Category Archives: health

12 Great Auckland Walks to Do.. 

1. Rangitoto Island Summit Walk Explore the largest of Auckland’s 48 volcanoes and be rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views reaching across the Hauraki Gulf and out to the rugged horizons of the Waitakere Ranges in the west and the Hunua … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein: ‘There are no non-radical options left before us’.. 

The famed author of ‘This Changes Everything’ explains why markets cannot be relied on to solve global warming. The conversation with Naomi Klein was billed as ‘Capitalism vs. The Climate: Reflections on the 2015 UN Climate Conference’ and while we … Continue reading

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Fentanyl: drug 50 times more potent than heroin ravages New Hampshire..

Of 69 fatal overdose victims last year 68% had taken the synthetic opioid which Mexican cartels have learned to make and smuggle to interstate highways. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful … Continue reading

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Concern grows at Catholic church’s silence over Zika virus crisis.. 

Critics draw comparison with church view on Aids/HIV as proscription remains on artificial contraception and abortion despite virus’s links with birth defects. The Catholic church has remained silent in the face of the mounting crisis caused by the Zika virus … Continue reading

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French law forbids food waste by supermarkets.. (+ op-ed..)

Food banks and other charities welcome law making large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers. France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food – … Continue reading

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Sweet surrender: Why it’s so hard to cut back on sugar.. 

We are born to like it – it is everywhere and it is addictive – sugar – the tough habit to crack. By now you’ve gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you … Continue reading

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You can’t be ‘a little bit vegan’.. 

A vegan replies to our article on the rise of ‘vegganism’. It’s simple: vegans who eat eggs are not vegans. Well, there goes another “Veganuary”. I always hope it inspires lifelong vegans but it feels increasingly like a month of … Continue reading

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