Sport and Recreation

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 …

Flower power

The call is out to New Zealanders to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week. Flowers are not just decorative. They provide food for the bees and butterflies. They taste good in salads and teas, …

Unforgettable Rotorua

Create a wonderful holiday experience that the kids will never forget with a Rotorua family escape! Making great holiday memories for our family is important – most of us only get a limited time away from work so, of course, we want to make the …

Telly puts kids in obesity hotseat

According to new research, the simple act of switching on the television for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, writes KINETA BOOKER. It’s a tale as old as time, that the less active we are, the bigger …