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FAMILY FUN

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.

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LEGO City Arctic at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland

Up for an Arctic Expedition these school holidays? Become an Arctic Explorer with LEGO City Arctic at SEA LIFE Kelly ...
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Mahi Pai

Celebrate Māori Language Week with Mahi Pai!

On Saturday 15th September, shoppers at Westfield Manukau will be treated to an interactive children's show by the South Auckland ...
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School Holidays at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s

Taking a trip out of the winter weather and adventuring under the sea is definitely worth making! An awesome opportunity ...
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Getting out into nature with MILO

If you can get the kids out of the house, exploring New Zealand's beautiful outdoors is a must! ...
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HEIHEI

HEIHEI is on tour and you’re invited!

To celebrate the launch of the HEIHEI free app and website, the HEIHEI team are going on tour, with fun ...
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Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom at the Cinema

Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom at the Cinema

So we rejoin the world of Jurassic three years after the events of the previous film, the Jurassic World theme ...
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Planet Fun app

Planet Fun’s safe app for kids a breath of digital fresh air for families

Kiwi kid company Planet Fun have announced the launch of a new free app and website designed specifically for local ...
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Matariki – The Māori New Year

Learn about Matariki - The Māori New Year ...
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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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Peppa Pig – Gerald Giraffe on DVD

It's everybody's favourite pig - Peppa Pig and her family and friends including Gerald Giraffe with a newly released DVD ...
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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

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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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 at the cinema

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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Bug Lab

The Bug Lab – At Auckland Zoo

Enter the world of the bugs! Read our family's review of the amazing Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo and discover ...
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Rainy day activities

Kidspot has found lots of fun things to do on a rainy day. Find kids craft, indoor games and lots ...
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Rock on at ACL’s Kiddie Limits

Spend your day as a family at Auckland City Limits before making use of the "pass out" and send the ...
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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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family

Quality one-on-one ideas

It was not even a month or two after her arrival, that our first child said those dreaded words, "you ...
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puppy

When you have a new baby & a dog

A pet may be your first baby, but when you bring your new little one into the world, your furry ...
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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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first pets

Is your family ready to own a pet?

Owning a pet can be a whole lot of loving fun, but it can also be a big responsibility. Make ...
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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 holidays

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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Wrap up for winter school holiday fun

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

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 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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Playhouse ideas for kids

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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Things to do with kids for Chinese New Year

Things to do with kids for Chinese New Year

Recipes, crafts and things to do with kids for Chinese 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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