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Shelley Bridgeman: Stressed out about travel admin
Shelley Bridgeman: Stressed out about travel admin

Shelley Bridgeman is stressed out by all the travel admin that comes with taking a holiday.

Lee Suckling: Reflecting on a year of marriage equality

It's time to celebrate all that marriage equality has given society, writes Lee Suckling. Importantly, it's also time to…

Talk to the Animals: Are you guilty of animal cruelty?

If you can answer yes to one of the following questions, you are perpetuating the type of cruelty that would result in a…

Shelley Bridgeman: Have kids' parties gone too far?

What's your view on children's birthday parties? Have they become just another pressure for parents?

Relationships & Pets

How to raise kids on a boat How to raise kids on a boat

Raising your children on a sailing boat has its dangers…

Happy couples sleep closer Happy couples sleep closer

Closeness between couples is reflected in the distance…

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Diary of top NZ models
Diary of top NZ models

We asked two top NZ models to keep an iPhone-photo-fashion-week-diary to show us exactly what goes on over that busy period…

Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers
Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers

You don't need to know anything about nutrition to eat healthy, writes Dave Shaw. I'm reminded of this every time I visit…

Aussie fashion week wrap
Aussie fashion week wrap

The best part about fashion week (for me, anyway) is that there's always something to see.

Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol
Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol

Your eyes seem to lock, you just about finish one another's sentences, you feel a surge of soulmate recognition - then bam…

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Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

People all across the globe erupted into fawning fits of hyperbole when the latest family photograph of the Cambridges (William, Kate, baby George and dog Lupo) at their Kensington Palace apartment was released.

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Lee Suckling: Why the Royals are worth it

Lee Suckling: Why the Royals are worth it

From the perspective of a bona-fide New Zealand monarchist, the Cambridges are more relevant to New Zealand today than Royals have been for decades.

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Talk to the Animals: 5 Royal fun facts

Talk to the Animals: 5 Royal fun facts

To honour the arrival of the Royals, blogger Sally Hibbard exposes five animal fun facts linked to the monarchy.

Dave Shaw: Five biggest health blunders

Dave Shaw: Five biggest health blunders

What are our worst eating habits? Health expert Dave Shaw shares some you may not have considered.

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Jill Goldson: What if physical attaction wears off?

Jill Goldson: What if physical attaction wears off?

I’ve been with my wife for 23 years, married for 20 of them. We get along fine, but I don’t think I find her attractive anymore.

Shelley Bridgeman: Why did Rachel Smalley say that?

Shelley Bridgeman: Why did Rachel Smalley say that?

Shelley Bridgeman believes that four separate elements contributed to Smalley's downfall in this instance.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Why the focus on female flesh?

Shelley Bridgeman: Why the focus on female flesh?

Shelley Bridgeman wonders why women are frequently criticised for the amount of flesh they reveal.

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Lee Suckling: Understanding sexy selfies

Lee Suckling: Understanding sexy selfies

Selfies are daily expressions for many. So what does the modern generation do when we start feeling a little bit sexy? Take a selfie, of course.

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Shelley Bridgeman: The cost of the royal visit - is it worth it?

Shelley Bridgeman: The cost of the royal visit - is it worth it?

Arriving with an entourage of 11 helpers at the reported cost of $1 million a day, is the royal visit worth it?

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Dave Shaw: Avoid winter weight gain

Dave Shaw: Avoid winter weight gain

Winter does hold some challenges to maintaining a healthy weight. Here are some of the most common and how to overcome them.

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