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Matariki activities for the kids to try

Matariki is a special time of year for Kiwis, being the Māori New Year celebration. As Matariki.co.nz says, it’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about Māori culture and traditions through fun activities. Here are some of their suggestions for activities that will help them learn and celebrate this special occasion. Matariki is named after the […]

Create new family traditions this Matariki

Image courtesy of Matariki.co.nz Matariki is a magical time to spend with whānau and friends and a great time to create a new family tradition to help honour this special time. We’ve got a few ideas to help you create a new family tradition. Get up early and view the Matariki stars before sunrise Sit […]

Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail

Keen to take the kids on a multi-day cycling trip but unsure where to start? The Hauraki Rail Trail could be just the trail to try first, being pretty flat and boasting loads of great places to stop off with the kids along the way.

WIN! 3x Despicable Me 4 movie prize packs

Minion mayhem is about to get mega! Experience all the action-packed fun and misadventures on the big screen in Despicable Me 4, the next chapter in the biggest global animated franchise in history. In cinemas now! Prize pack includes a reversible bucket hat, keychain, googly eyes, sticker sheet, and a double movie pass! Entries close […]

WIN! 1 of 2 Only Good prize packs

Feel good inside and out with Only Good Vanilla and Geranium Hand and Body wash. Certified Natural and with fragrance sourced from the South of France, it’s a stylish addition to any home. Prize pack includes a Vanilla and Geranium Body Wash (900ml) and the matching Vanilla and Geranium Hand Wash (300ml). Entries close: 18 […]

WIN! 1x Brave Kahu and the Pōrangi Magpie, by Shelley Burne-Field

Poto is the perfect fledgling – the apple of her father’s eye and a natural at hunting and flying. Anything a kāhu is supposed to be good at, Poto can do best of all. She can’t understand why her sister Whetū gets cross with her – it’s not her fault she’s good at everything! As […]