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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.

Way to play!

We all know the importance of letting kids play, but society tends to look sideways at adults who dress in costume or middle-aged gamers. However,...

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Shining a light on holiday blues

Everyone’s heard that the holiday season brings out the blues. It makes sense – we all know how stressful Christmas shopping, family get-togethers...

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Delicious summer stone fruit

As well as the sunshine and the long break, summer brings another reason to celebrate – the harvest of juicy plums, peaches, cherries and other sto...

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Are you struggling with your teen?

Why do our teenagers get so moody? Why are they so lazy? Why do otherwise smart kids do such stupid things? If you’re a parent of a teenager, you...

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Pets are good for health

Ever wondered why cuddling with your cat makes you sleep better? Or why you forget all your worries when your puppy decides to play fetch with you?...

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Be "sun smart" this summer

After a wet and windy spring, we're all excited to finally see the arrival of summer and some warm sunshine! However with summer comes the familia...

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What is nutrition – and why does it m...

It seems like every other week there’s a new diet to try, or new food or nutrient to avoid. So it’s no wonder we’re confused, with many of us throw...

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Hike your way to health

New Zealand is blessed with some of the world’s best and most beautiful walking trails and hikes. Autumn is a great time of year to get out while t...

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Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin

Summer is here, which means more daylight hours and hopefully plenty more sunshine! Known as the "sunshine vitamin", vitamin D is known to be impo...

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