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Nevaeh talks to New Zealand’s electropop star


16 Women in work Dr julia charity Nevaeh interviews ZOWIE

10 14 POSITIVELY PINK 04. Letter from the Editor Read what Lou Parker has to say about this month’s issue of Nevaeh!

14. Positively Pink It’s that time of the year again Rotorua locals gather to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

05. Inbox All of your feedback including the letter of the month.

16. Women in Work - Dr Julia Charity The Rotorua scientist-turned-entrepreneur, speaks about the contributions she hopes to make to our community and beyond.

06. What’s On We look at what events, activities and shows are happening in Rotorua this October.


22. The Volcanic Hills Wine Company We chat to Volcanic Hills Director, Brent Park about the new project in store for Rotorua.

07. Community Noticeboard Info on upcoming Rotorua events activities and associations.

26. Battle of the Bulge Updates from Andy George and Alison King.

10. Nevaeh Interviews Zowie Lou Parker sits down to talk with Zowie, AKA Zoe Fleury, kiwi electropop star.

32. Life Around the World Hannah Russell writes from the biggest city in the world - Shanghai, China.

36. Know Your Rights - with Paula Lines Our expert Paula Lines from The Law Shop answers your legal questions. 38. Taking Action This month’s column Alan Solomon talks about ensuring success in life by taking action! 40. 2012 Spring Fashion Take a look at the looks and style trends for this season. 46. 3 Summer Styles in 3 Easy Steps Simple ways to create fabulous hair ups. 48. What’s Hot and What’s Not Lady Spy’s monthly view on anything and everything hot and….Not - TV Edition. 49. Natural Remedies The power of the humble lemon for maintaining good health. 51. Recipe: Dr Libby’s Satay Chicken Salad A healthy delicious, nourishing recipe from Dr Libby’s “Real Food Chef” cook book. 52. Fitness 101 - Tips to Help with Weight Loss 5 helpful tips to help you on your way to getting your beach body ready for summer.

54. New Mum Blog One woman’s experience of parenting. “Baby Choices” touches on the early decicions new parents face. 56. Great Gift Ideas Struggling to think of a fabulous gift idea that is sentimental but doesn’t cost the earth? Check out this month’s suggestion from Nevaeh. 57. Spiritual Connection Resident medium Andy connects one lucky Nevaeh reader with a family member. 58. October 2012 Horoscopes Check out what the stars have in store for you this month. 60. Burning Questions Nevaeh answers your burning questions! 62. Monthly Confessions Those things you’ve been dying to tell someone. 63. The Weird, The Wacked and The Wonderful Bizarre facts to pull out at your next quiz night. 64. October Vouchers and Special Deals Nevaeh gives you exclusive deals and discounts!

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Editor’s Letter Wahoo – another month down! The weather is getting warmer, summer is just around the corner and we are one step closer to Christmas! It’s time to start making plans for the summer holidays and getting the Christmas gift list sorted. Advent Calendars are already out and before we know it Christmas Trees will be going up and there will be decorations everywhere! It may sound cheesy but I’m a sucker for the festive season. But before I get too carried away there are still things to look forward to before Christmas. October is a busy month – a key event being the 2012 Rotorua Breast Cancer Pink Walk! The iconic event which sees hundreds of locals smother themselves in pink and march around the lake front, raises much needed funds for such an important cause. We have a look at how the Pink Walk has gone in previous years as well as what is in store for this year’s walk. So much has been going on at the Nevaeh office this month! We got the opportunity to catch up with New Zealand singing sensation Zowie, and talk to her about her plans over the next few months. We speak to one very special, inspiring and strong entrepreneur who proves that no barriers will get in the way of success if you dream big enough to achieve your goals. Also in this month’s issue we get the inside scoop on the latest attraction that’s coming to Rotorua. I know most of you ladies will be as equally stoked as I am regarding this new venture.


Best of all, this is your magazine and is filled with all your favourite monthly reads. As always we would love to hear from you so any questions, feedback, opinions or general comments can be sent to: info@nevaeh.net.nz Happy Reading! From Lou xxx

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Inbox: Your Feedback Letter of the Month Dear Nevaeh, Wow what a great read Issue Four was! I really enjoyed reading the ‘mum’ confessions. It reminded me of how I felt when I had a new-born. I was laughing out loud so much. It’s fantastic that there are so many relatable things to read about in the magazine. From Megan Kamo

Congratulations Megan You are one of the lucky recipients of an awesom e Cool Charm Prize Pack!

Dear Nevaeh, I am a fashion freak so loved reading about Cool Charm editor Melissa Chrisp and her experiences with fashion, here in New Zealand and abroad. It sounds like she has such a fantastic career. I would definitely like to follow her work. Thanks for the inside scoop! From Tania Smart

At Nevaeh we would love to hear your feedback. Please email us at info@nevaeh.net.nz

Dear Nevaeh, Wow is all I can say to Alison’s diary. She is me! I loved reading about her journey to lose weight. I could totally relate to the part where she said she was trying to be good but gave into temptation and drove into the McDonalds drive through only to realise it wasn’t as good as she thought it would be. Her triumphs and struggles are totally relatable and I could see a lot of my own experiences in hers. I’m looking forward to the next instalment. From Joan Newton

Dear Nevaeh, As a working mum it’s important to have a sanctuary. A quiet place where you can lose yourself for an hour and relax. My sanctuary is Nevaeh. I lie in bed and read it from cover to cover on my laptop. Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make such a difference. From Dina Springfield

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What’s on in October

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Titanium Live in Concert

Mayoral Concert for the Elderly

The Object of the Portrait

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Chris Curries Collection of Ships in Bottles

Head Down to Harrington House

Chamber Music NZ Presents Poneke Trio

Central MX Series

Learn Ceroc Dancing

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Seismic Gastrobar Quiz Night

The Object of the Portrait

Give Blood at the Rotorua Soundshell

Give Blood at the Rotorua Soundshell

Mind, Body & Spirit Expo

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The Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour - Anika, Boh & Hollie

Learn Ceroc Dancing

Professional Speaking for Migrants

The Imperial Russian Ballet presents Swan Lake

Razzle Dazzle

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Head Down to Harrington House

BBNZ Open National Championship Basketball Tournament

Craft Market Rotorua

Learn Ceroc Dancing

The Isla Grant Show

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The Object of the Portrait

Rotorua Night Market

Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria 2012

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Seismic Gastrobar Quiz Night

CNZ National Trout Fishing Tournament

TastyBrown Album Tour

G J Gardner Homes Bike Mania

These events were brought to you by rotoruanz.com & eventfinder.co.nz

Community Notices Natural Winding is runn ing a National Survey for anyone that has cared for a new born suffering from Colic, Reflux and Inconsolable Crying. If this is you, then please take the time to visit www.naturalwinding .co.nz and make a difference to th e estimated 12,500 new born’s that experience this unnecessary, diabo lical start to life in New Zealand. The survey runs from the 1st of August to the 1st of December and you auto matically enter a fabulous prize draw in thanks for your sharing.

Habitat for Humanity Central North Island is a humanitarian/Christian not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with people of goodwill and families in need of housing to eliminate sub-standard housing by building, renovating and selling simple, decent houses on an affordable basis. The funds for these projects are raised by donations and also through the sale of second hand goods in our Restores.  We urgently require quality second hand winter clothing, collectables, antiques, linen, and furniture for our stores in Rotorua.  We do provide a pick- up service for furniture. Our Restores are manned by a few paid staff and a lot of volunteers from the community. Our Restore is located at: 50 Edmund Road, Rotorua, 343 9273.

NIGEL LATTA - PARENTING THE 0-10’s – Fundraising for Rotorua Plunket, 7:30pm Tuesday 27th November at the Rotorua Convention Centre. Tickets are $22.50 + booking fee. In this hugely entertaining one-man show clinical psychologist and bestselling author Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint-hearted. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom, he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand’s most gifted and most troubled kids. If you want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you.

Rotorua Overeaters Anonymous meets each Wednesday night at 6.30pm. We are a group for men and women with eating disorders. For more information on meetings, please contact Cath on 349 2460.

PORSE Story Time 10-10.30am every Thursday (during school terms) at McLeods Booksellers, 1148 Pukuatua Street Rotorua. Come and listen to a couple of stories, sing a few songs and meet some new friends. At the end, one lucky person gets to take the book home to keep, and everyone gets bubbles.


