Four reasons to have another coffee
Four reasons to have another coffee

Some like it hot, some like it iced, and some just don't like it at all. Until recently, coffee was on the list of habits…

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy
Kiwis are better off and mostly happy

Statistics NZ's General Social Survey has been conducted every two years since 2008-09.

Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness
Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness

New Zealanders are accepting of diversity, sexuality and religion but not of mental illness.

How traffic could make you fat
How traffic could make you fat

Living next to a busy road could increase the risk of obesity, the first research into the effects of noise pollution on…

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It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy
It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy

Landmark social survey shows New Zealanders are satisfied bunch - but younger people still not as happy…

Gardens can boost concentration - study

Don't grab a coffee for that concentration boost, just glance out the window at a city roof garden.

Bad news for allergy suffers in Europe

Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

Stop junk food ads aimed at Kiwi kids - experts

A broad range of public health experts concerned about New Zealand's growing obesity rates want a clampdown on the marketing…

Leg amputated with old saw
Leg amputated with old saw

A Scottish health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a hospital cupboard…

Opinion: The good thing about bad times

If there is one thing I have learned as a professional coach it's that everyone has "gone through stuff". Everyone. No exceptions…

Govt considers e-cigarette restriction

The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies.

65-year-old now mother of 17

A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine…

Matt Heath: Sleep anxiety a wake-up call

Matt Heath writes: If you don't get your allotted hours of sleep, yabbing about to anyone who'll listen doesn't help. It's…

Quadruplets for 65-yr-old
Quadruplets for 65-yr-old

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised…

How bad high heels really are

Film festival organisers sparked controversy this week when it emerged a group of women, some of whom had medical conditions…

Stop it guys - it's all about image, not reality

Yes, there has been an increasing pressure for men to be muscly for some time now. But never has it been so pervasive and…

Seales trial to explore suicide in light of bill of rights

Ahead of Lecretia Seales' euthanasia legal battle, two experts say there's a strong case the law here doesn't stop doctors…

Breakthrough offers hope for prostate cancer cure

Scientists discover genetic background to disease - and treatments are already available.

Dad made me eat junk food for 10 days
Dad made me eat junk food for 10 days

Student Tom Spector explains how he became a McDonald's regular, and why his diet might help to cure…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

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