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We all need a bit of fun in our lives! Make the most of your family’s downtime and keep up with the kids, with these fun tips and ideas.

Homegrown veggies

Make The Move To Homegrown Vegies

With the cost of living crisis continuing to bite at the heels of Kiwi families, it’s a great time to ...
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summer outdoor play ideas

5 Summer Outdoor Activities for Kids

Summer is the perfect time to ditch the screens and get the kids in the sunshine for a day of ...
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P&O family cruise

Why A P&O Cruise Makes For A Great Family Holiday

A P&O Cruise is a great way for families to have an adventure at sea. If you're planning your next ...
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Father's Day fun ideas

How To Make Father’s Day A Fun Family Affair

Does Father's Day sometimes feel like an afterthought, hidden in the shadow of the fanfare of Mother's Day? If you're ...
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Review | Auckland Adventure Park

Tucked away in Silverdale you will find Auckland Adventure Park, a family-friendly theme park with plenty to do for all ages ...
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Kai’s Golden Dragon Raider

Christmas Gifts | Review Of LEGO® Ninjago® Kai’s Golden Dragon Raider

This Christmas, 90 wonderful years since the LEGO® Group began developing a world of play, there's a LEGO gift that ...
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Christmas Gifts | Kids Review LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® Sets

The LEGO® Group has been inspiring creativity since 1932. This Christmas, 90 wonderful years of play later, LEGO playsets are ...
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Kids eating pizza

Kids Tell Us About Their Fave Pizzas

One of the great things about pizzas is that you can adapt them easily to suit everyone's tastes. We asked ...
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Jaxon Junior Toy Reviewer

Toys For Active and Imaginative Play | Kids Review

Our Junior Toy Analyst Jaxon worked hard testing out toys featuring some of his favourite things. Check out what Jaxon and ...
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Warehouse Toy Sale reviews

Creative Fun, Ghost Hunts, Car Stunts & Epic Designs | Toy Reviews

Our Junior Toy Analysts (known as the "SRS SQUAD") put their kid play to work trialing out a few fun ...
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NERF Zombie Strike Blaster | Kids Review

Get ready to master the zombie apocalypse with the NERF Zombie Strike Survival kit. See our review ...
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barbie review

Find Hours of Imaginative Play With These Toys! | Kids Review

Looking for a few new toys to encourage imaginative play? Our 4-year old toy tester Aria reviews the Barbie Fashionista ...
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blink card game

Blink – Will You Be The Champion In Your Family? | Kids Review

Looking for something new to add to your family game night? Blink might be the coolest new card game you’re ...
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LEGO Creator 3in1 Townhouse Toy Store

Build Skills and Explore Creativity with this LEGO Creator 3in1 set! | Kids Review

Our Junior Toy Analyst LOVES the LEGO® Creator 3in1 Townhouse Toy Store (31105) set that provided hours of fun. See ...
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What 6 Animated TV Bedrooms Would Look Like In Real Life

A team of interior designers bring some of our favourite animated TV character's bedrooms to life. See the results ...
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Prepare and Collect: Strategies For a Fun City Break with Kids

The idea of a cultural holiday or a city break can seem daunting when you have kids, but with some ...
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A Kid’s Dream Backyard

Six kids from around the world drew their dream backyards, and designers brought the designs to life! See the results ...
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Smart Hacks To Keep Your Child Learning Over The Holidays

School’s out, but that doesn’t mean that learning stops once the holidays are here. Try these hacks to get your ...
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7 Budget-friendly Ways to Have Summer Fun

Looking for budget actiivities you can do with the kids? Here are 7 fun summer activities you can plan including ...
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Superb Summer Fun on a Budget

Make the most of the summer with our guide to fun and frugal things to do with the kids and ...
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31 Hacks For Summer Parenting

Here are 31 shortcuts, tips, tricks, ideas and bits of advice that will take away a little stress and add ...
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Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest in this unforgettable family adventure. The Original Canopy Tour is ...
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quail island

Enjoy a Quail Island adventure

Spend a fascinating half-day exploring Quail Island by taking our Quail Island ferry. Originally used as a quarantine station and ...
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Westfield experience

Our Fun Family Westfield Experience

Get out of the house with the kids to do something fun, but stay warm and dry and overall less ...
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The Kiwi Version Of Scrabble Is Here And It’s Awesome | Kids Review

Our toy tester Emma and her family have been trying out Kiwi Scrabble and they're loving it! Great for family ...
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toy review

Must Have Toys For Little Imaginations | Kids Review

Two of our Junior Toy Analysts have been testing out toys for little imaginations and their reviews are in! From ...
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Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

This is a different Pikachu - a Detective Pikachu. He talks, sort of, and he investigates. This movie is more ...
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Bucket List for Kiwi Kids

What do you think every child should have the opportunity to experience, see or do before their childhood is over ...
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Waitangi Day in New Zealand Aotearoa

The 6th of February every year is celebrated as Waitangi Day in New Zealand. It was on this date in ...
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ROBO ALIVE T-REX is a Hit Pick for the Kids