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All of the recipes have been developed for maximum nutrition benefits and are based on what I call low human intervention foods – it’s about eating food the way nature intended, eating more plant foods and amping up the greens



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New Zealand’s electropop star Interview by Lou Parker


Zowie, AKA Zoe Fleury, is a Kiwi electropop star who has just signed on as the new “face” of Cool Charm, starring in an amazing new TV commercial and print ads. As someone who knows how to have fun but stay stylish and polished, she’s the perfect fit for the brand. As well as this, she recently worked with Flight of the Conchords on their charity single “Feel Inside... And stuff like that.”

What age did you get into music? I was so lucky. I’d always been around music since day one having grown up in a musical household. My Dad’s an amazing musician so I was even luckier with a professional musician to listen to every day. When did you realise you wanted to make a career out of music? It really was a case of being around it so much and loving every aspect of it! Once I started learning drums at about age 10 - I knew 100% that music would be a big part of whatever path I went down. I didn’t want to really do anything else!

I always just thought I would play drums for a band I never in a million years thought I’d be in the position of my own record deal and the front person of a band. I always just thought I would play drums for a band and session work, which I still do but it’s really exciting having this musical project too.

What was your big break into the industry? Things really kicked off for Zowie when my first single ‘Broken Machine’ was released in 2010 and it got an amazing response. That’s what really helped to get a buzz going and the likes of Perez Hilton posting it up on his website before anyone had heard it gained a lot of attention. Our live show was a big part of it as well as we work really hard on our live show and that was the way a lot of attention came about too. How did you discover your style eg: electro-pop? I never really tried to just make a certain style, I just knew what I liked and it all came naturally to me with my writing. Acts like Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, M.I.A, Peaches, Gwen Stefani, Joan Jett, The Police, and Prince were all acts that were my favourites growing up and still are. The natural dirty electronic side came through but mixed with brighter flavours. I’m still constantly experimenting with my sound.

The natural dirty electronic side came through but mixed with brighter flavours. I’m still constantly experimenting with my sound.

Watching someone really love what they are listening too while you are performing is unreal. What did an average day in the life of Zowie consist of? It’s always a surprise! Typically if we are on tour it will be get up at 5am, catch a flight to wherever, and quickly load into venues for sound check. I’ll have promo for most of the day or a live session with the band. Grab dinner and then head to the venue for the gig! What is the best part of your job? I love most aspects of it. Watching someone really love what they are listening too while you are performing is unreal. The performance side is like another world. I love it!


What’s your best career highlight to date? So many things have been amazing. Touring with Katy Perry on 11 shows for her California Dreams Tour was unreal! Behind the scenes writing, recording and finishing my first album was crazy. Writing and working with people I’d always admired since I can remember was so cool and now they were fans of my work!

Writing and working with people I’d always admired since I can remember was so cool and now they were fans of my work! Who is the most famous person you have ever met? We’ve been lucky to meet loads of talented people in the past couple of years.

A couple of personal ones for me were Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Samantha Maloney (who is one my favourite drummers). Katy Perry too of course. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? With another album or two out and touring touring touring! I would like to write a film score too! I try not to think too far into the future as I constantly am thinking up new ideas and things to do so who knows!

One thing that I’ve always been drawn to as a female is pursuing something that isn’t typically female What is your favourite Cool Charm Fragrance? Spa Fresh! Any plans of preforming here?

Nevaeh is all about supporting and inspiring women, what advice would you give our readers in regards to pursuing their dreams? One thing that I’ve always been drawn to as a female is pursuing something that isn’t typically female. Drumming, building furniture etc and no matter what people would say “Girls shouldn’t play drums” or whatever, it’s never fazed me. Stick to what you believe in and want to do.

We’d love to! Maybe at the Hot Pools would be crazy fun! What projects do you have over the next few months? Just in the midst of planning more shows and getting over to the States too and working on a release date out of New Zealand for my debut album ‘Love Demolition.’ I’ve also been lending my vocals to a couple of other artist’s tracks Junica and Pikachunes!

As the new “face” of Cool Charm, Zowie has starred in an amazing new TV commercial and several print ads.

check out Zowie in the latest Cool Charm ad



Positively PINK It’s that time of the year again where thousands of Rotorua locals gather in a sea of pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The Rotorua Pink Walk is about to celebrate its 5th walk and as usual the town is set to turn pink as the event has picked up more momentum than ever. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Rotorua Breast Cancer trustee and chairperson Sue Winters. “We had 1200 people participate in the walk last year!” Locals are encouraged to dress up in pink bras, hats, tops, shoes and basically anything pink, and gather at the Lake Front in a movement to remember and embrace all those wonderful


women who have suffered, survived or sadly passed away from breast cancer. The walk is also an opportunity to support those whose family members are affected by the deadly disease and remind each other to get screened and remain breast healthy. “There are prizes for the best dressed female, male, young person, group, most outstanding bra as well as heaps of wonderful spot prizes,” said Mrs Winters. Starting and finishing at the Village Green, the 3.2km walk is short, energetic and of course a lot of fun. All proceeds raised from the Pink Walk stay directly in Rotorua. The funding supports those in Rotorua who have been affected

by Breast Cancer, including sufferers and their families. “Throughout the last 5 years the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust has funded gift baskets, grocery baskets, petrol vouchers and house-keeping for Breast Cancer sufferers. The trust has also subsidised programmes such as Pink Pilates, Encore, Meditation and Guest Speakers.” Wednesday October 31st is the date to save and what better way to support such an important cause by getting dolled up in pink and joining the crowds of fellow supporters. “The fun and food is on from 5pm and the walk is underway by 6pm.” By Lou Parker

Be Breast Healthy In aid of Breast Cancer awareness month keep these breast cancer prevention tips top of mind to maintain healthy, happy and of course breast cancer free! Maintain a healthy diet. The more fruits and vegetables the better! Try and consume the all-important five plus fruit and vegetables per day. Cancer fighting foods include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts and carrots. Limit alcohol. Many of us enjoy the odd vino, especially with BBQ season coming up but try and not to go overboard. Reduce the consumption and the risk. Breast feed. Many say that breast feeding your baby can decrease your chances of developing breast cancer. Get plenty of exercise and control your weight. Exercising for at least half an hour a day is a fantastic way to stay fit and maintain overall health. Have a mammogram. It might not be the most comfortable and inviting experience but having a mammogram every couple of years can be the best way to catch breast cancer early. The earlier you catch it, the earlier you can treat the disease effectively.


Women in Work - Dr Julia Charity As Dr Julia Charity blows out a single candle on her business’ birthday cake, there is a groundswell of pride. ‘One down, 49 to go,’ she jokes. There aren’t many who can boast a 50 year life plan but this Rotorua scientist-turnedentrepreneur, has taken a very futurist look at her life and speaks with clarity about the contributions she hopes to make to our community and beyond. Nevaeh caught up with Julia just after she celebrated being in business one year, to find out how she is taking a simple online concept out through Rotorua to New Zealand and then potentially the world. Julia launched a homestay network, ‘Look After Me’ in July 2011. Her Virtual Hotel, a ‘first’ for New Zealand, offers guest rooms all over the country, each as different as the hosts who look after them. The rooms are typically spare rooms, or guest wings in homes. With their own brand of toiletries and guest gifts, homeowners can offer short-term affordable accommodation by turning their spare room into a hotel room.


“I was completely naive about business,” Julia said, who is the first to admit she didn’t know the first thing about the business world. A world Julia was about to become quite familiar with. Julia did what she could to learn by studying for a Certificate of Business Studies at Rotorua’s Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and completed what she describes as a fairly robust business plan. After sitting on the idea for a few months, things really started happening when Julia met potential investors Dave Moskovitz and Stefan Korn from Wellington’s Web Development shop, WebFund.

I just about died when they said you’re launching in 3 weeks Julia says that leaving Scion, where she had worked as a scientist and Projects Manager for 15 years was a difficult decision to make but instinctively knew that her business idea needed a full-time commitment.

