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Literature Series - Hone Tuwhare

Aotea would like to encourage the reading of Māori literature, which has an important place in this country. Māori authors and poets are great voices for Māori culture. Our first close-up will be on the late and great poet, Hone Tuwhare. The work ...
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The Health Benefits of Mānuka Oil

Mānuka oil is an oil compound obtained from the Leptospermum scoparium or mānuka plant. The oil is contained in tiny sacs in the small, pointed leaves. We make our mānuka oil using a distillation process, taking the plant matter and turning it int...
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The Science Behind The Benefits Of A Face Oil

Facial oils are seemingly everywhere right now, and they have a long history in skin care. In fact, the ancient Egyptians reportedly used oils in cosmetics as early as 4500 B.C.E. Ancient cultures including the ancient Greeks, the ancient Egyptian...
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Caring For Oily Skin In Summer

Humid conditions can often lead to an increase in sebum production, giving the skin a oily appearance. Oily skin is the result of excessive sebum production. The skin secretes an oily, waxy substance called sebum in the sebaceous glands, which are...
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Managing Eczema With Native Plants

Eczema (scientifically known as atopic dermatitis) is a condition that is characterized by red and itchy skin. It is a chronic condition which flares periodically. There has been no cure found but there are ways to treat and minimize it. The exact...
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Survival Of The Bees

Awareness has significantly grown around the world about not just the harmful impacts of industrial agriculture, but the fact that it is killing bee populations at an alarming rate.Bees are important for our ecosystems for the role they play ...
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