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July 6th, 2009

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Editor’s Pick: 

Kiwis Lead World With Strong Immune Systems

Imagine it.  Imagine if the strength of our immune system was a hot issue right now, very sexy, making headlines daily with politicians getting very riled about the best way to take echanasia or the best town in which to grow garlic.  They’re not, so I will.   This time of the year it’s super important to take good care of ourselves and our families.  Just as a reminder, great ways to stay on top are by getting lots of sleep, eating as much raw food as you can, staying fit, taking a few natural supplements that include iron, vitamin Bs and Cs, and other strengthening substances such as spirolina and echinacea, and most importantly doing what ever it takes to feel good.  That’s my take on it, we all have our own unique ways of staying well.  As my Grandmother once said “when you have your health, you have everything you need”.  Think I might throw in pack of Divine Herbals Be-Well Tea now (it’s for strengthening the immune system, or helping you return to good health).  What’s your secret for staying well?  Share your tips with us and you’ll go into the draw to win a 50 gram pack of Be-Well TeaEmail us before Saturday the 11th of July with your secrets and we’ll share the best ones with the Happyzine community.     


Charlotte Squire 


Good News Roundup

Rebecca Wigram both elated and relieved when she Rowerswas woken by the organisers of the Indian Ocean Rowing Race last week to be told her husband and his mates had made contact after five days of silence, read more (NZ Herald). 

A Queenstown film maker is merging his life long passion of rock climbing with film making.  Two of his short movies are about to debut in the New Zealand Mountain film festival in Wanaka (Otago Daily Times).  
Do you have fond memories (or other descriptive terms) of the family’s summer camping trips?  Te Anau Holiday Park has been named as the recipient of the country’s top hospitality award – the 2009 AA Spirit of Hospitality (NZ Herald).
He’s in the perfect place for an astronomer thanks Super Nova  to the clear skies – North Canterbury farmer Stuart Parker was lucky enough to discover and photograph a supernova – an exploding star – with his amateur telescope last week (NZ Herald). 

In Australia, paleontologists have made their own exciting discovery, the remnants of a dinosaur that lived ninety eight million years ago and weighed 500 kilograms have been uncovered (Salon.com).   
It was a miracle that she made it through – fourteen Year old Bahia Bakari (who can barely swim) managed to survive for thirteen hours in the water after escaping the crashed Yemeni Jet liner she’d been traveling in (Otago Daily Times).   
Onto environmental news – the Green Party propose to help New Zealand back to strong economic health via their Green New Deal – a plan similar to the one President FD Roosevelt proposed back in the 1930s (NZ Herald).
East Gore School pupils have been combining creativity with recycling and turning out some great results for the Southland Primary Schools Art Exhibition (Otago Daily Times).
Check out this article in Ode Magazine, it features six eco-designers who are striving to create a more sustainable fashion industry, through-out the entire  production process.
Now even fireworks are eco friendly.  Scientists are working on developing fireworks that emit lower levels of heavy metals and less smoke (discovery.com).

Happy Planet Index

Finally, according to a new study, Costa Rica is the world’s happiest and greenest country. The Happy Planet Index is calculated by the New Economics Foundation, it measures how much of the earth’s resources each nation uses and how happy and long people’s lives are as a result (guardian.co.nz).

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