Sport and Recreation

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 …

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 …