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On Writing

Cobwebs on the grass with dew drops - selective focus, copy space

GrownUps columnist Kay Rayner has many years of experience as a writer. If you have every been inspired to write something, but are not sure where to start, read on. Kay offers insights into her own writing process. Should you have any specific questions for her, please ask them in ...

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Life Of The (Dance) Party

Fabric

Why leave all the partying to the young ones? GrownUps was alerted to the story of an elderly couple from Warsaw, who recently blew a group of much younger clubbers away, when they turned up to a dance party. The Polish couple left clubbers stunned when they turned up and danced ...

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Intricate Art

grom

Easter has been and gone for the year, and with any luck, our waistlines are returning to their pre-chocolate size. Slovenian artist Franc Grom takes Easter Art to a whole new level though, creating intricate lace-like masterpieces out of actual eggs. He uses precision tools and endless patience to create his art, ...

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Crafty Mental Health

Women's hands knitting

Hobbies are a tremendous way to learn new skills, connect with other like-minded people, make new friends and de-stress. Whether you like to while away an hour knitting, cooking, tinkering with machinery or building things, new research shows there are real long term benefits. A study of more than 3500 knitters ...

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Harbourview Sculpture Trail

Rebecca Rose - Eyelet

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail opens tomorrow on Auckland’s Te Atatu Peninsula and is a great opportunity for lover of art and the outdoors to combine their passions. The Harbourview Sculpture Trail was first held in 2012 and is now one of the most anticipated shows in the Auckland arts calendar. ...

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Sensational South America

perroquet ara rouge

When it comes to diversity, culture, atmosphere and all-round experience, it’s hard to beat South America as a destination. From Brazil to Bolivia, Argentina to Peru, you will be enthralled, stimulated and amazed by the wildlife, the nature, the music and the people. Steeped in history, South America is often ...

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