Recently, a growing wide-ranging movement has emerged, advocating the virtue of the simpler life. Minimalists are among those people inspired by a desire to reconnect with the more important things in life and be responsible for earth’s future; such people desire to put the brakes on the runaway train of modern consumerism and reassess: how …

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Four years ago, when we moved to Otaki on the Kapiti coast, my husband started his organic veggie garden. Now, after the first year, 100 percent of the veggies we use are from our own backyard (and that’s a lot of veggies for a vegetarian family of three). Nothing tastes better than produce freshly picked …

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