Terrific two days

Rotorua can create the perfect winter family getaway destination. Here are some great ideas for a fun two-day escape. DAY ONE Check into your accommodation (we suggest booking the family studio unit at Aura Accommodation, conveniently located along the edge of town, or All Seasons …

The acid test

Do you know that you can make your own acidity test from cabbage?! This is one of our favourite experiments to do at Tūhura Science Centre at Otago Museum. Here is how you can do it at home! WHAT YOU NEED Red cabbage Water Vinegar …

Working from home with a family?

Managing your workload and enjoying relaxed family time is challenging when you work from home. Enrolling your kids in a holiday or after school care programme could be the help you need. Over the last 12 months, the workplace landscape has dramatically shifted, and a …

Picking your moment

We asked the experts at DUXTON DENTAL when is the ideal time to have your kids’ teeth checked by the orthodontist. Parents often ask us at Duxton Dental, “Should we get our kids’ teeth straightened now at aged eight to eleven, or wait? I’d heard that …

Owl hands on deck!

The creative kids from the BUTTERFLY ROOM at MINERVA HOUSE preschool got messy with Resene paints, creating a wise owl to watch over their favourite play area. Everyone got their hands dirty creating this fabulous work of art that doubles as an outdoor blackboard for the kids …

Emilie’s adventures

Keen trampers VICTORIA and EMILIE are on a mission to explore the wide variety of beautiful tracks and huts throughout the South Island. Recently, the pair set their sights on the Angelus Hut in the Nelson Lakes region and shared their story with us. “I want to …

Finding their superpower

In 2006, GUY POPE-MAYELL co-founded the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand to advocate for children and adults with dyslexia. The foundation continues to seek ways to provide support, and its latest initiative focuses on building self-esteem. Guy Pope-Mayell, his wife Suzanne, and Lorna Timms started the …