However solidifying a new concept in the market place is gruelling work, but taking that concept into a conservative market (Baby Boomers) at the bottom of a recession heralds its own set of challenges. ‘Look After Me’ is currently a kitchen-table enterprise, kickstarted from Julia’s personal savings and the settlement of her matrimonial property. Julia, single mother to six year old Alice, and without a salary for nearly a year, digs pretty deep into her pockets of resourcefulness. “It’s been eyewatering, alright. I’ve gone from having a salary with more money than I needed, to making sure I only spend $25 a week on food and turning off my hot water cylinder to save power. And as any single Mum knows, the lawns, dishes and washing don’t just do themselves.” Julia describes her entry into business a ‘rude awakening.’ She is still in shock over how unscrupulous the original supplier of her website was. “I got kicked in the guts and ripped off within months of launching. I tried to get them to honour their commitment to the contract but their answer was ‘take us to court.’ I spent six months in a leaky boat, so no, not a great way to start. I had this ‘Morris Minor’ of a website I’d paid top dollar for and essentially I was faced with starting from scratch. It nearly cost me my dream.”

Julia, determined to keep her dream alive, offered a number of people investment in her company in exchange for a generous shareholding, including her once-millionaire uncle, her old boss at Scion and even Sir Stephen Tindall! Finally desperate, she turned to her biological father in Christchurch who had just inherited a large sum of money from his mother (Julia’s grandmother). “It’s the first and only time I’ve ever asked for financial help in my life. I wanted Nana to be proud of me, and with her love of travel, adventure and business I thought this was a concept she would have wholeheartedly supported. I only asked for $3000 and I thought it would go a long way to honouring her memory in a really tangible way.” When rejected by her father, she felt she had no choice but to sell a significant piece of artwork, a gift from her Nana, in order to support herself and her daughter. So in March this year, without a functioning website and seemingly no hope of getting cash-flow positive, Julia made the decision to close ‘Look After Me.’ Even her business mentors WebFund weren’t able to see a way forward. “I was so gutted. I remember sitting at the kitchen table sobbing my heart out. I’d given it everything, I was at rockbottom and had nothing left but the fading shadow of a dream.

I’d imagined I would throw open the electronic doors of my hotel and people would ‘magic’ their way in. That’s so not the case.” With her head still in her hands, suddenly Julia was thrown a life line. Just at that moment longtime friend and colleague Phillip Wilcox knocked on the door. Julia recalls, “I found myself blurting out that I was giving up on ‘Look After Me’.” Phil was shocked but calm. He reckoned I’d come too far to give up and asked me what I needed to keep it going. I jokingly asked for a new website and just about fell off my chair when he said he’d lend me some of the money.”

They gave me such hope. I’d gone from having nothing left, to elated disbelief that others had enough faith in me to put their own money on the line Julia’s mother, Lois Connelly and another investor then came on board to furnish Julia with enough money to re-build.


“They gave me such hope. I’d gone from having nothing left, to elated disbelief that others had enough faith in me to put their own money on the line. The huge learning for me was to seek solace in your inner circle.” However even with funding secured, Julia faced another challenge – how to come up with the 200+ hours needed to manually transfer all of Look After Me’s property data on to the new platform. The solution was creative if not a bit unconventional. In what she describes as one of her boldest moves in bootstrapping her business, Julia created a Work Placement programme to pull together enough resources to complete the new website. The newly formed team, together with web company PureWeb, worked hard and launched the new site just in time, to celebrate Look After Me’s first birthday. The Work Placement recruits worked a minimum of 20 hours in exchange for a reference with the calibre of the reference, directly proportional to the calibre of the work. “Over the years I’ve employed at least 12 people – just never in less than six weeks from the time of advertising, to final delivery of our new website. It was a whirlwind to say the least.


I wanted to create a win-workwin-for the recruits. They lent me their time in return for an opportunity to train and work in a real-life situation. It was bootstrapping unscripted.” Despite the challenges, Julia is adamant jumping from a corporate ship was a good move. “Being out of the lab has been good for me. I love being an Entrepreneur. The best bit about my job is meeting my new hosts – I’m so grateful to each and every one of them. They’re the jewels in New Zealand’s gently aging crown and it’s their own personal brand of kiwi hospitality that makes ‘Look After Me’ really special.” In going forward, Julia’s vision is simple – she wants Rotorua to be the homestay capital of the world. Although announced with conviction, to the un-initiated, this seems an audacious goal. But Julia is resolute.

With large events coming to Rotorua like Raggamuffin, Te Matatini, the BikeFest and the Rafting Championships next year - commercial accommodation will be unable to meet demands.

You only need to look at what is happening in the rest of the world to see that homestays are revolutionising the hospitality industry Julia says that New Zealanders are travellers with ‘special needs’ and homestays cater for that beautifully. “It’s pretty typical for us to go on holiday with a bike, kids or grandkids, a dog or any number of other ‘toys’.”

“You only need to look at what is happening in the rest of the world to see that homestays are revolutionising the hospitality industry with websites like AirBnB in the US and Roomarama in Europe.

“That’s the beauty of homestays – most hosts won’t mind you using their garage overnight, and many have grandkids or pets of their own, so are child- and dogfriendly.”

I want ‘Look After Me’ to lead the charge in New Zealand and what better place to start than Rotorua – the original heartland of tourism itself.”

Extras like not having direct access to local knowledge or having to pay for parking or wireless internet are definite bonuses.

Julia is passionate about being a New Zealander and is proud to offer our own special brand of genuine hospitality offered by kiwis, for kiwis and the rest of the world. So what’s next? With a rock-solid foundation, a beautiful website, the concept working well, staff who work for free and guests raving about their homestay experiences - Julia is ready to take ‘Look After Me’ to scale in a substantial way throughout NZ. Julia describes as her 50 year life plan as “well underway in becoming a successful entrepreneur.” The plan includes eventual acquisition of ‘Look After Me’ in order to financially fuel her dream of becoming a writer.

“My ultimate goal is to spend the rest of my life making a significant contribution to New Zealand’s literature, in the way that Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield and Margaret Mahy have. I see financial security as a prerequisite - but I sure seem to be taking the hard way about it!” To the residents of Rotorua she says “as an extension of my inner circle, I challenge you to consider your homes for these upcoming events, or if you’re not keen on that, then consider homestay as an option, whenever you travel.”

we’ve got the money, but it’s still ok to think! you can find a way to make it happen. Julia’s hopeful one day she’ll coin a phrase of her own “We’ve got money, but it’s still ok to think!” Roll on Year two!

Julia is a lively embodiment of her favourite Albert Einstein saying, ‘we haven’t got the money, so we have to think’. Julia proves that if you really want something bad enough,









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The Volcanic Hills Wine Company INTERVIEW BY MOLLY CHATTELL

With the exciting new venture between Skyline Rotorua and Volcanic Hills Wine Company on the horizon, we chatted with Volcanic Hills Director, Brent Park about the new winery project in store for Rotorua.

I ended up selling wine in London. This didn’t last long as it is a pretty cut throat market dominated by old school ties, so I headed to South Africa for my first grape harvest. This ultimately set me on the road to becoming a wine maker.

Where were you born? I was born in Dunedin and started school in London, but moved to Rotorua when my father finished studying Orthodontics and wanted to set up a practice in the local area. Did you go to school in Rotorua? Yes, I went to Otonga Primary school for 3.5 years, then Rotorua Intermediate and finally Rotorua Boys High School. I then went to Massey University in Palmerston North and Lincoln University in Christchurch. So how did you get in to wine making? I worked in bars and wholesalers early in my career selling both wine and beer, and was never really interested in winemaking until at university. Then, having sold wine in NZ, and travelling to the UK for the obligatory OE.


When did you return to New Zealand? I came back to NZ in 1998 and secured a permanent role with Delegats Wine Estate at their Auckland winery making both the Delegats and Oyster Bay brands. I was working in the cellar under Winemaker Michael Ivicevich. As the company grew I was promoted and finally became Winemaker and Cellar Operations Manager at the site. And when was Volcanic Hills “born?” In 2009 I left Delegats to create the Volcanic Hills Brand and released a 2009 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a 2008 Central Otago Pinot Noir. Sean and I met whilst working together at Delegats, and he then left to join me at Volcanic

Hills for the 2010 vintage. In 2010 we also released the 2009 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay and the 2010 Marlborough Pinot Gris, increasing our portfolio to four wines. Where did the inspiration for the name come from? The name Volcanic Hills was a collaboration between Sean and myself and symbolises the peaks New Zealand was formed from.  Also the three peaks of New Zealand’s central plateau feature prominently on our label. How do you feel about Rotorua becoming the home of your winery? We are hoping to integrate ourselves into Rotorua and provide something different and exciting to all those that are interested in finding out a little more about New Zealand wine. We strongly believe that by bringing the well-known wine regions to the people, everyone can enjoy what is available.  Plus it gives Rotorua people something they can call their own which will be nice.

