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  1. Exercising with Asthma

    Exercising with Asthma

    Exercise can be challenging enough for many people but for those who suffer from asthma it can be especially difficult. Both the fear of triggering an asthma attack and not understanding or knowing what types of exercise might be suitable and beneficial can prevent many people from getting involved in regular exercise.
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  2. 5 Surprising Benefits of CoQ10 For Your Skin

    5 Surprising Benefits of CoQ10 For Your Skin

    Over the last few years you may have heard about a new skin-protecting kid on the block – Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for short). It may not have the catchiest name, but it is catching on for its ability to make skin act younger.
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  3. 4 Simple Indoor Activities For Kids To Do…

    4 Simple Indoor Activities For Kids To Do…

    If the weather turns bad during Winter school holidays it can be a challenge to keep kids entertained inside without them being in front of…
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  4. Common Challenges in Yoga Practice

    Common Challenges in Yoga Practice

    Honestly, I feel like I could set up a whole Instagram account of ‘yoga hacks’ with ways to approach common challenges when you…
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  5. To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering…

    To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering…

    This is part two in our two-part series on decluttering, in a post-Kondo world where charity shops are bursting at the seams.
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  6. Harakeke: NZ’s hydrating native flax

    Harakeke: NZ’s hydrating native flax

    Harakeke is the Māori name for native New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax).
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  7. An (Almost) Zero Waste Home - The Bathroom

    An (Almost) Zero Waste Home - The Bathroom

    Compromising my personal hygiene, or the way I look, aren’t sacrifices I’m willing to make to decrease my environmental impact.
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  8. An (almost) zero waste home - The Laundry

    An (almost) zero waste home - The Laundry

    Cleaning does not delight me. But what does is getting a good job done in the shortest amount of time possible, without nasty chemicals and packaging waste. It might sound like I’m asking for a lot, but turns out there are simple ways to achieve it.  
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  9. Tips for KNZB Clean Up Week

    Tips for KNZB Clean Up Week

    Keep New Zealand Beautiful is encouraging Kiwis across the country to ‘Do The Right Thing’ during G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week, from 9-15 September. 

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  10. The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer

    The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer

    You may have heard of at least three – reduce, reuse and recycle. The original ‘3 R’s’ became known at the start of the environmental movement in the 60s and 70s. But being a consumer in the 21st Century is pretty complex, and it seems we need a bigger toolkit.
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