Seasons & celebrations


Three Reasons To Keep Up Your Outdoor Exercise Regime This Winter

If you’re anything like us, then it doesn’t take much to find an excuse not to get outdoors and exercising over the winter. Wasn’t that a drop of rain just then? Think I’ve got a bit a cold coming on, best give it a miss today. Sounds familiar? Somehow the couch and a warming cup of hot chocolate always seems to win over a walk or a run in the cold and wet!
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What’s So Hot About Winter?

Transitioning into cold winter months happens on a very deep level- deep in your wardrobe that is. A skim of cotton clothing has fallen, covering the sheepskin boots and chunky shoes buried in the midden of your wardrobe floor.
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How To Get Back On Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions – Fast!

We all know the scenario well: 1 January and you’re fired up and ready to go with your New Year’s Resolutions. This year you’re going to stick with it no matter what. You won’t be tempted and give in easily. This year you’ll really make a difference. Come 7 January though and chances are you’ve already broken your New Year’s Resolutions at least a half a dozen times, but the resolve is still there and so you persevere.
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How To Stay Fit This Festive Season

Too many corporate lunches + too much of grandma’s pavlova on Christmas day = bad news for your waistline!  We’ve all been there. Too much alcohol and good food means big time over indulgence during the holiday season, just when we’re out of our normal routine and find it hard to get motivated to get moving.
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Fake Christmas Trees: How To Make Yours Sparkle This Christmas

There’s a lot to be said for a fake Christmas tree: no spiky needles on your carpet, no allergies to worry about and no hassles when it comes to disposal. So if you’re not really into the real deal then here’s how to give your fake Christmas tree some extra sparkle this festive season.
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5 Ideas For A Fun-Filled Boxing Day

After all the excitement and build up to Christmas, Boxing Day can sometimes be a bit of an anti-climax. In this article though we’ve got some great ideas to help you turn your Boxing Day into a fun-filled one to remember. Go for a brisk walk. After all the over indulgences of Christmas day, it’s a great idea to get out for a good walk on Boxing Day to blow away the cobwebs.
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It’s Official: Holidays Are Good For You!

We all knew it instinctively to be true, but it’s now been confirmed by research: taking a break is good for your health and wellbeing. The research conducted by long-distance travel specialists Kuoni, has discovered that taking time out from our stressful lives has multiple benefits. So as you contemplate taking time off over the summer, but are sobered by the thought of your in-tray and the mountains of email…
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5 Ideas On How To Make Christmas Magical For Kids

If you’re smaller than Santa’s elves then Christmas really is a magical time of year. Remember all the excitement, the anticipation and the sheer joy that the Christmas season brings to children. We all have our own family traditions that help to make Christmas extra special for the little ones in our families. In this article we’ve got some ideas on how to create those special memories with your children this festive season.
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Stay Safe This Summer With The Outdoor Safety Code

Many of us will be looking forward to getting outside this summer and making the most of all the fantastic opportunities this wonderful country of ours has to offer. But whether you’re planning a half day fishing trip or a five day tramp it’s important that we all stay safe. That’s where the Outdoor Safety Code will help. Devised by outdoor experts, it summarises the key things you need to address to stay safe so you have…
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Staying Safe In The Sun This Summer

Summer is on its way with the promise of long sunny days spent at the beach or out and about enjoying our great Kiwi landscape. It’s vital though that we stay safe in the sun this summer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand and it’s largely preventable. Keeping ourselves safe in the sun will help to mitigate against the risks of skin cancer. This article provides a useful and timely reminder on how to be sun smart.
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