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Summer 2018 #2017summer

The long hot days of summer are finally here – and let’s hope, some great summer holidays. In this issue we’ll explore some of the common myths around holiday blues, and explain why Santa and one-day cricket are nothing to be afraid of. Play is one of those things that makes life worth living (and is just as important for grown-ups as it is for the kids), and we’ve got the details on a fun new festival that lets the whole family enjoy a bit of playtime this summer. Learn about keeping your house safe with mortgage protection, get the juice on beautiful, bright summer fruit, and enter our giveaway for a fruit hamper, so you can enjoy a taste of summer at your place… Relax and enjoy the latest issue of Thrive. Here’s to a wonderful summer season for everyone.

Get a bird's eye view of Oamaru's sma...

The unique feathered residents of Oamaru of course. For an inspirational place to visit, make sure you put the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony on your...

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Breaking the silence around suicide

With autumn signalling the start of fewer daylight hours and longer nights, the change in seasons can for some people have an impact on their menta...

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Acclaimed artist celebrates first boo...

At the grand age of 101, Wellington artist Michael Nicholson has achieved a number of accolades that many could just dream of.  And now he’s topped...

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Fruitful initiative bringing communit...

Community Fruit Harvesting may have started small, but its effect within communities in New Zealand has continued to grow – so much so that the gro...

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Sporting dreams won't be beaten by as...

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world – did you know that one in seven NZ children are affected by asthma [sour...

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Making a difference through mentoring

Twenty-one years ago, Jo-anne Wilkinson and Graeme Dingle wanted to help young Kiwis become more confident, gain life skills, and achieve success....

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Celebrating Matariki 2016

For many New Zealanders winter signals a special time of remembrance and celebration, as the community welcomes Matariki. The rising of the star c...

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The inspiring minds of kapa haka

With Matariki 16 comes the highly anticipated Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Kapa Haka Super 12s, a unique event that presents the traditional art of kapa h...

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Celebrate autumn in Arrowtown

New Zealand's natural beauty makes the change of season truly inspirational - particularly the glorious golden hues of autumn. Perhaps one of the p...

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