All posts by Rachel Brodrick

The ultimate playground

Framed by mountains, and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is brimming with opportunities for play and adventure for all the family. Whether you’re keen to hit the trails and clear the cobwebs, or sit back and soak up the scenery; whether you’re …

Make yourself at home with YHA

We all know that an activity-packed family holiday can spell one thing: a hefty price tag. The thought of well-located, functional accommodation doesn’t sound cheap. When you’re holidaying in Queenstown, you now have not one but two high-quality, budget YHA hostels to choose from – …

A clear alternative

Gone are the days of unsightly braces. Thanks to advancements in orthodontics at Duxton Dental, GRAHAME DUTTON explains how near invisible braces make achieving a sensational smile easier, quicker and far less painful. Using a transparent retainer that fits snugly over teeth, Invisalign is proving to …

Rest & revive

If energy levels or moods are low, worries are high or if a good night’s sleep doesn’t come easy, SleepDrops provides support for the whole family. For a healthy, happy life, getting enough sleep and relaxation is vital – not just for parents, but for …

Runs in the family

For mum SARAH LEE, nothing beats heading out for a run to clear the mind and recharge the batteries. Now her three kids are wanting in on the action. Since moving to New Zealand, I have always loved exploring the wilderness areas. When I had …

Soup’s on!

BRYDON HELLER introduces us to a new range of flavoursome, nutritious meals promising to hit the spot for busy families. We may wish it wasn’t so, but the days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. Yet, we continue to squeeze as much as possible …

Silky smoothie

Passionate foodie and busy mum WICK NIXON serves up a healthy, delicious avocado energy boost – perfect for after school. INGREDIENTS ½ c milk ½ c unsweetened natural yoghurt 1 avocado 2 T cacao powder 1-2 T honey, melted (depending on sweetness required) ¼ c fine …

Oh, you’re pregnant

From affectionate tummy pats, to speculations about gender preferences, mum DEBORAH WARD muses on the public attention one gets when pregnant. Nothing draws attention quite like a pregnancy. A woman might have been going about her business, dealing with her own inner and outer workings …