What to do if there is an earthquake in NZ

What to do if there is an Earthquake!

New Zealand lies on the boundary of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. Most earthquakes occur at faults, which are breaks extending deep within the earth, caused by movements of these plates. There are thousands of earthquakes in New Zealand every year, but most of …

Why self-control is so important

A recently-aired documentary on New Zealand’s Dunedin study highlights the importance of teaching self-control to children. The Dunedin study is a long-running cohort study of 1037 people born over the course of a year between 1972 and 1973 in Dunedin. Its researchers found that young …

“Dadding” – the new cool

Dad’s have taken a bit of a bad rap in the parenting stakes – absent dads, non-involved dads and dads who just don’t fit the modern “sensitive new-age guy (snag)” expectations of today’s society. To be fair, it’s pretty tough for dads today to know …

The science of magic

What’s the difference between magic and science? Not much! In fact, all magic tricks are based on scientific principles. Scientists aren’t very good at keeping secrets though – the processes of what they’ve done are often just as important as the answers they discover. Here …

Doula vs. midwife

Long gone are the days when your GP looked after your health and that of your baby from your first pregnancy test through to post-natal care. Today, there are many choices when it comes to pregnancy, birth and post-natal care. One of the big decisions …