Spring clean your love life
Spring clean your love life

'I still love my husband and I know he loves me - but we seem to irritate each other and it’s making me feel very dissatisfied…

Seven ways to stop a tantrum
Seven ways to stop a tantrum

While toddler tantrums are to be expected, they can still be distressing for the child and the parent. Here are some ideas…

Every dog has its day
Every dog has its day

A new TV series proves you really can teach old dogs new tricks says Dionne Christian.

Laws asked to take paternity test
Laws asked to take paternity test

Michael Laws has been asked to take a paternity test to determine whether the son of his ex-girlfriend is his child.

Relationships & Pets

Woman tripped and scalped herself
Woman tripped and scalped herself

Lynda Veth scalped herself in a freak home accident - by tripping over her dog in the dark and cracking…

Jewish bride called traitor for marrying Arab

One young couple in Israel got more than they bargained for on their wedding day this week when their celebration became…

Wendyl Nissen: It's a dog's life when owners don't read list of ingredients

I hope readers of this column spend a bit of time looking at ingredients when shopping for their food. But how many of us…

Jill Goldson: Is shopping ruining your relationships?

Your letter about your concerns about your sister raises many issues, some named and some not. There is certainly such…

Pair's double engagement joy
Pair's double engagement joy

As Mark Trenberth sat buckled into Auckland's reverse bungy with an engagement ring burning a hole in…

Talk to the Animals: Is this electric shock treatment for dogs?

My perception of bark collars is that they are a last resort when other less punishing methods of control have been tried…

Parenting on a hire level

We're in the changing rooms of a West Hollywood gym when I see the book poking out of my friend Kirsten's bag: All Joy and…

How to deal with indecision

We can all relate when someone tells us they just can't make their mind up.

Susan Underwood: Off the leash and running wild

I was recently bitten by an off-the-leash Staffordshire bull terrier in my local park in Orewa.

Lee Suckling: Ten sacrifices worth making in your twenties
Lee Suckling: Ten sacrifices worth making in your twenties

Our twenties are supposed to be our formative years. It's the decade we're supposed to find - or create…

Tinder tiger selfies harmful

You might have noticed recently that a plague of "selfies" with tigers appears to have overtaken mobile dating app Tinder…

Pet terrier saves family from house fire

In the distance, Natasha O'Brien could hear Jewels, her miniature Jack Russell, barking.

Jill Goldson: When to start dating again

Of course you will still have low times, because that is the nature of the grief process. We can be feeling pretty good…

What mums-to-be must know

You can read all the books, go to ante-natal classes and download the latest apps to monitor your pregnancy, but there will…

Can money buy happiness?
Can money buy happiness?

If survey data are to be trusted, there's a surprisingly weak relationship between money and happiness…

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Women can't 'locate vagina'
Women can't 'locate vagina'

Research for gynaecological cancer awareness month shows worrying face of women’s knowledge of diseases’ warning signs.

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