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January 22, 2018
Kiwi designer Emilia Wickstead responds to Royal Wedding dress gaffe

Kiwi designer Emilia Wickstead responds to Royal Wedding dress gaffe

Auckland-born, UK-based fashion designer Emilia Wickstead has found herself doing damage control after it was reported she called Meghan Markle's wedding gown "identical" to one of her own creations. Wickstead, a favourite of the...

'It was crunchy man': Sickening find inside man's burger

'It was crunchy man': Sickening find inside man's burger

A man enjoying a burger at a fast food restaurant bit off a little more than any person could chew, when he discovered a fake nail. Najib Anek was visiting an Arizona Culver's burger and ice cream joint when he took a bite of hamburger...

Janet Camilleri reveals why she cut ties with her mother

Janet Camilleri reveals why she cut ties with her mother

What do you do when a close family relationship, such as a parent or sibling, becomes so dysfunctional it's toxic?For some, completely cutting off from that person can be the only solution for them to heal and move forward but it's...

Local Focus: Tauranga tai chi enthusiasts moved by their experiences

Local Focus: Tauranga tai chi enthusiasts moved by their experiences

John Fletcher suffered from a chronic back pain which left him unable to even put on his shoes and socks. But as he began learning a centuries-old martial art, something remarkable happened."I don't have a problem with back pain...

Dental care bites wallets: Kiwis leaving teeth to rot

Dental care bites wallets: Kiwis leaving teeth to rot

We get subsidised doctors' visits and free hospital care. But turn 18, and most of us spend the rest of our lives either paying through the mouth for dentists or suffering the consequences. Bruce Munro uncovers a national oral health...

McDonald's Hawke's Bay launches first ever te reo Māori menu in

McDonald's Hawke's Bay launches first ever te reo Māori menu in

Hawkes Bay McDonald's is the first of its kind to offer a bilingual menu in both English and te reo Māori.Te Kāea posted to Facebook a photo of McDonald's Hawke's Bay operations manager Carmel Berghan holding a photo of...

Why stag dos are no longer debaucherous affairs

Why stag dos are no longer debaucherous affairs

Debauched stag dos are dying out because grooms fear their drunken antics will be posted online, researchers have found.Almost a third of men in a survey said their biggest fear was of videos "getting out" afterwards and wrecking...

Prince William nominated for Celebrity Dad of the Year

Prince William nominated for Celebrity Dad of the Year

Prince William is among the stars nominated for Celebrity Dad of the Year. The Duke of Cambridge became a father for the third time when his wife Duchess Catherine gave birth to their son, Louis, four weeks ago, and William is now...

How Meghan healed the wounds between Prince Harry and Charles

How Meghan healed the wounds between Prince Harry and Charles

Meghan has been responsible for Harry's new-found generosity to his father. Amid so many touching moments in St George's Chapel, two simple, whispered words seemed barely to register.Indeed, when a visibly nervous Prince Harry...

Feeling the burn in pursuit of new record

Feeling the burn in pursuit of new record

It was not for the faint of heart.Chilli lovers - or those who simply enjoy testing their personal pain thresholds - lined up for a shot at glory yesterday as part of the NZ Hot Sauce Festival in Auckland.And despite the burn,...

Randy Stein and Alexander Swan: Personality tests can provide shallow answers about the 'true' you

Randy Stein and Alexander Swan: Personality tests can provide shallow answers about the 'true' you

Have you ever clicked on a link like "What does your favourite animal say about you?" wondering what your love of hedgehogs reveals about your psyche? Or filled out a personality assessment to gain new understanding into whether you're...

Floridians file $5m lawsuit against McDonald's for being forced to pay for unwanted cheese in Quarter Pounders

Floridians file $5m lawsuit against McDonald's for being forced to pay for unwanted cheese in Quarter Pounders

Two Floridians are suing McDonald's for $5.4million because they are being forced to pay for cheese they've had removed from their Quarter Pounders with Cheese. Court records revealed that Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and...

Shocking images compare a healthy heart to that of a heavy drinker's

Shocking images compare a healthy heart to that of a heavy drinker's

Shocking images show the difference between a healthy organ and that of a heavy drinker. The pictures come from a study of 141 alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) patients, which found that 13.5 per cent carry a mutation in the gene...

Sandra Clair: Can children use plant medicine?

Sandra Clair: Can children use plant medicine?

Plant medicine is a safe and effective therapy for children that is well tolerated with minimal side effects. Many pharmaceutical drugs are not researched or approved for children. Plant medicine forms a valuable natural treatment...

Service dog gives birth to a litter of eight puppies in Florida airport

Service dog gives birth to a litter of eight puppies in Florida airport

A service dog went into labor and delivered eight puppies in the middle of a terminal at Tampa International Airport on Friday.City of Tampa Fire Rescue was on the scene to provide support to the new mother and documented the delivery.Ellie...

Vanessa Juresic's final heartbreaking words before tragic death

Vanessa Juresic's final heartbreaking words before tragic death

Vanessa Juresic was 36 years old and dreamt of a "big beautiful family" with her partner who she planned to grow old with — instead an insidious disease ripped those dreams away from her.The Sydney woman had Stage Four triple negative...

Do you always crave something sweet after a meal? Experts reveal why

Do you always crave something sweet after a meal? Experts reveal why

For some of us, no matter how full we are, there's always that craving for something sweet at the end of the meal.But what causes that insatiable – and for the millions of us watching our weight – frustrating post-dinner urge? Is...

Gold Coast schoolboy's disgusting find in lunchtime snack

Gold Coast schoolboy's disgusting find in lunchtime snack

The father of a Gold Coast teenager says he was disgusted when his son discovered a dead fly trapped inside a sealed Le Snak pack.John, who didn't want his last name published, told news.com.au he purchased a box of Uncle Tobys...

Royal wedding: One thing that drove people nuts

Royal wedding: One thing that drove people nuts

In case you missed it: This was one of the Herald's top stories on social media this week. It is a truth universally acknowledged that no matter how many bobby pins, hair elastics or tampons a woman purchases throughout her lifetime,...

Opinion: 'I wound up at a mental clinic because I thought I was crazy'

Opinion: 'I wound up at a mental clinic because I thought I was crazy'

When Connie* first met her now ex-husband, she knew it was going to be something more than simply a fleeting relationship.Connecting online, their relationship flourished — and within five months of meeting — the pair were engaged."He...

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