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15 fun ways your family can save water

New Zealand has lots of water right? Well, yes, and no. Canterbury alone has experienced some of its lowest rainfall in 43 years this summer, and many regions of the South Island are declared in drought. Because of New Zealand’s “clean green” reputation, it can …

Encouraging a young entrepreneur

New Zealand is ranked as the easiest place in the world to start a business, according to a 2012 World Bank survey. So how do you get your kids on board? While there is a push to teach more financial literacy in New Zealand schools …

Family budget – what your kids should know

There’s a meme doing the social media rounds that says, “My greatest childhood memory is not paying bills.” Most adults can relate to that. But on the other hand, experts say ignorance isn’t necessarily bliss when it comes to the family budget. In fact, protecting …

Is your 4-year-old ready to start school ?

Your baby is about to start school: what do they need to know, and how can you help them to prepare for their new, exciting adventure? For a start, the most important thing is you child’s health and development. In New Zealand, your four-year-old child …

Bonding with Your Baby

You’ve been waiting nine months for this little bundle of joy to come into your life, and finally, after the pain of labour, your precious little one looks up at you in wonder and expectation. What do you feel in that moment? Many mothers describe …

Too posh to push? Caesarean births on the rise.

Caesarean births are on the rise in New Zealand, now accounting for about a quarter of all births. Some of these are emergency procedures, but increasingly women are booking to have elective caesareans prior to their due dates in order to avoid natural labour. Ministry …