Welcome to Family Times!

Close this search box.

Kimberly Andrews Creativity with creatures

Artist and scientist KIMBERLY ANDREWS is the author and illustrator of the much-loved picture book Puffin the Architect. Her cast of creature characters is now growing with the release of her latest book Moose the Pilot. We caught up with Kimberly to talk about her work. You moved from illustrating other people’s books to writing your […]

Tempeh and mushroom burgers with smashed avocado

INGREDIENTS Serves 4, Gluten-free | Vegan 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 250g button mushrooms, trimmed and finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon paprika 250g packet tempeh, roughly chopped 30g (¼ cup) gluten-free breadcrumbs fine salt and freshly ground black pepper olive oil, […]

Tūhura Science Centre, Otago Museum

Make sure Otago Museum is in the plan on your next trip to Dunedin! The biggest science centre in New Zealand is at Otago Museum. There is a Tropical Forest with hundreds of exotic butterflies, an indoor waterfall, and many other rainforest creatures. Kept to the humidity and warmth of a tropical rainforest,  it’s the hottest place in Dunedin! There is also […]

Visit the albatross

A firm favourite with families, the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula is the only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross in the world. The Royal Albatross Centre is a twitcher’s paradise, and perhaps surprisingly to some, it has been a firm favourite for the everyday Kiwi too! Since COVID, the centre […]

Dunedin Sci-fest

What do the moon, running with dinosaurs, and explosive science have in common? They’re all part of this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival!  The festival is thrilled to be launching its largest and most dynamic festival to date. Usually a biennial event, participants are in for a rare treat as the festival is set […]

Destination Aotearoa

Christchurch Tram Hop on board the Christchurch Tram to explore what the central city has to offer! Kids go free on the heritage tramcars with a paying adult.  There are plenty of family-friendly spots along the route – including Tūranga and Margaret Mahy Playground – making this an ideal activity for families to enjoy.  Tickets […]

Holiday here

Enjoy a fabulous family retreat on New Zealand shores with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Holidaying within Aotearoa just got a lot sweeter with Wyndham Hotel & Resorts Holiday Here special for Wyndham Rewards members. For a limited time, save up to 25%* on the best available rate and get 3,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points at […]

Explore Ōtautahi

Explore Ōtautahi: an exciting, innovative and vibrant city centre, a place of urban regeneration. Here you will discover the THC Group’s newest jewel, the Christchurch City Hotel.  Nestled amongst the many new iconic bars, restaurants and retail laneways, Christchurch City Hotel is only a short two-minute walk to the Riverside Market, Cashel and High Streets, […]