Fun

9 questions with Jeff Clark

From crooning as Gary Starlight at Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival, to spinning yarns as The Story Vending Machine at KidsFest, this stay-at-home writer/performer dad juggles all his roles beautifully, writes KINETA BOOKER. What sort of dad are you? I’m probably a cross between …

Unmissable Mackenzie

Snow-capped mountains, breathtaking turquoise lakes and adventures galore. The Mackenzie Region is stunning in any season. Nestled in the heart of the South Island, the Mackenzie Region is renowned for its turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and snow-capped mountains. Far from the bright city lights, the …

Awe-inspiring Tekapo

It’s obvious from the moment you arrive there’s something special about Tekapo. The charming church with the picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped mountains and breathtakingly blue lake is (quite fittingly) out of this world. Tekapo has long been regarded as a family favourite, boasting numerous …

DIY Heuristic play

By Rachel McFedries Babies don’t need many toys. A lovely way to provide a rich learning experience for your baby or toddler is with a heuristic play basket – also known as a treasure basket. A heuristic play basket is a collection of items found …

10 questions with Suzy Cato

Children’s television icon of the 1990s, SUZY CATO, is back to entertain a whole new generation of young people with The Totally Awesome Kiwi Kids Album, as well as their parents with the Double Strength Mama Power podcast series. KINETA BOOKER caught up with the …

Telly puts kids in obesity hotseat

According to new research, the simple act of switching on the television for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, writes KINETA BOOKER. It’s a tale as old as time, that the less active we are, the bigger …

Made with love

Little hands love creating things for their family and friends. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER, with help from his mum. It’s easy to get creative with Resene’s wide range of colourful paints which have an excellent finish to them. When you combine different colours together with …

Hotel 
for bugs

As we move into the cooler months, there are plenty of vacancies in this newly-built bug hotel. Made by KINETA BOOKER. If your children are anything like mine, they are obsessed with bugs. Big ones, little ones, and the downright terrifying ones. Despite my daily …