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  1. Exercises to avoid

    6 exercises to avoid (and what to do instead)

    Not all exercises are created equal. It’s a lot like food; some foods are great for everybody; some foods are terrible and cause a lot of health issues for people and some foods sit in the middle where we think they are good for us, but often they can cause us issues that we are not aware of. Here are some exercises to reconsider, and what to try instead.
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  2. Sparkling water with lime

    Resetting our relationship with alcohol

    Humans have been drinking alcohol since the moment we realised what happens when fruit ferments. It’s a substance that has been woven into the fabric of our being and now in the modern world, everywhere we look there are bars, alcohol stores, and advertising for new and exciting alcohol products to try. 
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  3. Coconut, Lentil and Vegetable Curry

    Coconut, Lentil and Vegetable Curry

    This is a perfect mild beginner vegan curry that can be prepared quickly and with simple ingredients. It’s a great way to use up whatever veggies are in your fridge or freezer!
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  4. Dishwasher Care

    How to keep your dishwasher running like clockwork

    Is your dishwasher suffering from bad breath, a greasy complexion or an inability to perform effectively? Looking after the health and wellbeing of your dishwasher will maximise its life, and ensure it’s better at looking after you and your family.
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  5. November is World Vegan Month

    November is World Vegan Month

    World Vegan Month is almost as old as myself, celebrating 27 years in 2021, yet somehow this is the first year I’ve paid much attention. I’m fairly certain it’s because in our 11th week of lockdown in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, I had been spending more time online than anyone should. The month kicks off on November 1st with World Vegan Day - established in 1994 to celebrate 50 years of the UK Vegan Society, it has grown exponentially in popularity since its inception.
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  6. Supportive Hands

    Kind people are our kinda people

    As novelist Henry James tells us, “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” World Kindness Day also reminds us (in case we need it) to take a breath, and be kind to each other, to ourselves, and to the world.
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  7. Upcycled home office

    Upcycling, recycling, downcycling: what’s the difference?

    Not all ‘cycling is created equal. While we might use terms like upcycling, recycling and downcycling interchangeably, in fact, each one is more – or less – effective at reusing items and their materials.
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  8. Aro Music

    Sharing our aroha for Aro

    Aro is bilingual husband and wife duo Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker (nee Rice), who share a passion for using the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity.
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  9. Care instructions label

    How to buy better quality clothing

    At the top of our list of things that make us go grr, is spending money on a new piece of clothing, only to have it fall apart after a couple of wears. Whether you’re creating a capsule, investing in a statement piece, or just aiming for a more sustainable wardrobe, choosing the best quality you can is key. But how can you tell if a garment will go the distance?
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  10. Bare feet in the forest

    A Clean Slate

    I stumbled upon a poem recently and it resonated deeply. We’re at a time here in New Zealand where we are forced to slow down, potentially to reassess. Being at home with fewer distractions, the monotony of staying in one place can affect all of us in different ways.
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