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10 questions with Rhys Darby

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is international comedy star RHYS DARBY, who has just released the first book in his new funny fiction series for children – The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty. Rhys is also Dad to two young boys. Is the Buttons McGinty character written with your children […]

Barbecue bliss

BRYDON HELLER introduces us to a tasty new range that offers a healthier approach to our Kiwi summer barbecues. Summer is here! And that means more time eating outdoors, meat on the barbecue and picnics at the beach! Long summer days out and about enjoying our family adventures, for many of us, means more ice […]

Encouraging kids to eat healthy foods

Health researcher JASON SHON BENNETT shares his tips on how to teach, lead and inspire your kids to make good healthy long-term choices around food. I started raising my four kids (now in their mid-teens and late 20s) in the 1980s and I am now helping to raise my granddaughter. The question I have been asked […]

Experience Wellington

Whether you’re there for a short jaunt or a long relaxing week, Wellington is the perfect place for a family holiday, writes KINETA BOOKER. Wellington is a favourite holiday destination of my son, Austen. He’s been there only once – more than a year ago, but he still talks about the fun he had. Paw […]

Rock out in your garden

Add some colourful characters to your garden, like this ladybug. Made by KINETA BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints and plenty of painted rock ideas on Pinterest, your garden will soon be full of cheeky characters these holidays. Materials Stones of all shapes and sizes Resene testpots: Resene Bright Red, Resene All Black, […]

Garden to table

Summer is the perfect time to introduce your children to the joys of growing vegetables, says LINDA TAYLOR. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s a pleasure to be outside, and gardening with your children is a great way to keep them busy during the school holidays. It’s also an opportunity to increase your child’s […]

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. Instil or indulge that sense of adventure in your kids […]

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 laid-back, there is something to satisfy every youngster from toddlers […]