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26 Jul, 2017 8:23am
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Shelley Bridgeman

Shelley Bridgeman is a columnist for Lifestyle at The New Zealand Herald.

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  • 27 Jun, 2017 2:30pm
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Shelley Bridgeman: "There's no blood, no one's died, maybe I can handle this on my own?"
  • 21 Jun, 2017 8:00am
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Shelley Bridgeman discusses the trials and tribulations of hiring a babysitter.
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Shelley Bridgeman: "Women are women. Men are men. Everyone should be treated equally."
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Shelley Bridgeman: "What can I say? I do not dig the digging."
  • 31 May, 2017 9:30am
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Things are not all rosy in the world of Instagram. Here are five traps for young players.
  • 24 May, 2017 9:20pm
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Teenagers and children are thrown to the cyber-sharks every day, writes Shelley Bridgeman.
  • 17 May, 2017 8:09am
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Shelley Bridgeman examines the trials and tribulations of Mother's Day.
  • 10 May, 2017 10:37am
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Being a faux vegetarian has its own set of dilemmas, writes Shelley Bridgeman.
  • 3 May, 2017 7:00am
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Shelley Bridgeman imparts her Zen-like wisdom after a holiday in Vietnam
  • 26 Apr, 2017 7:00am
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Five examples of people who need to be reminded it's not all about them.
  • 19 Apr, 2017 6:45am
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OPINION: Shelley Bridgeman explains why she would rather chew tinfoil than go on a cruise.
  • 12 Apr, 2017 12:52pm
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Shelley Bridgeman shares her 'local knowledge' on Auckland's traffic woes
  • 5 Apr, 2017 9:30am
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"Rape culture" is a strong term but it's difficult to argue it's an inaccurate one.
  • 29 Mar, 2017 11:29am
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COMMENT: Shelley Bridgeman dissects the debate over school rules around hair lengths.
  • 22 Mar, 2017 10:30am
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If you call yourself a minimalist you'd better have thick skin, warns Shelley Bridgeman.
  • 15 Mar, 2017 12:24pm
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COMMENT: Shelley Bridgeman dissects the fall out of the hilarious BBC viral video.
  • 8 Mar, 2017 9:14am
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Shelley Bridgeman takes up people watching at Auckland Airport - and finds a veritable zoo of characters.
  • 1 Mar, 2017 8:59pm
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COMMENT: Shelley Bridgeman is sick of the "disempowering messages" spread by the reality series, calling on viewers and advertisers to reject The Bachelor.
  • 25 Feb, 2017 12:30pm
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COMMENT: Self-service checkouts give us speed, nimbleness and self-sufficiency. But, warns Shelley Bridgeman, they present traps for the unwary too.
  • 15 Feb, 2017 10:11am
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COMMENT: From a misguided ad man to an exaggerating chancellor, Shelley Bridgeman highlights five recent incidents that prove sexism is alive and well in NZ.
  • 8 Feb, 2017 2:00pm
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COMMENT: We left our thirteen-year-old home alone one evening last week, and it's opened up a whole new world, writes Shelley Bridgeman.
  • 1 Feb, 2017 10:20am
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After deciding photos sent via text was archaic, Shelley Bridgeman opened an Instagram account. But it hasn't exactly been smooth posting. Here are her biggest dilemmas with the app.
  • 25 Jan, 2017 10:26am
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These days there are options galore when it comes to bestowing a surname on your child. To help new parents navigate this minefield, here are six possible approaches.
  • 18 Jan, 2017 11:58am
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For almost seven days Shelley Bridgeman lost her voice. Unable to speak, here are the insights that emerged during her week of silence.
  • 11 Jan, 2017 7:00am
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Shelley Bridgeman reviews the controversy that erupted over a row between the "Mad Butcher" Sir Peter Leitch and a young woman offended by his alleged remarks.