Sport and Recreation

Taking to the hills

Seven-year-old RUBY ROMANO and friends trek into Canterbury’s hill country to hunt for deer, pigs, rabbits and possums as often as they can. Ruby shared her success at a recent hunting competition with Family Times and told us what she loves about hunting. In July, Lincoln …

Top tips for getting kids into tramping

Experienced trampers VICTORIA and seven-year-old EMILIE have left their Christchurch home to walk the 3,000km Te Araroa trail, which runs from Cape Reinga to Bluff. VICTORIA tells us her top tips for getting your kids into tramping too, regardless of your experience level. I started my …

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 – …

Holiday here

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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 …

The extra-curricular balancing act

We talk to NATHAN WALLIS about balancing your aspirations with your child’s interests so that activities outside of school are enriching and enjoyable. By Kate Barber With an abundance of options out there, it can be difficult to decide what activities to sign our kids …

Great outdoors

Make the most of the natural environment and reap the many benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. Kids are naturally curious, and there’s nothing they like better than taking grown-ups along for the ride when they are exploring their environment. Not only that but …