Cut out sugar? It could kill you
Cut out sugar? It could kill you

With the UN warning sugar could be ‘the new tobacco’ because of its risks to health through obesity, you might think a diet…

Expert urges fresh look at flu fight
Expert urges fresh look at flu fight

A flu vaccine expert is calling for new vaccines and strategies to combat influenza after her research group found New Zealand's…

'Poof' back in vogue at bar
'Poof' back in vogue at bar

Due to popular demand, a Ponsonby Rd bar has changed its name back to Poof, only months after complaints led its owner to…

Gentlemen better off checking IQ levels
Gentlemen better off checking IQ levels

If he knows what's good for him, the modern gentleman will prefer brains, not blondes, according to a study of marriage.

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Twelve Questions: Michael Meredith
Twelve Questions: Michael Meredith

Internationally acclaimed chef and restaurant owner Michael Meredith dropped out of school at 15 and…

video Fire masks for pets

Thousands of dogs, cats and other pets die in house fires every year. But a Virginia woman is trying to better their odds…

photos Gallery: 2014 Supreme Pie Awards

Photos of the delicious pies from this year's Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five-day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting…

Fist bumps beat handshakes
Fist bumps beat handshakes

Bumping fists - the fashionable alternative to the handshake used by everyone from President Barack…

Bite magazine: Perfect roasties every time

It's all very well being able to serve a perfectly cooked piece of meat, chicken or fish but it is the sauces, dressings…

Readers pick: Auckland's top 5 activities

From coffee to whisky, from mezze to sushi, the show never stops in downtown Auckland. Each week Heart of the City’s facebook…

Deborah Hill Cone: Get real about things you are grateful for

When you are feeling in the depths of despair it does not help at all to be told to count your blessings, writes Deborah…

Dogs want your attention. All of it.

Your dog wants all of your attention (and it's never enough!) but can she feel jealousy? The answer seems to be yes, according…

Let's eat: Simply the best
Let's eat: Simply the best

You could hardly move for reviewers on the first Saturday night, last weekend, of the new venture of…

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