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Autumn 2018

The time of year when daylight saving is over and the nights are drawing in is a great time to take stock. Owls are a theme in this season’s Thrive – we’re getting behind the Haier Big Hoot, a fun owl-themed charity event to support Child Cancer Foundation or enter our competition for a colourful toy owl to brighten your home. We hope you enjoy this issue of Thrive – here’s to a happy and healthy autumn.

Owl to a good cause

If the thought of enormous 1.65m-tall birds landing in your neighbourhood puts you in a flap, don’t worry – they’re here to help. At tough times –...

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Get a bird's eye view of Oamaru's sma...

The unique feathered residents of Oamaru of course. For an inspirational place to visit, make sure you put the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony on your...

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Breaking the silence around suicide

With autumn signalling the start of fewer daylight hours and longer nights, the change in seasons can for some people have an impact on their menta...

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Acclaimed artist celebrates first boo...

At the grand age of 101, Wellington artist Michael Nicholson has achieved a number of accolades that many could just dream of.  And now he’s topped...

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Fruitful initiative bringing communit...

Community Fruit Harvesting may have started small, but its effect within communities in New Zealand has continued to grow – so much so that the gro...

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Sporting dreams won't be beaten by as...

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world – did you know that one in seven NZ children are affected by asthma [sour...

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Making a difference through mentoring

Twenty-one years ago, Jo-anne Wilkinson and Graeme Dingle wanted to help young Kiwis become more confident, gain life skills, and achieve success....

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Celebrating Matariki 2016

For many New Zealanders winter signals a special time of remembrance and celebration, as the community welcomes Matariki. The rising of the star c...

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The inspiring minds of kapa haka

With Matariki 16 comes the highly anticipated Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Kapa Haka Super 12s, a unique event that presents the traditional art of kapa h...

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