Hula your way to fitness

Weighted hula hoops have come out as one of the biggest international fitness trends this year. Other trends gaining plenty of enthusiasts include ZUU, stroller fitness, reverse running and trapeze classes. They were revealed in a new study by UK-based PureGym, which analysed worldwide Google search data for over 100 different fitness trends to calculate […]

Longer lives tied to physical activity

New research shows why people live longer, and it’s likely because they are more physically active. Researchers from Harvard University in the USA used evolutionary and biomedical evidence showing that people, who evolved to live many decades after they stopped reproducing, also evolved to be relatively active in their later years. The researchers say that […]

Hit the trail

North Canterbury is home to a growing number of cycle trails, suitable for all ages. Here are some to try next time you’re in the area. Amberley to Leithfield 8.3km, 1 hour Stage 1 of the Amberley Area Cycle Trails (AACT) is open so you can now cycle, walk or run safely between Amberley and […]

Summer short loving

The summer sun is (hopefully) here for the next few months, so wardrobes must be ready for warm days with clothes that keep us cool. Shorts come in all shapes, lengths, and fits, and there is something for everyone’s different preferences. Denim shorts are a classic staple and can range from distressed denim to high-waisted […]

Go for gold

New Year is a season unto itself, allowing fashionistas to go big and bold before they go home. When you go for gold, the look is always bold, no matter if you’re just accessorising or attempting to light up the night. Gold serves as a neutral that pairs with practically every ensemble, adding style and […]

Gorgeous gifting for all

It is the season of gifting and if you are stuck for what to get your secret Santa, sister or bestie, here are some ideas to hopefully spark a little inspiration. For the one who loves beauty and glam, the fashionista or the wellness warrior, we have gathered a selection of gifts big and small […]