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What made you choose Skyline Rotorua as the location for this project? After a great deal of research, Skyline Rotorua was somewhere we had always really wanted to be and were lucky enough to work out a deal that seems to work pretty well for both of us. Skyline offers a fantastic site and amazing food and beverage channel, to which we are there to support and promote. We are looking to create a great entertainment environment in which people can use the wine and restaurant for not only evening entertainment, but as a venue for occasions and conferences. For us this is about taking the wine to the people and telling our story, we want people to be proud of what we have to offer in Rotorua and this new partnership combines two of the most iconic experiences in New Zealand stunning views and great wine in a complete package. The Volcanic Hill Tasting Room and Winery at Skyline Rotorua is currently under construction and planned to be open...?


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Nevaeh reader, Alison King and Rotorua’s More FM Breakfast announcer, Andy George have embarked on a weight loss journey that is challenging them mentally and physically.

the extra pounds and get their health back on track.

Having started in July, for three months Alison and Andy are left to their own devices to shift

There is one condition….they have to diarise their journey for the world to read.

Nothing is off limits, the pair can do whatever they like to lose the weight.

The good, the bad and the ugly are all recorded in the following pages. So many of us struggle to battle the bulge and while Alison and Andy push through the barriers they inspire many others to do so too! Let’s take a look at their journey so far.

ANDY GEORGE SEPTEMBER 5 Weather was great on the first day of spring, and then it all turned to custard! With all the rain we have been having, my workouts are restricted to the home gym in the garage. No worries, there’s some good stuff in there that I can use. I had to blow the dust off a lot of it though. One of my goals early in this challenge was to complete 1000 kilometres on the bike. So today I climbed on and finished the final slog. In achieving that 1000km mark, I was absolutely stoked. It was hard and I hate that pain you feel when your muscles are working hard but I know that I have to work through the paid if there’s to be any effect. Good day – satisfied.

SEPTEMBER 8 I managed to get in a couple of visits to the Redwoods this week. The Redwoods is a bit boggy underfoot, but that adds to the resistance! I’m slowly starting to last longer running up hill now which for me has never been a strength. I love the redwoods and always have.

Since I wrote off my mountain bike up there last year, I’ve not touched the MTB tracks, but still love the walking ones.

SEPTEMBER 11 My fiancée and I are terrible when it comes to food shopping. We do a decent shop every two weeks but we have found ourselves deciding to make something for dinner that we don’t have in the cupboards. We have been caught in the trap of visiting the supermarket every two days to buy bits and pieces. We’d had enough of doing that, so we have started eating what we have already stored away and it’s really helping!

Since doing this, I’ve noticed a bit more weight loss....don’t know if the weight loss is attributed to that or if I’m just getting some real exercise momentum going?

SEPTEMBER 16 I’m currently borrowing my brother’s mountain bike that has road tyres, so took it to the National Cycleway for a ride. Despite the amount of rubbish and broken bottles it’s great! From my house to the Tamaki Maori Village is 17.2 kilometres, so did a round trip of 34.4 kilometres. Funnily enough, I was 500 metres from home on my return when the back tyre got a puncture.


So, the bike has sat in my garage dormant as I haven’t fixed it yet. Ah well, there’s an exercycle in the meantime!

SEPTEMBER 19 My fiancée is a personal trainer and has a great array of equipment I can use at home. I have been making use of the new weights she bought recently. It’s not massive, but I can bench press 38kgs, which is up at least 10kgs which is great for me, given my strength in the past.

Also mowing my lawn at home gives me a good workout which I did today, so all in all, I’m happy with today. Still having those ‘sore’ days though!

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SEPTEMBER 21 I’m starting to get comments about my figure. People I haven’t seen in a while are noticing. My fiancée pointed it out today and she sees me every day! A month to go, and I’m already losing weight.  Feeling great and looking forward to seeing what I can do.

Four weeks/my final month left of this challenge! I will continue after October as I want to be 95100kg by summer! PS - Great news that I will officially say now + another goal to work towards: I’m going to be a Daddy again in February! :)


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ALISON KING AUGUST 26 I have got a bit behind in writing up my diary but I haven’t been as lazy when it comes to eating and exercise. My crockpot has been used a bit more than in the past as I discover new recipes and I’ve been making the most of my one-month gym membership. Firstly the food – I’ve cut down on my chocolate intake so drastically that I don’t get the cravings that I used to. I love chocolate but it doesn’t rule me any more. Secondly the exercise – I love Body Pump! It’s a great workout for when you’re short on time or you don’t really know what you’re doing. It’s an all round exercise using every major muscle group, set to music with an instructor who keeps you motivated and challenged. When I first started I was using the lightest weights. But now I’ve been going for a few weeks I have increased those weights and certainly feel the burn without doing myself an injury.


SEPTEMBER 2 Father’s Day! The best Father’s Day present was something I got the benefit from. My husband practically pushed me out of the door to get me to go ride my mountain bike. It was the first time in months and I had a blast! I was out for a couple of hours on the condition I ride the new Dipper and Challenge trails. I loved them! The tracks were in perfect condition. I didn’t feel like the nervous newby that I did the first time I took my mountain bike for a spin post-baby. If only I could get out more often I would be in the forest at every opportunity.

Mountain biking is a great exercise as it works all your muscles, is a good cardio workout and is a lot of fun – provided you don’t hurt yourself badly in a crash.

SEPTEMBER 9 My gym membership has expired which means I have not been so active this week. Having a one month membership was great motivation to get to the gym as I hate paying for something I don’t end up using. But it expired a week ago and I’ve not found my way back to the gym to renew it. I was thinking a three month membership would serve me well as it leads me into summer when I would choose to exercise more outdoors.

I’ve not been entirely slack though, I’ve been for a couple of runs, a couple of walks and a swim. I have been careful to make sure I don’t eat badly as I know it’s a balancing act for me. I still don’t feel as though I’m losing weight, it’s a very slow process for me but one that’s about creating better habits and being a good role model for my son. He’s now learning about food and developing a taste for new foods every day.

SEPTEMBER 13 I made a new friend today, or should I say enemy – Betty Crocker. The baking mixes were on special at the supermarket and I foolishly bought two. Then today, ironically while watching a recording of The Biggest Loser, I made both boxes of triple chocolate brownie. Then ate the leftover mix. And several pieces. Then I went to a funeral (I walked 1.5km each way), came home and ate several more. At least dinner was a prepared wholesome meal of savoury mince with lots of vegetables. I don’t know why I did it. I had a sudden craving for chocolate, cake, biscuits, something full of sugar and fat. So I gave in. It’s not the first time and probably won’t be the last either but I’m glad to say it’s been a while since I last did something so impulsive and repulsive.

SEPTEMBER 15 My son turned seven months today and I went for a 7km run. It wasn’t planned that way, I needed to up my mileage from practically nothing to something more respectable. It’s been hard to fit in my runs. I am a morning runner – running in the evening does not agree with me (too tired, can’t be bothered etc). I need to run first thing so it is done. I usually have to be home by 7.30am, which means setting off by 6.45am at the latest and with an unpredictable baby waking up any time earlier than is absolutely necessary is the last thing I want. But today I was able to head out the door at 7am. My boy was still sleeping and my lovely hubby wasn’t leaving for work until 8.15 (I don’t have the luxury of a Mon-Fri 9-5 working husband, he works practically every day). It felt awesome to be out and I surprised myself by running up hills that usually have me breathing extra heavily when walking with the buggy. I was out for 55 minutes, I used to be able to run 10km in that time so I have a bit of a way to go yet. But I loved every minute of it. I walked for only 3 minutes of that time. Simply superb.

SEPTEMBER 18 Oh the sunshine. It’s amazing how much the weather can influence your mood.

