Health & Lifestyle

An inner Spring clean

Spring isn’t just a great time to tackle the cleaning projects around the house. It’s also a great time to focus within and spring clean your insides. There are many things you can do to boost your body’s ability to detox and, best of...... Read More

Beer - The Goldilocks Zone

The problem with all the juicy IPAs and heavy-hitting stouts that I adore is that they come with a heavy standard-drinks price tag. This is largely because of the volume of malt required to give these big boppers their delicious spine – the backbone...... Read More

Homebuilders - Saying “sorry”

Do you find yourself repeatedly making excuses for hurting the people you love, or minimising the hurt that you have done? If so, that is a real warning sign. The generally agreed idea is that when we say, “I’m sorry, I won’t do that...... Read More

Transported by food

I recently “travelled” with my family to Hawaii and Mexico in pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. I wanted to offer my family some lockdown respite via exploring a little experimental experiential culinary tourism. It’s...... Read More

How to lose the ‘too hard basket’

Why is it that we feel frustrated and confused by what we should, could or must do when we want to get healthier? We all inherently know the core foundations to improve health – move more, eat better, get quality sleep, reduce stress.  However,...... Read More

Science - Expert advice

The contribution of expert scientific advice to governments around the world during the pandemic has been quite variable depending on how intelligently and intently these governments have listened their own experts. Failure to listen or accept expert...... Read More

Cuisine - Sweet as

Honey has become one of the darlings of the New Zealand food scene in recent years. The outright and indisputable international success of manuka honey, with its amazing health properties, has raised the profile of our beekeeping industry, and we are...... Read More

Health - Covid complications

I’m over Covid-19 and all the implications, aren’t you? It seems that the social and especially mental health costs are not really being considered in the bigger picture of this. I’m appalled at the misinformation that the media are...... Read More

Gentle ways to lose the Covid curves

Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who changed your life routines in a positive way from the Covid-19 situation. For others it increased work pressure and uncertainty, as well as stress at home juggling family life, socially and financially. In...... Read More

Food choices now more important than ever

 Resilience is a key word right now – and to make yourself stronger involves taking action. When you take positive action each day it creates hope, confidence and success. Focus on taking positive action and you will stay strong in body and...... Read More