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Get fit and Healthy with Michelle Bridges!!

‘This book is about YOU! It will be your roadmap to getting where you want to be, taking control and getting back your self-belief. Let’s reignite your inner arse-kicker! This time, it’s personal. Power up!‘ RRP $37. When you choose to change, Michelle Bridges gives you the power to get …

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Liam Butler interviews View from the Road photographer Arno Gasteiger.

Be in to win View from the Road: Exploring New Zealand from State Highway 1 $65 Penguin Books New Zealand Question One. State Highway One has many special parts for the many New Zealanders who love to travel and surprising scenic splendour  for the international tourists.  What parts of State …

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What to do in the UK – part 6.

So, back to the tour of the UK. Last time we had just arrived at Eilean Donan Castle, one of the best loved sights in Scotland. It is situated on an island at the point where three lochs meet and is surrounded by majestic scenery. There has been a building …

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Liam Butler interviews Janine Stewart, General Manager – IHC Programmes

Question one IHC offers a range of services across New Zealand that support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. What proportion of your work involves the support of older people? Within IDEA Services (IHC’s service-arm) there is a growing ageing population.  Fortunately people are healthier and are receiving better …

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Harrys Last Stand.

A truly remarkable speech by 91 year old Harry Leslie Smith at the 2014 September Conference of the UK Labour Party.  Doesn’t matter where you sit on the political divide –  this is more about the ability of senior citizens to participate in political debate and discussion. Click Here

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Liam Butler interviews Jennifer Ashton author of At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and the Hokianga, 1842-1900

Win a copy of At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and the Hokianga, 1842-1900 Auckland University Press $49.99  Question One: John Webster experienced a wide variety of life had to offer in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. What do you think allowed him to develop the resilience required to …

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Role models, recreation and respite – from the desk of Nick Cottrell.

It’s not easy being a single mum with a nine month old baby to care for. Throw into the mix an eight year old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and severe anxiety and you’ve got a recipe for a chaotic household.  Thankfully Windmill Specialised Care, …

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When did YOU last get down and Dirty?!!

In Crofton, on Vancouver Island, the owners of a retirement home have created a garden that has not only enriched the lives of its elderly residents, but has also created a sense of community within their neighborhood. Through a grant from Vancouver Foundation the home was able to build a …

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Liam Butler interviews NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell

Question One: How was the NZ Brain Research Institute founded? Living with Parkinson’s disease didn’t hamper local businessman, Cas van der Veer’s drive toward success and indeed his determination to live his life well with the condition allowed him to accumulate an estate that has enabled the NZBRI to carry …

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