Health & Lifestyle

Being manly

Lots of guys don’t like to talk about their health. But it’s not a weakness to admit that everything is not quite ok. Tackling depression or anxiety is a big task and asking for help is actually a sign of strength! In today’s hustle...... Read More

Science - 5G: Much ado about nothing

In recent issues of Mahurangi Matters, an exchange has appeared between contributors on the health impacts of 5G radio frequency radiation (RFR). These exchanges are not unique to our local community but are appearing across New Zealand, Europe, USA,...... Read More

Health - Dads and absent children

It can be very painful for men when they no longer get to be in their child’s life in the way that they anticipated. Child custody arrangements can result in feelings of powerlessness and grief that show up in responses like withdrawal from relationships...... Read More

Cuisine - Fabulous fritters

My latest cuisine column comes at the request of an amazing single father looking for a cracker fritter recipe for his hauls of fresh shellfish. This recipe, with accompanying dip, is super-easy and can be used with fresh mussels, cockles, pipis or tuatuas....... Read More

Science - Cars of the future

Reviewing the exceptional characteristics of the most advanced autonomous electric vehicles (such as the Volvo 360c), it becomes apparent that we are observing a transformation in the nature and functions of the automobile itself.   The transformation...... Read More

Health - Fighting flu

There have been some pretty ugly flu-type symptoms around lately: fevers, aches, pains, accompanied by diarrhoea, vomiting and a pretty good cough, too. It always seems true to human form that when we are stuck in the wrath of a flu or similar, we are...... Read More

An unsung hero

There are some organs in the body that don’t get enough credit – when was the last time you thought about your pituitary gland, for example?  I can tell you that, despite its anonymity, none of us would be alive without it. It’s...... Read More

Lime and fig slow roasted lamb shanks

The days might be slowly getting longer but the nights are still cool as we near spring. To enjoy the last of the satisfying hearty winter meals, these slow roasted lamb shanks are just the thing. Try them for a lazy Sunday dinner with a glass of red...... Read More

Weight loss easy in Winter

People tell me all the time that summer is the best season to lose weight. The theory goes that in summer it is easy to exercise more and eat light foods.  Barbecues mean simple meals of meat and salad and during those particularly hot weeks, humidity...... Read More

Homebuilders - Winter warmers

Yes, winter is here which means that we now have to survive through the colder months. This cold, damp weather also brings extra costs for heating. There is a huge amount of scientific research that shows the negative impact on people living in cold,...... Read More