Today has been a great day. It started at 5am when my boy woke me up. I didn’t mind so much as my alarm was set for 5.15am anyway. I gave him a feed and then got ready for the pool. I decided last night that I needed to get back into my swimming. I didn’t go to the pool at all last week – a combination of frosty mornings, early morning wake-ups and a niggling shoulder injury all conspired against me. But today was different. The boy co-operated, I’ve been doing my shoulder exercises and spring is definitely on its way. I had a great session. The sun rose over the 50m pool and I felt as if I was effortlessly gliding along the slow lane. I should add I’m no longer in my fat fat togs, just my fat togs. When I was pregnant I couldn’t even fit my size 16 Speedo suit and had to make a tankini to swim in. I’m now in my 14s, though I want to be in my 12s by Christmas. I swam 2km in all, coach Clarrie said we could hop out at 7 (the squad is 6-7am) but I knew I was sitting on 1.9km so squeezed in an extra 100m. The day has also involved a 3km walk in the sunshine with the buggy. But there was also coffee group and I confess to eating a choc chip biscuit, a square of pizza bread, a square of chocolate slice and two rice crackers .



Life Around the World Home: “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family, household or social unit.” Well, I’m not sure I can really say that I have a home. I remember what it feels like though. Growing up in Rotorua, you knew the neighbours, you had a routine and your life was pretty well mapped out. Everyday has an unknown element at the end of it and I am struggling to plan my week, let alone my life. When I was asked to write this article by a friend, I wasn’t given


much of a brief, only to share experiences living in a different country. I will do that, but I will also give you a view of the path that I travelled to get here. So, back to the brief - how did I find myself living in the biggest city of the world? Simple: by never saying no. As a child, we never travelled outside of New Zealand. At age 18 it felt like I was the last girl my age to have never been to Australia to see the “Goldie” or to have a war story about surviving the rides at

Dreamworld. It all sounded so exotic, so new and different and it was the stuff that my dreams were made of. At boarding school in Wanganui, we were asked to sign a piece of paper if we wanted to go to England for a year and work in a primary school. It was so easy! Simply sign away and commit a year of your life to a role that, a) you didn’t have a clue about, b) you didn’t have the money for or c) where you didn’t have any idea what part of England you’d be living in! Looking back, you can only be impressed with the

amount of blissful ignorance that all 15 of us who signed up, had. So, a year away in England was spent mis-educating 5 year olds, travelling around Europe and living in a village of 5,000 people – none of which could understand you (see point c) for where I went wrong here. I left that year with more confidence, a passion for adventure and a diary full of memories. Otago Uni came and went in a blaze of beer, and then I headed out into the workforce. Only when things started to go wrong at work did the thought of returning to England enter my mind. From first thought to landing in London, 6 weeks is all it took. (Please note the pattern of impulsiveness here, a recurring theme…). Four years of new jobs, apartments and friends and I ended up in a situation very similar to school when I got invited to move to Asia with my company. You have a choice between Thailand and China they said – where would you prefer to live? Umm… I hadn’t been to Asia before, I had no idea how my life would change. Next will follow a short description of my life. I wake. It’s 6am. What is that noise? Oh right, the neighbours are fighting again. Apparently they’ve been fighting for 40 years…. Yep, I guess that was a small fact that the real estate agent forgot to mention…

I live in a “model compound”, that means what it says on the tin – a compound… There’s a guard at the gates (yes, that’s 2…), the residents are all 70 something and have lived in the compound since Mao issued them to their families. My, my how things have changed in their lifetimes. Not for one, having me as their neighbour; a 30 year old blonde female. I shower; the gas has gone out. Remind me why I decided to live in an old lane house again?

I scramble to get dressed in the cold, grab yoghurt from the fridge and head to work. So, with guards at both entrances you’d think it would be hard to get in, but let me tell you, getting OUT is the hard part. On my single path out, I dodge 2 old men sword-fighting, the tai-chi masters and my favourite, the fan dancing brigade. Each is relentless in their pursuit for footpath space – and without coffee in my system at this hour; I’m going to put up a good fight.


A wave of opportunity between the Chinese and the world and it’s something to be relished, just as much as the flowing wine. So, the night ends like all the nights seem to, with countless laughs, new faces, brilliant moves on the dance-floor and one too many… And so on Saturday, I find myself waking to the fighting neighbours downstairs, cursing the day they first bickered, but also smiling to myself that life is good and this experience is one that I will never forget. But it doesn’t stop; it never stops, giving me a smile as I think “man, this is such a cool life experience.” One taxi later, I’m in the superluxe office overlooking a city of 24 million. Work comes and goes just as quickly as I spend my life on the phone talking to other parts of Asia and London. How far away from Rotorua I sometimes feel. It’s not a good or bad feeling, just a reminder to myself how I should never take for granted this experience. It’s 5pm on a Friday, which means one thing… wine, dinner and dancing. Oh, this is when the story sounds like I’m back at University. And, it’s fair to say that sometimes it feels like I have regressed. Wine bars – not something you’d expect in China but they are great, full and a natural starting point for our night of all nights.


That’s what it always feels like here – there’s a buzz which is indescribable. Despite the smog, despite the shoulder-barging, and despite the feeling of being a million miles away from clean, green New Zealand, every one of us feels like as though we’re a part of something.

And that my friends, is how living abroad should be for everyone. The day that it stops giving you that thrill, is the day that you stop, pack up your things and return to a familiar place… Or if you’re like me… On to the next adventure…. By Hannah Russell Shanghai, China

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Dear Paula, I am thinking about filing for a divorce but have only been married for 6 months. What processes do I have to go through? If I do end up going through with this is it possible for it to be a speedy process? From Anonymous To get a divorce (dissolution) you need to be separated for a minimum of 2 years. You can apply for the dissolution yourself by going into the Family Court, completing the forms and paying the filing fee. If you both agree to the dissolution you can sign a joint application. If only one of you applies, that person needs to serve a copy of the papers on the other person who then has a chance to dispute the application.


Getting dissolution does not deal with your child care or property issues though so it is important to resolve these usually through a lawyer.

Dear Paula, I have been with my partner for just over two years. I have a secret bank account with over $100,000 in it. I have been saving this money for many years – way before I met him. If we separated would he be entitled to these savings? From Anonymous Once you’ve been together for 3 years, all assets are considered relationship property and he would be entitled to 50%. As the relationship is less than 3 years, he would be entitled to any sum he’s contributed to.

While he may not have actually deposited money to that account, any funds that you have diverted from your income which may otherwise have been shared, may be considered a contribution from him. I recommend entering into a Contracting Out (PreNuptial) Agreement ASAP!

Dear Paula, I have been ask to go guarantor for someone. I have told them I will have to think about it as they don’t have the best track record with finance. This may seem like a stupid question but what exactly is being a guarantor and what will my responsibilities be? From Anna Ryan When you are a guarantor, you are promising the lender that

you will do all things and pay all monies that the borrower is obliged to do/pay if he/she doesn’t. It is very risky. Many guarantees are “unlimited” so you would be liable for any amounts borrowed now and in the future. There is no time limit on a guarantee so even if the borrower repays this loan, he/she could borrow again in the future and you would be liable.  The only time your guarantee ends is when the lender puts in writing that they have released you - they may choose not to do this if the borrower still owes them money. You may not know that the borrower is in trouble until you get a letter from the lender demanding you pay the debt as sometimes you don’t get statements or any other warnings.   You should NEVER agree to be a guarantor unless you trust the borrower 100% and are sure he/she will pay on time every time or will tell you if they are in trouble. If you do guarantee a debt make sure the guarantee is limited to that debt only and not to any other money the person may borrow. Also remember to seek a release as soon as possible and get the release in writing.

