Health & Lifestyle

Cuisine - Fabulous fibre

It turns out that most New Zealand adults are consuming less than the recommended daily intake of dietary fibre – in fact about half the recommended amount. You might be wondering why that might be a problem. Well, the big thing is that there are...... Read More

Health - Care during covid

Okay, everyone is talking about the coronavirus and there is a heightened awareness of every cough, cold and sneeze. I was surprised that the sales of Corona Beer decreased recently, maybe they should have diversified into toilet paper manufacturing!...... Read More

Science - Time for a rethink

Covid-19 has provided humanity with a pause to consider the status quo and hopefully to make both short-term and longer-term adjustments for a better and brighter future. The most obvious learning from Covid-19 and the earlier SARS and MERS pandemics...... Read More

Adapting to change

Life has changed so much - and will continue to change. As humans are creatures of habit we don’t always like change, because adapting our minds and bodies to new ways is hard work. That’s why starting a new eating plan or sticking with a...... Read More

New normal for doctor’s visits

We live in extraordinary times. As a nation we have given up so much to protect our people. The lockdown has had a huge impact on us all for a number of reasons, including the fear of falling ill, the economic uncertainty and the inability to see loved...... Read More

Lockdown lessons

I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on what has been the younger generation’s closest thing to a ‘wartime moment.’ One of the biggest lessons that struck me during isolation was that we are made for community. Personally,...... Read More

Time to garden

The drought showed many that gardening in the future will be dramatically different. Every biological reaction in the garden depends on water, and five months without rain focused the mind on the interaction of climate and vegetation. Extreme wilting...... Read More

Homebuilders - Moving out of lockdown

For many of us, life as we knew it came to a standstill when the country went into lockdown.  While it might not be true for everyone, some of the feedback from families has been an appreciation for having a period of time with reduced pressures. ...... Read More

Covid19: Beware second wave

The Covid-19 situation in New Zealand at present is at a crossroads: the number of new cases is approaching zero, but is not quite zero. The small business sector is severely financially stretched after more than a month of closure, and hence no income...... Read More

Covid-19 vaccine: progress

The scale of impact of Covid-19 on the world’s health and economy is only now becoming evident. It seems likely that the number of cases is likely to exceed three million and the number of deaths may exceed 300,000. The genetic sequence of the Coronavirus...... Read More