Re-purpose a selection of op-shop glasses and delicate doilies to create a fabulously dramatic late night table setting.   Words Sarah Heeringa. Photography Aimee Carruthers Doilies are highly intricate small, and often round, mats for the table. They’re typically made by crocheting, knitting or tatting fine cotton

So you don't have a handy kitchen garden with herbs and salad greens? Forget the bother and expense of making raised beds - simply pick up a secondhand metal wheelbarrow and get painting to create your own colourful and compact garden. 

Friendships that last over time add a layer of richness to life's experiences. Sarah Heeringa looks at this fundamental human relationship.  Words Sarah Heeringa It may not seem so some days, but potential friends are all around us. As the Irish poet William Yeats once put it;

We know the rules; eat your five-a-day, drink plenty of water, get some exercise. Yet, data from the most recent Ministry of Health Adult Nutrition Survey shows that New Zealand’s adults were five percent heavier in 2008 than in 1997. Iron deficiency in women jumped

You can't start a business until you've got your personal finances figured out, writes financial personal trainer Hannah McQueen  For more financial features on rent vs buy, saving big and more, click here.  The idea of losing weight is fairly simple: eat less than you consume. The

It's a growth industry - veggie box delivery companies are taking the market by storm We road-test boxes in your area, and find alternatives where you can get involved  MeatMail  Otago – MeatMail Who are they?: Launched in 2012 by student flatmates Harry and Dave, MeatMail started life as

In 1637 Rene Descartes declared "I think, therefore I am" - and although the French philosopher was referring to scientific, calculating, philosophical thought, science suggests those moments when you're zoned out are just as important. Jai Breitnauer rides a zephyr into the world of daydreams  Walter Mitty

Here is a fantastic recipe to make light, fluffy vanilla cupcakes with delicious butter icing. Add your SPCA Cupcake Day decorative touches to make them too good to resist on Cupcake Day!  • 150g butter, softened  • 1 1/2 cups sugar  • 2 free-range eggs  • 2 tsp vanilla essence  • 2 1/2 cups

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