Discovering Queenstown

There’s an adventure playground of epic proportions down south, and our family recently discovered it. By Kate Barber Queenstown is world-renowned for its adventure sports, yet our family hadn’t visited before.  While the girls are a bit young (and my threshold for thrills too low) …

Go outside and play

For their health and wellbeing,kids need to play and get physical outside – even when it’s wet and cold. By Kate Barber Exercising and exploring outdoors is crucial for children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Children test and extend their physical capabilities, burn off …

Girls who like themselves

Researcher, writer and mum of two girls, Kasey Edwards explains that girls need to “have a power perspective” in order to thrive, and explains why praise can be problematic. By Kate Barber Kasey and husband, Dr Christopher Scanlan, have written their tenth book together – …

Frame worthy

Revive old frames and display those family snaps in style. By Kate Barber You’ll need Old picture frames of varying sizes and shapes. They’re a dime a dozen from the secondhand store – we got a box of 12 for $4. Resene testpots. Choose 3 …

Homemade lava lamp for little hands!

This is one of Otago Museum’s favourite science crafts. We hope you enjoy making it at home too! What you need A large glass jar Water Food colouring, whichever colours, and as many as you like! Vegetable oil (like canola, sunflower or soy) A tablet …

In the midst of a winter wonderland

Whether you’re planning the ultimate family adventure or a much-needed “escape” from daily demands and routines (and kids…), LQ Queenstown by Wyndham offers a range of contemporary rooms, modern amenities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Positioned at the base of The Remarkables mountain range and …

Team Kōhine takes off

A new coaching initiative aimed at young female riders has taken off at the Christchurch Adventure Park.  Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker or keen to get your young charges hooked on the thrill of riding, the Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) has trails to suit …