What Now is a wild place to be in the early hours of Sunday morning. As they eagerly await the chance to see the number one kids' TV show in the country, young peeps' cheering can be heard loud and clear from outside Whitebait Studios in Christchurch. Having grown up with the show, we all know it well, but what is it like to actually work there? TEARAWAY Maverick KATE SPENCE went backstage to find out.
Driving is one of the most complex things we will do in our daily lives. It’s also one of the most dangerous. The ability to stay safe on our roads is something that isn’t always thought about, however it should be our number one concern.
So how do you become a safer driver?
In 2011, the NZ government set a ground-breaking goal; to make this country smokefree by 2025. This would ensure a tobacco-free environment for our children to grow up in, a huge reduction in health risks and many other benefits. Now we're three years down the track, how are we doing?
‘Oh, I’m not really interested in politics,’ you say. But is that really true? Answer us a few questions. Do you intend to go to university? Do you have a part-time job? Do you buy snacks or drinks? Oh, you do? In the lead up to the 2014 General Election, Don’t Be An Egg! columnist JASON KIM explains how that whole voting thing really works.
Term three is here already, and NCEA exams are fast approaching. If you haven’t started preparing yet, don’t panic. Whether this is your first year of exams or your last, these top tips will make passing NCEA a breeze.
Smoking is bad news, we know. The good news though, is that Massey University has been doing its part to help New Zealand get closer to achieving Smokefree 2025. Massey has hosted a series of Smokefree Summits across all three of its campuses, in Wellington, Manawatu and Albany. By Honourary Maverick JANAYA SOMA.
Maverick JASON KIM is slowly working through every topic on Earth to bring you things you’ll wish you knew a few years down the track. Thanks, Jase. In this issue, he looks at the often confusing subject of how to eat healthily – and discovers it’s a lot more straightforward than he thought.
We all know the stats: One in five New Zealand drinkers have “hazardous” drinking patterns – that’s around 532,000 people*. But it’s just part of our Kiwi culture, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. There seems to be this national myth that the only way to have fun is to get completely smashed. We can be the ones to change that. By Maverick DYLAN GOWAN.
By making your voice heard in this year’s general election on September 20, you get to choose who will represent you in Parliament. It’s your best chance to influence the future of the nation. By Maverick JEROME SEARS.