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Feature Getting Home: Uber Is the ride-sharing service Uber the way forward for transport, unfair competition for taxis, or unsafe for passengers? Comment Huffing love in the club Julia Hollingsworth smells love – or is it just Lynx? – in the air at New Zealand's first pheromone party. Comment Shoulder to shoulder with a fistful of flyers Taking a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can launch careers or crush spirits. Hamish Parkinson ended the month somewhere in between. Video Walking after dark Dunedin is a convenient city for walking, but it's not without risks. Feature Staying safe on the job Does confusing health and safety regulation mean workers can't see the forest for the trees? Feature A hard sell For the thousands of crashes, injuries and deaths that result every year, there are many more who arrive home unscathed by luck, not judgement. Comment Recruiting to the fight The more entry points there are into feminism, the faster we'll end rape culture. Comment Dream life, new life Journalist Sriram Narayanan gave up a life of fast cars, travel and comfort in India to move to NZ. He says he's both poorer and richer for the experience. Video Cycling city streets T’Nealle Joie thinks Christchurch is a perfect city for cycling. Videographer Julian Vares tagged along for her ride home. Video Taking the late bus The Late Late Bus in Nelson can get quite rowdy. Doug Brooks takes a late night trip. Feature Let us go home Women weigh up potential risks to their safety every day. But in doing so, are we upholding rape culture? Video Risking humiliation Actor Isaac Thomas says improv theatre can be "pretty gut-wrenching sometimes". Feature The harm in a huff Huffing can get a person high within seconds. It can also kill them. Here's what experts say about the leading cause of accidental poisoning for people under 24. Feature Why get in the ring? Kickboxer Joe "Soufpaw" Hopkins says when he gets into the ring he's in his "happy place". Audio Clap your hands We send Megan Whelan to find out what's involved in an STI check. Feature Moresby awakening Guns, crime, rape and corruption: Papua New Guinea's capital is a city teetering on the edge. Feature Sexual roulette We all know the risks of unprotected sex – so how come we're taking them? Feature In racing armour Motorsport’s always been about the thrills, the chills and the spills. With improvements in safety and tech, it’s now as dangerous as crossing a busy street. Comment Spitting it out Sam Brooks confronts the bane of his life – speaking with a stutter he just can't shake. Comment An uncertain future There's a 50-50 chance that Alice Harbourne has inherited Huntington's disease from her mum – but the path forward is not as straightforward as living life to the fullest. Comment Making the right moves Talking about the game of life while risking all for world domination. Feature Crossing the border New Zealand journalist Emma Beals knows risk; she’s weighed them every day for the past two years she’s been covering the war in Syria. Audio Victims of violence Critics of the Government's new measures to prevent family violence won't help the majority of victims, but some say it's worth a try. Comment Expecting a riot While doing volunteer work in the Solomon Is, Lance Cash found himself in the aftermath of a natural disaster with simmering tensions threatening to ignite into violence. Video Risk is online reality An animation, a social experiment and a compliment generator to address cyber-bullying. Comment JETing in Scarlett Cayford counts herself among the many educated but directionless Westerners who have taken a step into the unknown with the JET programme. Feature Yellow sticker insecurity Ben Guerin’s weekly rent payment may provide him a bedroom, but it doesn't provide him peace of mind. Comment A roll of the dice What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?