All posts by James

Bringing Home The Bacon

The Timbs family have been in the butchery trade for 130 years, and, as Chris Timbs explains, they take immense pride in offering the highest quality meats to their customers, in their Edgeware and Bishopdale shops, and also online. Butchery is in Chris Timbs’ blood, …

Angling for Adventure

Whether you’re a seasoned angler yourself, or simply enjoy time outdoors with your kids or grandkids, family fishing is fantastic fun. Whatever region you live in or plan to visit, there are lakes, rivers, back country streams and spring creeks flowing with brown and rainbow …

A Big Impression

Grahame Dutton of Duxton Dental introduces us to new scanning technology that takes the goo out of making a good impression – for orthodontic treatment. Until now, getting a mouth guard or model has involved making a good impression (or negative imprint) of hard teeth …

Ready for school

Kate Barber talks with Jane Burke from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whariki Te Whariki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education …

Family Fun in the Sun

The Harris Family had so much fun on their short action-packed holiday in Queensland, they are all at a loss to pick a highlight. One of the golden boys of New Zealand cricket, Chris Harris has spent many hours in the sun – playing cricket …

Shift to a Career in Tech

Looking for a career change? Tech is New Zealand’s third largest export sector and is growing fast. NZ needs more people with a grounding in tech to meet the rapid expansion within this exciting and varied area, which crosses into many industries, from aviation to …

Happy Campers

Summer camping is a tradition for many Kiwi families – who make tracks for their favourite spots, there to relax and read, share stories around the fire, swim in the river, climb hills and trees, play tennis and cricket, and simply spend time together. Tips …

New Zealand’s Favourite Summer Racedays

An Interislander Summer Festival raceday is the perfect way to shake up your family holiday plans – with free entertainment for the kids, so you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Summer holidays are synonymous with family time. With events up and down …