About us

Welcome to Kiwi Families

New Zealand’s trusted parenting website for more than 10 years. We’ve been serving up free tips, tools and advice from some of the best New Zealand parenting experts, to help grow great families in New Zealand, and around the world.

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About us

Kiwi Families is brought to you by us, Jarrod Rendle and Alayna Flighty (oh and our kids Saige and Maani make the odd appearance too!).

With backgrounds in information and education, we’ve always dreamed of building a space where we can help people to learn and grow together. Alayna loves community, and Jarrod loves having a laugh, and these are qualities we know are important when creating a learning environment. We also both love family, and create a home environment where we can spend as much quality time with our children as possible.

Alayna has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Teaching and a Diploma of Art and Creativity. She’s a qualified primary school teacher who loves melding the topics of education and art together. She’s developing systems for children to explore education through creativity.

Alayna also has interests in crafting and photography and is the Artistic Director at Kiwi Families.

Jarrod has a Master’s degree and more than 15 years experience in marketing and content management. He began his career working at Amazon.com and has managed teams on some of New Zealand’s biggest information websites, including Consumer Protection, Tenancy Services, Employment New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand.

Jarrod loves all things content marketing and is the Editorial Director at Kiwi Families.

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Our writers

With contributors as diverse as nutritionist Dr Libby, Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy, business coach Natalie Cutler-Welsh, veteran broadcaster Mark Leishman and 2014 Next Businesswoman of the Year Cecilia Robinson, just to name a few; Kiwi Families delivers expert advice to parents from pre-conception all the way through to teens.

New Zealand is ranked 8th on the World Happiness Index, 7th on the Best Education Systems list and 10th on the UN’s Quality of Life Index. Kiwi’s are some of the most happy, healthy and well-educated people in the world. And Kiwi Families brings you some of the best New Zealand thought leaders to help your family become happy, healthy and well-rounded too.

You can check out our awesome writer’s here.

It’s all about community

We’re in this together. By growing great families together, we grow a great community together. And it really does take a community to raise a child. So know that you’re not alone, and that there’s thousands of parents out there just like you. We all have the same fears, and enjoy the same successes. So ask our experts anything you want, and share your family journey on our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages.

We read, and reply, to almost everything. So reach out and help us to build a great community of parents, and let’s enjoy this crazy ride together!