Sport and Recreation

A new way for New Zealand girls to explore

Family life is busy and getting your children to after-school activities is a challenge. KELLY EDEN spoke with JULIE MCCLOY and SOPHIE HARLAND of GirlGuiding NZ about how their new Explore programme makes it easier for all New Zealand girls to get involved. As we head into …

Professional after-school care

The team at MASH knows exactly what it takes to make after-school care the best it could possibly be. Parenting is a balancing act, and after school is possibly the trickiest juggle for any working family. Yes, you could constantly rely on other parents or …

Hidden surprises

There’s a painted rock revival roaring through communities right now. Family Times didn’t want to miss out, so we’ve painted and hidden some ourselves, to brighten up the day of others. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints, there’s no limit …

Let’s get physical, physical…!

Psychotherapist, WONITA WOOLHOUSE, delves into the merits of the HUDDLE Kids exercise programme – aimed to empower children through exercise. While my career has evolved into psychotherapy, my paediatric occupational therapy background remains intricate to the work I do today – it has been a …

Out-of-school fun

Let’s be honest, sometimes we just need an extra hand when it comes to out-of-school care. Thankfully there are reputable organisations such as MASH to look after our children when we need it. Maybe you’re starting a 40-hour working week in the New Year, or …

Healthy role models

As a parent, you should have no doubt that you are the most influential person in your children’s lives.  Through direct interaction, or by setting an example, the parent’s own healthy or unhealthy habits will be followed by their children. Most of our clients come …

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 …

Be water safe

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 …