Fun

Hee Haw with Mr Wonky Donkey

CRAIG SMITH, author of the runaway best-seller The Wonky Donkey, chats with KINETA BOOKER about life as a parent in Queenstown while being an internationally-acclaimed musician. You wrote Wonky Donkey long before you were a parent. What inspired you to get into kids music? I …

It’s all about the getaway

Base yourself at The Portage, a THC Group hotel, and experience a little taste of everything Marlborough has to offer. The Portage is the perfect year-round destination for families or couples to enjoy the outdoors and get away. Whether you want to explore nature, enjoy …

Exploring Robotics

Robotics provide an opportunity for both boys and girls to engage with maths and science in a way they’ll love! KELLY EDEN takes a closer look at how to get them started. What do we mean by ‘robotics’? Robotics mixes science, mechanics, and engineering to …

Science is everywhere!

Science is all around us, and it is fantastic! Otago Museum’s science team loves showing children how fun science can be. Here’s a favourite Science Show Offs that you can do with your favourite adult to learn about physics. Take an effervescent tablet container and …

A new way for New Zealand girls to explore

Family life is busy and getting your children to after-school activities is a challenge. KELLY EDEN spoke with JULIE MCCLOY and SOPHIE HARLAND of GirlGuiding NZ about how their new Explore programme makes it easier for all New Zealand girls to get involved. As we head into …

Professional after-school care

The team at MASH knows exactly what it takes to make after-school care the best it could possibly be. Parenting is a balancing act, and after school is possibly the trickiest juggle for any working family. Yes, you could constantly rely on other parents or …

Hidden surprises

There’s a painted rock revival roaring through communities right now. Family Times didn’t want to miss out, so we’ve painted and hidden some ourselves, to brighten up the day of others. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints, there’s no limit …

Mom life’ with Anika Moa

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is New Zealand recording artist, radio and television presenter, and mother of four, ANIKA MOA, who has just released her much-anticipated third children’s album, Songs for Bubbas Vol.3. What surprised you most when you became a parent? …