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Talk to the Animals: Who enforces animal welfare?
Talk to the Animals: Who enforces animal welfare?

There are three approved organizations in NZ that can act on animal welfare complaints: the police, the Ministry for Primary…

Blog: The real weight loss tool you need

Life coaching is about building better relationships - primarily with ourselves, our work, our loved ones, our body.

Jill Goldson: How to make the most of being single

There is no doubt that pressure and views from others about how we live our lives will impact our feelings and perceptions…

Shelley Bridgeman: Is 'staying fresh' over-rated?

Kleenex Cottonelle's new television commercial certainly caught my attention.

What makes a magic meme?
What makes a magic meme?

Memes carry the cultural ideas of the day. They are short-lived, thus timeliness is of the essence, writes Lee Suckling.

Talk to the Animals: Why do we love animals?
Talk to the Animals: Why do we love animals?

"Oh look at the Turtis!" I hear this a lot as it seems to be what you say to cover all bases if you're not sure if it's…

Delaney Mes: An invitation to 'dress like a lady, and drink like a man'
Delaney Mes: An invitation to 'dress like a lady, and drink like a man'

When an email arrived in my inbox recently inviting me to a ladies only cocktail class, my initial response was a bit of…

Louise Thompson: Stop negative self-talk
Louise Thompson: Stop negative self-talk

I see many clients who come to me as their last ditch attempt to stop dieting forever and to create habits of health that…

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James Griffin: What's with kale?

James Griffin: What's with kale?

Where the hell did kale come from? Seriously, how did the cauliflower’s ugly cousin go from this thing no one outside a few food/health freaks had ever heard of to suddenly being the single most important vegetable none…

Should you set people up?

Should you set people up?

In this time of Tinder - and any number of the plethora of dating sites - is playing Cupid to your friends an old fashioned ritual better suited to a Jane Austen novel? Are you a mysterious and magical conduit drawing people…

Shelley Bridgeman: Should vaccinations be compulsory?

Shelley Bridgeman: Should vaccinations be compulsory?

About every 18 months the issue of vaccinations (or, more specifically, the issue of not having your children vaccinated) becomes especially newsworthy.

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Samantha Bluemel: Top tips for a balanced lifestyle

Samantha Bluemel: Top tips for a balanced lifestyle

Here are some of the tricks personal trainer Sam Bluemel calls on to strike the right kind of balance for your lifestyle.

Why Out of Office replies rock

Why Out of Office replies rock

Until last week, I'd never used Out of Office on my e-mail account. It's a bit of a "two-finger typer" concept among a fast-swiping, smartphone using world. Who doesn't have their iPhone with them at all times? Who is…

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Louise Thompson: Dealing with negativity

Louise Thompson: Dealing with negativity

I get lots of lovely emails from readers when these columns or my weekly blog resonate with an issue they are facing in their life.

Partner depressed? What to do

Partner depressed? What to do

Because of the nature of depression, it is likely to target the very resources in your relationship which can normally get you both through the difficult times.

Laughin' at suburb stereotypes

Laughin' at suburb stereotypes

Having a laugh at the expense of certain suburbs is a well-worn Auckland tradition, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Lee Suckling: 5 biggest influencers of 20-somethings

Lee Suckling: 5 biggest influencers of 20-somethings

The twenty-something adults of 2014 are different to any generation that has come before us. Lee Suckling gives us five reasons why.

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Talk to the Animals: Do you know where your fish came from?

Talk to the Animals: Do you know where your fish came from?

Eating responsibly from the sea means to be informed of the issues surrounding the fishing industry and using our collective consumer power to make a difference.

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Michael Vaughan: Bold changes needed to secure England future
Michael Vaughan: Bold changes needed to secure England future

As the fall-out from yet another test defeat begins, English cricket's first priority must be to look…

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