Let’s play!

KINETA BOOKER shares how her relationship with her child has changed through one-on-one play. We all know the importance of just letting our children play. It’s great for their imaginations, it’s amazing for their development, and great for their brains. But, really, how often do …

On the move?

Moving can be stressful with children of any age, from a bouncing baby to a trending teenager. Discussing the move with your children, finding the right house, dealing with paperwork, signing on the dotted line… and then there’s moving day! We spoke with Rachael Cone, …

Take two: Secondary infertility

Difficulties getting pregnant a second or third time are common. KELLY EDEN talks with DR SARAH WAKEMAN about secondary infertility and what we can do about it.  You’re ready to add a second child to your family and because there was no problem having your first, you assume …

Sugar, spice & sparkle

THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET is bringing sugar, spice and sparkle to theatres around New Zealand this Christmas with a brand new telling of Hansel & Gretel. Perfect for festive family outings or a special night out. The classic fairytale is being whisked into an original …

9 questions with Jeff Clark

From crooning as Gary Starlight at Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival, to spinning yarns as The Story Vending Machine at KidsFest, this stay-at-home writer/performer dad juggles all his roles beautifully, writes KINETA BOOKER. What sort of dad are you? I’m probably a cross between …

Comfort food

HELLERS has a delicious new range of winter soups to warm your family’s chills and keep colds at bay. It’s that time again! Time to rug up and brace for the winter weather ahead. The frosty, wet days of winter, cramped up together indoors, also …

Perfect bread

Recipe by Rachael What you need 1kg high grade flour 15g yeast 15g salt 15g sugar 30ml oil 650ml warm water What to do Add all of the ingredients in the order they are listed above, to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix, using …