The end of our innocence

Opinion editorial By Paul Kench, the Canterbury Police crime services manager (officer in charge, CIB) at time of February 22, 2011 earthquakes Christchurch - In retirement, I’m reluctant to join the social media world as a commenter, informed or otherwise, however for my own peace of mind I’ve decided to record some

Nothing and everything, spiritual India has it all

Delhi - India is nothing and everything; so much at times it leaves tourists utterly speechless. They say there is no present like the time and no time like the future. India is all about the here and the now for its 1.35 billion people. What is at dispute is some tourists

Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

Auckland - Spark Digital chief executive Jolie Hodson, who is speaking to the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland today, has painted a picture of dramatic tech changes in New Zealand over the next 12 years. Hodson's thoughts on what life will be like for Kiwis in 2030: New Zealand now has world-class

My Year with Helen – film

Helen Clark

Christchurch - It’s great to see doco-maker Gaylene Preston make a film about Helen Clark. The film, My Year with Helen, will premiere at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on July 23 as part of the opening weekend of the NZ International Film Festival. There will be a second screening at the Civic on

The power of exercise for mental health

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - exercise for mental health

  Exercise helps to relieve stress, improve sleep patterns, boost the mood, improve concentration and sharpen the memory. It is also widely recognised as an effective tool to relieve moderate depression and anxiety symptoms and prevent relapses. Taking a mindful approach to exercise by concentrating on each physical movement and breathing is

The West Coast – 100 percent pure bliss

West Coast heaven - Paroa Hotel is tops

Paroa - At first glance, the supermarket aisles in Hokitika seem busier than in Auckland – but it’s just that West Coast people like to chat more and catch up unlike Kiwis from, the big smoke. Life on the West Coast seems wonderfully idyllic. There are days when the rain doesn’t

Stunning performance by Tim Earl at The Court

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - The Court Theatre - Tim Earl

Christchurch - Actor Tim Earl delivers a stunning performance guaranteed to leave the most stoic of audiences feeling a rise of emotions in his lead role as Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Court Theatre in Christchurch. Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog

Auckland a magnet for booming tourist industry

Auckland ... article by Make Lemonade NZ

The setting sun casts a warm rosy tint over Rangitoto Island. The tall office towers sparkle and glisten. Workers pour into the Wynyard Quarter for a pint, or two. The happy bustling atmosphere is infectious. This is Auckland, or Tāmaki Makaurau, often rated by many travel organisations and publications as one