Dear Paula, What are the rules where a ‘shared’ drive way is used for two or three properties? Myself and other neighbour want to get the shared drive way fixed but our third neighbour at the end won’t have a bar of it. He won’t contribute to fixing the driveway which is riddled with pot-holes and he also doesn’t like the idea of me and the other neighbour fixing it. The guy reckons there is nothing wrong with it which is a joke. It’s very frustrating as the kids have nowhere to ride their bikes. Paula, where do you suggest we go from here? From Trina First off, check the title to your properties to determine the rights and obligations of the users. Usually a shared driveway will show as a right of

way on the titles and either the documents attached to the title or the rules in the Property Law Act and Land Transfer Act will set out who pays for what. Also get quotes to fix the driveway. Then approach your neighbour with the evidence that he has to pay for repairs under the legal documents and details of what he would be expected to pay. He may simply be worried that you want him to pay for all of it or that it is more expensive than it actually will be. If this doesn’t work, make a claim in the Disputes Tribunal.  The referee will consider whether the work actually needs doing and the legal position and then likely order that he has to pay his share of the costs. You can either do the work and then claim or claim first so you are not out of pocket.


TAKING ACTION Kia-ora everybody. I hope last month was as amazing for you as it was for me. I say this because there is a change in the atmosphere. Spring is here, the days are slowly but surely getting longer and summer is just around the corner. I hope you are ready to rock’n’roll and enjoy the sunshine.

ACTION IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE In the last issue of Nevaeh we discussed making decisions and the power in doing so and I have been looking forward to this month’s topic for one reason. It’s about my favourite subject when it comes to ensuring success in life and that is - taking action! The Law of Attraction has been thrown around a lot in motivation circles the last few years and it teaches how you can attract the things you want into your life.


While I agree this has it’s merits, there are many other factors that need to be adhered to and the real key is in the name of the law itself. By this, I mean attrACTION. Action is one of the most powerful words in the English language. “Action is the foundational key to all success” Pablo Picasso. Planning and preparation is vital and must be encased with a positive attitude but without

the follow through principle of action, nothing happens, nothing, ever! This is definitely easier said than done. Like the rest of humanity, at some stage in your life, you probably really wanted to make change but just couldn’t find the motivation to take the first step. Can I make a suggestion? I believe that instead of waiting for motivation to show up say ‘Oi, c’mon lets go,’ how about reversing your thought pattern and take action to get motivated.

I mentioned last month that sometimes we have the fear of failure, rejection or fear of what others might think which will leave us paralyzed and ineffective. The cure is ACTION! The truth is, most of the things we worry about never eventuate or come true anyway. So why worry? Instead, take decisive action to cure your worry and overcome fear. Ask yourself these three things: 1. What do I want and why should I take action? 2. What do I not want and what will happen if I don’t take action? 3. What is the next step I can take? Keep it simple to start off. Repeat this process and take small steps everyday towards the goals you have set.

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Over the years some extremely good opportunities have come my way and there have been some real doozies. The good ones could have had easily slipped on by - however with a little research, some advice and by listening to my heart, I generally took some form of action to achieve what I desired. By choosing to take action, I have back-packed around Europe, planted trees in Japan, worked on building sites with Albanian refugees, joined the military, started three different businesses, built a Sunday School for African orphans, played rugby in England and the list goes on.

You too can have a fulfilling and successful life, if you choose. So when you don’t feel like doing something that will take you closer to your dreams and goals, check your attitude and ask yourself, ‘will taking this necessary action serve me well?” If the answer is yes, then do it. Once you start down the road your motivation will follow you and your action. Only then will you really start to feel motivated and inspired to carry on your journey of success. “Do or do not. There is no try,” - Yoda Next month we will discuss an old proverb that says a king has many advisors. In today’s vernacular that means have a mentor to bounce your ideas off. Until then, Noho Tau ke! Alan Solomon, Motivator and Encourager

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If you secretly loved Glee, Smash is like a more entertaining adult version! • Offspring Just renewed for another two seasons this means that kooky Nina, feisty Billie and co will be back on our TV screens for more hilarious, hallucinatory fun next year. • One Born Every Minute The miracle of childbirth as you’ve never seen it before.

• My Kitchen Rules Just another cooking show to trawl through. • 16 and Pregnant Well it’s in the title really isn’t it? • Emmerdale See notes for Shortland Street but change details to England and 40 years of broadcasting. • Police 10-7 Is there genuinely anyone in NZ who enjoys watching drunk drivers verbally abuse police officers?

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Natural Remedies LEMONS I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Never underestimate the power of the humble lemon. For years I have struggled with thin and fine hair (not an exciting combination) and I have gone through large periods of time where my hair literally falls out by the handful. My hair at one stage was falling out so badly that after washing it I would need to pull all the hair from my fingers and stick it to the shower wall so that I could later put it in the rubbish bin, as I knew that it would clog up the plug within days. My hair was frizzy, fluffy, uncontrollable, dry and flyaway and all the while I was spending hundreds of dollars on the ‘best’ salon shampoos, organic shampoos, treatments, hair masks, you name it - I’ve tried it.

Last year I was given a bag of soap nuts as a natural solution to shampoo. To be perfectly honest I didn’t love the texture the soap nuts left my hair feeling but after only a couple of weeks I was beginning to see some positive changes. After two weeks I switched to washing my hair with lemon juice and conditioning with apple cider vinegar. But after complaints from my husband of our bathroom smelling like a chip shop, I dropped the apple cider vinegar and now only use lemon juice. I now only use shampoo when I go to the hairdresser to get the roots touched up. Otherwise I have been washing with lemon juice for 10 months now and my hair is the best it has ever been!

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It is thickening up, it is healthy, shiny, manageable and it needs NO PRODUCT at all. If there is one ‘natural remedy’ I encourage you to try it is this. Recipe: Juice fresh lemons or when they are not in season buy bottled lemon juice. I keep a sports drink bottle in the shower and put two capfuls of lemon juice with about 20ml of hot water in the bottle. Poor over your scalp and massage as you would with ‘regular’ shampoo. If you get dandruff or an itchy scalp add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil. Written By Molly Chattell

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Dr Libby’s Real Food Chef

DR LIBBY’S NORTH ISLAND TOUR DATES: MASTERTON 12.30pm Tuesday 23rd of October Copthorne Hotel, High Street South WELLINGTON 6.30pm Tuesday 23rd of October Mercure Hotel, 355 Willis Street PALMERSTON NORTH 12.30pm Wednesday 24th of October Cityfitness 80 Pitt Street NEW PLYMOUTH 6.30pm Wednesday 24th of October Cityfitness Gym 8, Egmont Street TAUPO 12.30pm Thursday 25th of October Taupo Events Centre, AC Baths Avenue GISBORNE 12.30pm Friday 26th of October Gisborne Conference Centre, Reads Quay

Send us your feedback. The letter of the month will receive a copy of Dr Libby ’s Real Food CHef Dr Libby has teamed up with Australia’s leading organic whole-­‐food chef, Cynthia Louise to create a cooking system based on increasing the amount of plant food and greens in your everyday eating to revolutionize the way you feel. Dr Libby’s Real Food Chef book is filled with delicious, nourishing recipes, beautiful images, quotes to inspire, and food education designed to increase your energy and enhance your quality of life.

The Real Food Chef (RRP $49.99) can be purchased from www.drlibby.com


TAURANGA 6.30pm Monday 29th of October Mount Maunganui Golf Course, Fairway Avenue ROTORUA 12.30pm Tuesday 30th of October Kingsgate Hotel, Fenton Street HAMILTON 6.30pm Tuesday 30th of October Cityfitness Gym – 19 Home Straight, Te Rapa Rd The Real Food Chef will launch with a series of cooking schools held on the 10th and 11th of September in Auckland.

Satay Chicken Salad Dr Libby’s Real Food Chef book is filled with delicious, nourishing recipes, beautiful images, quotes to inspire, and food education designed to increase your energy and enhance your quality of life.



For the chicken: 600g boneless skinless chicken breast, preferably free range or organic ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped ¼ cup coriander (cilantro), finely chopped 1 tablespoon red chili, seeded and finely chopped 1 tablespoon macadamia oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

For the chicken: 1 – Season the chicken with the salt and pepper. Evenly coat the breast in a mixture of the coriander, chili and parsley. 2 – Preheat the oven to 180C. 3 – Heat the macadamia oil in a small oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Sauté the chicken for 1 minute per side. 4- Put the chicken in the oven, or transfer it to a baking dish, and bake for 8-9 minutes, until cooked through. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing it.

