Enjoy a low-cost Easter break
Enjoy a low-cost Easter break

Cassandra Mason looks at the hidden costs of Easter and how to avoid them.

Alexander McCall Smith: The bright side of life
Alexander McCall Smith: The bright side of life

Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith spent a year in Belfast in the middle of the Troubles. Amid the bombs and blasts…

Two of a kind
Two of a kind

British authors Nicci Gerrard and Sean French tell Stephen Jewell why their book collaboration works so well.

Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings
Book review: Where the Rekohu Bone Sings

Tina Makereti's first novel has the same blend of mundane and mythic, homely and heraldic that distinguished her excellent…

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Book review: No Regrets, Coyote
Book review: No Regrets, Coyote

I do not read a lot of noir crime fiction which, on the face of it, means I should not be writing this…

Recipe: Pumpkin, caramelised onion and rosemary free-form tarts

Serves 4 • 1kg butternut pumpkin, seeded, peeled and chopped • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil • Sea salt…

Kiwi gifts Fiji cancer sufferer dream

A Fijiian cancer sufferer and her family will spend a week at a luxury holiday resort thanks to the generosity of a Kiwi…

Note to self: stop drinking

You're in a bar having a few drinks - and then you get a text message from yourself saying it's time to go home.

Six things to do this weekend
Six things to do this weekend

Rain or shine, we're still happy to have four days of holiday. Easter is like that. Indoors or outdoors…

Heart op should be for all, says patient

A Taranaki farmer who became the first Kiwi to undergo a revolutionary heart procedure has joined a push for it to be made…

Homeopaths fight back over negative finding

New Zealand doctors are said to be backing the findings of an Australian study that says homeopathic remedies do not work…

Sixteen spoons of sugar? It's far too much

I've written about energy drinks before, and by now we should all know that they're not the best thing for us, even if they…

Bucketloads of action for kids these holidays

There's no excuse for the kids to be bored these holidays with heaps to do around the city.

Anzac Day: 74 events for Aucklanders
Anzac Day: 74 events for Aucklanders

Friday 25 April is a time to honour the men and women who served our country in wars past and present…

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7 healthy hints from farmers

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Zen and the art of hedge trimming

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