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Live, love, lend

Reducing waste and our personal environmental footprint is a goal many of us aspire toward. However, sometimes it can feel overwhelming, difficult and even expensive, to make meaningful change. This is especially true when coupled with the daily chaos of being a parent. To help …

Best of the South: YHA New Zealand

When exploring the best the South Island has to offer, you really can’t go past Lake Tekapo for a family holiday or weekend trip. The ice-blue lake, beautiful walks, hot springs, skiing in the winter or swimming in the summer, and stunning views all round …

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 …

Safety net

JOHN PARSONS, New Zealand’s leading authority on cyber safety for children, responds to fears around the impact of the Christchurch shootings and our kids’ exposure to distressing material on the internet. By Kate Barber. The Christchurch shootings, and in particular the images and commentary that …

Winter blues and winter hues

Does winter bring you down? A little or a lot? By Wonita Woolhouse As the cooler months set in, we tend to reach for foods higher in starch. We may feel more fatigued and some of us are in our pjs by 4:30pm! Is this …

Why Tweens and Teens are amazing

The adolescent years have a bad reputation for turning our sweet little children into hormonally-driven, impulsive, lazy, moody teens, but according to new research the tween and teen years are really a time we can be excited about. By Kelly Eden. Adolescence is a really …

Emily Writes: The first day of school

I’m breaking my rule of not writing about mothering without letting my thoughts sit for a while. It’s a thing I try to do, a luxury for a blogger/internet writer type person. Most people in – I don’t know what to call it … “online …