In 2015 the World Health Organisation (WHO) halved their recommended daily sugar intake, which will leave many people reaching for alternatives. Here are 12 sweet little facts all consumers should know.  1. There is no such thing as a sugar-free diet  Sugar is basically carbohydrate, and is naturally present

Sometimes it's easy to let friendships drift, only catching up when there's a birthday or at Christmas. Give yourself a reason to get together by taking turns to host a crafternoon tea. Here's Karyn Henger's beginner's guide.  You’ve heard of book club, and of course the

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

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

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

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

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;

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