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Spreading the eco-word

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On a black and white screen we gaze at two bundles with small beaks. Nuzzling into each other, they twist as one.

Addressing homelessness

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

When there was a call by the Anglican Church to hold a Hikoi of Hope, social activist Stephanie McIntyre found herself at centre stage.

Hard labour

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

She talks of hanging her hands over the side of the bed at night to deal with painful repetitive strain injury.

Stress out

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

You might be feeling it this second - that overwhelming, heart- racing rise of the tide.

Bonding over organic bulk buys

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They sit at computers to shop, harnessing new technology for an old style, communal method.

Change better for the

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Using the power of words and images, Gael Surgenor has helped lead the way to social change in New Zealand.

A natural approach to eating

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

Thursday mornings are manic for Annie Newman, sorting fruit and veges, weighing them and arranging for couriers to head north and south.

Training key to spring sport

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When spring comes, it's not only plants that leap into life.

Coastal reserve takes beating

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Sarah Foy strolls over sandhills at Oaonui on Taranaki's west coast and talks to Sandy Bay conservationists who are fighting to retain a coastal reserve.

Reconsidering punishment

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Kim Workman is a man of firsts in crime and punishment.

Co-operative conservation

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki conservationists, farmers and local authorities have signed a ground-breaking environmental agreement.

Harness the power of breath

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

It's the first and last thing we do in life. When we come tight-fisted and bawling into the world, we instinctively breathe in.

Mentor draws on Tongan roots

VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile'o has created a unique Pasifika approach to mentoring young people that is especially adapted to migrant families.

Going all out to help others

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

After 16 years of serious drug and alcohol addiction, Perry Newburn knew he had to run for his life.

A billion below 'the Line'

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

It's almost here. They're not sure what they'll eat - probably loads of rice, some vegetables, beans and drink oodles of water.

Breathing for relaxation

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Christchurch "refugee" Maggie Murray couldn't breathe properly for eight months following the September 4 earthquake in 2010.

I yam what I yam

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

MAnawatu's Peter Halford remembers childhood dreams of becoming the biggest yam grower in the world.

Keeping warm on a cold day

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Then the whining starts. "It's cold in here. Can I put the heater on?"

Up front with personal trainer

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

If you're paying for a gym subscription and never go, it might be time to get a personal trainer.

Respect people and nature

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

Sarah Foy talks to a young Green, who's grabbed a few headlines and is now knuckling down to the business of helping grow his party.

Koha spurs sustainability

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SARAH FOY - Taranaki Daily News

The paper police are advancing. They are the plain-clothes type, but even in mufti, they exude focus as they move from classroom to classroom.

Lost plant back in Taranaki

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It was a camping trip. Botanists from Wellington pitched tents in Easter 1978 at the North Taranaki coast, near the now-existing Whitecliffs Walkway.

Mimi's penguin protectors

Mimi School students are award-winning penguin protectors. The rural school embarked on a project to stabilise blue penguin numbers. Now the school has won a Taranaki Regional Council environmental award for its efforts.

Plateau of hidden giants

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

If you think of New Zealand as Your World, then every place, every plateau matters. Virginia Winder talks to a man who is on a crusade to tell us all about a 'land of giants'.

Coaching the road map to life

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Clint Sullivan, the bloke behind my training programme, has also signed up for the Port of Tauranga half ironman on January 5.

Bad riddance to good rubbish

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

John Stansfield is unashamedly a radical who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to social justice.

Set yourself a plan of action

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

The races have been entered. The foundations of fitness have been laid. Now, the hard work begins.

Bad decisions weighed heavy

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

It happened over Easter and it happened fast.

Innovation to improve future

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Getting old and unsteady, or even disabled, is something that the healthy of all ages secretly imagine won't happen to them.

The tremendous achievement of the 747

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In many surveys, the Boeing 747 is named humanity's greatest engineering achievement. Imagine life without it.

Drink lots to stay above water

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

When you're striding out, pedalling or powering through water, you need to be drinking. In Your World this week, journalist Virginia Winder finds out about the power of water for performance.

Exercise makes you think

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Every time we drive our kids to school, we're slowing down their brains.

Big-brained whales reach great depths

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Last year I visited Whale Watch at Kaikoura.

Influencing kids with fiction

VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

What if you want to take steps towards self- sufficiency, sustainability or a simpler life? In Your World, journalist Virginia Winder meets people who are seeking solutions and living the change.

Go nuts and eat healthier

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

First up, dump the word diet from your vocabulary forever. Instead, think health, nutrition and a balanced lifestyle.

Driven to make a change

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Every community has its changemakers, the social innovators and active citizens, who are out there making a difference.

Getting your bounce back

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

There's a song by a bloke called Michael Franti that goes: "It's never too late to start the day over."

Future proofed

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When people visit the eco house of Janet Price and Grindl Dockery they often look around in surprise at the clean lines and contemporary design.

Taking the plunge

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

She flips over and is back into freestyle, eyes shut, a force to be reckoned with in the open water.

Pick of the bunch

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Stand near the start line or transition area of a long-distance sports event, like a cycle race or triathlon and you'll see the athletes storing curved fruit on themselves like jungle animals.

Proud to be kelp huggers

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Mention plans for a marine reserve and those in the fishing fraternity become passionately vocal about their favourite place to throw a line.

Make weeds work for you

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

If you type "good weeds" into Google, a great deal of the 63.4 million hits are about illegal plants.

Only the fittest are going to survive

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VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Only the best performers and the well-behaved survive on Jodi Roebuck's farmlet and seed haven in Taranaki.

Fre e-wheeling

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Nelle Rose feels like she is 18 again and Bruce Miller reckons he has an invisible friend.

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