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US man sees off NZ's biggest burger video

Randy Santel tackles the Gotham burger challenge at the Central Cafe in Geraldine.

An American competitive eater has polished off New Zealand's largest burger in under 10 minutes.

Eatery no longer an E grade

Wok Wok and Matsu Sushi are next to each other in Westcity Waitakere and were  forced to close down in April.

Two food court restaurants were closed because of rodents and cockroaches, one is now A-grade.

Baby born in mall toilets

The baby was rushed to Starship Hospital in critical condition after it was born at Sylvia Park mall. (File photo)

Baby was rushed to hospital with its mum, in critical condition, after she gave birth on Friday.

All our heroes kill themselves

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead at his home near Los Angeles.

Opinion: There is something deeply wrong with my generation and I'm sick to death of it.

Best ever Kiwi BBQ sauce

Now we know where to find New Zealand's best steak, we thought we'd find a perfect barbecue sauce to go with it.

This recipe is the perfect topping for the perfect steak - or whatever else you want.

Is this beer sexist?

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

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

The little prince at four

Prince George of Cambridge's official 4th birthday portrait.

Prince George, the future King of England, turns four on Sunday. Enjoy some of the highlights of his 4th year.

Shrubs: The kindest cut video

Honeysuckle. For years I happily ran over any honeysuckles I found in winter with 
a pair of shears. They look so fuzzy ...

How and when to prune deciduous woody shrubs and climbers.

'Give my $1270 back'

Megan Knight was "thrilled" by a snapshot artist Benjamin Lloyd sent of her $1200 canvas featuring rappers 50 Cent, ...

Art enthusiast says her brush with a philanthropic artist paints him in a new light.

Choosing strong over skinny - the rise of powerful women

Ro Graveston has been power lifting for less than six months but has discovered a real passion for the sport

If the turnout for the recent amateur powerlifting competition in Canterbury is anything to go by, there's a quiet but definite growth in women pumping iron.

Giving kids a sporting chance video

Anaru Williams, 12, went from playing zero sport to playing four. That wouldn't have happened without support from The ...

Thomas Nabbs tried most sports that came his way, and was shocked to discover not everyone had the opportunity.

Where did cocktails get their names?

Wellington's Monsoon Poon's take on the Tom Collins cocktail.

These cocktails have the best back stories.

Garden jobs for this weekend video

Some seeds, like these peas, can be sown outdoors in warmer areas.

Sow seeds; chit seed potatoes; choose the right plum trees; plant cheerful winter flowers.

Treatment of women grates

Helen Mirren always looks fabulous on the red carpet but why do women have to be reduced to their age and what they are ...

OPINION: It really grinds my gears to see a woman reduced to her age and what she was wearing.

'Remove booze from supermarkets'

Lotta Dann's popular blog and subsequent memoir, Mrs D is Going Without documented her recovery from alcoholism. Her ...

"Having it in our faces in that place of easy shopping is a real challenge."

Interior inspo of the week

Your Friday dose of puppy love, it's photographer Tara Sutherland's French bulldog Puppy, Bogie, atop a stylish rug.

Eye-candy from Instagram shared by stylish Kiwis.

Slice of heaven

Jordan Rondel's Cannoli Tart is simpler to make than the traditional little tubes.

As decadent as it is delicious, this tart version of the traditional Italian cannoli is also easy to make.

The Drents - part 24

Almost there...

We've made some mistakes along the way, but nothing beats the feeling of building your own home.

Wizard fun & guerrilla grins

Want a cloak of invisibility, just like Harry Potter? Just wait until you're older, dear.

OPINION: Fiona Barber has developed a magical power – and she’s having lots of (mostly innocent) japes with it.

Coogan dining out on meaty roles

Steve Coogan plays the troubled Paul Lohman in The Dinner.

Why one British star led a nocturnal life for a month.

A capital time at Wellington on a Plate

Try Shake's zombie-themed, teeth and all freakshake of the month. If you're scared, there's a more friendly option ...

Head to the capital next month to sample the best grub and drinks the capital has to offer.

Great looks on the cheap video

Shelves in this unit in a teenager's bedroom are backed with a lively wallpaper.

Upcycling furniture is an inexpensive way to add personality and style to your home interior.

This is where I draw the line

Junction Body and Soul Pinot Noir 2011

The latest pinots from Central Hawkes Bay are so good, they’ve made John Saker redraft his map.

Environmentally friendly fashion

Oversew fashion awards organiser Robyn Cherry-Campbell, left, and creative designer Kate Williams.

Carterton-based fashion show providing innovative solution to global clothing waste.

Can you really think yourself fit?

Simply believing that you're physically fit - even if you're not - can provide major health benefits, study shows.

Simply believing that you're physically fit - even if you're not - can provide major health benefits, study shows.

Bridal gowns from the ages

Aimee Perrett models Miranda Polson's 1976 wedding dress.

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

Expo earns plenty of party favours

Mia Tutaki, 5, has her face painted with a unicorn by Jeanette Poulson from Feral Face Painting and Body Art.

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

Celine Dion is back in a big way video

Celine Dion is back, and we're loving it so much.

Have you ever seen Celine Dion dance to Boney M? Would you like to?

12 life skills men should have

When making a toast, keep it simple, keep it memorable.

From changing a car tyre to making a toast, here are 12 skills every gentleman would do well to master.

Watch: The world's weirdest food

Animal Dim Sum at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant.

From flying noodles and animal dim sum to candy floss coffee and freakshakes, this city is full of jaw-dropping things you can't miss.

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