Getting a mammogram can be daunting. Virginia Fallon gets the girls out to see what's involved, and finds the only pain of having her breasts squashed between two plates was to her ego.
This week The Dominion post has gone pink ahead of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's annual appeal. A contribution will be made from papers sold this week.
Wellington City Council is considering what to do with its earthquake-prone central library. Examples from New Zealand - like Christchurch's Turanga - and overseas show what a 21st century library can look like. What would you like to see from Wellington's new facility?
10.7% Regular events, shows, and talks10.7% Complete
13% E-books and other e-services13% Complete
12.2% Free wi-fi12.2% Complete
3.1% Interactive features, like virtual reality3.1% Complete
58.8% Just do the basics well58.8% Complete
2.3% Other - comment with your ideas2.3% Complete
A mysterious street artist is transforming a Lower Hutt retaining wall into a giant Lego set.
Over the past two weeks Lego characters have been appearing on concrete slabs that make up the wall at the foot of Wainuiomata Hill. He aims to do two a week, which character would you like to see next?
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.
You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.