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  1. How to grow onions and leeks

    How to grow onions and leeks

    Onions and leeks are not often grown by home gardeners because they’re so cheap to buy, but with onions being one of the most heavily sprayed crops when grown conventionally, we like to grow our own organically.
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  2. Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2020 – a global day celebrating the achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating gender equality. At ecostore, we’re celebrating New Zealand women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and highlighting how we can all help more women to create, invent and discover a better tomorrow.
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  3. What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    As we entered the new decade with the world literally on fire, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore that we need to take drastic action when it comes to preserving our natural resources, sooner rather than later.

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  4. Best workouts for a small space

    Best workouts for a small space

    No space or equipment? Want to work out? No problem! In fact, this is an absolute favourite of mine – I love working out using just my own body weight for resistance and conditioning. And the small space means I have all I need at hand and don’t need to clear anything away, move furniture or avoid exercising due to the location I’m in.
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  5. Moving towards zero waste grocery shopping

    Moving towards zero waste grocery shopping

    Does the term ‘zero waste shopping’ conjure up images of a life spent eating solely dried pulses and nuts? For anyone who’s not an Instagram influencer who’s elevated the virtue of the perfect waste-free pantry to an art form, never fear – there are plenty of ways to reduce your waste while grocery shopping.
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  6. Everything Soup with Spring Onion and Coriander Pesto

    Everything Soup with Spring Onion and Coriander Pesto

    This soup is comforting and full of goodness. Absolutely perfect as the temperature starts to drop. Feel free to use this recipe as a rough framework and substitute the vegetables listed below for whatever you have on hand or growing in the garden.
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  7. Calm – how to process a stressful day

    Calm – how to process a stressful day

    Stress, tension and tough times are an inevitable part of being human, especially at the moment. The more we challenge ourselves and lead lives that are full and productive – the more overwhelm and stress we will inevitably feel.
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  8. Mental health during a pandemic

    Mental health during a pandemic

    In February, after Elton John had postponed his remaining Auckland shows, I made an impulsive decision to go to his last scheduled Australasian show in Sydney. While I was there, there were fewer than 30 cases of Covid-19 in the entire state of NSW, no community transfer, and no travel restrictions. I figured I was pretty safe.
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  9. How to set up a nursery for a new baby

    How to set up a nursery for a new baby

    Getting the house ready for a new baby is one of the most fun parts of pregnancy. However, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with what you do and don’t need, we have you covered with our guide to the essentials.
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  10. Autumn: why it’s the new Spring clean

    Autumn: why it’s the new Spring clean

    With most of us spending a lot more time close to home, making sure our spaces feel clean, fresh and welcoming seems like an excellent use of any extra spare time.
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