Matilda Green's first mum birthday

Matilda

4:48 PM  The new mum made sure everyone got dressed up to go out for her birthday brunch - even baby Milo.

Cat happy on vegan diet

Hime the cat is on a vegan diet.

4:30 PM  Owner says vegan diet improved her cat's health, but a vet warns it's difficult to get it right.

'Nobody had dealt with a child like me'

Bex Lipp with the book Aroha's Way, which she developed to give children tools to deal with their emotions.

By the time she was 16, Bex Lipp attempted to take her own life and fell in to a crisis.

Ex-agent says Meghan was 'naive'

Meghan's friend and former agent says she was 'naive' about royal life.

Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne says the former actress was "naive" about the scrutiny that comes with being a royal.

Tourist attraction camera caught cancer

Bal Gill went to Camera Obsura in Scotland - it may have saved her life.

Bal Gill went to Camera Obsura in Scotland - it may have saved her life.

Homed

Hurst Seager rebuild wows video

This the second Hurst Seager-designed house to be built on this Sumner hillside - it was made to the exact ...

Passionate owners replicate original, earthquake-damaged Hurst Seager home in Sumner - it's for sale.

DIY rammed-earth challenge video

Building the home of your dreams is all about sacrifice, and that includes no hot water.

Grand Designs - a huge fright video

Dear Decor Agony Aunt... video

love & sex

I tried online dating in my forties

Kiwis are embracing online dating.

''It was kinda cool the day I turned up at the office with a pash rash and my boss and workmates fell about the floor laughing.''

Swapping singledom for savings video

How money (or lack of it) is motivating young couples to take the next relationship step more quickly.

Can you ask your partner to give up his porn habit simply because you don't approve? (File photo)

I want my partner to give up porn video

ADVICE: He doesn't see his porn use as a problem but I think it's hurting our relationship.

food & wine

Prosecco bottles recalled

Bottles of Brown Brothers limited edition King Valley Prosecco Ros? may crack when opened.

Bottles of limited edition King Valley Prosecco Rosé have been pulled from shelves .

Accolades for Taranaki brewers

Shining Peak head brewer Jesse Sigurdsson believes the recipe for a top brew is the human touch.

Pizza delivery is delicious, but getting rid of the massive cardboard box at the end if always a pain.

Chain trials a new round pizza box

The pizza box has been the same for decades, but one chain is trialing a new, greener, leaner delivery disc.

beauty

Kiwis flock to K-beauty tours video

Facial acupuncture isn't as painful as it looks.

I've signed up to meet the zen-master in Korean beauty in Seoul. She's promised I'll look five years younger.

Victoria Beckham's beauty secrets video

The former Spice Girl is all about brows and not a big fan of foundation.

"We see a future where users just have to click a photo, or take a selife, and answer a few questions in order to get ...

Machines learn to 'read' your face

Skincare designed just for your face is expected to become $US25 billion business by 2025.

fashion

The week in celeb Instagrams video

Margot Robbie, left, and Nicole Kidman catch up at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

This week, Lady Gaga goes for a swim, the Aussies unite backstage and Selena Gomez throws it way back.

Secret of Kate's fashion diplomacy video

The duchess's style nod to her hosts in Pakistan takes its cues from Diana, Princess of Wales.

We can't fault Angelina Jolie and Rebel Wilson this week but we have a few suggestions for Kate Hudson...

Best & worst dressed celebs video

This week, Angelina Jolie lightens up, Rebel Wilson brings the glam and Kate Hudson's Dynasty knot is a no.

well & good

'I'm not pregnant, this is how I look'

Georgia Love, with partner Lee Elliot, says she's tired of being made to feel like her body's 'not good enough'.

OPINION: Georgia Love shouldn't have to defend or suck in her tummy - and neither should you.

Yoga not suitable for school - Bishop video

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says that Yoga and Mindfulness will not bring children closer to God.

'If you had a moustache, you would survive' video

Why homemade muesli bars rule

life

How will The Crown tackle tabloid war? video

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 01: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Action Aid to join discussions during the ...

OPINION: Anyone watching TV knows being a royal is tough, so why are Meghan and Harry getting so much flack for saying so?

Royal reaction to Harry, Meghan doco

"It's fair to say there's a deep sense of unease in the royal households about the direction this is all headed."

William 'hopes his brother is all right'

Mum keeps adoption secret

luxury

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.

weddings

Retouched wedding pics shock couple video

Irene and Andrew Leathwick said their wedding day was "perfect," but the photos were anything but.

"It was pretty obvious... I haven't been that skinny since I was 10."

Heartache looms over Irwin wedding

Fallout from her father's death means some family members won't be attending Bindi Irwin's big day.

These thank you notes have been sitting on my coffee table collecting dust for six months.

How late is too late

They sit in my house taunting me and have done for six months.

Parenting

Birthing an All Black

New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between New ...

Our family, like many others around New Zealand, have been getting into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan.

Mum keeps adoption secret

OPINION: When Cathy's sister learned their mother was keeping Cathy's adoption a secret, she was horrified.

Store-bought muesli bars can be an attractive lunchbox filler, but they are often high in sugar.

Why homemade muesli bars rule

With this recipe, you can tackle different dietary requirements and make them for half-the-price of store-bought ones.

The warmer weather offers the perfect opportunity to discover some new wine varietals.

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blogs

Furry Friday: peaceful pets

Oscar holds the whole world in his eyes.

Whatever you're tense about, the calm face of a household pet will ease your mind.

Furry Friday: tattered toys

Every cat lover knows this expression: the excitement is getting too much for Charlie, and soon he might have to run away.

A toy can be a pet's trophy, plaything, pillow and companion. Even if it's on the tatty side.

Inseparable to the end

Connor and Phoebe adored the beach in any weather. Here's Connor (left) at Eastbourne and Phoebe at New Plymouth.

Connor and Phoebe were an inseparable pair for 10 years. They died within a day of each other.

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