For the salad: 1 packet kelp noodles 1 bunch fresh kale, stems removed, leaves chopped 1 cup mung bean sprouts 150g snow peas, julienned 1 carrot, peeled and julienned ½ green capsicum thinly sliced 1 cup fresh mint 1 cup fresh Thai basil 1 cup fresh coriander For the satay sauce: 1 cup cashew nuts, unsalted ¼ cup organic almond butter ¼ cup water 1 tablespoon red chili, seeded and finely diced 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup

For the salad: 1 – Combine the kelp noodles with the chopped kale, sprouts, snow peas, carrot and capsicum.

2 – Toss the salad with the satay sauce, adding the mint, basil and coriander, until all ingredients are well mixed. 3 – Serve with the sliced chicken on top or the side. You should have about 1 sliced breast per serving of the salad. For the satay sauce: 1 – Combine the cashews with the almond butter and water and process in food processor until smooth. 2 – Add the chili, sesame oil, ginger, maple syrup and tamari to the mixture, and pulse until well incorporated. 3 – With the motor running, pour in enough water to make the dressing smooth and creamy. For more texture, don’t process for as long.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Kelp noodles are a nutrient dense alternative to wheat pasta. They are best kept raw to optimize vitamins and minerals such as iodine.


FITNESS 101 TIPS TO HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS With summer around the corner, this is the time of year that peoples fitness regimes start to take on more importance. I am often asked “what is the best way to achieve that beach body�. There is no one right answer but if you follow the tips below then you should be well on your way. Good luck! - By Paul Chattell

GET RID OF STRESS To lose fat it is essential to lower your cortisol levels. It has been well documented that high cortisol levels result in fat gains especially around the abdomen. This does mean that no matter how healthy you eat, the increased cortisol levels make your body insensitive to insulin which is crucial to lose fat. Stress and a bad diet can also cause poor gut health. This leaves the intestines inflamed which raises cortisol levels. Taking some form of probiotic can help with gut health. It will also aid digestion and hep in the absorption of nutrients.

skipping breakfast is a sure fire way of setting yourself up to fail with your weight loss goals

MAKE SURE YOU EAT BREAKFAST WITH PROTEIN Missing meals and especially skipping breakfast is a sure fire way of setting yourself up to fail with your weight loss goals. Having protein as part of your breakfast will help with weight loss. A protein heavy breakfast will control the amount of insulin released. Traditional options such as cereal tend to be high in sugar and additives which cause spikes of insulin. These can leave you feeling low on energy soon after eating.




This I believe is the most important item on this list and is the one that most women tend to resist.

Eating low glycaemic carbs result in a smaller amount of glucose being released into the bloodstream.

Research has shown that individuals who take part in regular strength training sessions where the weight lifted is around 70-80% of maximum will lose more fat than those performing weight routines where the load is typically less than 70%.

The smaller release of glucose means that it gets used straight away so the body does not get the opportunity to store them as fat.

Training with a higher weight will increase the amount of calories and fat burnt, while also increasing the bodies’ sensitivity to insulin and uptake of glucose. Strength training has been proven to increase lean muscle mass which raises your metabolic rate and helps support a leaner body composition.

Strength training has been proven to increase lean muscle mass which raises your metabolic rate and helps support a leaner body composition

DO NOT ELIMINATE FAT This is a common mistake made by a lot of people looking to lose weight. Lowering your intake of bad fats (trans fats) is important but good fats have a very important job to do within the body. Fat surround our cells. If that fat is a good fat it makes the cell more sensitive to insulin. This process is essential for good metabolism and energy production. A cell covered in bad fat can be very resistant to insulin. This resistance produces fat gain and can cause diabetes.

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New Mum Blog BABY CHOICES This year is flying by and my precious newborn is about to turn 6 months old! The past few months I have found myself making continual ‘parenting’ choices about how, when, why and what I will do to bring up my baby.


I have found myself somewhere along a spectrum between traditional parenting and attachment parenting, deciding what feels right for me and what is best for my lil man. I cried as he made the transition from his bassinette to cot. He is growing up too fast! I celebrated as he rolled over and praised him as he finally was able to blow raspberries after weeks of trying. As a high school teacher I am used to running a routine ship where bells rule my day and deadlines, routines, planning and organisation are paramount. I have found with my parenting though I have had to ‘let go’, relax and now I am enjoying finding my way.

There is a lot of pressure within ‘mother/baby’ circles, parenting classes, morning tea group and antenatal catch ups to find ‘answers’, set stable non-changing routines and comparisons between babies who in reality could not be any more different. Every baby is unique and different and every caring loving mother has the right to parent how she feels is right. Sharing stories helps young / new mothers learn and try new things, it gives hope for sleepless nights and a shoulder to cry on when the going gets tough. How easy it would be if an instruction manual did slip out rather than a placenta?

I struggled for so long trying to find answers and solutions to help my baby sleep longer / settle easier / eat more, when in reality the moment I relaxed and started to just enjoy my little man I started to really know him and his needs. Breast feeding versus bottle feeding, controlled crying vs attachment parenting, when to start solids and how to feed solids and play time activities are only some of what we as parents ‘chose’ for our babies to do. Society and peers are so quick to judge mothers when they really have no idea what the story is, what that mother has tried and what works for their individual and special relationship.

Find the pieces of the parenting puzzle that suit you and fit them together to make your own jigsaw. What matters is that these choices are safe, their babies are growing and they are healthy, happy and clean. They laugh and meet their own individual “smilestones” rather than all being boring blobs that develop the exact same skills at the exact same time. What matters is that your decisions, your choices feel right for you and your baby, regardless of whether or not the next ten mothers are doing things a different way. Share and compare but do it in a positive way.

Embrace your baby, learn his/ her cues and don’t ever regret cuddling or comforting your little one, it is a role sometimes only you can do. For me it is about remembering a saying. “It is only a problem, if it is a problem for me!”

Written by Jane Trask

Check out the November issue of Nevaeh to read the next installment of the New Mum Blog

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Spiritual Connection with resident medium Andy “My nanny died in November 2003, while i was here in New Zealand on my OE from the UK. She was in her 80s. My dad told me not to return to the UK for her funeral as she wouldnt have wanted that. I have felt guilty ever since. Does she forgive me for not going back and does she know that I now have a daughter of my own?” - Shelley Hi Shelley Your Nanny forgives you, although she didn’t feel there is anything to forgive. She knew she wouldn’t see you again and had said her goodbyes. There is no need to feel guilty. She came to you not long after it happened so she was with you anyway. Your Nanny has a baby in her arms, have you had a miscarriage? She wants you to know she is looking after the baby.  Your little girl is a very bright little girl and brings with her a lot of happiness. She will teach you a lot and already has. Your Nanny watches over you both and plays with your daughter. I feel that there is a likeness between them. They have similar traits.

Do you suffer from...

There is something you have always wanted to do but haven’t quite gotten around to it. She is saying you should do it.” Life is too short and you are never to old”. She also wants you to know she is very proud of you and what you have achieved. You have blossomed. She says “I am here you only have to ask”. They can help us from the other side. It feels like you may need to sort or address something with your Dad, maybe something you have been avoiding. Your Nanny loves you and is there for you. Oh my god that brought tears to my eyes! From Andy

Stubborn health issues

The thing my nanny is telling me to do must be my journalism course. I have wanted to do it for years and finally took the plunge this year. I thought i was too old to study again but went for it anyway. In regards to my dad, he lives in Spain and I haven’t seen him for 9 YEARS. I had booked two previous flights over but both fell through. We are hoping for two years’ time now. Fingers crossed. My daughter is an amazing little girl and full of life, and I am so comforted to know that my nanny is around us both. Thank you Andy, I feel so much better now!! Amazing reading! From Shelley Send an email and question off to Andy at info@nevaeh.net.nz, and Andy could be connecting with your loved one.

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September 2012 Horoscopes


CAPRICORN: 23 Dec - 20 Jan

TAURUS: 21 Apr - 21 May

VIRGO: 24 Aug - 23 Sep

AQUARIUS: 21 Jan - 19 Feb

GEMINI: 22 May - 21 Jun

LIBRA: 24 Sep - 23 Oct

PISCES: 20 Feb - 20 Mar

CANCER: 22 Jun - 23 Jul

SCORPIO: 24 Oct - 23 Nov

ARIES: 21 Mar - 20 Apr

LEO: 24 Jul - 23 Aug

SAGITTARIUS: 23 Nov - 22 Dec

LIBRA: Don’t take your chances with anything this month. Any big decisions can wait. Think things through properly and don’t rush into anything. Things will become much clearer once you gain some perspective and that will only happen in time. The rewards will be well worth the wait.

