Health & Lifestyle

The science hand washing

It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic currently sweeping the world will be an event comparable to the great Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. To compound the situation, Covid-19 is much more contagious than influenza. The Government has recommended social...... Read More

Determination in isolation

“In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” Albert Einstein’s words are a timely reminder as we begin our unprecedented ‘national lockdown’ journey. In fact, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting...... Read More

Cusine - Hearty winter breakfast

You often hear people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets you up, well fuelled, to face whatever it is you have planned to do. However, not everyone likes breakfast or can stomach it. The thought of eating the moment you...... Read More

Health - Care for Covid-19

OK 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 diversify into toilet paper manufacturing as well. Bad...... Read More

Local food treasure

Hokey Pokey is a Kiwiana gem. Conveniently available everywhere and celebrated in every town and province, it’s a foodstuff with a proud legacy and generations of family food experience behind it. However, the only true regionally protected dish...... Read More

Immunity boosters

With the change of season upon us it’s a good time to focus on the health of your immune system, especially considering recent developments with the spread of Coronavirus. Face masks and hand washing may be one way of keeping germs at bay but the...... Read More

Homebuilders - Help at hand

With Christmas and the holidays truly over and the school year firmly underway, it is good to have an understanding about the services that are provided in our community to support people in many ways. Homebuilders provides many services from north...... Read More

Money - Speak up on finance blues

Financial pressure is building in the region with the unrelenting drought and Covid-19 threatening the liquidity of farmers, tourism, hospitality businesses and the forestry sector. So if you think your financial situation is about to suffer, now is...... Read More

Travel insurance of a different kind

Have you heard of desynchronosis? It’s another word for jetlag and comes from a Latin word meaning ‘unsynchronized’. When we travel on a plane, we find ourselves in a less than optimal state when we arrive at our destination. We...... Read More

Cheesy choices

Once upon a time, across little young New Zealand, a proud regional cheese-making tradition thrived. These days, New Zealand is world famous overseas for its milk powders, infant formulas, block cheddars and assorted commodity industrial dairy products....... Read More