Sometimes we have to climb a mountain to find ourselves. Epic adventurer and mountaineer Graeme Dingle reveals what he's discovered along the way. Graeme Dingle has seen four continents from their mountaintops, the Amazon river from a balsa wood raft and 28,000 kilometres of the Arctic

Facing up to the facts – and some of the heroes who are working on solutions. There are those who’d have us believe there is no such thing as child poverty in New Zealand. Julie Chapman, co-founder and chief executive of KidsCan Charitable Trust, remembers one

Considering some new habits? Polishing your halo has never been so simple with these easy tips for a better life. Buy new clothes But look for natural fibres such as silk, merino and Fairtrade or organic cotton. If exercise is a resolution of yours, invest in

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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