How personality affects pay

Does being nice get you a bigger pay packet? If you're a man, the answer seems to be No.

5:00 AM  It pays to be conscientious and extroverted but might cost you to be shy.

My $60 luxury shoe find video

Stuff stylist Karlya Smith (and keen non-golfer) couldn't resist these Bally golf shoes she found in her local ...

5:00 AM  Hidden in my favourite second-hand shop was an unlikely style win: a pair of Bally golf shoes. Hear me out.

Mini-golf themed bar to open

Holey Moley will offer challenging themed mini golf holes.

Mini golf and cocktails. What could go wrong?

Opposition just because? Yeah, nah

'It feels as if National have failed to grasp that being the opposition requires more than just opposing.'

5:00 AM  OPINION: I'd love to see our entire government do what they're ostensibly paid to do – move our country forward.

Why won't she shave her legs?

Is it OK to ask your girlfriend to shave her legs?

Q&A: Her hairy legs creep him out. But does he get a say in the matter?

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My room, pumpkin orange gallery  
Young happy couple painting wall at new home in orange
activity, apartment, attractive, brush, cheerful, ...

Taking this as an opportunity for a Cinderella moment, here's how I'd take a pumpkin and turn it into something magical (or at least livable).

Bin reminder goes rogue

Sick of being his neighbourhood's "bin colour reminder twerp", will he put the wrong one out on purpose?

A year-round $48 power bill video

Pride and Prejudice house for sale video

love & sex

Men talk to men about being men

Alistair Blair, pictured with child and dog, will present men talking about men in Christchurch.

5:00 AM  What does being a man mean in 2018?

'Small' engagement ring slammed video

"It's a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent," she wrote.

We want to hear about your meet cute, the moment you locked eyes, spoke your first words or went on your first date.

Tell us your Meet Cute stuff nation

We want to hear the story of the moment you locked eyes, exchanged your first words or went on your first date.

food & wine

Best pastry chef in NZ, twice

Anu Lakmal's petit fours dish at the 2018 New Zealand Hospitality Championships.

Judges say the country's best desserts are made in Taupō, once again.

Almond & fish a tasty combo

A quick and easy meal that is also healthy and delicious.

The main bar sits under a forest of chandeliers.

Happiness on a grand scale

At Happiness, the mains are for sharing, the dining room is huge and the fluffy bao will bring a smile.


A whole new league

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Krystal Rota of the Kiwi Ferns in action during the women's ANZAC Test match between the ...

5:00 AM  I wish I'd cottoned on to the notion of the body being a miracle of engineering yonks ago. I'm reminded of this when I watch female elite athletes. Here are women doing stuff WITH their bodies. Not stuff TO them.

The rise of cosmetic footlifts video

Controversial 'Cinderella surgery' is becoming a trend for those tormented by their feet,

Need a new scent for the new season? Check out these newbies.

9 new perfumes for spring

If you're a fan of mandarin, jasmine or musk, you're in luck this season.


When footy meets fashion video

Isaac John (left) runs YKTR with current NRL players Corey Norman and James Segeyaro.

The former Warrior carving a name for himself in the world of fashion.

Our hopes for Project Runway NZ video

From a Heidi hi to a very Kiwi goodbye - this is our wish-list for the reality show's first season.

Australian model Robyn Lawley fell down a flight of stairs while having a seizure.

Plus-size model seizure injury video

Australian model Robyn Lawley fell down a flight of stairs while having a seizure.

well & good

How doctors know you're lying

Patients are less than honest about more than just alcohol.

Patients are less than honest about more than just alcohol.

Can you catch up on sleep? video

If we don't get enough sleep, can we catch up later? Experts are divided.

Lena Dunham poses nude video

'Lesser' trauma can trigger PTSD


I'm a rebel, I swear

Verity Johnson: "I love swearing, preferably loudly, frequently and with as much creativity as I can."

OPINION: A well-placed profanity is a tiny act of rebellion against what is "proper".

Suicide survivor's face transplant

A teenager who tried to kill herself with a gun has become the youngest person in the US to receive a face transplant.

Markle's dad to launch fashion line video

He was ashamed of my weight


Diamonds from the dearly departed

Funeral directors Alistair Sowman, left, and Barry Holmwood have seen many different types of service over the years.

It's often said that diamonds are forever and a Marlborough funeral home is using cremation ashes to create lasting memorials.

Royal blue diamond sells

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

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

New distillery casts golden glow

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


Worst wedding gifts ever video

A 10kg box of bacon, and other bizarre wedding gifts people have actually received.

A 10kg box of bacon, a single saucer and other bizarre unwanted wedding gifts.

Marriage problems in Asia

By 2060 there could be 160 men wanting to marry for every 100 women in China and India, which could cause problems.

The finished products will have to be put away for a while until the couple set their wedding date.

Helping couples band together

A Nelson jeweller is ringing in the changes with a new DIY initiative for couples ahead of their nuptials.


Trees transplanted for shade

Big pōhutukawa on the move to provide shade for Porirua splash pad.


C-sections can cause infertility

Catherine Woulfe is raising awareness of the little-known, rare condition that impacted on her fertility for two years.

Catherine Woulfe battled infertility for two years before discovering a defect in her C-section scar was to blame.

My daughter is out of control

Sometimes teenagers need to be told that despite their bad behaviour they can make a fresh start.

The more the merrier or should siblings stay at home?

Can you bring siblings to a party?

Not unlike breastfeeding and circumcision, sibling party-crashers are quite the polarising parenting issue.

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Furry Friday: black cats

When the pupil starts to open, the eye becomes a narrow green ring gleaming from the blackness: Lassie (left) and the ...

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day. Let us again give tribute.

Furry Friday: fire shrines

Snow (left) has brought her young ones Neco, Coco and Narla to the sacred place - and it looks as though she'll defend ...

Cats love to worship the god Heat. The shrines are so comfy...

Furry Friday: at the hearth

The fire is never so exquisite as in the minutes after a bath. This is Otis, drying a chaotic coiffure.

A roaring fire puts the average dog into a zone of toasty bliss.

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