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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

Damp squibs and pumpkins

It’s that time of the year again, when we once again make effigies of some guy, tie him to a stake and set fire to him, while letting off a large amount of gunpowder-fuelled fireworks. And that’s just the protests against the new coalition...... Read More

Some of the more common causes of pain (part 1)

Over the next few columns we are going to look at the most common causes of pain as reported to me by new clients. In most cases, I hear their stories after medical diagsis and treatment. Today we look at muscle pain caused by Polymyalgia Rheumatica...... Read More

Start your journey to happiness

Happiness is a journey. We all have times when life becomes a drag, and at those times it is really important to remember that happiness isn't something that happens accidentally. We create happiness ourselves. In Japanese culture the concept of...... Read More

Learning to safeguard your children's future

Mention family trusts and the first thing that might spring to mind is rest home subsidies or protecting business assets. But their value also lies at the other end of the spectrum. When structured properly, family trusts provide an effective means...... Read More

Check that what you're putting on is really organic

Amid the natural beauty boom, consumers are increasingly aware of what they do and don’t want in their beauty and personal care. But shopping for safe products and supporting the brands who make them is a different story. At this point, there...... Read More

New Zealand is a country of franchise

It is a little known fact that per capita, New Zealand is the most franchised country in the world with 631 franchised brands, 37,000 franchise units, a turnover of business format franchises amounting to $27.6 billion and a total annual turnover of...... Read More