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Gay post sparks worldwide attention

A photo of a gay teen was reportedly removed from Facebook after attracting thousands of comments, including support from…

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Five of the best: Indoor activities for kids

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Ethical shopping: After a fashion

A global ethical fashion report monitoring methods and workers’ rights - is to include New Zealand retailers for the first…

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Design & build: Stumbling to the end

The light at the end of the building tunnel is growing stronger.

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Godparents fit for a Princess
Godparents fit for a Princess

The royal christening tomorrow will have all the pomp expected - just don't mention the godparents.

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Makeovers an inner boost for cancer sufferers
Makeovers an inner boost for cancer sufferers

After being diagnosed with cancer, Tracy Judd understood how something that seems as minor as applying…

Gardening: Lie back and enjoy the outdoors

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Kerre McIvor asks if it’s appropriate to insert long-lasting contraception in the bodies of girls too young to be having…

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Wine: What to drink this weekend

All wines available at for a limited time Pask Declaration Hawkes Bay Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2010 While…

Fashion: Out of office
Fashion: Out of office

Mid-winter weekend getaways beckon, so dress for ease.

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