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Calling all green-fingered enthusiasts - council

It seems many people have been making the most of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown by spending time in their garden and Council is keen to see those efforts recognised.

Great gift for friends or family in isolation - The Vegan Box

As we continue to navigate and adjust to a very different type of ‘normal’ where we can’t see our family or friends face to face, we are all searching for ways to make sure our loved ones are ok.

'Good and bad news in snapshot of NZer's alcohol use during lockdown'

One third of respondents surveyed on their drinking during the Level 4 lockdown say they are drinking less than before the lockdown while almost half say they are drinking at the same levels.

Supermarket food boxes must be healthy - NZ Vegetarian Society

The NZ Vegetarian Society has commended New World for its initiative in trialling an ‘essential food box’, but it says the contents of the boxes need to be much healthier. The boxes come in different sizes, and aim to provide enough food for a week.

Pig hunters support call for hunting under Level 3

Association for the Government to consider allowing hunting under Alert Level 3.

"We see no reason why, under the conditions proposed by the Game Animal Council, pig hunting cannot resume under Alert Level 3," says NZPHA Executive Member Geoff Fitzgerald.

Those conditions are:

Personal trainer shares her fitness journey in a new Skills Active video

Shanae Yates found her spark a few years ago when she discovered a love of exercise, and now she is putting her talents to good use as a personal trainer at Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 gym.

Bake healthy without white flour - Whole Food Living food editor

Avid home bakers stuck in lockdown should not be deterred by recent reports that flour is in short supply at local supermarkets.

NZ Vegetarian Society offers activities for kids in lockdown

The NZ Vegetarian Society has produced a range of activities that Kiwi kids can do while they are in lockdown, including a competition where students can win great prizes!

Wider footpaths 'a big step forward'

Living Streets Aotearoa welcomes Associate Transport Minister Genter’s announcement today of funding for widening footpaths. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/govt-fund-temporary-cycleways-and-footpaths-post-covid-19-lockdown

A greener and safer future for New Zealand - Vegan Society

There has been much speculation this year about a plant-based New Zealand and in the light of COVID 19, which jumped species in a meat market, the implications for all animal agriculture are clear. So can it be done? What are the problems? Why do we need it?