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Thinking of Selling this spring?

As we move into springtime, many homeowners may be thinking of selling. We know for a fact that spring is the most popular time to sell. Possibly because the sun is shining, the grass is growing, and as we come out of hibernation from the …

Wallpaper art

What do you do with your extra Resene Wallpaper once you’ve completed a room or a wall? Why not create a statement piece. By kineta BOOKER Materials:  Any Resene Wallpaper Frames Double-sided tape Scissors Instructions:  Step one:  Cut the wallpaper to the size of the frame. …

All the world’s a stage

Allowing a creative outlet for your children is one of the best things you can do for them. Here are just three areas for your child to explore – dance, music and drama. DANCING TO THRIVE Dance can benefit children through the physical act of …

Help your teen recover from a broken heart

When our teens get into dating, it can be pretty scary for us, as parents. Negotiating all those emotional, physical and social aspects that come with relationships can be tough. KELLY EDEN takes a look at what we can do when the relationship turns sour, …

Which? What? Why?

No matter how crazy or quirky your question – from the which, to the what, to the why – DAVE GUNSON’S new books Which? What? Why? New Zealand Seashore Wildlife and Which? What? Why? New Zealand Garden Wildlife have all the answers to children’s questions.  …

Fostering STEM

Make these school holidays fun with these awesome STEM challenge cards from THE JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION (JDF). Designed by Dyson engineers, these cards provide an educational and engaging solution for parents. Now more than ever JDF’s mission is to inspire the next generation of engineers, designers …

Christmas comes early for ballet lovers this year

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s magical The Sleeping Beauty on stages across the country from 29 October. Looking ahead with joy and optimism to its ever-popular Christmas season, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) will open its magical new production, The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping …

After-school and holiday fun

Parenting is a balancing act, and after-school and holiday care is possibly the trickiest juggling act for any working family. Thankfully there are reputable organisations such as MASH to look after our children when we need it. MASH, which stands for My After School Headquarters, …