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'You have your best taste': Style icon Alexa Chung's refreshing take on trends
Alexa Chung turned 40 this week and shared what she's learned so far.
$25k gold vibrator: Star's ridiculous Xmas gifts list revealed
The Goop Christmas gift guide is not for those of us worried about the cost of living.
Woman cries over first 9-5 job in viral video - but does she have a point?
She was also met with solidarity from people who feel that the status quo must change.
'You've been doing it wrong': Amanda Knox sparks internet storm with bedroom revelation
The revelation about her marriage shocked her followers - but does she have a point?
The one task you need to tick off your to-do list this month
OPINION: Add this one task to your to-do list this month and, I beg of you, tick it off.
Opinion: Oh boy, the avocado toast guy is at it again
OPINION: "We need to see unemployment rise," says the multimillionaire.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s divorce is not looking good - for Joe Jonas
Opinion: His team appear to try to make Turner look bad - but we're not buying it.
Opinion: The best thing about the Barbie movie has nothing to do with the movie itself
OPINION: The Barbie movie brought back the joy of going to the cinema with friends.
Dead relatives’ ashes, sex toys and more: The bizarre new trend that needs to stop
Have we all collectively forgotten how to behave?
'I didn't choose this life': What Kendall thinks of life in the Kardashian family
Her comments are a cautionary tale for those putting kids in the limelight.
Opinion: Why young people are embracing ‘bed rotting’
Productivity hacks are out, rest is in.
Opinion: Would this idea single-handedly save the hospitality industry? Maybe.
We need pubs to get behind reality TV screening
Opinion: Can we please listen to these rich people?
Wanting a fairer system for everyone should not be a controversial take.
Opinion: The TV show that worked as an antenatal group
As the final season hits our screens, a look back at what made the show so special.
Opinion: Ariana Grande has an important lesson to share — but will we listen?
If Ariana Grande, of all people, gets body shamed, what chance do we mere mortals have?
Opinion: Levi’s takes humanity out of 'diversity' with AI models
Opinion: It seems companies will do anything except hiring actual diverse people.
Opinion: Remember Gwyneth Paltrow has something to sell you
Opinion: You can be both a victim and a perpetrator of harmful diet culture.
Zeitgeist: Conservatives are now angry at ‘woke’ Lego
Imagine looking at everything that's going on and deciding to get angry at Lego.
10 at-home Valentine’s Day date ideas for when Cyclone Gabrielle ruins the day
Love is in the air — sadly so is the cyclone.
'Awful person': Kardashian's vaginal gummies slammed
Kourtney Kardashian doesn't want you to remember your vagina self-cleans - but it does.
Killed by a golf ball: Family say they are still 'trapped in grief' after man’s death
Family called for new investigation saying they wanted 'the truth'.
Commission opens inquiry into Interislander ferry Kaitaki mayday
Do you have video or photos of the event? TAIC wants to hear from you.
Opinion: Are you still sending emails? How quaint!
Young workers are quietly quitting their inboxes.
Opinion: I cannot believe Jacinda Ardern didn’t quit earlier
Vera Alves: Jacinda Ardern has had enough - and who can blame her?
‘He died a hero’: Family in shock after father dies trying to rescue son
'He went out the way he wanted to go out, protecting his child.'
'Thank the bus driver, obey the aunties': The unspoken rules of New Zealand
"You got your everyday jandals and your 'going out' jandals."
Opinion: Here's an idea - just don't read Harry's memoir
Everything I’ve ever learned about this family has been against my will.
Opinion: You don’t need to change a single thing this year
As we enter 2023, can we agree there is no new for a new you in the new year?
Why the next White Lotus series should be set in NZ - and where to film it
Aotearoa would be the perfect location for an instalment of Mike White's acclaimed series.
Opinion: Millennials are not cool anymore — and we're okay with it
We want to be cool. But we're also very tired.
Opinion: The one question you should never ask a woman
Jennifer Aniston's womb was under public scrutiny for decades.
Opinion: This is not what I want to have in common with Sienna Miller
OPINION: Sienna Miller and I have the wrong thing in common.
