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Taking the girl out of the country… Taking the girl out of the country…

You can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. Former Silver Fern captain Julie Seymour was raised on Ashgrove St, in Rangiora. Sitting down to a cup of tea on a promising Canterbury spring morning, Seymour is reflective and philosophical about her 16-year national netball career, which earned her a Member of the New Zealand Order Of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2003. This workaholic mid-courter played ...
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Specialist equine real estate now a reality Specialist equine real estate now a reality

Specialist equine real estate now a reality Harcourts Canterbury’s top rural lifestyle sales duo have combined their horsemanship and acumen in an exciting new arena – Canterbury Equestrian Property. Richard and Sue Woerlee, who work, reside, and ride in North Canterbury, have been one of the top sales teams at Harcourts Four Seasons Realty for three successive years. And, they say they will continue to press forward with their busy lifestyle property sales. However, the launch of ...

Air Force 2 takes to the water Air Force 2 takes to the water

Alpine Jet Thrills launched an airboat in the Waimakariri last Saturday as the first step in attracting locals to this unique adventure. Set to open for the summer, the ride of a lifetime in the modified airboat will take passengers in places where even jet boats can’t go. Air Force 2 ready for service Paul Mullan took seven lucky volunteers up-river on its first trip from under the motorway bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, for a ...
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10 ways to improve your sleep 10 ways to improve your sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the rest we need. While you might not be able to control all the factors that interfere with your sleep, following some simple, healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Just a Thought have put together these ten simple tips to help you get a better night’s ...
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10 ways to support someone experiencing distress 10 ways to support someone experiencing distress

With around one in five New Zealanders experiencing challenges with their mental health, chances are you know someone who is having a difficult time? Maybe this person is a close friend or member of your whānau. If you’re struggling to know how to support them, you’re not alone. That’s why Just a Thought has put together this helpful resource which provides simple suggestions on how to support someone experiencing emotional distress.    Download the infographic

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