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Don’t Mow Your Lawn
There is a wonderful trend taking place to get rid of your immaculate lawn with its neatly trimmed edges and velvet green expanse. When you let a lawn go amazing things happen. Many parks around the world have stopped mowing their lawns to allow nat
Nadia1 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
Fast & Fresh
Make the most of the changing seasons and indulge in our star line-up of delicious pear dishes. Along with being ripe for the picking, this versatile fruit is an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fibre, both of which are essential for a healt
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The Store
Blue Frog has launched a super-scrumptious cereal featuring the vibrant taste collision of Hawke’s Bay black doris plums and superfood dragon fruit. With the addition of type 1 sustainable marine collagen (as well as vitamin C to promote its absorpti
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From Nadia
Wow, and just like that, the cool, crisp autumn mornings have arrived (making it much harder to get out of bed!). Lots of other changes around the world have been happening lately, of course. I hope you are looking after yourself mentally and physica
Nadia2 min lettiWicca / Witchcraft
Plant Power
When I begin to teach people how to communicate with plants, most think they cannot do it. “Sure, I can see how a shaman can do it, or someone who grew up in the jungle, in an intact culture of natural medicine. But me? A modern person? I won’t be ab
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Feel-good Favourites
Never was the motto ‘be prepared’ more appropriate than when it comes to feeding the whānau wholesome, delicious food. These mains and sides are easy to rustle up and include a good portion of veges, protein-rich foods, some smart carbs and essential
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Nadia
Editor Vanessa Marshall Art director Tanya Wong Features editor Fiona Ralph Chief sub editor Stephanie Attwater Contact us at nadia@bauermedia.co.nz Digital editor – Lifestyle Anya Truong-George Digital editor – Food Lakshmi Krishnasamy Conte
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A Guide To Choosing Essential Oils
TO REDUCE ANXIETY: basil, bergamot, geranium, lavender. TO CALM: sandalwood, sage, lavender, chamomile, neroli. TO COMBAT DEPRESSION: bergamot, clary sage, neroli, chamomile, juniper, lavender. TO ENERGISE: rosemary, pine, lemon, orange. TO ENCOU
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Pear Delight
With many delicious varieties to choose from, pears bring a subtle, sweet flavour, juiciness and unique texture to the table. Read on for all the pear recipes you’ll need this autumn, with the humble fruit adding a burst of flavour to goat’s cheese c
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Spread The Love
Winning top points for label design, this smooth mix of hazelnuts and cacao boasts just as much goodness on the inside of the jar. $15.99 poppyandolive.co.nz Imagine scorched almonds blended and poured into a jar, and you’re close to the taste-tastic
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The Big Relax
If you find yourself spending more time inside, take advantage of the extra hours by turning your attention to simple activities like mindful colouring and brain-boosting puzzles – or try out some easy breathing techniques to calm your mind. You’ll f
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Some for Mum
This Mother’s Day, don your best apron and whip up a batch of bikkies to share with the mother figure in your life. Choose a citrus shortbread or transform a simple yet delicious vanilla biscuit into a pretty raspberry jam drop. For mums out there wi
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Eye Spy
Blue mascara is back – in a deep, rich tone to enhance any eye colour. This natural formulation combines mineral pigments with nourishing beeswax to soothe and protect delicate lashes. $48 drhauschka.com If big, bold lashes are your thing then this c
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A-Z Of Natural Beauty Trends
While the term ‘cruelty free’ is one we’ve long been familiar with, the issue is still far from black and white. In New Zealand, testing on animals is still legal for consumer and medical research reasons, but back in 2015 the government signed a bil
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Grounds Zero
More than just a morning essential to kick-start your day, coffee is a great flavour enhancer for both sweet and savoury recipes. Try it in a light-textured, moist pecan cake, rolled into truffles or used as a sauce for sticky ribs. Ready in 1 hour |
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Between The Covers
After suffering unimaginable trauma at the age of 15, aspiring Olympic gymnast Lucia Osborne-Crowley sought solace in reading, and in the process began her journey to healing. $18.99 Allen & Unwin If there is ever a time to take advice from a monk it
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Bananas Can Make You Smarter, But Are You Eating Smart Bananas?
Bananas are a wise choice for people looking to eat more ‘brain food’ as they are a potent source of magnesium and vitamin B6 – two micronutrients that are widely recognised for their ability to improve memory and focus. So bananas are making you sma
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People
Esther McDonald (Ngā Puhi), of Thea Ceramics, creates naturally beautiful mugs, tumblers, dishes, vases and more, which are being snapped up by savvy pottery fans. Cafes and restaurants around the country, such as Wellington’s Flight Coffee Hangar an
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The Gift Of Love
A classic tan handbag is a wardrobe staple. Dressed up or down, this is a gift that will never date. $369 briarwood.co.nz Channel Moroccan vibes with these stunning 22k gold plate statement earrings. $375 zoeandmorgan.com The world’s comfiest footwea
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Green Relief
First of all, let’s clear up one thing: medicinal (or medical) cannabis is legal in New Zealand. That isn’t to say you’re free to smoke marijuana because you have a bad back. What it does mean is that the use of cannabis, manufactured to very specifi
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It’s Only Natural
With a background in environmental science, it was second nature to Mahuru Wilcox to look to the land when creating Hau Botanicals, her range of natural skincare. Learning about the practice of rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) and discovering
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Win A Wishbone Bike Re2
The Wishbone Bike RE2 turns waste plastic into an award-winning, multifunctional design for kids aged 12 months to 6 years. Children learn confidence and independence on a three-in-one bike that fits perfectly as they grow. Learn to walk with three w
Nadia4 min lettiChemistry
Soap Story
The laundry is one of the hardest-working rooms in the home but it can also harbour many harmful chemicals. Studies have shown that cleaning products can contain ingredients that harm the lungs, cause asthma and are formulated or contaminated with ca
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Lessons From Mother Nature
Each successful advocates of growing and cooking nutrient-dense food in their own right, Kay Baxter and daughter Amber Rose are now working together to further their ‘real food’ message. Kay, 67, an organic gardening pioneer and co-founder, with her
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What’s Cookin’?
Bringing colour and culinary expertise to Warkworth, north of Auckland, is Pete & Mary’s Eatery. Siblings Suzanna and Tim Uhlworm opened the cafe in January with their spouses, Joel and Jessica. The eatery is named after Suzanna and Tim’s late grandp
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A Cut Above The Rest
If you’re looking to give your bedroom a small-scale style update, adding upcycled bedside tables is a great place to start. Browse secondhand shops or online for a small character table that speaks your language, then simply slice, sand, seal and pa
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A Rosy Future
Brigit Blair, the founder of natural skincare company Linden Leaves, is celebrating a quarter of a century in the beauty business, with her family right beside her. You started your beauty brand in 1995. What are the biggest changes you have seen in
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Q & A
While Yasmin Khan unfortunately won’t be heading to our shores any more, after the cancellation of the Auckland Writers Festival, the British author, broadcaster and cook is keeping busy working on her upcoming book. Since we won’t be able to hear fr
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Food
Cosier weather calls for comfort cooking so satisfy your cravings with our line-up of one-pan dishes, page 62, that not only taste delicious but only require one pot, pan or skillet. Pies are back on the menu! In all fairness, do they ever go out of
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Words From The Wise
Photographer Alice, 37, and her husband first became interested in naturism – the practice of being nude in natural and social settings – in their homeland of South Africa. At the time, the former law student was working as a nude model and photograp
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