Sport and Recreation

Angling for Adventure

Whether you’re a seasoned angler, or simply enjoy time outdoors with your kids or grandkids, family fishing is fantastic fun. Whatever region you live in or plan to visit, there are lakes, rivers, back country streams and spring creeks flowing with brown and rainbow trout. …

Adventures in nature

In these days of screen time, it’s important to encourage children to be active outdoors. Just 15 minutes from the city, Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) is an ideal place to inspire your children into active play. Whether your family prefer their adventures adrenalin-fuelled or more …

Time out for mums

Fitness instructor BEVAN JAMES EYLES looks at the importance for women to take a little time for themselves during the all-consuming role of being a mum. I’m going to admit something that will put me in a bad light; when I was young I thought …

A whole lot of floating fun

As an island nation, we love the water, and there’s so much fun to be had on our oceans and lakes. Adding a boat to the family can make for some  long-lasting memories writes KINETA BOOKER. It’s a memory etched in my mind from the …

Surfing with confidence

As one of New Zealand’s most experienced surfing instructors and owner of Learn to Surf, Aaron Lock’s passion is to encourage others to love and embrace the ocean without fear. “It’s easy to get started with surfing, a series of lessons will give your child …

Parenting & water safety

Part of our role as parents is to ensure our children have the tools they need to succeed in life. BEN CHRISTIE looks at how we can teach our kids to be safe in and around water. Parents must take the lead when it comes …

Life skills through movement

Learning a martial art offers more than getting a great work out, as children learn valuable life skills at the same time. Proactive Martial Arts hosts a range of kids’ classes designed to encourage strong values, confidence, coordination and fitness. “All our classes have been …

Active adventures

Springtime in Christchurch is green, sunny and warm, so TOM AND JAMIE HART look at ways to head outside and add incidental exercise into any child’s day. Statistically, over 30 per cent of Kiwi kids are now overweight or obese. As we know, exercise through …