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With snow on the mountains and clear skies we thought it was about time to share some top winter tips. Here's the top 7 as chosen by our alpine experts.  Stay hydrated - dehydration is a common problem on winter tramping trips. Just because its cold doesn't mean you aren't sweating. Tip: If the snow is getting dark yellow you need to drink more water! Eat something just before you go to bed - this will keep your metabolism working and keep you warm into the night. Boil Snow - Forget trying to find a stream or tarn, just boil the...

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A new meal, golden sand beaches and starry skies. Not a bad for a quick overnighter. Oh and rumour is the new meal is delicious! ;-)

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Ni Hao,I'm writing from home in New Zealand after 2-days of traveling from Altay in China.Well ... that was a peculiar experience. If you didn't already know, the race was cancelled, here's what happened.I traveled to China with the Avaya team, Joanna Williams, Chris Forne & Stu Lynch for the round of the AR World Series. We were chasing world ranking points, a team race in build up to the World Championships and of course an adventure, going to far away places, for exotic and different experiences. As it turned out, the experience will most likely be one of the most...

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Did you know New Zealand grown blackcurrants are renowned for their unusually high anthocyanin content? Anthocyanin’s are the compounds that give blackcurrants their deep purple colour and are an extremely strong antioxidant. That means they have a number of health benefits such as helping your muscles recover from exercise, reducing inflammation, enhancing immunity and improving performance during exercise. All of the blackcurrants we use in our Blackcurrant Chia Pudding are sourced from a single grower here in Tasman Bay. The grower we work with has focused on growing spray free fruit with super high anthocyanin levels and a great blackcurrant taste....

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So you’ve decided to do one of New Zealand’s great walks! You’ve booked your hut passes, sorted your transport and now you’re trying to figure out what you should eat. This handy guide will answer all your questions. First things first - you’re going to require more energy than usual. That means eating more food and planning out your meals in advance. What you want is a wide range of foods that provide different sources of energy and nutrients to keep you going. If carrying extra weight isn’t an issue you can take in some fresh food to make meals...

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