Tackling technology

Youth mentor and presenter JAMES BECK shares some tips for helping young people and parents navigate unchartered waters. Since the first smartphones reached our shores in 2007, the world that young people are growing up in has changed. In many ways young people are navigating …

Renovation revelation

KATE BARBER talks with well-known neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS about major changes to the brain during adolescence, and asks the question on many parents’ minds. In his play The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare refers to the ‘boiled brains’ of youth, writing that ‘I would there were …

The gift of love

There’s nothing more personal than creating a unique gift with your own two hands. This concept can be used to convey a myriad of messages depending on the occasion. Use a single word as we have, or search online for inspirational quotes. These make great …

Magical Rotorua

‘New Zealand’s coolest hot spot’ for making magical memories with the family Deciding where to go for a family holiday can be a tricky process. While you might want to take in some beautiful scenery, the kids are likely to prefer something a little more …

The ultimate playground

Framed by mountains, and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is brimming with opportunities for play and adventure for all the family. Whether you’re keen to hit the trails and clear the cobwebs, or sit back and soak up the scenery; whether you’re …

Make yourself at home with YHA

We all know that an activity-packed family holiday can spell one thing: a hefty price tag. The thought of well-located, functional accommodation doesn’t sound cheap. When you’re holidaying in Queenstown, you now have not one but two high-quality, budget YHA hostels to choose from – …

A clear alternative

Gone are the days of unsightly braces. Thanks to advancements in orthodontics at Duxton Dental, GRAHAME DUTTON explains how near invisible braces make achieving a sensational smile easier, quicker and far less painful. Using a transparent retainer that fits snugly over teeth, Invisalign is proving to …

Rest & revive

If energy levels or moods are low, worries are high or if a good night’s sleep doesn’t come easy, SleepDrops provides support for the whole family. For a healthy, happy life, getting enough sleep and relaxation is vital – not just for parents, but for …