48 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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17 hours ago

What's On: Wai Taiko Japanese Drummers-Fated Connections

Lianne from Hamilton East

Celebrating 20 years of performing the dynamic, cultural phenomenon known as taiko drumming. A stunning combination of big drums, big sound and big moves! Great family event!
Wai Taiko Japanese Drummers-Fated Connections
  • Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
3 days ago

What's On: Harmony Chorus

Tui from Nawton

Our un-auditioned choir meets weekly. If you love singing, come and join us to sing an eclectic array of pieces.
Harmony Chorus
  • St Luke's Church
21 hours ago

How a healthy gut can reduce the severity of Covid and the flu

Naturally Healthy

A study of Croatian children attending daycare saw half of them given probiotics and the other half a placebo - after three months those taking probiotics had a lower risk of respiratory tract infections and experienced less time unwell when infected.

Swedish researchers also conducted a study on 272 adults and found that the group using probiotics experienced the milder cold and flu symptoms and less time infected with a virus.

It also found cases of the cold and flu among participants those who had taken probiotics averaged 6.2 days compared to the 8.2 days those taking a placebo experienced.

As consultant gastroenterologist and UNSW Professor of Medicine Emad El-Omar explains, the gut microbiome's primary role is to educate our immune system about our environment.

The lion's share of our immune system - around two-thirds of all immune cells – is concentrated in digestive system which is why UNSW’s Microbiome Research Centre is exploring how the gut microbiome’s make-up affects immune responses and changes with various disease progression.

Source: Dispensaries and NSW Health

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