Smart Thinkers

Marilyn Monroe: Screen Siren and Yogi

These beautiful vintage images of Marilyn Monroe show the star in yoga poses before the trend took hold of the world.

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Smart Thinker: The hairdresser creating spaces where all people of all backgrounds and hairstyles feel welcome

Despite not being trained as a hairdresser, Joan Dellavalle used her savings to create a hair salon where people of all backgrounds and hairstyles would feel welcome.

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Craigs golden rules of investing to help you get ahead of the game

The world as we know it is constantly evolving, but the events of the past two years have caused some changes to accelerate. Whether it’s where and how we work, the value we place on the health of ourselves and the planet, or how we plan for the future, the pandemic has forced choices and brought things into perspective.

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Smart Thinker: The Mind Lab’s Frances Valintine

With the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, our lives are becoming more entwined with new technologies than ever before. Founder of The Mind Lab, Frances Valintine, explains how we can welcome the changes on the horizon.

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10 fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about Queen Elizabeth

Some of the lesser-known facts about the world’s longest reigning Queen, Queen Elizabeth.

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Don’t wait to start your investing journey – make your money work for you

Often we think we should postpone investing until we have more funds, fewer calls on our money, or better knowledge at our fingertips. But the experts at Craigs Investment Partners say the best time to invest is…now.

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Investing with a social and environmental conscience

An increased desire by investors to invest in companies that are creating environmental or social advances not only makes smart financial sense – it also benefits the wider community.

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Bayleys are on a mission to make a difference

As a valued member of the local community, Bayleys Canterbury are proud philanthropic partners to leading charities, cultural & sporting groups.

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Smart Thinker: the Kiwi baker empowering conversations about mental health with cake

One Kiwi baker is empowering conversations around mental health one cake – and one smile – at a time.

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Meet the Maker: Tessa Lyes from Nevé

An inspired candle collaboration between Bayleys Canterbury and Nevé creator Tessa Lyes (above left, with mum Vicki) will raise much-needed funds for Christchurch City Mission. We sat down with Tessa to find out what inspires her. 

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Who is Ronni Kahn?

This month MiNDFOOD features passionate advocate, Ronni Kahn on the cover. So who is Ronni Kahn?

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GoodnessMe! Take the guesswork out of healthy eating with these sweet ideas

Designed to take the guesswork out of healthy eating (who has time to sit there trying to decipher nutrition labels?) GoodnessMe gives shoppers the unique opportunity to try some of the most sought-after health food products on the market. 

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Smart Thinker: Aradhana Tewari

Aradhana Tewari is an Access Consciousness facilitator who teaches workshops called Right for Voice for You. She has worked with many people who have struggled in relationships and thinks one of the keys to a healthier and happier relationship is to become a little more selfish. We sat down for a Q&A with Aradhana to find why we should embrace a little selfishness in our love lives.

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Smart Thinker: Dr Yvonne Anderson

Dr Yvonne Anderson’s game-changing approach to the way we tackle childhood obesity, Whanau Pakari, is helping ensure our children don’t become a statistic.

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Smart Thinker: Psychologist Gwendoline Smith

She’s the best-selling author of The Book of Knowing, and now psychologist Gwendoline Smith is back with a new title to calm the busiest minds – The Book of Overthinking.

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Bear Park: where staff satisfaction is key

Bear Park preschools in New Zealand are committed to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for staff and children alike. MiNDFOOD finds out more.

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Investment Opportunities That Work as Hard as You Do

We’re all living a busy life, and in the hustle and bustle it can be easy to let your finances fall by the wayside. However, if you want your money to work harder for you, Milford Asset Management can help. No matter what your goals, they have an investment solution to suit your needs.

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Meet the Innovators: How Fisher & Paykel is changing the way Kiwis live

When it comes to premium products that change the way we live, Fisher & Paykel is a world leader in innovation. We meet some of the designers and engineers who are bringing the company’s vision to life.

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Why this little fella rules the world

The unlikely combination of a cheeky donkey, a giggling grandmother and a viral video turned Queenstown writer Craig Smith into the world’s bestselling author.

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Life Aquatic

Frustrated by public perception of the commercial fishing industry, two fisheries scientists went about telling the real story … by buying a fish and chip shop.

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Meeting the Maker

In our first Fisher & Paykel Innovation Series interview, we meet chief designer Adam Moody, whose childhood love of design inspired his dream career creating premium kitchen appliances for the world.

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Through the ashes

Editor-in-chief Michael McHugh travels to visit MiNDFOOD readers Diane de Haan and Carol Reese, and discovers real hope and restoring ‘balance’ in action.

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Fisher & Paykel Innovation Series: Adam Moody

Fisher & Paykel leads the way when it comes to New Zealand appliance design and innovation. MiNDFOOD took a trip to the company’s Dunedin design centre to experience first-hand how the magic happens, as we followed chief designer Adam Moody for a day.

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126 years of Suffrage: Thomasin McKenzie poised for stardom

New Zealand has long punched above its weight in Hollywood. Now, a Wellington schoolgirl, Thomasin McKenzie, with acting in her blood is set to join her compatriots in the limelight.

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