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    Australian gym has no regrets about fat-shaming women

    Australian gym has no regrets about fat-shaming women


    OPINION: When an Australian gym HTFU ("Harden the Fat Up") posted "before" and "after" photos of a classic weight loss transformation, they hoped it would attract new...

    OPINION: When an Australian gym HTFU ("Harden the Fat Up") posted "before" and "after" photos of a classic weight loss transformation, they hoped it would attract new clients.
    Dr Cathy Stephenson: Pneumonia – the winter killer

    Dr Cathy Stephenson: Pneumonia – the winter killer


    Most of us won't escape winter without at least one, if not several, bouts of feeling miserable and unwell. Colds and flus abound at this time of year, some worse than others. But for  thousands of New Zealanders, these common infections can result in...

    Most of us won't escape winter without at least one, if not several, bouts of feeling miserable and unwell. Colds and flus abound at this time of year, some worse than others. But for  thousands of New Zealanders, these common infections can result in something potentially much more serious – pneumonia.
    Learn your stress triggers and avoid a meltdown at work

    Learn your stress triggers and avoid a meltdown at work


    We all have those times at work, no matter how controlled and even-tempered we might normally be and how much we might love our jobs, where something, or someone, becomes too much. Sometimes life gets hard at home and outside of work...

    We all have those times at work, no matter how controlled and even-tempered we might normally be and how much we might love our jobs, where something, or someone, becomes too much. Sometimes life gets hard at home and outside of work too.
    The facts about sugar and cancer

    The facts about sugar and cancer


    We could avoid about 3 of every 10 common types of cancer if we would change certain diet and lifestyle habits, says the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. A good place to start, they recommend, is to eat a...

    We could avoid about 3 of every 10 common types of cancer if we would change certain diet and lifestyle habits, says the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. A good place to start, they recommend, is to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and stay away from tobacco and excess alcohol.
    Where are they now? AMP Scholarship winners

    Where are they now? AMP Scholarship winners


    For the past 20 years, AMP has helped Kiwis achieve their dreams with annual AMP Scholarships that provide the stepping stone between setting a goal and achieving it. There are no age barriers for applicants and they can be in any field. More than $2.4...

    For the past 20 years, AMP has helped Kiwis achieve their dreams with annual AMP Scholarships that provide the stepping stone between setting a goal and achieving it. There are no age barriers for applicants and they can be in any field. More than $2.4 million has gone to performers, new business ventures, sports people, community projects, and dreamers who want to do something out of the ordinary. We caught up with four previous winners to see where their scholarships have taken them.
    Dr Tom: Road rage and how to deal with it

    Dr Tom: Road rage and how to deal with it


    It seems over the  past week I have bumped into a lot of angry people. In one case it very nearly was a proper bump as I inadvertently drove my ambulance the wrong way in a parking lot. An elderly couple came flying around the corner and nearly clipped...

    It seems over the  past week I have bumped into a lot of angry people. In one case it very nearly was a proper bump as I inadvertently drove my ambulance the wrong way in a parking lot. An elderly couple came flying around the corner and nearly clipped my  trusty steed. They lent on the horn and gave me a good explanation of how they felt with a variety of hand signals that complemented what seemed like a stream of insults bursting forth from their open mouths.
    Leah McFall: Does marriage really change you?

    Leah McFall: Does marriage really change you?


    Are you unmarried? Single? De facto by choice? Do you ever wonder what made married people sign up to what appears, from the outside at least, to be the world's longest endurance event? Are they more hopeful or optimistic than I am? Luckier? More secure?...

    Are you unmarried? Single? De facto by choice? Do you ever wonder what made married people sign up to what appears, from the outside at least, to be the world's longest endurance event? Are they more hopeful or optimistic than I am? Luckier? More secure? Apart from the house deposit (if single) or the square-cut diamond (if de facto), would getting married change me?
    Annaleese Jochems' prize-winning novel Baby was borne from a fruitless job search

    Annaleese Jochems' prize-winning novel Baby was borne from a fruitless job search


    Annaleese Jochems is irrepressible and charming – even when she's being bad. The husky-voiced 24-year-old author, whose debut novel, Baby, has been nominated for some of New Zealand's premier literary awards, recently got "sweary" in a...

    Annaleese Jochems is irrepressible and charming – even when she's being bad. The husky-voiced 24-year-old author, whose debut novel, Baby, has been nominated for some of New Zealand's premier literary awards, recently got "sweary" in a conversation with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.
    Five things to consider when choosing health insurance

    Five things to consider when choosing health insurance


    Think health insurance is expensive and just for older folks? Think again. Although we're fortunate to have an excellent public health system in New Zealand, the realities of an increasing population and constant pressure on budgets means if you have a...

    Think health insurance is expensive and just for older folks? Think again.
    Although we're fortunate to have an excellent public health system in New Zealand, the realities of an increasing population and constant pressure on budgets means if you have a life-changing medical event, you could be in trouble. That's because in such an event, time is of the essence.
    Māui's Hook: A Kiwi documentary that will break your heart

    Māui's Hook: A Kiwi documentary that will break your heart


    Māui's Hook (E, 92 mins) Directed by Paora Joseph â˜…★★★★ A few years ago, writer/director Paora Joseph's Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka was one of the absolute gems of the...

    Māui's Hook (E, 92 mins) Directed by Paora Joseph â˜…★★★★

    A few years ago, writer/director Paora Joseph's Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka was one of the absolute gems of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
    When running obsession pushes people to race in pyjamas

    When running obsession pushes people to race in pyjamas


    OPINION: In the gloom of an early morning, thousands of runners around the country are wide awake and ready to go, nervously contemplating the race...

    OPINION: In the gloom of an early morning, thousands of runners around the country are wide awake and ready to go, nervously contemplating the race ahead.
    Woman's overseas gastric surgery bid to end chronic pain nightmare

    Woman's overseas gastric surgery bid to end chronic pain nightmare


    After spending years as a prisoner to pain, a Blenheim woman hopes gastric surgery will ease the illness which almost destroyed her...

    After spending years as a prisoner to pain, a Blenheim woman hopes gastric surgery will ease the illness which almost destroyed her life.