Food

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 …

Delivered with love

New parents will love you for delivering them fresh meals by Angel Delivery.  Becoming a parent for the first time is a big deal. Life gets turned on its head for a bit, and sometimes we don’t know which way is up. It’s the basics …

Raising great eaters

Registered nutritionist HELEN POTTER urges parents to rethink their approach to feeding their “picky” eaters. By KATE BARBER. In a world where decisions are largely made for them, children exercise agency through food, says Helen. “The more coercion we use, the more they are likely to …

Holiday at home

If you are looking to book your next couples’ getaway, family escape, girls’ weekend, or July school holiday, THC Group Hotels have some fantastic deals and special offers. Check out these South Island options to ensure your holiday is one to remember as you ‘Holiday …

Tomato pilaf with black lentils + caramelised onion

This delicious and nutritious almost-one-pan-meal was inspired by Turkish tomato pilaf and Mujadara, a tasty combination of rice, lentils and onions found throughout the Middle East.  INGREDIENTS Serves 4, Gluten-free | Vegan 115g (½ cup) black (beluga) lentils, rinsed well 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil …

Strawberry French Toast

Why restrict your Strawberry French Toast eating to breakfast – you could quite legitimately have it for lunch or even halfway between lunch and dinner? INGREDIENTS Serves 2 4 slices fluffy white bread 4 tablespoons cream cheese small punnet of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced 2 …

Destination Aotearoa

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE Antarctica is a land like no other, with deep blue seas, unique creatures and endless icy plains under starry skies. The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday …

Stunning South Island

To wish the FAMILY TIMES community a very Merry Christmas, the THC Group of hotels introduces their special accommodation deals at scenic locations in the South Island. TRAVELLING SOUTH Queenstown Nugget Point is located in Arthur’s Point, Queenstown. The closest hotel to the stunning Coronet Peak ski …