CAPRICORN: Start getting your finances in check. Be proactive around saving plans and realistic about spending money. Make sure all your bills are up to date. As tempting as it may be to buy those much desired big ticket items – if it really isn’t something you need then at the moment you shouldn’t even be considering buying it.

SCORPIO: Feel like people haven’t been treating you how they should lately? You may have over stepped the mark more than once over recent weeks. Everyone is entitled to an opinion – but being rude and offensive is crossing the line. Your bark is far worse than your bite but for those that don’t know you, it is easy to get on the wrong side of people. Take some time this month to calm down and reserve judgement to only those who won’t take you the wrong way.

AQUARIUS: Start putting yourself first. Lately you have been going back and forth looking after everybody else without giving much thought to your own needs. Think about what your dreams are and look at ways to start achieving them. It’s great to care about others but you won’t be able to look after anyone if you don’t start looking after yourself.

SAGITTARIUS: Romance is in the air. If this continues you will be in for a summer loving delight over the next few months. Allow yourself to get whisked away. Enjoy where this exciting new adventure takes you. Try not to over think things. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

PISCES: The truth hurts but it is time to face it. Stop putting things off and procrastinating. If there’s a problem, instead of ignoring it and hoping it will go away – try facing the situation head on. Confrontation is not necessarily a bad thing. What’s the worst that can happen?

ARIES: This month it’s time to be honest about everything. That means telling people how you feel and opening up about whatever has been on your mind. It’s the only way to move forward. Things may work out the way you want them to, or maybe they won’t – whatever the outcome nothing will happen if you keep quiet. TAURUS: You should probably start thinking about taking time off. How about planning a holiday? A last minute trip or an organised vacation is just what the doctor ordered. You have done a lot of ground work this year and now it’s time to start reaping the rewards – this starts with a much needed holiday to gather your thoughts and figure out your next move. GEMINI: Making some tough decisions will be on your mind this month with a few things currently in the ‘too hard basket.’ Unfortunately you can only avoid the situation for so long so making a few hard calls this month will be crucial. Listen to your gut and go with what is going to feel the best for you. Sometimes putting other people’s feelings to the side will give you just the clarity you need. Good luck.

CANCER: Sometimes ignorance is bliss – don’t let your curious nature forget this saying. If you have been searching for something for a long time, there could be a reason you haven’t found what you’re looking for – these things are just meant to be. You may find its better not to know certain things. Sometimes the reality is not as pleasant as you thought it might be. LEO: Finances might be tight and the only way to solve this is to be creative and innovative. Start thinking outside the box about ways you can create and extra income. Even if it’s just a few extra bucks to go into a holiday fund or a way to tackle some bills that have piled up. You do have options so start talking with people who can help you implement all the ideas you have. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen. VIRGO: This month standing on your own two feet, speaking your mind and not letting anyone get in your way will work wonders for you. This kind of ‘statement’ behaviour will not go unnoticed and you will be surprised at what kind of opportunities are around the corner if you continue to stand your ground.

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BURNING QUESTIONS Need advice? Ask our resident “know it all” Send your question to: info@nevaeh.net.nz I work very hard to keep my lawn in nice shape, but I am tired of finding little “surprises” that my neighbour’s dog leaves behind. I have spoken to my neighbour about this many times but he just shrugs it off and says he will try to watch “Fido” more closely. I try hard to be a good neighbour, but I am about at the end of my rope about this. Can you suggest anything? Annoyed, Te Ngae Dear Annoyed, Either “Fido” is on one heck of a long leash or he’s running loose. I would … ahem…collect the evidence, bring it over to his lawn and point out that “watching Fido” obviously is not enough. I would then pleasantly suggest a dog run to keep puppy in his own yard AND to comply with local leash laws.



My teenage daughter, age 14, has a group of friends who have been her friends since kindergarten. Some of them are now smoking and doing drugs and having sex. Luckily she knows better and has a good moral sense (I guess I did something right!). She is having such a hard time dealing with her friends. She hates to see them smoking and using drugs. She tries to tell them how bad it is. She even got extremely upset at one of her friends because her friend was flirting. I am very proud of her for trying to help her friends but I see the toll it is taking on her. What can I do to help her? Kylie, Homedale Dear Kylie, Frankly, she needs new friends. She shouldn’t be around these behaviours.

If she were my daughter I would introduce her to new groups where the other teenagers have similar values to her own.

How should singles with children manage dating?

Church youth groups (even if you’re not religious these are fun for kids), different school activity groups, sports teams, and other groups with a focus, adult supervision and a good time all could work well for her.

Dear Sarah, I think unwed and divorced parents need to separate their children completely from their dating life.

She may need to change schools too. Evaluate whether her continued relationship with these friends would be too painful for her. Some kids stop the pain by joining in.

Sarah, Rotorua

Children think differently than adults and cannot understand spending time with someone then having them disappear. Remember how young ones react when their best friends play with others?? It is much harder for children to understand change than adults

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Monthly Confessions! Anonymous READERS spill the beans on their deepest darkest secrets

I’m still doing the wild thing with my ex. It’s so awesome! Much better than when we were together. I think I still have feelings for him and maybe he still has something there for me too but we could never get back together. Too much has happened. I know that we can never be anything more than friends who just have fun and I’m ok with that but there is something I do want…his ‘stuff.’ I desperately want a baby. I’m happy raise it alone but generically speaking I want my ex to be the male contributor. I know I can easily get pregnant by ‘accident ’ which would give me exactly what I want but to even be considering that approach is so wrong. I’m not sure what to do but I do know I need to somehow make this happen. From Who’s Your Daddy

or satin material. When I am obsessed with silk street and see women I am walking down the makes me go crazy! I dressed in silk or satin it material in my pocket keep small pieces of the l I want to do is buy and rub it all day long. Al home. That would be a silk nighty to wear at a 35 year old man I am my ultimate fantasy. As so much as I know resisting this temptation wear I know I won’t be once I start wearing silk nsvestite, I am 100% able to stop. I’m not a tra sensation/ feeling this straight – I just love the e. type of material gives m From As Soft As Silk


I love my career more than my husband. I feel bad saying this but it’s true. All my friends are married with children and seem to have great lives and such happy families. My husband has been begging me to start a family with him for the last 5 years but I just can’t seem to do it - the happiness my career gives me is like nothing else. I’m worried my husband will get sick of coming second best and will leave me for someone who is prepared to put him first. From Crazy Career Lady

I meet this guy over the internet. We were dating over the internet for about 3 months. When we finally met he dumped me saying that I’m not his ‘type’ and he didn’t realise how fat I was in real life! I was beyond wild. I really liked this guy and was not hurt by , R. Well R liked me and I liked him. So I broke up with my boyfriend’s so we could go out. R see’s a pic of me from a year ago his shallow low life outlook. Over the period of time we were dating over the internet I collected a few pictures of his ‘private parts’ which lets just say are not so private any more. I sent the pictures out to everyone he knows (including him) along with the caption ‘small minds = small…’ From Revenge is sweet

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Paper cannot be folded in half more than 9 times.


70 per cent of people hate talking on the phone in front of other people.

Coke was originally green in colour.


A cat can produce over 100 types of sounds, but a dog can only make 10.

On average a whale’s heart beats only 9 times every minute.

A giraffe’s tongue measures 2 feet long in length.

Heating up a rock in the microwave oven will cause the rock to explode.

PEARLS MELT IN VINEGAR. The ingredients in most lip glosses include fish scales.








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This voucher entitles you to a basic Will from Rotorua Law Shop Ltd, for just $100.00 (includes GST and disbursements). Fill out and return our Wills booklet. One voucher per person, not redeemable for cash. Valid until 31 October 2012. To book today – 07 349 2924, 1253 Hinemoa Street.

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Nevaeh Magazine October 2012  

Mediaworks Rotorua has a new online womens magazine. Nevaeh is designed for local women filled with interactive content, stories, tips and a...

Nevaeh Magazine October 2012  

Mediaworks Rotorua has a new online womens magazine. Nevaeh is designed for local women filled with interactive content, stories, tips and a...