Salad with flare

Dawn Kiddie fitness friendly fun food This amazing salad is a creation of Lauraine Jacobs from her latest book the Confident Cook. I have adapted it slightly as I had some fresh beetroot and was just looking for an exciting new... Read More

Black satin glazed chicken

Dawn Kiddie Great grub in a minute This is a light tasty and quick evening meal option. You can mix and match what vegetables you will use for this dish as long as they are fresh and cooked at a high heat quickly to retain colour... Read More

Salmon and Autumn Salad

Dawn Kiddie Great grub in a minute This delicious dish can be served as a lunch or light dinner option – I bought this beautiful salmon piece from the Good Food Company as they have their new range of Okiwi Bay Pure NZ Salmon... Read More

Kaimai classic

Luis Moresco Life Personal Fitness The signature multisport event in the Bay of Plenty is one of the largest multisport events in the country. The event attracts both the elite and casual and this spectacular 67km course... Read More

Spicy Lamb and Greek Yoghurt Dip

Dawn Kiddie Great grub in a minute This beautiful spicy rub and yoghurt dip is from Annabel Langbein's latest book ‘The Free Range Cook' – another must have in your cookbook collection. I have served this... Read More

Quinoa, eggplant and sundried tomato salad

Dawn Kiddie Great grub in a minute Well here we are back on track again after the break with our healthy eating ideas for you. A lot has happened since our break, but we are pleased to say that we are about to begin LIFE Personal... Read More

Spinning: detonator calories

Luis Moresco Life Personal Fitness This is the most hotly contested class of the academy. The rooms fill up at the same intensity with which students turn the pedal. The reason for such success? The practice triggers calories,... Read More

Getting a toned body

Luis Moresco Life Personal Fitness It is always challenging to find the right health and fitness programme for your needs. There are many programmes available that address a person's health concerns, but very few seem to... Read More

Citrus mango pork

Dawn Kiddie Great grub in a minute Citrus mango pork with goats cheese 1-2 trimmed pork fillet 300-400 grams eachSliced spinachHandful of rocket torn1 mango sliced1 block goats cheese Rub a quarter cup dressing over the pork fillet... Read More

What’s good in a fitness camp

Luis Moresco Life Personal Fitness A lot of us enrol into gyms with the prime focus of getting a toned body and getting attraction from our peers, but not many regularly hit the gyms. Also, some people discontinue their memberships... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

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