boss.

Wine cellar goals video

The 1960s home was once an eye clinic. The old waiting room was no longer needed.

Model's candid 'baby roll' photo video

How to save a life video


Uproar over royal holidays video

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking some heat over their European getaways.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex labelled "hypocrites" after taking two private jet holidays in one week.

Saunas: Some like it hot

OPINION: More than sweat is released when men and women share a sauna.

3 women on being childless by choice video

Has Archie got Harry's red hair? video


Cardi B drops $122k on baby bling video

Cardi B likes her bling - and we're guessing her daughter will too.

She's only 10 months old but Kulture already has more diamonds than most of us ever will.

Budgeting lessons from Louboutin

OPINION: Council attitude to financial restraint is much like mine when I'm buying Louboutins.

Bottega Veneta’s chic but subtle woven pattern bags can cost up to  US$14,500.

Link between cost and designer logo video

It seems the super-rich now prefer subtlety over splashy logos on their luxury goods.


The Rock gets married

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Lauren Hashian have been dating since 2007.

The wrestler-turned-actor took to Instagram to announce the happy news saying: "We do".

US wedding crasher stealing gifts

Police in Texas are looking for a woman who shows up uninvited to weddings ... and then steals gifts.

American couple Josh and Ashley Baurle got married outside Matamata's i-SITE centre.

LOTR's fans skip $3k fee, marry at i-SITE

The American couple wanted to avoid paying $3000 to get married at Hobbiton, so tied the knot outside the replica i-SITE.


Post-natal depression 101

Being a new parent isn't always easy – and sometimes it can spark serious depression.

Queen Victoria probably had it. Men can get it. And there's help available to manage it.

Model's candid 'baby roll' photo video

Ashley Graham has shared a photo of her body covered in stretch marks and with 'rolls' - and the internet is applauding her.

Middlemore's Kidz First children's hospital in South Auckland has established a dedicated measles ward to contend with ...

Measles surge: 'This should not be happening'

Middlemore Hospital sets up dedicated "measles ward" as doctors struggle with the sheer number and intensity of cases.

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Furry Friday: sleepy time

Jessie's committed to the nap, but keeps an eye open in case someone has a better idea. Like walkies.

A sleeping dog is one of the most infectiously relaxing sights you can see.

Furry Friday: office pets

Klaus rests his chin on your mousing hand, and of course you'd never think of disturbing him.

Sometimes, a pet is as much a part of a work station as a keyboard or monitor.

Furry Friday: 40 fab faces

Jazz thanks you for the breakfast; it was delicious. Now surely it's time for lunch?

Humans are hard-wired to be smitten by pet faces like these.

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