Sport and Recreation

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 …

Raising a child-friendly dog

It’s so important to raise dogs to be great with kids – particularly if you have children, or plan to one day! Here’s my list of the top things you can do to help your dog get along with – and love – kids.  By …

Farming in action

See, touch and feed farm animals in a working farm environment at Arion Farm Education Park. With a focus on animals farmed in New Zealand, there is a range of cuteness to be found – including lambs, calves, donkeys and ponies. And, there’s even a …

Winter wonderland

Queenstown is the perfect place to get kids snow ready for life. The alpine resort, surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is New Zealand’s most famous adventure playground. There is plenty on the menu for thrill-seekers like bungy jumping, …