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Puzzle page - week nine

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

How (and why) to grow cit...

  Charles Upham Village resident, Chris celebrates citrus in style.   

Puzzle page - week eight

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

Puzzle page - week seven

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

Summertime entertaining

Hosting family and friends in summer means fresh produce and seasonal table settings.  

Hidden Gems: On Tour in A...

Beached in Aotearoa this summer? Never mind the lack of flights departing for tropical isl...

Stunning Stencil Art

Unleash your inner artist and craft bespoke pieces of stencilled art for display at home. ...

Puzzle page - week six

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

Puzzle page - week five

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

Crafty Summer Dining

        If you enjoyed our table styling spread in the latest Kowhai magazine, you’re in f...

A Bloke's Day Out - Barbe...

      Bevis was recently treated to a bloke’s day out by Ryman. A resident at Ryman’s Anth...

Summer reading list

Puzzle page - week four

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

A bloke's day out - Styli...

    When treated to a bloke’s day out by Ryman, Bevis met with stylist Abby Button to talk...

Puzzle page - week three

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

Puzzle page - week two

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

An Entertaining Makeover ...

    Pam is a resident at Ryman’s Diana Isaac Village in Christchurch.

Puzzle page - week one

Give your brain a puzzle workout.

A Bloke's Day Out

  Bevis recently enjoyed a day that was all about him! A resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wildi...

Spring veggie pizza

    Perfect for a lazy weekend meal or fun mid-week lunch? Look no further than this tasty...

10 Steps to a Spring Gard...

If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect spring garden, try these 10 steps to spring gardeni...

Maori Language Week

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week   2020’s Māori Language Week theme is ‘kia ka...

Top 10 sleep tips

There’s nothing better than waking up after a really good sleep. Your mind is sharper, you...

Spring activities

Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring with this list of seasonally perfect activities....

DIY terrarium

These enclosed miniature gardens reside indoors and often feature more than plants.

Spuds, spuds, spuds!

If you like the sound of freshly dug new potatoes on the table for the festive season now ...

Beef stir fry

Packed with oriental flavours and vegetables, this isn't just another beef stir fry!

Winter-loving herbs

Eat fresh with these winter-loving herbs Balconies and winter gardens don’t need to be bar...

Keep cosy this winter wit...

We’ve curated a list of essential oils used for their warming, uplifting effects – perfect...

Growing an edible garden

Edible gardens create summer dishes that are bursting with bold colours and fresh tastes. ...

Rest and recharge - Winte...

How does this sound for a chilly Saturday afternoon? You’ve spread a few drops of relaxing...

Chicken and Mango salad

Visva Lawrence, Chef at Ryman Healthcare's Weary Dunlop village, knows that fresh, nutriti...

Royal New Zealand Ballet ...

Our friends at the Royal New Zealand Ballet know the importance of keeping the body active...

DIY bird feeder

Attracting birds to your backyard is made easy with this fruit spiral bird feeder. Be pati...

Grow ginger at home

Welcome to your new favourite winter ingredient! A powerful digestive aid, ginger root is ...

Sleep observations

There’s nothing better than waking up after a really good sleep. Your mind is sharper, you...

Seed Hedgehog

This hedgehog craft is a great way to add some seasonal décor to your home. It’s also a fu...

Indoor cocktail garden

Did someone say happy hour? While our days of laying in the sun sipping cocktails are over...

Pay it forward craft idea...

A single act of generosity can cause a chain reaction of positivity. And it’s easy to do! ...

Mid-Winter Christmas

Christmas in July is a permanent fixture on many Southern Hemisphere calendars. The weathe...

The power of positivity

Positive emotions make us feel good. But they also offer long term health benefits. Langle...

Marking Matariki

Each year in the middle of winter, something magical happens. The Matariki star cluster ri...

Feed the birds

Watching birds’ flit about and tweet to each other makes for a restful and entertaining pa...

Barista coffee & bright l...

The arts, local cuisine, warm evenings socialising, endless shopping. Discover all this an...

Mother’s Day DIY High Tea

Mother’s Day DIY High Tea High tea is commonly associated with special occasions and is se...

Spoil a Mum this Mother’s...

Spoil a Mum this Mother’s Day Spend this Mother’s Day showing a mum you love how much you ...

Spoil A Mum With A Spa Da...

If a professional spa day is off the cards this Mother’s Day, why not recreate this indulg...

DIY Manicure

Spoil yourself or a mum you love with a different type of Mother’s Day present this year.

