Health & Lifestyle

Coronavirus - what you need to know

I’ve never heard of a misinfodemic before. But I guess that the information about the novel coronavirus in the form of Facebook rants and conspiracy theories spreading through our community misinforming everyone and helping no-one is probably an...... Read More

Beer - Spoilt for choice

When it comes to delicious beer options, visitors to Mahurangi are increasingly spoilt for choice. I can vividly remember visiting The Matakana Pub when the beer choices included Speights, Speights and more Speights – but now even The Matakana has...... Read More

Homebuilders - Breach of trust

Sometimes things happen that cause our children to lose their sense of trust in us. This may be due to a harmful action you may have taken (such as being violent in front of them or towards them), an inaction (being absent when something harmful happened...... Read More

Whatever your goal, make it important

New Year’s resolutions are always a hot topic at this time of year and judging by the amount of weight loss commercials on TV, advertisers are trying extra hard to cash in on those who have made weight loss a goal for 2020. As clients enter my...... Read More


There is often much confusion about whether nutritional supplementation is important, necessary and beneficial, or bad, dangerous and a huge waste of money. Firstly, why is this important? Nutrients are essential to life. Every second there are billions...... Read More

Falling for you

Okay, ‘falling for you’ might sound like a love song, but it’s my way of getting your attention with respect to falls and the elderly. According to Health Navigator, about one-in-three people over the age of 65 will fall in any one year....... Read More

Summer salad days

These long, hot summer days call for bright, fresh salads. And salads are a great way to use up the vegetable glut in the summer garden. Those of you who are gardeners will know what I mean by the summer vegetable glut, especially in the form of the courgette....... Read More

Finding money for school

Here it comes – the avalanche of back-to-school costs. Feet will have grown, shirts will have shrunk and sports gear will have got lost in the abyss. Even for those on a good income, it can be tough finding the money to kit out a child or two at...... Read More

Travel adventures

While travel can be a stepping stone to relaxation, it is also the pathway to adventure for many Kiwis. We love to travel and more people are looking for special ways to enhance those experiences. Speciality trips from food and wine trails to sporting...... Read More

A Christmas ‘to do’ list

As we enter the festive season we’re typically bombarded with the usual health messages such as – keep to healthy foods, don’t overeat, don’t stray from your usual healthy eating, keep to your sleep times, don’t eat junk...... Read More