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Lee Suckling: Is gay humour still funny?
Lee Suckling: Is gay humour still funny?

Without oppression or persecution, what happens to humour, wonders Lee Suckling. Share your thoughts in the comment section…

Talk to the Animals: Top 5 jobs with animals

Part of my job is running workshops for senior students interested in animal occupations. The most sought after career choices…

Emmys 2014: Best dressed

Here's what was trending plus we've picked out those that we can't contain our excitement about. Let us know your thoughts…

Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop

Shame is no friend to health promotion. Yet, the way obese people are seen by the public is becoming increasingly similar…

Relationships & Pets

Seven ways to stop a tantrum Seven ways to stop a tantrum

While toddler tantrums are to be expected, they can…

Every dog has its day Every dog has its day

A new TV series proves you really can teach old dogs…

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VMAs red carpet highlights
VMAs red carpet highlights

When picking a suitable ensemble for the VMAs one can push the fashion boundaries, shoving them so far that it's shocking…

Louise Thompson: Magic forex formula
Louise Thompson: Magic forex formula

As i was travelling through beautiful Bali a while back, a taxi driver said something very interesting to me when we were…

Jill Goldson: Is shopping ruining your relationships?
Jill Goldson: Is shopping ruining your relationships?

Your letter about your concerns about your sister raises many issues, some named and some not. There is certainly such…

Shelley Bridgeman: Why is healthcare so hard?
Shelley Bridgeman: Why is healthcare so hard?

What's your experience of being processed by healthcare providers? Shelley Bridgeman has been less than impressed.

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Lee Suckling: The dos and don'ts of message boards

Lee Suckling: The dos and don'ts of message boards

Ah, the message board. Almost primitive in internet technology, online forums have been popular since the dawn of dial-up.

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Talk to the Animals: Is this electric shock treatment for dogs?

Talk to the Animals: Is this electric shock treatment for dogs?

My perception of bark collars is that they are a last resort when other less punishing methods of control have been tried, writes Sally Hibbard.

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Dave Shaw: Stop blaming everything on sugar

Dave Shaw: Stop blaming everything on sugar

Sugar is not the reason for our epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. It is not as toxic as some experts argue, writes Dave Shaw.

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Louise Thompson: Six new ways to feel energised

Louise Thompson: Six new ways to feel energised

Pushing through when you have little in the tank can be a fact of our busy lives. So much to do, so little time. Where can you find a little extra juice to get yourself engaged when you are in that 3pm low energy slump?

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How to deal with indecision

How to deal with indecision

We can all relate when someone tells us they just can't make their mind up.

Shelley Bridgeman: Leave truckies alone

Shelley Bridgeman: Leave truckies alone

Pick a fight with truck-drivers and you pick a fight with me. Having held a class 2 licence since 2012, I understand why David Cuncliffe's announcement that Labour wants trucks out of the "fast lane" has riled many people…

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Lee Suckling: Ten sacrifices worth making in your twenties

Lee Suckling: Ten sacrifices worth making in your twenties

Our twenties are supposed to be our formative years. It's the decade we're supposed to find - or create - ourselves. Those years are full of ups and downs, loves found and lost. Whether twenty-somethings like it or not…

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Talk to the Animals: Pets in apartments

Talk to the Animals: Pets in apartments

I have a long history of stuffing as many pets as possible into small apartments. My first experience with apartment living was ten floors up in a flat just off K Road. I had a chinchilla in the laundry, about thirty native…

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Un-processing processed food

Un-processing processed food

The other day one of my friends called me up to settle a nutrition-related debate between him and his girlfriend.

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Louise Thompson: How to be happy right now

Louise Thompson: How to be happy right now

My Gran had a whole cabinet full of china that she kept "for best". Now, as all her things are being sold and given away after her passing (at the ripe old age of 103), it occurs to me that I don't think I ever once ate…

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Opinion

Your Views on Labour's first-home policy
Your Views on Labour's first-home policy

Labour's KiwiBuild policy would build 100,000 new, affordable homes over 10 years and sell them at cost…

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