Autumn fairy lights glass...

Decorated glass jars are fun to create and look fantastic dotted around the house.

Healthy brain

Staying active to help your body and mind Getting fit and staying active on a regular basi...

BroadwayHD Streaming

BroadwayHD Streaming   The curtain is up! Make evenings at home theatrical with a virtual ...

Digital Theatre Streaming

Digital Theatre Streaming   Are you a theatre buff? Digital Theatre – the world’s leading ...

Te Papa’s Collections Vir...

Te Papa’s Collections Virtual Tour   Satisfy your thirst for knowledge with Te Papa’s coll...

What is Facebook?

What is Facebook? Facebook is a social network that connects family and friends from aroun...

Facebook Glossary

Facebook Glossary If you’re just getting started with Facebook, read our What is Facebook ...

Zoos Victoria Livestream

While we’re hibernating over winter, life inside the zoo carries on. The giraffes are stil...

Melbourne Symphony Orches...

How would you like an orchestral performance in your living room? Well, you’re in for a tr...

Georgia Aquarium

    Georgia Aquarium Live Streams Transform a rainy day at home into an exciting adventure...

The Louvre Virtual Tour

  Spend a quiet day expanding your mind online – in Paris.  Peruse the exhibition rooms an...

Smithsonian Museum virtua...

Smithsonian Museum Virtual Tour  Delve into a world of natural history from the comfort of...

Sistine Chapel Virtual To...

Visit the smallest country in the world online to discover the wonders of the Sistine Chap...

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Virtual Tour  The Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of the...

Hawaiian chicken

Delicious Hawaiian chicken recipe    Approx cooking time: 30 min

Tiny meatloaf

Tiny meatloaf   Approx cooking time: 22 min

Stuffed jacket potatoes

Stuffed jacket potatoes   Approx cooking time: 13-16 min plus standing.

Stuffed green peppers

Stuffed green peppers   Approx cooking time: 30 min

Easy spinach souffle

Easy spinach souffle   Approx cooking time: 6 min plus standing  

Omelette in a mug

Omelette in a mug   Approx cooking time - 2 minutes

Feijoa and Curd Scones

Feijoa and Curd Scones   If you like the sound of a buttery toffee topping, then whip up a...

Sausages and Mash Bake

Channelling a traditional English pub meal, this sausages and mash with a twist is sure to...

Lentil & mushroom pie

Packed with protein, lentils are quick and easy to prepare. As the star player of this – y...

Cooking with brussels spr...

Brussels Sprouts Reborn   For a long time, brussels sprouts have been a contentious vegeta...

Seafood chowder

Try this classic recipe featuring decadent smoked mussels and fish in a bowl of creamy goo...

Spicy pumpkin soup

While the ingredients list may look daunting at first glance, don’t shy away. 

Sticky coconut and feijoa...

After one batch, you’ll be craving more of these tasty coconut and feijoa muffins.

Spinach & cheddar quiche ...

Savour the taste of a freshly made quiche with minimal effort. This recipe is ready in an ...

Soup in a mug

Chilly weather is the perfect excuse to stay indoors and make this soup in a mug. The ingr...

Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

Next time there is a birthday in your household, this recipe is sure to be a winner. A dec...

Risotto in a mug

Who would have thought risotto was this easy to make? Spice up an autumn evening with this...

Spinach ricotta lasagne i...

If you have a mug and a microwave, you can enjoy this fresh spinach and ricotta lasagne di...

Spiced lentils in a mug

Zesty tomatoes, chillies, and warm spices are the stars of this lively vegetarian mug reci...

Reducing anxiety

Are You Feeling Anxiety about the Future? Currently its hard not to be worrying about our ...

Brown rice with edamame a...

Hearty and flavourful, this recipe is your answer to a simple dinner for one.

Apple crisp in a mug

This comforting recipe is incredibly simple to make and ready to eat in a few minutes.

Carrot Cake in a Mug

The nutty, homely flavours of this cake make it perfect for morning tea on a brisk autumn ...

Peanut butter and Oatmeal...

Sweet and salty, this cake in a mug tastes suspiciously like peanut butter on toast.

Minute lasagne in a mug

A time-honoured winter dish with a twist. This lasagne in a mug serves one and can be prep...

Mac and cheese in a mug

This mug-sized dinner is quick and easy and will leave your taste buds delighted.

Alone versus lonely

Alone versus lonely You may find this helpful to think about how you are doing at this sta...

