Meghan's month as a power princess

Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex, visited Britain's Royal Ascot races for the first time on Tuesday.

The Duchess of Sussex's transformation follows seven proven steps from a popular self-help book.

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?

Ditched for your best friend video

Anthony McPartlin, of the British TV duo Ant and Dec, began a relationship with his PA.

OPINION: I got over my marriage breaking down, but I truly do not think I will ever come to terms with Maria's betrayal.

No-one has just one job

Jacinda Ardern certainly won't be the only prime minister to multi-task.

OPINION: Having two full-time jobs isn't ideal, yet people manage. Why should the PM be any different?

Listen to different view points

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, ...

OPINION: Often, we only hear views that sound like ours. It's important to listen to a variety of opinions... even if we we don't like them.

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Colour me happy gallery

Rogan and Nash took colour to the next level when they paired light blue and yellow in this bright kitchen.

Say goodbye to all-white, colour is now the head chef in this space.

Family moving on after fire gallery

Just as family got ready for an open home, fire ripped through the house - there were four kids and a dog to rescue.

Tips for brightening your hall gallery

Plants that flourish in winter

love & sex

25 signs he's having an affair

Lisa Armstrong said her husband Ant McPartlin's neatly packed lunch was "code red" that he was being unfaithful.

OPINION: Ant McPartlin's wife says a packed lunch box told her everything she needed to know. Here are some other "signs".

He ran off with my best friend

OPINION: Getting over a broken marriage is difficult enough without a betrayal by your closest confidante.

I love my boyfriend but I think about this other guy all the time.

My boyfriend isn't enough for me

ADVICE: I love my boyfriend but there's this other guy at work...

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.

beauty

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.

fashion

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

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

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".

Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

This week, Sandra Bullock steals the show, Rihanna makes us anxious and Zendaya picks the wrong brown.

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade, who took her life in early June, has died.

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.

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'

life

Don't just listen to people like you

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, ...

OPINION: Often, we only hear views that sound like ours. It's important to listen to a variety of opinions... even if we we don't like them.

No-one has just one job

OPINION: Having two full-time jobs isn't ideal, yet people manage. Why should the PM be any different?

I can't stand my best friend's kids

The boy from Kawerau

luxury

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.

weddings

Introducing Kat and Chris stuff nation

Just married!

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

Introducing Kelsy & Eddie stuff nation

The went from good friends, to best friends, and then fell in love.

C'est La Vie! is a showcase of comedic timing, whip-smart dialogue and a perfectly paced plot.

A five-star French farce

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

Video

First nan meets granddaughter

PM's mum Laurell Ardern has met Jacinda's girl, saying she has dark hair and eyes, and glowing parents.

Parenting

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.

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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.

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