Wendyl Nissen: Modern man demands more than crisp sheets
Wendyl Nissen: Modern man demands more than crisp sheets

The wonderful thing about being a supportive wife - my challenge for a year - is that you get to wear a self-bestowed halo…

Battle to honour dead mother won
Battle to honour dead mother won

The 21-year-old, born in England and now living in Wellington, said she once attended a support group for children of same-sex…

Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol
Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol

Your eyes seem to lock, you just about finish one another's sentences, you feel a surge of soulmate recognition - then bam…

Eight great Auckland dates
Eight great Auckland dates

Delaney Mes shares eight great dates you should add to your to-do list.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me
Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

People all across the globe erupted into fawning fits of hyperbole when the latest family photograph…

Talk to the Animals: 5 Royal fun facts

To honour the arrival of the Royals, blogger Sally Hibbard exposes five animal fun facts linked to the monarchy.

Wendyl Nissen: Becoming a mum again in my 50s? Hubby isn't keen

Shocking news out of Britain this week is the trend of women in their 50s having babies, writes Wendyl Nissen. The number…

The art of public uncoupling

It’s all sweetness now, but just wait. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce may get nasty, says William Langley.

Cheer-up pills in the doghouse
Cheer-up pills in the doghouse

Man's best friend is increasingly taking antidepressants to get a new leash on life.

Grumpy Cat hits her terrible twos

Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos.

Jill Goldson: What if physical attaction wears off?

I’ve been with my wife for 23 years, married for 20 of them. We get along fine, but I don’t think I find her attractive…

Koalas shooting selfies

Not quite a duck face, but Bruce the koala and his friend Jay have become quite the experienced selfie-snappers at Wildlife…

Adultery site big in Japan

Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface…

Talk to the Animals: Dog show or freak show?
Talk to the Animals: Dog show or freak show?

The quest for exaggerated breed characteristics deemed desirable by show judges has encouraged inbreeding…

James Griffin: Why wasps?

I want to believe in the inter-connectedness of things, I really do.

Sex tips from 1945 guide

A vintage relationship guide aimed at women reveals the outrageous sexism practiced by men during the Forties.

Sniffing out the perfect partner

Pheromone parties claim to put science into search for love - by allowing you to choose a mate by odour. Sophie Robehmed…

Jill Goldson: Why do we take it out on our partner?

You remember the cliché about "kicking the cat" after a bad day? I think sometimes we might be kinder to our animals than…

Uncoupling on island getaway
Uncoupling on island getaway

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were "consciously uncoupling" after 10 years of…

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