Say goodbye to varicose veins

Varicose and spider veins are relatively common conditions, affecting up to 50 per cent of women and a lesser number of men.  These days, thanks to advanced technology, there is a variety of treatment options for patients to consider, and if you...... Read More

Fixing your feet

Do you suffer from foot pain that just won’t go away? Do you have bunions and think surgery is the only option? The team at Corrective Foot Solutions  might have the answer.The clinic is a podiatry practice specialising in an effective and...... Read More

Work yourself happy

If you are an employer and you want to leave a legacy that will impact future generations, then local businesswoman Wendy Macphail urges you to create a workplace that fosters employees’ well-being and happiness.  It will also hit your bottom...... Read More

A resolution that will stick

What is your New Year’s Resolution? To drop 20 kilograms? Finally get in shape? Join a gym?  When it comes to the sign-up it is easy to think “a gym is a gym” or “all gyms are created equal” but that all  gets...... Read More

New strength at 62

Wayne McCready reckons he once knew all the best pie and doughnut shops between here and Auckland.  “I ended up getting very big while driving trucks,” says Wayne. “I felt really unwell. I got a few pains, and then started getting...... Read More

The Little Yoga Festival

Chakra giant silk flags, craft zones with luscious coloured pencils from Europe and cartridge paper-like art from the 80s. Soulful local musicians and food trucks, enriching workshops and curious talks. Emily Mowbray-Marks is keen to bring us out of...... Read More

Warm, green and serene

It’s hard to feel at your best if there’s a knot forming in your back, or your shoulders are tensing up. Yet becoming your best self is easily within reach when you can relax both your mind and body.  Allowing yourself to fully relax...... Read More

Floating in hammocks

Floating above earth in slings that can carry baby elephants. The idea of this conjured up thoughts of hammocks, floating, Dumbo the movie and storks delivering babies so I set off to check it out. I found Float Fitness owner Louise Kirkham’s...... Read More

Reaching youth with free healthcare

‘HBU?’ In text speak it means ‘how about you?’ and for young people in the Western Bay of Plenty who can’t afford to see a doctor, it’s proving to be a life-saver. The Western Bay of Plenty’s Mobile Youth Health...... Read More

Out-of-the-ordinary ice-creams

If you like ice-cream, hold on to your cone as you are going to fall in love with Duck Island ice-cream. With 17 flavours to select from, there will definitely be a favourite amongst them that will keep you going back! The most tempting for me are the...... Read More