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Squeezing into a home

Tenant Ash Pari said that while Tiny House living comes with its challenges it's changed their lives for the better.

Struggling to find a home, dad Ash Pari was forced to take a "disgusting" rental. Then he had a big idea about a tiny solution.

Meghan's first royal Christmas

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be given a bedroom together, or adjoining.

It's official – Prince Harry's fiancee is off to Sandringham for Christmas. So what's on the agenda?

Marmite ice cream! It's here video

Marmite.

They made it, we tasted it. Check out the next big deal in ice cream.

No buyers for Trump bauble

The "collectible ornament" in the form of a red brass "Make America Great Again" cap is apparently finished in 24-carat ...

Fancy a gold-trimmed mini collectible MAGA hat for your tree? Good news: you'll save. Bigly.

Harry and Meghan set wedding date video

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is to take place on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace has announced.

They'll tie the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Townshend makes a comeback

Martin Townshend has relocated his brewery to Toad Hall in Motueka.

Townshend's brewery is back in business – this time in Motueka.

A brave new world

The 3D Creator app from Sony means living life in an extra dimension.

Just when you thought a smartphone couldn’t possibly wow you any more.

Breaking the mould

The internet has made it much easier for mums to make money working from home while raising their children.

OPINION: For most families, having one parent stay at home fulltime is just too financially tough.

5 home questions answered

From how to find your water meter to how to change a fuse, here is some basic knowledge for homeowners.

Where's the water meter? Is my home insulated? We answer five simple home questions you might be afraid to ask.

Paula Tesoriero - fighting for equality

Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero.

A sense of determination and fairness are the drivers behind Paula Tesoriero's fight for equality.

A can-do attitude to goodwill

Caroline Herewini, of the Porirua Māori Women's Refuge, says tinned meat and children's lunches are more useful than ...

OPINION: Charities' comments unfortunate, but they weren't totally wrong.

What to wear with a towel and a book

Karen Walker eyewear, Sadie Tort, $369.

The outfits that take you straight from the beach to the barbecue.

Christmas plans? What plans?

Some of Amie Richardson's most fun December 25s have been unplanned... like the time the Christmas pud nearly burned the ...

While some people organise with military precision, Amie Richardson is staying vague to keep the Christmas magic alive.

Keep cool this summer

Key ways to help keep the house cool include planting to block the summer sun from hitting the house, and investing in ...

Keeping cool through summer is all about insulation, cross ventilation and shade.

Must see events this summer

Summer’s hottest festivals, gigs and shows are all coming to Wellington. Here’s a selection of the best upcoming events in the capital:

'My (culinary) ghosts of Christmas past'

Lucy Corry and her daughter, Eve Scanlon, Wellington, December 2017

Some remember Christmas by the presents they got, or a god-awful row with a sibling or spouse. Lucy Corry remembers them by what everyone ate.

Ice and easy does it

Semifreddo is easier and quicker to make than icecream, but just as delicious. This strawberry and mango version is ...

This fruity semifreddo is a wonderful make-ahead summer dessert.

Don't skimp on bathroom art gallery

Make sure there is plenty of airflow to avoid moisture buildup behind glass frames.

It's the perfect place for quiet contemplation - so it's worth putting some thought into what's on the walls.

Nigel Slater's festive recipes

Nigel Slater is an award-winning author, journalist and television presenter. He has been food columnist for the ...

It may be winter in his native land, but these recipes from celebrated UK food writer Nigel Slater span the seasons, offering a fresh take on traditional festive dishes.

Christmas carols for political junkies

SATIRE: Your favourite carols reworked for our politically contentious times.

Matt Cross is Dunedin's pastry maestro

Matt Cross has recently released his book, The Tart Tin, where he shares the recipes he sells at the Otago Farmers Market.

The surfer slash model can't resist the allure of lemon meringue.

Danger lurks everywhere

fried eggs with bacon (breakfast, bacon, egg)

OPINION: We should fear car parks, breakfast, and putting hot water near your genitals instead of in a cup of tea.

Royal wedding set for May 19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19, 2018.

One of English football's biggest days to clash with wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The history behind Emma's Place

Young Frank and Emma Vandenberg in their art deco home, 1970s.

MEMORY LANE: A politician's "unidentified" house had a happy history.

'Mermaid' footage delights video

The mysterious tail can be seen in the lower left corner of the frame.

A drone video appearing to show a mermaid is causing a splash on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast.

Who's got the flower power? video

"It's absolutely value for money," Guppy says of the council's floral spending. "And it shows in the response we get ...

It's petunias at dawn as Upper Hutt challenges for Christchurch's Garden City title.

We love to spoil our cats at Christmas

Kitten Inn trustee Sam Irons said the organisation had more than 200 cats under its care.

Humans aren't the only ones eating roast turkey over the holiday season.

Woman explains Bee Movie obsession

Gemma Chalmers has revealed herself as the person in the UK who streamed Bee Movie on Netflix more than 300 times during ...

The Jerry Seinfeld-starring animated film is the only one for UK mum's infant son who thinks it's the bee's knees.

Pasta-worshipper newest Kiwi video

Pastafarian Bjorn Oback at the citizenship ceremony in Hamilton Gardens on Friday.

Pastafarian Björn Oback is the first carb-worshipper to swear an oath of allegiance to New Zealand on his religion's new holy book.

Preschooler's luxury cubby house

The three-metre-squared cubby house has been named "Palace MBD" by its lucky owner.

3-year-old's cubby house comes with a piano, chandelier and big screen TV.

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