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Having quality family time can be hard when we easily get caught up with work and other commitments.

Find out how to make the most of the time you spend with your family – whether it’s for a special occasion like a birthday, during the school holidays, a family trip away or just some fun family time at home.

Blue Blue Christmas

Blue, Blue Christmas by Anna Coddington | Book Review

"Blue, Blue Christmas" is a charming and funny story about how we celebrate Christmas in ...
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Kiri and Lou

Meet Kiri and Lou

The hit New Zealand kids’ TV show, Kiri and Lou, is winning awards and fans ...
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MOTAT sign

Discover What MOTAT Has To Offer For A Family Day Out

Jacque and her family spent the day exploring at MOTAT on LIVE DAY: Fly. Read ...
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PATU: The New Zealand Wars by Gavin Bishop | Book Review

Discover the key people, perspectives and battles of the New Zealand Wars in “PATU”, the latest book in multiple award-winner Gavin Bishop’s bestselling series of visual histories for children and adults telling the story of Aotearoa.

An essential resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of our nation, PATU is ideal for homes, libraries and especially for schools, with New Zealand history (including the New Zealand Wars) now a compulsory subject.

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We’ve curated some of the best Kiwi companies that offer hours of family entertainment. Find family friendly activities in your area, get that epic birthday party sorted, plan a family getaway or find a child-friendly restaurant for your little foodies. Click below to search through the best of the best in family entertainment and find more products and services in our directory.

Young readers corner

Curious creatures, far off lands and the ultimate adventure await kids who read our latest must-read books. See what these Kiwi kids have to say about these hero books of the month.

Visit our Young Readers Corner to find more book reviews for kids 5 – 13 years old.

The Blunders by David Walliams

Book Review | The Blunders by David Walliams

Million-copy bestseller David Walliams’ funniest book yet is the laugh-out-loud tale of the most blundering and lovable family in history ...
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Only Children by David Baddiel

Book Review | Only Children by David Baddiel

A Sunday Times Best Book for Children 2023, "Only Children" is out now! From bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud ...
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Once There Was

Book Review | Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef

Discover a world of extraordinary beasts and unexpected heroes in "Once There Was", the dazzling debut from New York Times ...
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