Blogs

Avoiding the seventies: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

The big news this week is the announcement that the new ‘Doctor Who’ is a lady. Being active Time Travellers ourselves, we’re excited about the prospect of a female doctor, although a little apprehensive about her ability to parallel...... Read More

Can horticulture growth continue?

In June this year the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released its ‘Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries’ report which has horticulture’s exports (including wine) growing by 5.3 per cent. The report predicts thathorticulture’s...... Read More

Foaming cleansers are bad news for teenagers

When I think back to my own teen years, it’s a reminder to me that all too often teens make mistakes with their skin because they don’t know any better! One of the worst things teenagers can do for their skin is to use a foaming cleanser....... Read More

Make the fear disappear

“When you are grateful fear disappears.” – Anthony Robbins Fear paralyses. It limits what you do and keeps you from stepping out into new things. Although gratitude may not remove all fear it definitely helps you to relax, breathe...... Read More

Cats, dogs, cows and revolting old people

Dogs are revolting. They’re fed up with this nonsense about Cat Tax and demand an end to their persecution! Now that the Cat Tax has the entire country scratching each other’s eyes out, it’s a good time to again question the dog...... Read More

Let’s talk about your cartilage (Part 2)

I have been helping someone with osteoarthritis in a knee, thumbs, back and neck. We started with a double dose of my joint support formula which gave her more than 1500mg of high grade chondroitin and glucosamine with 200mg of my proprietary rapid...... Read More

Cartilage loss (Part 1)

Osteoarthritis is all about loss of cartilage, subsequent inflammation and changes to bone and joint structure. The result is pain and loss of mobility. The ends of bones such as the femur are covered in tough articular cartilage. It is commonly called...... Read More

Keeping New Zealand moving

Infrastructure supports much of our daily lives – it’s the roads we drive on, the schools our children learn in and it delivers our electricity and water. It is a key driver of the economy, and public services. And investing in it creates...... Read More

Are dry eyes an issue for you?

Do your eyes get sore, burn or become red or watery? You may have dry eye syndrome. It is estimated that up to 20 per cent of Kiwis suffer from some form of dry eye, a condition that can have a profound effect on quality of life. The drying effects...... Read More

Pistol Pete and the hometown Cup defence

What a proud week for Tauranga, the Burling family, Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club and all the Kiwi fans who have waited so long for yachting payback. Peter Burling winning the America’s Cup at the helm of Emirates Team NZ must surely rate...... Read More

Therapy for Osteoarthritis (Part 3)

Last week we discussed how high levels of chondroitin sulphate (CS) help joints affected by osteoarthritis (OA). An excellent 2010 study ‘Chondroitin sulphate in the treatment of osteoarthritis’ (Y Herotin, PhD) identified the actions of...... Read More

OECD data dire reading for NZ

The latest OECD report clearly shows New Zealand’s low position on the rankings because we are importing more than we export, and our kids are not leaving school with the right kind of education for the modern world. Our students should be looking...... Read More

Build a cathedral, not a brick wall

‘‘People will do almost any ‘what’ if you give them a good ‘why’.’’ – Friedrich Nietzsche You gain clarity when you provide meaning to everyday jobs. If you want to be effective, provide a powerful...... Read More

Therapy for Osteoarthritis (Part 2)

Nutritional therapy can be effective in helping osteoarthritis.  For example I have been helping someone with osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee which affected her mobility. She also had hypertension and swollen ankles from poor lower leg circulation. We...... Read More

More than a million

This month the Port of Tauranga has set a record, processing more than one million shipping containers in one year – the first port in New Zealand to reach the milestone. By volume we now boast the largest port in the country, with 41 per cent...... Read More

All eyes on Burling’s performance

The sailing world is awash with the talk of the spectacular performance of Tauranga's Peter Burling and the Kiwi team at Bermuda. The Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling has steered and strategised the flying catamaran into a dream...... Read More

A bourbon drinker’s guide to wine tasting

Wine tasting rates right up there amongst my 190 most favourite things to do. The other 189 things involve boating, fishing, hunting and dogs. But if none of those pursuits are possible, then wine tasting is definitely my 190th choice of ways to spend...... Read More

Election surveys shows widespread discontent

Only 100 days till our general election. And all across the democratic world, voters have given brutal lessons to politicians about complacency and arrogance. Discontented mid-west voters dealt to the Clinton dynasty. A surge in under-35 year-olds...... Read More