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Choc Wars: Palm Oil Victory but Mars sides with Cadbury

Choc Wars: Palm Oil Victory but Mars sides with Cadbury

Cadbury is backing down on its use of palm oil in Dairy Milk chocolate. This is welcome news for Orangutans and green thinking consumers everywhere.

Booed, Screwed & Tattooed… The Sparkly Decline of Tattoo Art

Booed, Screwed & Tattooed… The Sparkly Decline of Tattoo Art

A friend and I rocked up to the movies on a Tuesday night to check out whatever was on.

The Scientific Nature of “The Whammy”

The Scientific Nature of “The Whammy”

It is just me, or is it hard to find good experts these days?
 

Tale Of One City – Two Accommodation Retreats

Tale Of One City – Two Accommodation Retreats

This is a tale of one city and two great hideaways – just five kilometres apart.

Auckland has the best of everything. It’s the gateway to the Pacific and the biggest island city in the South Pacific.

Renting Fever - Gotta Be In To Win

Renting Fever - Gotta Be In To Win

Many people share the view nowadays that if you're renting a home you're in a good position, because the current economic climate is most suited to those that don't own their own dwellings.

I used to be a big believer in this train of thought.  Until last weekend.

Telemarketing Vampires Suck Out Charity Dollars

Telemarketing Vampires Suck Out Charity Dollars

Every night across New Zealand Telemarketing Vampires enter our homes fundraising for charities and suck most of the dollars up for themselves.

Soon after six at night the phone goes (They know it is the most likely time I am home)

Elevator Etiquette

Elevator Etiquette
Elevators are tricky places. There are times when rules and regulations clearly need to be enforced, particularly when I’m in them at some ungodly hour, or when there is a limited amount of caffeine in my system.
 

Defying The Adrenalin-Rush In The Adventure Capital Of The World

Defying The Adrenalin-Rush In The Adventure Capital Of The World

I was lured against my own will to spend four days and three nights at Eichardt’s, one of the best hotels in the world at Queenstown (New Zealand)  – known globally as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Same Rules: Different Community

Same Rules: Different Community

Communities started becoming groups and networks well before the the Internet, Social Media or Facebook. While some might argue that the internet is destroying 'real communities', others are more involved with communities than they ever were pre dial-up.

Online Shopping & Old(er) People

Online Shopping & Old(er) People

You know when the simplest exchange of words sparks a chain reaction of thought that you just can't ignore?  I was chatting to Mum the other day about ordering a pizza online - mainly because I couldn't be bothered with the inconvenience of the telephone; finding the phone number, calling it