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Forge connections, sharpen your wit, brighten someone’s day and preserve a little piece of now for future generations. “The art of general letter-writing in the present day is shrinking until the letter threatens to become a telegram, a telephone message, a postcard,” wailed America’s mistress of

We meet the South Otago couple behind a sheep farm that’s successfully gone from conventional to organic We meet the South Otago couple behind a sheep farm that’s successfully gone from conventional to organic City gal meets Southern man, sparks fly, and the hills are alive with

In the devastating moments when buildings collapsed, sinkholes opened and muddy liquefaction bubbled up, many Cantabrians said goodbye to life as they knew it In the devastating moments when buildings collapsed, sinkholes opened and muddy liquefaction bubbled up, many Cantabrians said goodbye to life as they

The Ross Sea is a large bay of Antarctica located 3,500km south of New Zealand. It hasn't substantially changed since its discovery by humans in 1841. Fishing has the potential to transform all that.  The Ross Sea is home to the Antarctic toothfish, known on high-end restaurant menus

Dreaming of languid summer picnics and sumptuous outdoor feasts? Packing a selection of scrumptious pies and tarts is an excellent plan of attack. Recipes Claire Aldous, styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick Tomato tart Tomato Tart There are a few steps to make this tart, but it’s stunning-looking

Meditation is back, but it's no longer all about incense or sitting cross-legged for hours. Mindfulness is the technique that enables you to turn up for life as it happens and – as the research suggests – bestows a myriad of health benefits along the

The internet is a glorious, seemingly never-ending buffet of interestingness. But as with a smorgasbord, the trick is in finding the delicious and the different, and resisting filling your plate with deep-fried fillers. As long as you already have a computer and power, spending a further

New Zealand detached from the supercontinent Gondwana some 180 million years ago and set off on its own evolutionary adventure. Sculpted by volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, it was a bird land, isolated and unique. Over the last 700 years, paradise has slowly become paradise lost. Mammals arrived by ship;

Before going on his OE, Ben Galloway crafted some hardy sandals from an old pair of jeans. And after three years of travelling through countries full of rubbish, the idea for Trash Footwear came to him. Trash Footwear’s tagline, ‘Rather fancy rubbish’, says it all. Each pair is crafted in

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