Bad marriages break hearts
Bad marriages break hearts

A bad marriage really could lead to a broken heart, new research looking at how marriage quality affects cardiovascular…

Design & build: A tale of two pods
Design & build: A tale of two pods

Tricky weather gets building progress stuck in the mud.

Five of the best relaxing outdoor accessories
Five of the best relaxing outdoor accessories

Things are heating up and we’re getting bach ready.

Escape from yourself this party season
Escape from yourself this party season

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Light and tasty lunch treats (+recipes)
Light and tasty lunch treats (+recipes)

Make your lunch ahead when you’re on the go.

Gardening: Old skills make a comeback

Yvonne Thomas believes New Zealanders are the luckiest people in the world. She says it's not about whether we have money…

Books: Emma rework misses the point

Emma: A Modern Retelling By Alexander McCall Smith (HarperCollins) Retellings of Jane Austen's classics have become a…

I need a mate, mate

Forget the man drought - New Zealand is suffering a friend famine.

Celebrity chef runs marathon
Celebrity chef runs marathon

Used to the pressure of running highly acclaimed restaurants, celebrity chef Josh Emett today felt a…

Wine: Beautifully made wines

All wines featured are available at for a limited time. 2013 Black Barn Barrel Fermented Chardonnay…

We don't post about our kid

I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend's 5-year-old daughter "Kate," (a pseudonym) standing outside of her…

Does romance kill men's sex drive?

It's no secret that women have more of a soft spot for chick flicks than men do, but new research may explain just why that…

Review: Andiamo, Herne Bay

Standards are kept high at Andiamo, a constant that ensures regulars stay faithful.

Book extract: Feels like home
Book extract: Feels like home

In an extract from a new book of photographs by Andris Apse, which pays tribute to the South Island…

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