Jane Phare is a senior reporter for the New Zealand Herald
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Jane Phare: Being an older mum - and the Mother's Day cards that melt my heart
Being an older mum to a teenager is both exhausting and exhilarating, writes Jane Phare.
'It's a scandal:' Why Kiwi kids' teeth are rotting
Too many children are having decayed baby teeth pulled out, the dental industry says.
Kiwis increasingly developing 'mask face' - how to avoid it
Find out why your skin breaks out beneath your mask and what you can do about it.
London calling: Inside the fight to halt the exodus of Kiwi workers
Kiwi employers will need to offer sweeteners to attract staff in a fierce global market.
'Best of the best': Bank's amazing art collection to be sold for charity
The BNZ will sell its valuable art collection to raise money for a community charity.
Dreaming of owning a Ferrari: Classic car sales driven by nostalgia
Classic car buyers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to own the car of their dreams.
What's hot: Buyer 'frenzy' as Kiwis invest in collectibles
Kiwi investors have been paying "crazy" prices for collectibles and must-have objects.
Binney drawings found after artist's death to go under hammer
Don Binney drawings are said to offer a unique insight into the artist's work.
'It's an outrage:' Auckland Showgrounds could close to the public
The Auckland Showgrounds could be closed to the public and used to make movies.
$485,000 for major work: Thirst for Bill Hammond paintings drives strong bidding
Kiwi art lovers paid up to $485,100 for Bill Hammond paintings at a Webb's auction.
'Find me a mechanic': Auto industry warns of price rises and safety issues
Worker shortages in the auto industry will lead to price increases and safety issues.
Suburban warfare: Rise of the ram raiders - struggling businesses targeted in brazen attacks
What are the police doing about ram raids and how can business owners protect themselves?
The worker shortage that will be everyone's problem
Desperate employers want Kiwis to come home rather than go as the borders reopen.
'I owe how much?' Debt collector chases Sir Ian Taylor for MIQ bill
Businessman in no rush to pay as he wants to know what bill is for.
Employers brace for Kiwi worker exodus as borders reopen
Employers are expecting an exodus of Kiwi workers now that the borders are reopening.
Why is our daughter on TikTok? The parent trap - what separated couples fight about
From TikTok to vaccinations, separated parents find plenty to disagree about.
Charles Goldie photos and NFTs fetch record prices
Two photo portraits and NFTs of artist Charles Goldie have sold for a record price.
Crypto and NFTs: Meet the Kiwis embracing the blockchain
Kiwi digi-investors are buying up cryptocurrency and NFTs despite last month's crash.
Confessions of a property guru: Making millions and losing some
Mark Francis talks about property syndication with Augusta and the fallout from Covid-19.
Summer questions: Jaimee Lupton on selling shampoo in a Covid world
MONDAY haircare's Jaimee Lupton talks about how to sell shampoo in a Covid-19 world.
Summer questions: Bendon CEO talks retail mistakes and finding the right bra
Bendon CEO Anna Johnson says valuable lessons have been learned from Covid-19 fallout.
Business heroes: Why Sir Ian Taylor spent 2021 irritating the Government
Sir Ian Taylor says the Government has ignored offers of help to bring Kiwis home safely.
Vegan Kit Kats: What next for Nestlé's plans to save the planet
With the help of plant-based foods, Nestlé is aiming for net zero emissions by 2050.
From humble food truck to feeding Benedict Cumberbatch
After starting a mobile food service a van, an Auckland couple now cater to movie stars.
'Shambolic': Covid-19 self-isolation trial slammed
The Government's self-managed isolation trial has been slammed as a shambolic train wreck.
Mother's illness inspired cutting-edge health devices
An Auckland man developed virtual health-monitoring technology to help his sick mother.
'She's coming home': Young Kiwi golfer wins place in MIQ
Young Kiwi golfer trapped in the US for five months has finally won a place in MIQ.
Young Kiwi golfer trapped in the US calls MIQ 'a cruel game'.
A young Kiwi golfer trying to get home from the US says the MIQ lottery is a cruel game.
Covid immunity test used by Sir Ian Taylor originally designed for cows
Sir Ian Taylor is using clever Kiwi technology to help foolproof his private MIQ trial.
Art attack: Kiwi businessman sells valuable collection after running out of wall space
A Kiwi businessman is selling $2 million worth of art because he has nowhere to hang them.
Top Kiwi fundraiser headhunted by Cambridge University
A Kiwi who raised $100m for medical research has been headhunted by Cambridge University.
Kiwi diver waiting for MBIE approval of self-isolation plan
A Kiwi deep-sea diver says he is in the dark over his self-managed isolation slot.
Kiwi diplomat pleads for MIQ space to attend world forum
Lack of an MIQ spot means NZ will not be represented at a world democracy forum in France.
Sir Ian Taylor's self-managed MIQ: The hi-tech gadgets that will monitor top businessman on US trip
Sir Ian Taylor has been flooded with offers of help with his self-managed isolation plan.
Desperate businesses send staff overseas without MIQ spot
Businesses are sending staff overseas knowing they may not get a place in MIQ for months.
Business Hub: Find a way to live with Covid-19, says Fashion Week owner
The owner of NZ Fashion Week talks about taking Kiwi fashion and design to the world.
Taylor-made: Top knight approved for private MIQ trial - is this the future of business travel?
Sir Ian Taylor has won approval to trial a private MIQ system for international travel.
'It's fearful out there': Hospitality owners plead for help
The hospo industry is pleading with the Government to help it survive in a Covid-19 world.
'It's dire:' Events sector in limbo, supports vaccine passports
The events sector says lockdowns cost the economy billions of dollars in lost revenue.
Lockdown blues: Gifts, days off for struggling workers
Employers are sending gifts and giving days off to help lift sagging spirits in lockdown.
Retail rage: Angry shoppers throw stock and abuse staff
Retail staff are increasingly facing abuse, threats and violence from angry customers.
Exhausted execs: Warning signs you're heading for burnout
Business leaders are at risk of burnout because of increased workloads due to Covid-19.
How Bendon's new owners plan to save the iconic brand
Bendon's new co-owner and CEO Anna Johnson talks about her plans to save the iconic brand.
Businesses pay for saliva testing to keep Covid 19 at bay
Kiwi businesses are paying for private Covid-19 saliva testing to keep their staff safe.
The 'other virus': Businesses urge change to Covid-19 strategy
Business leaders urge change to Covid-19 strategy to save economy from the "other virus".
Opening scene: The new boss taking New Zealand movies to the world
Why making movies the Kiwi way boosts the economy and puts us on the world stage.
Genius in a bottle: The incredible rise of haircare entrepreneur Jaimee Lupton
Nick Mowbray and Jaimee Lupton are launching Zuru Beauty after the success of MONDAY.
Fixing the ferries: Ambitious plans for harbour transport
Auckland's ferry services are due for a shakeup with new contracts and new vessels.
Kiwi pilates entrepreneur backed by Hollywood producer
A Hollywood producer has backed the launch of a Kiwi's "smart" reformer pilates machine.
Trust trouble: Hiding property, assets from the ex will get harder - what to watch for
Misusing a trust to hide relationship property from a spouse is likely to become harder.