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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.
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How not to be a heavy drinker

9 Feb | 2015

New Zealand young people have a heavy drinking culture that can easily thrive when people head off to university.

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BBQ Dos and don'ts

8 Jan | 2015

If you want to make your barbeque a little bit spesh, here are tips for holding a great summer party:

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Be a good listener

5 Nov | 2014

Most of us think we’re good listeners—but stats tell us that we remember much more about what we say in a conversation, than what the other person has said.

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Helping Kids with Homework

5 Nov | 2014

Homework can be a battleground, but here are some tips for getting on schedule and even making it (gasp!) fun—for you and them.

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Getting emotional - Part 3

29 Oct | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Still fighting for freedom

29 Sep | 2014

Sadly, human slavery is not some abhorrent aberration from the pages of history. It is a modern-day travesty that sees hundreds of thousands of men, women and children suffering daily around the world … today.

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Getting emotional - Part 2

29 Sep | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Reality TV politics

26 Sep | 2014

When I was a kid, the closest thing we had to reality TV was election night. It was a thrilling night of divas, scathing one-liners, popularity contests, goodies and baddies, personality clashes, and the occasional scuffle. And, of course, there were winners and losers.

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Getting emotional

11 Sep | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army in Napier spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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