Trips to India aren't just for leisure, often it is a spiritual and educational experience. Yoga and meditation being a major part of their culture, ashrams are becoming a popular destination. But where are these retreats?
The Chinese have many superstitions, their belief in numbers and their ability to bring misfortune or properity has been passed through many generations and is a major part of their culture and a way of life.
Kiwi cosmetics buyers who rated Proven Benefits as important are 74% more likely than average to have bought Clarins in the last six months (3.3% compared to 1.9% of all cosmetics buyers), while those who said Advertising was a factor were over twice as likely to have bought Covergirl (11.4% vs. 4.7%) or Bobbi Brown (2.8% vs. 1.4%).
Last year, 39% of Australians aged 14+ bought margarine in an average four-week period, down slightly from 42% in 2008. Flora remained the nation’s favourite margarine brand, followed by long-standing rival Meadow Lea in second place.
Murray Zircon Chairman Mr Chaodian Chen said the successful start-up of the Mindarie Project was an important step for Orient Zirconic towards its goal of vertical integration, with the supply of zircon from Mindarie to be used as feedstock for OZC’s zircon processing facilities.
Hands up who remembers old-school rotary-dial telephones? It seems they’re fast becoming a distant memory for most Kiwis, judging by findings in the latest Roy Morgan State of the Nation New Zealand report.
Just ask any traveller: you can tell a lot about a city by its public transport. Take Auckland and Wellington, for example. While many Wellingtonians use their city’s bus and rail systems, it seems the majority of Aucklanders would rather drive.
For many Aucklanders, the prospect of owning their own home is looking less likely by the week. Rapid population growth, soaring property prices and inadequate supply have left New Zealand’s largest city with a serious housing shortfall.