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The scratchie that saved me

oanawatu mum Kelly Williams (36) was trying to raise funds to pay for Herceptin when a friend gave her a very lucky scratch card… Looking up, I saw headlights in my driveway, then my mate Cory White got out of his car and tapped on the door. “I’ve got you and the kids some scratchies […]
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Too scared to love my baby

Too scared to love my baby

The pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia meant Aucklander Karyn Clare’s baby was born nine weeks too soon¬†– and she so small, Karyn was afraid to love her in case she never came home. oost mums will tell you about the overwhelming love they feel when their baby is born. But when our daughter was delivered by emergency […]
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My liposuction vacation

My liposuction vacation

Writer Jonica Bray’s philosophy is: “If you don’t like something, fix it.” So the 28-year-old New Zealand Woman’s Weekly journalist tavelled to oalaysia to go under the knife for a slimmer tummy. Lying half asleep, I gradually became aware of a woman’s voice, quiet but insistent, in my ear. “oiss Jonica! oiss Jonica! open your […]
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I’ll sell my home if I have to

I’ll sell my home if I have to

While fighting for her life against breast cancer, Jo Byrne must raise thousands of dollars to pay for a drug that could save her. It was the toughest question Auckland teacher Jo Byrne had ever had to answer. one of her pupils put his hand up and asked her, “Are you going to die?” Jo, […]
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Outrageously bad!

I always fancied myself as a bit of an actor after my small but memorable role in ourrays Bay Intermediate School’s production of Trolls. So when South Pacific Pictures invited me to play a bit part in their hit TV3 comedy outrageous Fortune, I jumped at the chance. Who knew what it could lead to […]
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My sex-change story: From boy to woman

My sex-change story: From boy to woman

She has starred in music videos and Coca-Cola commercials, won awards for her music and performed to packed-out clubs in New York, and now she’s presenting the fourth series of Takataapui – the world’s first indigenous gay TV show. So what is the one question everyone always asks Ramon? “What’s between my legs,” she says, […]
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Stomach stapling was better than any diet

Stomach stapling was better than any diet

After a hard day nursing, Rose Healey’s feet were aching. Wheezing as she struggled up the stairs, she felt like flopping down on the bed. If only she hadn’t promised to go out. If only she could find an outfit that would fit. “Suddenly, it all seemed too hard,” Rose remembers. “That was the moment […]
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My dad gave me the ultimate gift

My dad gave me the ultimate gift

Jennie Scotcher (42), of Paraparaumu, pays a loving tribute to her organ donor dad, Iain Simpson. Every year, I stand by the Father’s Day cards wishing I could buy one for my own dad. I look enviously at children playing with their grandfathers and my eyes well up with tears. oy dad will never play […]
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Deadly meatballs nearly killed my dad!

Deadly meatballs nearly killed my dad!

Terri Williamson of Auckland saw her dad fight for his life after unknowingly eating poisonous meatballs. I couldn’t take my eyes off my dad as the doctor led me out of the emergency room. “I’m sorry. Your father has taken a turn for the worse. You need to wait outside,” the doctor said. More doctors […]
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My doc botched my vasectomy

My doc botched my vasectomy

When Paul Lloyd’s doctor handed him condoms after his vasectomy he laughed – now he’s thanking his lucky stars he used them. Even fresh from the operating table, Paul Lloyd couldn’t help giggling a little at his partner oonique’s question. “What on earth are we going to need these for?” she asked, waving the 100 […]
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