Strange dreams and long sleep
Strange dreams and long sleep

If you've ever woken up bewildered by a dream you were having, there's now an explanation as to why. Scientists have discovered…

In praise of adventure
In praise of adventure

What kid doesn't like exploring, but how do you make that a lifelong passion? Inspired by the National Geographic Live…

The daily grind: The rise of superfood powders
The daily grind: The rise of superfood powders

Here is what I ate for breakfast this morning: two handfuls of spinach, two sticks of celery, some brazil nuts, walnuts…

Fashion: Short story
Fashion: Short story

Shorts suits walk that fine line between casual and formal - perfect for a season of semi-casual events. But are they…

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Brunch: Federal Delicatessen, Auckland CBD
Brunch: Federal Delicatessen, Auckland CBD

The menu is authentic 1950s New York diner fare - from bagels, Reuben sandwiches and New York hot dogs…

Recruit kids for war wander

War history combined history with a walk, some iPad technology, haunting black and white photography and some interesting…

Book review: England and Other Stories

Yes, as the title says, there is a story called England in this collection, but you might say England is the only story…

Book review: The Confabulist

There's nothing quite like an unreliable narrator to add intrigue to a novel. Martin Strauss is suffering from a rare brain…

Book review: Perfidia
Book review: Perfidia

Welcome to the Big Nowhere redux. Five years after completing his sprawling, labyrinthine, fevered…

Books: A penchant for the extreme

There has never been a writer like James Ellroy. Since the 1980s, in novels such as LA Confidential and The Cold Six Thousand…

Kiwis pack bags for several trips away a year

Rebecca Priestley has got the travel bug - so much that she's been overseas four times this year.

Tribute to 'incredible' dad

Barry Walsh told his daughter he would take part in the twilight cancer charity walk with her, but now Michelle McLeod is…

THIS IS SPARTATHLON!

Kim Allan aims to be first Kiwi woman to tackle one of the toughest races in the world - a 36-hour, 246km ultra-run between…

Wendyl wants to know: Aunty's coconut chunks delicious, healthy winner
Wendyl wants to know: Aunty's coconut chunks delicious, healthy winner

Everyone wants to eat coconut at the moment. I haven't reviewed coconut water because it's basically…

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