Cinnamon roll cake in a m...

A sunny picnic in the garden is never complete without cake.

Coffee cake in a mug

Calling all coffee lovers, this one’s for you. Next time you sit down for a rich, soothing...

Jelly donut in a mug

Fryer-free and effortlessly easy, this jelly donut recipe is sure to be a winner with the ...

Double lemon cake in a mu...

Making this moist, chewy citrus cake is effortless and the perfect match for a cup of herb...

Blueberry muffin in a mug

Make the most of blueberry season with this delicious blueberry muffin in a mug.

Egg fried rice in a mug

A healthy and filling meal, egg fried rice is tailor-made for days when you need a satisfy...

ANZAC cake in a mug

Fill April with the warm scent of coconut, golden syrup, and oats.

The Value of Internet

The Value of Internet with Grant Sidaway Join Grant Sidaway as he talks through the value ...

Bath bomb recipe

As winter approaches self-care and ‘me time’ is more important than ever, and a relaxing, ...

Bird's Nest Recipe

What’s your favourite Easter treat? We love these delicious easy-to-make chocolate nests! ...

Easter Themed Cookies

Fancy a yummy Easter treat? Learn how to make gingerbread cookies and decorate them with s...

DIY Cleaning Products

Avoid a trip to the supermarket with these easy to make home cleaning products. These affo...

How to use Zoom

What to do before the call: Install Zoom at least an hour before the video call. https://z...

British Museum Virtual To...

Roam the halls of the British Museum from the comfort of your own home. 

DIY Home Fragrance

Between pets, cooking, and rainy days indoors, our homes can become a mixture of aromas. S...

5 Fragrant Houseplants

A healthy lifestyle includes filling our homes with natural scents and our bodies with nat...

Isolation mental wellbein...

Looking after your mental wellbeing when you are in Isolation.

The Beginner Gardeners Gu...

While those of us who are gardening-challenged are forgetting to water pot plants and negl...

Drying rose petals

4 easy methods for drying rose petals to use in herbal tea, drawer sachets, craft projects...

Avoid getting scammed dur...

While most people pull together and help each other in times of adversity, unfortunately s...

How To Make Potpourri

Aromatic potpourri is a popular method of naturally scenting a home. 

Painted Glass Jar Planter...

These sweet little planters are just the right size for succulents. The chalk paint used c...

Chicken and leek casserol...

Warm-up from the inside out with a hearty chicken casserole. This easy recipe features a s...

Play cards online

Cards online, your way with Trickster   Trickster let you play card games online with with...

Triple A exercises in you...

Below are a series of videos containing exercises you can do in your own home.

Roast pepper boats

This is definitely a great meal for the cooler months, roast peppers stuff with a tasty la...

Granola

This hearty breakfast packed with vitamins it not only healthy but oh so tasty. With the c...

Vegetable stir fry

Packed with nutritious crunchy vegetables and oriental flavours, this simple stir fry is s...

Watch Broadway musicals a...

Watch Broadway musicals and plays free online for a limited time.

Homemade flatbread

This is a wonderfully versatile and easy-to-make flatbread.

Recommended reading for h...

Books to support your health and wellbeing Are you looking for something to read that will...

Pasta with walnuts and gr...

A great family meal that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require too many ingredients.

Smoked salmon and dill fr...

This delicious yet simple dish is perfect for anyone that wants to whip up something tasty...

Growing an edible garden

Edible gardens create dishes that are bursting with bold colours and fresh tastes. Microgr...

Current affairs

Want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the world? Here's a selection of local an...

Ten percent happier

Practical ways to cope with stress and anxiety In times like these, we need practical, act...

5 autumn garden must-dos

As the mornings begin to feel cooler and winter sheeting finds your bed, it’s time to prep...

Online activities and gam...

Looking for something to do to keep you busy? Here are some games, activities, quizzes tha...

A selection of free wellb...

Free apps to help with your wellbeing Insight Timer Insight Timer is a smartphone app and ...

Caramelised BBQ bananas

A tasty, comforting dessert, these sweet and spiced bananas serve 6 and can be cooked over...

Chargrilled courgettes on...

  Featuring ingredients found in most home or community vegetable gardens, this dish can s...

Spareribs in BBQ sauce

A rich BBQ sauce is the star of this meaty main dish. Catering to 6, it is best served dra...

This is what summer is ab...

  Feeling the sand between your toes, catching ice cream as it drips down your hand, walki...

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