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Shelley Bridgeman: How do you dump your hairdresser? Shelley Bridgeman: How do you dump your hairdresser?

There is etiquette involved in ditching your long-time…

Lee Suckling: Is gay humour still funny? Lee Suckling: Is gay humour still funny?

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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.

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 her head open on…

Jewish bride called traitor for marrying Arab
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…

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

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

As Mark Trenberth sat buckled into Auckland's reverse bungy with an engagement ring burning a hole in his pocket, he didn't…

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
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…

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

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

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
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?

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

Whiskas winning advertising cat fight

Whiskas has won the first round of a legal cat fight with the maker of Purina pet food.

Lee Suckling: Kids in bars? No thanks
Lee Suckling: Kids in bars? No thanks

Sometimes it feels like you have to own a purple dinosaur costume to prove you don’t hate kids. Some…

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