Monthly Archives: September 2016

How to compost with your kids

What better way to enjoy spending quality time with your kids outdoors than getting hands-on with a mucky, grubby, wormy, pile of compost? Composting is heaps of fun and an easy, inexpensive way to support sustainability. Kids can be involved at every step and will …

Raising a resilient preteen

The world is so PC these days…no seriously, I remember when bulrush was just another playground game, and getting my ponytail pulled by some prankster from behind me was not punishable. Now we’ve removed boundaries for kids and have replaced them with regulations, because God …

The Make Company

Get creative these holidays: drop-in crafts from 10am – 2pm, Monday – Friday from $3. At 232d Main South Road, Hornby, phone 03-348-6187.

The Plains Railway

Pioneer Village museum buildings, steam trains, vintage tractors, relics of Mid-Canterbury’s pioneering past on display. Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton. Visit, phone 03-308-9600 for open days.

banana choc-nut cookies

Banana choc-nut cookies

These banana choc- nut cookies are a great thing to make with the kids because you can talk to them about the science involved in the rising process, which is a little different to other cookies.  In this recipe, the baking soda reacts with the …