NZ bacon might not be from here

Did this little piggy say kia ora or caramba?

A "product of New Zealand" label might mean the bacon was made here from frozen Spanish or Finnish pig meat.

How a dying pet helped my son

I want him to feel that it is okay, that happiness is good, but sadness is imperative too.

6:03 PM  With the family cat on its last legs, we grappled with explaining to my boy how life ends.

How to rock a bikini after 40

Eva Longoria, 42, looks fab in her two-piece.

OPINION: Yes, you can wear a bikini after 40 (if you want to) - but there are a few "rules" to keep in mind.

How to decline a drink

What do you say when your friends won't take no for an answer?

Friends won't take no for an answer? Get them off your back with these tried and true methods.

People mad about fake freckles

At the SAG Awards in 2015, Emma Stone appeared to be sporting faux freckles drawn over her foundation.

"It's hideous and makes it look like your face is dirty." Wow. Tell us how you really feel.

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Home truths - our survey

What are our home habits? We're trying to find out and will share our analysis with you.

Who does what, and how often? We want to know what normally goes on at your place.

Did Block judges get it wrong?

The Blockies opened the doors to their master suites, but did the best one win?

Back from the brink gallery video

Show your fireplace some love stuff nation

love & sex

Can you stay friends with ex's family?

They say when you get married, you marry your spouse's friends and family, too. So what happens after a divorce?

They say when you get married, you marry your spouse's friends and family, too. So what happens after a divorce?

The WoF test for relationships

Are you in a fit and healthy relationship? Here are seven questions to consider.

Things may start out great, but keep an eye out for certain danger signs.

Are you dating a psychopath?

The relationship might start out great but keep an eye out for these 14 danger signs.

food & wine

NZ bacon might not be from here

Did this little piggy say kia ora or caramba?

A "product of New Zealand" label might mean the bacon was made here from frozen Spanish or Finnish pig meat.

Foods Kiwis overseas miss most

Kiwi onion dip, good chocolate and a barbecue are top of the list for many.

What do you say when your friends won't take no for an answer?

How to decline a drink 

Friends won't take no for an answer? Get them off your back with these tried and true methods.

beauty

People are mad about fake freckles

At the SAG Awards in 2015, Emma Stone appeared to be sporting faux freckles drawn over her foundation.

"It's hideous and makes it look like your face is dirty." Wow. Tell us how you really feel.

My Sunday routine: Angelique Fris-Taylor

Crepes, crater walks and sometimes KFC are the order of the day.

Celeb besties Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz are still tight after all these years.

The week in celeb Instagrams gallery

Drew Barrymore celebrates an old friend, Jessica Alba makes an announcement, and Lupita Nyong'o is in heaven.

fashion

How to rock a bikini after 40

Eva Longoria, 42, looks fab in her two-piece.

OPINION: Yes, you can wear a bikini after 40 (if you want to) - but there are a few "rules" to keep in mind.

Reality star's bizarre dress

It's all in the shoulders according to Gemma Collins, whose outfit has seen her compared to an American footballer.

Ninety per cent of textiles can be reused, but they are just on a one-way road to landfill, Casey says.

'Unglamorous end of fashion' video

The Formary transforms used clothes into industrial textiles.

well & good

Is double dipping gross or OK?

Double dipping is ok, depending on who you're with.

A rule of thumb - look around the room before you double dip.

When a meat eater dates a vegan

6:05 PM  Mixed diet relationships could be a good way to nudge more people towards eating less meat.

A new way to help anxiety?

Try sheets made from coffee

life

Keeping up with your social media self

Perpetually perky, Amie Richardson's Bitmoji self rides a paper aeroplane.

OPINION: As her digital self emotes immaculately through cyberspace, Amie Richardson takes a break from virtual life… in real life.

No such thing as half an abortion stuff nation

I desperately wanted a baby, my partner didn't. I struggle with the consequences of our decision every day.

Princes regret final call with Diana

22 essays on home and homelessness

luxury

Beautiful coupe now wows NZ video

The sensuous-looking Lexus LC500 coupe poses at Highland Park motorsport track at Cromwell.

Lexus launches one of the most radical vehicle designs yet seen in New Zealand.

High-riding Merc hot rods

Mercedes-Benz reveals details of NZ's fastest SUVs that have biturbo V8s.

Aurosa beer claims to be the "first beer for her".

Is this beer sexist?

It comes in a pink bottle and is marketed as 'the first beer for her'.

weddings

Is it rude to check kids at a wedding?

Can I ask the parents to take the children out of the church if they're misbehaving?

I don't want the ceremony spoiled for the rest of us. Can I ask the parents to take the children out of the church if misbehaving?

Bridal gowns from the ages

Some of the region's finest bridal gowns of the last century were in a unique display.

Emmajane 'EJ' Love was married at 17, but divorced three years later.

Married at 17, divorced at 20

She borrowed a ring, and her fiance showed up late. But EJ Love still thinks 17-year-olds should be able to marry.

Video

Parents sell up to treat child

A Hamilton couple are selling their home to give their first born a fighting chance.

Parenting

'Isn't the body you fell in love with'

It says a lot about how women are valued when a post-birth body is regarded as breaking the marriage contract.

It says a lot about how women are valued when a post-birth body is regarded as breaking the marriage contract.

Parents sell up to treat child video

A Hamilton couple are selling their home to give their first born a fighting chance.

The cycle-specific live birth rate decreased with increasing maternal age and with increasing cycle number.

Mum's age affects IVF success

The chance of success is based on a woman's age and the number of treatment cycles undertaken.

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Furry Friday: Cats on top

Bentley (left) examines the builder's handiwork; Toffee walks a twin trapeze.

Cats love to climb, sit and explore - and look masterful while doing so.

A day to remember

Connor in 2017: Before grooming (left) he has a Trump quiff. After grooming he has a more tailored look.

The day you bring home a much loved pet is a life-changing day.

Furry Friday: Chill out

Errol is a dynamo, the canine version of a fidget spinner. But when he conks out he does it with commitment.

Dogs really are the kings of kicking back.

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