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'Dancing Man' parties with stars

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Why lesbian brides wear suits

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Reasons to have another coffee

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Crying groom hits back

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Is this mural inappropriate?

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Ozone treaty reduced NZ cancer rates

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Viva's best wines of 2015

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Film icons to inspire your winter wardrobe

As the temperature drops and wardrobe fatigue sets in, look for inspiration from some of film’s most iconic heroines, writes…

Gardens can boost concentration - study
Gardens can boost concentration - study

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

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