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Kiwi Christmas Star

Nelson boy SAM CLARK is one of the stars of family feature film, Kiwi Christmas, which will hit New Zealand cinemas on November 30. The eleven-year-old started acting when he was four or five. His skills and passion grew, and he landed himself roles in …

Baby Food for Thought

Like pureed pumpkin splattered across the kitchen floor, the topic of introducing solids is a messy matter. With so much conflicting information out there, many parents feel confused. KATE BARBER talks with family wellbeing and nutrition expert, DR JULIE BHOSALE, about the conflict, controversy and …

A Champion

In Survivor NZ, which aired earlier this year, contestant MATAI’A SALATIELU (SALA) TIATIA found a place for himself among fifteen strangers in Nicaragua; and, as the quest to ‘survive’ unfolded on TV, he secured a place in the hearts of many Kiwi viewers. A man …

Under Stress Over Assessment

Ordained minister, school guidance counsellor and father of two teenage boys, GEOFF KING offers some insights into NCEA, students’ responses to stress, and how we can support our kids. As a parent, how can I get my head around NCEA? NCEA was introduced quite recently …

What Happens After School

That after-school slot – from 3pm till whenever the workday finishes – needn’t be characterised by lax supervision, chaos and noise. Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School …

Home & Dry

As a parent, the health of your family is paramount – and it all starts in the home. The energy experts at Smart Energy Solutions are doing their bit to ensure your family home is as healthy as it can be. The World Health Organization …

Open Wide

From optimal cleaning practices, to prevention and treatment of decay, GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental takes us through the key points to caring for children’s teeth. Cleaning Healthy baby teeth not only look good, they help children eat well and are important for speech. The …