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  • The practice of making no effort

    27 May 2011 4:55 PM 140

    We are lying on our stomachs, our cheeks on the backs of our stacked hands, making slow small movements with our elbows. The atmosphere of concentration in this Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class is palpable as we explore and feel the effects of these small movements, not only in our shoulder blades but in our backs, pelvises and even in our legs. After

  • Becoming Catherine: real progress at last

    8 May 2011 4:57 PM 132

    MacTodd solicitor Tanya Surrey has taken on the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 12 Week Challenge with the aim of ending up with a figure like Catherine Zeta Jones. In our third update, she reflects on how her routines have changed for the better and the social side of exercise. A Breakthrough this week and it feels exceptionally good to know I have made some progress

  • Inlets easy on the eye and the legs

    18 November 2010 4:00 PM 139

    Their gentle gradient and infrequent traffic make them particularly suitable for beginners. Hoopers Inlet is a deep indentation in the peninsula's southern coastline, just a few kilometres over the hill from Portobello but retaining a startling feeling of isolation. The wild Pacific passes through the narrow gap between Sandymount and the sandy flats

  • It really is as easy as riding a bike

    4 November 2010 3:55 PM 131

    Otago abounds with wonderful opportunities for bike riders. You can join your friends on the Otago Rail Trail; save money - and the planet; exercise without stressing your hips and knees; introduce your children to New Zealand's great outdoors. But as an adult, learning to ride a bike from scratch can seem impossible. Veteran bikers will think you are crazy

  • Biking for beginners: Leith Valley

    4 November 2010 3:55 PM 151

    Despite its proximity to central Dunedin, the Leith Valley retains a wild, secluded aura. It's easy to see why the Victorians, susceptible as they were to a romantic landscape, made their homes here despite the lack of winter sun. They went to extreme lengths, in fact. On the hill in front of you as you approach Glenleith you will see a white two-storied

  • The Koreans On ‘The Brink’ Of War

    3 February 2001 12:00 AM 191

    STERN warnings flew back and forth across the border between North Korea and South Korea yesterday, the day before a North-imposed deadline for the South to shut off propaganda broadcasts or face war. Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Commander of the North Korean military, ordered front-line units along the heavily fortified frontier to move to a war footing

  • Apology to furious Foo Fighters fans

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 115

    Event contractors Vbase took to Facebook to say sorry after fans complained of delays while queuing to get into AMI Stadium for the first of three New Zealand Foo Fighters shows. Several took to Twitter to say they missed opening songs Something From Nothing, The Pretender, Learn to Fly and Breakout while they waited to enter. Vbase blamed the delays

  • Crash kills off Foos Akld gig

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 115

    Details have emerged about the crash that derailed plans for the Foo Fighter's charity show at Auckland's Town Hall tonight. The show, set to raise funds for the New Zealand Music Foundation, was cancelled late last night after the truck transporting the band's equipment from Christchurch to Auckland was involved in a crash. Police have confirmed that the truck

  • Actor Ben Woolf critical after accident

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 115

    Woolf, who stands about 132cm tall and plays the character Meep on the FX channel show, was hit around 9pm on Thursday (local time), Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Jane Kim said. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, Kim said, though his current condition was not known. The driver remained at the scene after the accident, Kim said. The Emmy-nominated

  • Serving big portions of everything

    1 January 1970 12:00 AM 118

    It is absolutely not for the faint-hearted, which is of course to be expected from this provocative screenwriter whose controversial films include The Fly, Naked Lunch, Crash and Maps to the Stars, which screened as part of the most recent New Zealand International Film Festival. That film was a biting satire of Hollywood excesses: black humour mixed