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Honey Company Welcomes Discovery Of Manuka Tree Link To Active Ingredient

Honey Company Welcomes Discovery Of Manuka Tree Link To Active Ingredient

The only company to certify the active ingredient in its manuka honey products has welcomed the Waikato University discovery of a compound in New Zealand manuka tree nectar which converts to the honey’s antibacterial constituent.

Being Pregnant in Nelson

Being Pregnant in Nelson

This is a strange blog. I’m supposed to write about travel...but it seems there is limited information out there in cyberspace about being pregnant in regional New Zealand.

To Breed or Not to Breed?

To Breed or Not to Breed?

 Are you at that 20-something-ish age where people you know have started to sporadically pop out kids, get married, or - doubly disturbing - get married and have kids?

Recommended Reading: Home And Living

Recommended Reading: Home And Living

A Home For All Seasons - Kirstin Perers

Southern Publishers

The key to turning a house into a home doesn’t depend on the size of your budget; it comes down to small touches and simple techniques that work.

Death On A Plate

This morning I found a job advertisment on Trade Me

- yes, still looking for that perfect place . . .

Mileage Tax Fairer Than Petrol Tax

Mileage Tax Fairer Than Petrol Tax

Terrapass, one of Cityhop’s favourite sites for good ideas on being more sustainable recently had a blog on  a milage tax  - a system of charging per kilometre instead of a tax on petrol at the pump as a way to fund transportat

Generation Y’s Difficult Financial Decisions

Generation Y’s Difficult Financial Decisions

Generation Y, defined as anyone born between 1978 and 2000, usually owners of an iPod, seen hanging out in trendy nights spots at all hours, notorious big spenders and likely to switch employers as regularly as relationships. But how will the impact of the global financial crisis hit Gen Y?

I Love You, Have A Cookie

I Love You, Have A Cookie

If there’s one true way to max out on endorphins, it’s the love/food combo. Love affects what we eat, the way we eat, and when we eat… for better or worse. Affection has never tasted so good.

Clean Up Our Beaches

Clean Up Our Beaches

Here is a great idea for the weekend. Join a pile of other people on a boat trip to Great Barrier and spend the day cleaning up the Great Barrier coastline.

Stories You'll Never See In The Media

Stories You'll Never See In The Media

Here are a few brief news stories that may never make the media for varying obvious reasons. One reason could be the fact they are poorly written, kinda like your suburban newspaper which only runs ads or that story that first year journo student tried to get published.