Monthly Archives: July 2016

Choosing the right high school for your child

A school’s true nature is found beyond the marketing, the glossy tours and the slick statistics. Here’s how to find it: There’s a lot to consider when choosing a high school for your child. It’s easy to be seduced by stellar reputations, family traditions and …

Slow cooker tips for delicious winter dinners

Slow cookers really are the family’s best winter friend. It’s a great kitchen gadget for preparing a nutritious family meal with very little effort. You can get dinner prepped and cooking in the morning and avoid juggling cooking during the witching hour! Plus, slow cooking …

JUMP Indoor Playground

Bring your kids for tons of awesome, active fun. No need to book. Bring your own food & drinks 10am – 5pm Sat, 1pm – 5pm Sun and 10am – 5pm nearly every day during school holidays Join in or sit back and relax with …

JUMP Indoor Playground

Bring your kids for tons of awesome, active fun. No need to book. Bring your own food & drinks 10am – 5pm Sat, 1pm – 5pm Sun and 10am – 5pm nearly every day during school holidays Join in or sit back and relax with …

Top kids’ camping activities

The family camping holiday is a staple of Kiwi life. Packing up everything but the kitchen sink and heading off to the beach, river or countryside has created memories for many of us over the years. While taking kids camping can be a lot of …

Crenshaw

Crenshaw By Katherine Applegate Harper Collins $16.99 Crenshaw is a giant cat who wears a baseball cap and takes bubble baths. But the only person who can see him is 10-year-old Jackson, and maybe his dog Aretha. Jackson’s family is going through hard times; they’ve …

The Bold Ship Phenomenal

The Bold Ship Phenomenal By Sarah Johnson Illustrations Deborah Hinde Flat Bed Press, $20 Life is dull for Malachi (11) after his mother’s death: Dad just stays at home being boring. Things change after Malachi finds a ship in a bottle. News about an eco-protest …

From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle

By Kate De Goldi Longacre Paperback $30 From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle: Barney (13) and his younger sister Ren love to make movies. Barney is the creative genius and Ren the organising list-maker. Their new project tells the story of the street where …