ZURU unveiled two new additions to its ROBO ALIVE portfolio – the Attacking T-REX and Super-Fast, Super-Scary Spider! We're a ...
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auckland zoo

Auckland Zoo Friends of the Zoo Annual Pass

From as little as $19 per month, your friends and family can enjoy unlimited daytime entry to Auckland Zoo, 364 ...
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Fun on the Slopes at Snowplanet

Check the Snowplanet website for full details. Touted as the coolest place in town we went to check out Snowplanet! ...
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Nanogirl Live! Out of This World

Nanogirl is inspiring kids to engage in science and engineering through explosive and entertaining live shows. Read the review ...
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Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom Movie

Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom Movie

So we rejoin the world of Jurassic three years after the events of the previous film, the Jurassic World theme ...
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Matariki – The Māori New Year

Learn all about Matariki - The Māori New Year - including how to find Matariki in the night sky, plus ...
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blaze and monster machines

Blaze Light Riders on DVD

When all the lights in Axle City go dark, Blaze needs your help using energy and lasers to light up ...
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Family active

How to motivate your family to be active

Motivating your family to get up and get moving can not only help your wellbeing, it can also stengthen family ...
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HEIHEI – it’s here!

Finally, a free, ad-free and interactive platform full of local content, games and audio that reflects our culture and communities ...
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Avengers: Infinity War movie review - Spoiler free!

Avengers: Infinity War movie review – Spoiler free!

A movie with a decade of cinematic storytelling and fandom behind it - it feels like the last episode of ...
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sea life kelly tarltons

Discovery at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland

As the visitor information says "Kelly Tarlton was an amazing man who wanted to bring the underwater world to everyone" ...
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A wrinkle in time

A Wrinkle in Time review

A visually dazzling film sending your kids into the universe and home again with a few lessons under the belt ...
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Auckland Zoo

A visit to Auckland Zoo

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo ... how about you? Check out what's on offer at Auckland Zoo with ...
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pet birds

What to know about owning a bird

Birds are a favourite pet for babies and kids. Find out the health risks of keeping a pet bird around ...
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The lowdown on cat scratches & dog bites

The lowdown on cat scratches & dog bites

Your furry friends, stray animals and even pets of your friends/family may hurt you on accident. If this does happen, ...
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Ideas For Quality One-on-one Time With The Kids

It was not even a month or two after her arrival, that our first child said those dreaded words, "you ...
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Introducing your baby and dog

Preparing Your Dog For the Arrival of Your Baby

Introducing your baby and your dog can be a little scary, but there are ways to prepare your furry friend ...
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keeping pet homes healthy

Keeping healthy with pets

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than having to find a new home for the beloved family pet because of health issues ...
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human food your dog shouldn't eat

Human foods your dog shouldn’t eat

We all know that dogs shouldn't eat chocolate, but are you aware of the other common human foods that you ...
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Are you ready to own a pet

Is your family ready to own a pet?

Ready to own a pet? Owning a pet can be a whole lot of loving fun, but it can also ...
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child friendly pet options

Child friendly pet options

You may think that the easiest pet of them all is the humble goldfish – and you’d be right and ...
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New Year's Eve

Fun Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve With kids

Having kids doesn't mean that the New Year's Eve celebrations have to come to an end - they just look ...
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family holiday

Happy kids, happy holidays

Get everyone off to a great start on that all important first day of a family vacation and you set ...
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winter holidays

Wrap Up For Winter School Holiday Fun

Cross your fingers as much as you like for some great weather during the winter school holidays but Mother Nature ...
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Teen-friendly family activities

Teen-friendly Family Activities

If you're struggling to get your teen involved in family activities, try some of these teen-friendly activity ideas ...
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road trips

Road Trip Games For The Car

Playing the same old car games, road trip after road trip, can get a little tedious. Find some fun new ...
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best family pets

Five top family pets

If you're ready for the responsibilities and the benefits of what a pet can teach your kids, find out what ...
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best dog breeds

Best family dog breeds

All kids nag their parents for a puppy at some stage or another. If you're considering giving in, first keep ...
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Indoor playhouse ideas

Playhouse Ideas For Kids

Check out seven of the coolest cubbies and play spaces around, like this cubby house, pillow fort, teepee, tent and ...
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How to create a family time capsule

How to create a family time capsule

Time capsules are a great way to store keepsakes and family memories. Get your family involved in making a family ...
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rainy day play

10 boredom-busting indoor activities

Looking for kids games and activities? Here's 10 great indoor activities to entertain your kids on rainy days, including kids' ...
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Lunar New Year

Things To Do With Kids For Lunar New Year

Recipes, crafts and things to do with kids for Lunar New Year ...
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Gardening for kids

Gardening for kids

This article shows you the different ways to teach kids how to garden, with projects such as gumboot gardens, watercress ...
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21 no-mess, fuss-free picnic ideas

Picnics should be an easy and no-fuss way to enjoy a family meal outside. We've got recipes to make that ...
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