Opinion: Horror Halloween choice people are making
Ebay had to - I kid you not - ban sales of Dahmer costumes.
Opinion: The uncomfortable truth about that Van Gogh protest
OPINION: If you called the activists attention seekers, you're not wrong.
Opinion: None over 25 - Leo DiCaprio's love life is an online joke - but is it funny?
These days, few things are as predictable as Leonardo DiCaprio's love life.
Opinion: How is just doing your job now considered a form of 'quitting'?
Gen Z has decided to start 'acting their wage'. Employers are furious.
Opinion: We gotta fight for Sanna Marin's right to party
Opinion: To the shock of some people, a PM has been spotted acting like a regular person.
'It isn't really fair': Why Serena's heartbreaking words resonated
Serena Williams' love letter to tennis and to motherhood.
Opinion: Is Kylie Jenner really a 'climate criminal'?
Opinion: We've banned plastic bags. Why are celebs still using private jets?
I made the lemon bar recipe from Reddit and so should you
This ridiculously easy recipe is totally worth making
Opinion: Children of celebrities have to work 'twice as hard' as you, actually
What nepotism babies have in money they appear to lack in self-awareness.
Opinion: Brad Pitt's skirt is shocking - but not because of what you think
The shocking thing about Brad Pitt's skirt is that it's still making headlines.
Opinion: The one thing Kate Middleton and I have in common
Kate Middleton spoke candidly about a part of her life that is 'a constant challenge'.
How Beyoncé became the anti-work movement queen we didn't know we needed
Opinion: The Great Resignation has a new, unexpected icon.
Opinion: If you have a uterus, no one can blame you for feeling a little less safe
Opinion: We've decriminalised abortion - now let's destigmatise it.
World leaders now discussing who looks better without a shirt on
Putin says seeing the G7 leaders undress would be 'a disgusting sight'.
Opinion: I tried TikTok's 'healthy Coke' trend so you don't have to
A viral TikTok says you can make 'healthy coke' at home. Does it live up to the hype?
Opinion: Women can't win - what reaction to actresses' surrogacy tells us about society
The social media backlash to Jamie Chung's decision proves she had every reason to worry.
Opinion: Fans told Lizzo to 'do better' — and so she did
I am here for Lizzo's mea culpa.
Opinion: A couple of comments you should read instead of Louise Wallace's fat-phobic nonsense
You cannot tell anything about a person's health by the size on their clothing label.
Opinion: Could this boring app change how we use social media?
The app is touted as the "anti-Instagram". But does it really make a difference?
Opinion: Even Kermit the frog has an honorary degree - what's the point?
Honorary degrees might be mostly harmless, but they're also pointless and expensive.
'It's a nightmare': NZ's tourism jewel 'a construction site' as visitors arrive
Queenstown business owners are at their wits' end with lack of communication and delays.
Opinion: Wagatha Christie the celebrity trial you should be following
The Wagatha Christie case has a bit of everything - even a Kiwi connection.
The reactions to Hilary Duff and Britney Spears' naked pics are wildly different — and yet the same
Why is Hilary Duff "brave" for posing naked, and Britney Spears labelled "embarrassing"?
Why Kim Kardashian's Met Gala look was problematic
Glamourising extreme diets and disordered eating is not okay - Kim K should know better.
Hate mail: Woman from Bolivia in shock after being told to 'hang her head in shame' over Russian war
The Bolivian woman has been in NZ for 22 years and has been left distressed by the letter.
Hotel review: A solo, family-free escape in Queenstown
Vera Alves spends a quiet, child-free night alone in Queenstown.
Watch: 'Here's what bus drivers get up to on their breaks'
Music to the ears: Viewers described it as "a joy to see" especially amid difficult times.
Opinion: The best thing about Wordle, the viral five-letter word game
Who knew a five-letter word could bring so much joy to so many?
Opinion: Why Grace Tame's side-eye to ScoMo fills me with hope
Opinion: Australian of the Year's stone-cold face gives me hope for the future.
Auckland woman gives birth in the back seat of car
They almost made it to Auckland hospital, but baby Axel could not wait.