Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'
Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'

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Rise of measles linked to report
Rise of measles linked to report

A discredited claim that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism and bowel disease could be the reason…

Nikau, Aria take lead in names
Nikau, Aria take lead in names

Nikau remains the most popular name for Maori boys born last year while Aria takes the top spot for girls from Maia.

Flexible working good for happiness
Flexible working good for happiness

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Queen helps celebrate George's birthday
Queen helps celebrate George's birthday

Queen Elizabeth II has joined her great-grandson Prince George at his first birthday party in London…

Kate Sylvester returns for NZ Fashion Week

The celebrated style of top Kiwi designers Kate Sylvester and Juliette Hogan will again grace the fashion week runway after…

Our literary luminaries

Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton is among the finalists in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Busting the bed-time myths

Most of us know someone who claims that they can get away with very little sleep. But that's not backed by science. We bust…

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NZ's 'Happy' pensioners

Christchurch residents and staff from Diana Isaac Retirement Village took a week to film the parody…

Kia ora! 11 greetings to learn

To celebrate Maori Language Week, here are 11 greetings to learn in te reo Maori.

At home vs professional beauty treatments

A day at a spa or salon is like a spiritual experience for many women.

New pics of baby prince

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have thanked well-wishers around the world as they prepared to celebrate…

Being a mum 'all worth it'

Georgia Hageman was in bed at 4.30am when her waters broke and less than four hours later the 15-year-old Aucklander was…

Cracking the cute code
Cracking the cute code

Children as young as 3 recognise "cute" features that encourage caregiving in adults, a study has found…

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