Avoid a dog if baby is coming
Avoid a dog if baby is coming

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Design & build: The first fix
Design & build: The first fix

Let there be light – and wires and heating, at the flick of a switch.

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Beauty: Get that sun-kissed summer glow

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Flash deals for loyal shoppers
Flash deals for loyal shoppers

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Prince Charles dreads king role

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Only the lonely take selfies?

My best friends gave me a selfie stick for Christmas, and a fair bit of cheek. "It's cos we noticed pretty much every photo…

Heart-stopper newlyweds to marry again
Heart-stopper newlyweds to marry again

Malcolm Jondahl looked up at his bride-to-be and said sorry. The 35-year-old from Whangarei was minutes…

Roses more costly this year

Lovers will have to dig deeper into their wallets this year if they want to say it with flowers. This year, Feb 14 falls…

Good times for chocolate fans

Now battle lines have been drawn across the biscuit aisles - and record numbers of cookie crunchers are tucking in.

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Books: Love and how to forgive

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Wine: Instant head-turners
Wine: Instant head-turners

Wines available from heraldwines.co.nz for a limited time. 2014 Matawhero Gisborne Gewurztraminer…

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