Facial Coffee Scrub

Forget those nasty little plastic beads in your average facial or body scrubs, they end up in our waterways and are not good for our water, aquatic life or the environment. We are already drowning in so much plastic overload. Avoid it at all costs! So how about making your own body or facial scrub?…

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Moo-tiful Morrinsville

     Small Town New Zealand! Sometimes we just don't stop long enough when passing through little towns, to discover their own piece of magic. I have always loved Morrinsville's beautiful painted roadside cow sculptures, so today, on our way to Hamilton, where both our children study, we stopped long enough for me to wander around and…

Curing your own Olives

My family have always had a love of olives.  With fond memories, I recall my 3 year old counting the olives on our plates, to check she had not been short-changed her portion of olives!  She's now 21 and still loves them.  As teens, our children could devour a bottle between them, a costly business!  So…

GreeNZ 10 Best Pieces of Advice 

When our two teenagers were still living at home, we took them for a meal at an Indian restaurant for a treat one night.  After placing our order and waiting for the food to arrive, I asked our family to come up with the ten best pieces of advice for anyone prepared to listen.  I…

Summer’s End Tomatoes

Summer's at an end and Autumn has begun.  The tomato plants were looking rather tired and spent from the masses of tomatoes they've produced all summer long.  We have pulled them up, harvesting the ripe and unripe tomatoes along the way, to make room for winter greens.  The dilemma of what to do with all…