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Winter 2018

Winter has well and truly arrived and brought with it flurries of snow and lashings of rain. While some are dreaming of warm, sunny beaches, for others the colder weather is a welcome opportunity to hit the slopes, or just hit pause and reflect on the year to date.

In this issue we’re looking back on The Haier Big Hoot, the art trail that turned Auckland’s streets into a colourful aviary to raise money for Child Cancer Foundation. We give you some wellbeing tips for your winter lifestyle, and we also talk with David Seymour, the family man from Northland with an amazingly positive attitude, following a devastating diagnosis.

A big finish for The Big Hoot

Thrive Winter 2018   From March to May, Auckland played host to The Haier Big Hoot, an art trail featuring 47 uniquely decorated, supersized owls...

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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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