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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.

Stay well this winter

Thrive Winter 2018   The winter blues are usually mentioned at this time of year when the mornings are dark and the days are short. Most of us ar...

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Could you cope with losing your most...

No, we don’t mean your home, or your car. We’re talking about your income. Your ability to earn a living is incredibly important – it keeps a roof...

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The healthy workplace makeover

Many articles are devoted to healthy lifestyles – get plenty of exercise, practise mindfulness, cut out the sugar. But most of our life is spent wo...

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Way to play!

We all know the importance of letting kids play, but society tends to look sideways at adults who dress in costume or middle-aged gamers. However,...

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Shining a light on holiday blues

Everyone’s heard that the holiday season brings out the blues. It makes sense – we all know how stressful Christmas shopping, family get-togethers...

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Delicious summer stone fruit

As well as the sunshine and the long break, summer brings another reason to celebrate – the harvest of juicy plums, peaches, cherries and other sto...

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Are you struggling with your teen?

Why do our teenagers get so moody? Why are they so lazy? Why do otherwise smart kids do such stupid things? If you’re a parent of a teenager, you...

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Pets are good for health

Ever wondered why cuddling with your cat makes you sleep better? Or why you forget all your worries when your puppy decides to play fetch with you?...

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Be "sun smart" this summer

After a wet and windy spring, we're all excited to finally see the arrival of summer and some warm sunshine! However with summer comes the familia...

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