Sport and Recreation

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, …

Magical Mackenzie

From turquoise lakes, to golden grasslands, to snow-capped mountains, the Mackenzie Region delivers a veritable feast of stunning and varied scenery. Nestled in the heart of the South Island, the Mackenzie Region is renowned for its turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and snow-capped mountains. Far from …

Best fun under the sun

In April this year – before the hectic schedule of Dancing with the Stars threw family life into a spin – CHRIS and LINDA HARRIS took their three children Sophie (16) and Phoebe and Louie (both 8) on a short, action-packed break to the sunny …

Get lost in a world of bricks

Brick lovers unite! New Zealand’s largest LEGO-based show is about to open in Christchurch. To say that The Christchurch Brick Show is bigger and better than last year is no understatement. Not only are they bringing one of the world’s most creative brick building teams …