Make love with eyes open?

Open or closed? Each has advantages.

ADVICE: We disagree, so tell us please. Is it best to make love with eyes open or closed?

The power of Meghan's BFF

CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II (not pictured) visit Chester Town Hall on ...

OPINION: Jessica Mulroney is en route to world domination. If I’m aware of her in Karori, she’s achieved it already.

Frankel just wants more time

Bethenny Frankel gained fame on the reality TV series The Real Housewives Of New York.

A former star of The Real Housewives of New York is all about self care and saying 'no'.

How to introduce kits to cats

Minimise the initial contact between new kittens and an older, established cat.

Veterinarian Dr Bruce Chard responds to reader questions about common pet problems.

Ankle boots still on trend?

Ankle boots are made for Winter '18 walking, and that's just what I'll do.

According to one report no - but I, and some of New Zealand's top shoe designers, beg to differ.

Ad Feedback

At home with a cat-loving couple

Tegan McKegg and Jerome Cousins have lived in a Victorian villa on Dunedin's city rise for the past two years. The ...

Tegan McKegg and Jerome Cousins have lived in a Victorian villa on Dunedin's city rise.

At my place: Tanya Moir gallery video

The award-winning author's home looks over Akaroa Harbour, and it's here she gathers inspiration and crafts her best-selling books.

Plants that flourish in winter

Tips for brightening your hall gallery

food & wine

Chef has granddad in mind

This year's Matariki Dish Challenge runs until July 14, 2018.

Memories of hāngī pork inspired this Matariki Dish Challenge entrant.

'I cooked it' is a big Kiwi fib

It's an ugly image - millennials ordering food from the loo and claiming they cooked it.

Jenny Harris swapped nursing for hazelnut growing four years ago.

Local nuts prove fresh is best

Growing hazelnuts at West Eyreton was a chance for Mark and Jenny Harris to escape the city and work from home.


Line it like Beckham

The fashion designer recently swapped a heavier, more contoured makeup look for a lighter, more youthful take.

How to get the fashion designer's fuller lip look - without the filler.

The modern way to do glitter

There's a new way to get your glitter on - and it's a lot more laidback.

Glam looks for celebs like Kim Kardashian are often extreme as they need to show up on camera.

YouTube beauty trends to flag

Put down the brush, piling on the makeup might not look so good off-screen.


Why didn't someone stop her? video

Melania Trump boarded a flight to Texas wearing a green military-style jacket (pic on the right taken from fashion ...

Advising a top government official sometimes involves telling them things they don't want to hear. Wasn't anyone doing that for Melania Trump?

Kate Spade's 'heartbroken' dad dies video

The fashion designer's father, 89, was said to be devastated over the recent death of his beloved daughter.

Melania Trump boarded a flight to Texas wearing a green military-style jacket (pic on the right taken from fashion ...

Donald on Melania's 'I don't care' jacket video

Donald Trump says why the US first lady boarded a flight to visit migrant children wearing a jacket that read "I really don't care".

well & good

Should we all take probiotics? video

What exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?

What exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?

Athlete 'scared to put on weight'

The more Rosa Flanagan shunned food, the bigger her margin of victory was. Then her hips and lower leg gave way.

Men dominate 'clean eating' posts

NZ mum a medical 'miracle'


Parris Goebel, movie star video

Parris Goebel has said she plans to direct her first film next year.

Parris Goebel won't stay still for long. In the year ahead she plans to direct a movie, focus on her chairty and launch a photo exhibition.

This week's top reads

This week: the irresistible next novel from Derek B Miller and a sitcom-free debut from Ruth Jones.

Never too old: proof that life begins at 50

Don't just listen to people like you


New distillery casts golden glow

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

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

An $18 million Mother's Day

If you won $18m, a picture-perfect Glenorchy property would sure beat a bunch of flowers in the treat for mum stakes.

A Sotheby's employee displays the Farnese Blue during a preview in Geneva, Switzerland. One of the world's foremost ...

Royal blue diamond sells

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


Game of Thrones stars wed video

The wedding ceremony was at Rayne Church, Kirkton of Rayne in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie marry at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland.

A five-star French farce

REVIEW: The duo who gave the world The Intouchables have crafted another outstanding crowdpleaser.

Just married!

Introducing Kat and Chris stuff nation

The childhood sweethearts met in primary school, but didn't get together until Chris found Kat on Facebook years later.


Home that's a force for good

Earthquakes took this couple's riverside home, so they moved a upstream and built near the city's recuperating heart.


Big workload for baby Gayford

She's got a lot of work to do over the next six weeks.

Bonding has a big role in baby's first month and a half.

Hungry baby, hungry PM

Jacinda Ardern releases second photo of her daughter, praising her midwife for her mac and cheese.

The Queen has congratulated Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the birth of her daughter. (file photo)

Royal well wishes to PM

PM Jacinda Ardern has received a private congratulatory message from the Queen.

Ad Feedback
special offers

Furry Friday: cute cats

Bubbles and Pebbles sleep on the 'merge' setting.

Sleeping is a cat's cutest habit, as well as its commonest.

Furry Friday: beach day

Herbie is safely harnessed during his dip in Lake Pegasus.

A trip to the beach with your dog is as much fun in winter as at any other time.

How did she get to be 10?

Phoebe on a bad-hair day in 2018: greyer around the face but still a force of nature.

Independent, sweet and spirited, my dog marches to her own drum.

daily fix



What do the stars have in store for you today?



Rev up your mind with our numbers game



Test your knowledge with our daily crossword

Ad Feedback