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Sun, sea, sand and... Christmas?

With Rogers sidelined for further repairs, you’ll find the occasional guest rabbiting on page two over the next few editions. This week, Dan Sheridan welcomes a change of pace ahead of the festive onslaught.   Okay, here’s the deal....... Read More

Bottom feeders, top entertainers

Prospects for keen local anglers have been boosted with trout releases to help fire up the fishing for the summer and seasons ahead. Fish & Game officers have restocked Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal with fresh, hungry and gullible trout. Great...... Read More

Are you wearing something toxic?

Have you ever considered your make-up could be dangerous? It’s becoming more and more obvious that exposure to toxins and chemicals could be implicated as at least a partial cause of everything from obesity to daily fatigue or cancer. A number...... Read More

Small acts of kindness make a big difference

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” I started thinking about my mother the other day when I came across a letter she had written to me years ago. When...... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 2)

Some who contact me have straightforward problems. I was speaking with someone recently who has moderate osteoarthritis (OA) in her knees. We put her on a programme that included dietary recommendations, helpful tips and two supplements. I have no...... Read More

Three Strikes and you're...home free!

In just a few short weeks our new government and Prime Minister have made magnificent progress. Not only does our new PM Jacinda Ardern know the best way to manage our country, she’s instructing our neighbours how to run Australia, too. She...... Read More

Is it time to let go of some of your volunteers?

Volunteers are a great resource for organisations and for many, they are a very important part in the delivery of their services. But what happens if a long standing volunteer cannot perform the duties that are required, are disruptive to the team...... Read More

Tapping into healing processes (part 1)

The next generation of medicines will include those that target the body’s healing processes to treat disease. The miracle will not be new drugs. The real miracle are our healing processes that, when working properly, will prevent and heal disease. My...... Read More

Buzzword Botox vs newer Dysport

Botox became a buzzword in the 1990s. The frown-smoothing neurotoxin moved beyond the sphere of ophthalmology (eye-medicine) to become a cornerstone of the cosmetic industry.  If you haven’t heard much about Botox recently, it may be because...... Read More

Prime Minister's cat assassinated

  Conspiracy theories start here It’s been a wild start for the new government, with political shenanigans, drama in the house and potentially an assassination, with the Prime Minister’s cat dying suddenly, under suspicious circumstances. Or...... Read More

An understanding of ourselves

When you stop to examine why you’re upset with someone, you may discover that the thing that most irritates you about them is the very thing you are doing yourself. For example, if you notice someone always interrupts when you talk, is it something...... Read More

Planning and managing Christmas spending

Most Kiwis usually fund Christmas using their credit cards, and many won’t pay them off before the interest-free period is over. With high interest rates, Christmas quickly becomes even more expensive. At enableMe we encourage you to cut up your...... Read More

Helping to look after the local wildlife

As the weather warms up, we are seeing the inevitable increase in wildlife on our beaches. Little blue penguins are coming ashore at the moment as they begin to moult. At this time, they are very vulnerable to predators as they lose their feathers...... Read More

Guy Fawkes and sound phobias

We all love fireworks, but for our pets this time of year can be very stressful. To make matters worse, fireworks are often used throughout summer. Dogs are very prone to sound phobias, with 40-50 per cent of dogs affected. What starts as nervousness...... Read More

Your hands do a lot for you, so take good care of them

Apart from our face, one area of the body that is constantly exposed all year round are our hands. Often neglected, rarely protected and suffering a constant barrage of sun, wind, detergents, dirt, bacteria, cuts and abrasions, water and a million...... Read More

Some of the common causes of pain (part 2)

People contact me for advice on a wide range of health issues, and the two most common causes of pain I deal with are joint pain from osteoarthritis and muscle problems, as side effects of commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering (statin) medication. Buried...... Read More

Wheeling it in the aisles

With Rogers currently sidelined for repairs, we thought we’d delve into the archives and revisit one of the classics. This beauty is from 2010. It seems there’s a tonne of you out there in supermarket aisles enraged at the apparent lack...... Read More

Global Monthly Temperatures from NASA 1996-September 2017

Global temperatures are compiled for various areas including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), three latitude bands, and hemispheric, by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA. The graph shows the monthly mean global surface...... Read More