Blogs: Great Kiwi Families

Great Kiwi Families: Jackie Kulak and Grey + Wild

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In our series on Great Kiwi Families we get to meet kiwis (new and old!) who are doing cool things. Jackie Kulak is a new-to-New Zealand mum with an eye for style, whose whole family has had a new beginning. Not only has the family recently moved from the UK, but Jackie has opened a stunning new store in Takapuna – Grey +Wild. Here’s some more about Jackie’s new beginning. Continue reading »

Mum creating quality entertainment for girls

Sylvie & Arabella

To look at me, you might see a bit of a Mumsie. And you‚Äôd be right! I‚Äôm 46 years old, with two daughters, a sedate driving style and a fondness for macram√©. Ok that last bit is a joke, but then again, I was genuinely excited when we bought a new sofa recently! And there are other signs of middle age, if you go looking. My grey roots, for example‚Ķ Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Jess Berentson-Shaw and muka kids

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One of the things we love about our series on Great Kiwi Families is the way that we get to meet so many people who are following their dreams. This month, we spoke to¬†Jess Berentson-Shaw, who founded muka kids – a social enterprise to help make beautiful ethical and sustainable¬†clothing¬†more¬†accessible.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Zac (and Rachel) Cox

Great Kiwi Families

Kids’ activities can be a pretty big part of some families’ lives. And they can have an impact on the whole family – not just the children. This month in our series on Great Kiwi Families, we’re thrilled to interview Zac (and Rachel) Cox about Zac’s activities. Zac’s a talented¬†actor¬†with a passion for theatre and also trains hard at karate. Fair to say, he’s a busy fellow and they’re a busy family! Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Tracey’s blended family

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Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and things don’t end up as you think they will. However, blended families can also be great. Here’s a bit about Tracey and her¬†great kiwi family.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: The Solomon family

Great Kiwi Families: The Solomon Family

Over the last wee while, I’ve had contact from several families who live with children with different needs.¬†These families are all so amazing in different ways and I though it would be great to hear some of their stories as part of our series on Great Kiwi Families. In this post, we talk to Ataahua Solomon, a kiwi living in Australia, and hear about life with her son, Kereama.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: The Want Family

Great Kiwi Families

Sometimes life throws us a curveball and it can be hard to know how to deal with it. In this series, we’ve been meeting some great kiwi families and in this article, we get to meet the Want Family. I’ll let mum, Pip, tell you their story.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Jane McAllister and family

Great Kiwi Families: Jane McAllister

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be looking at how some great kiwi families celebrate and the first family is the McAllister family. I find large families fascinating and I think the McAllister family, with 14 children, is particularly amazing! ¬†Mum, Jane also runs the successful company Dimples¬†and in this post, we hear a bit about how it all works.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: The Ridsdale Family

Great Kiwi Families: Risdale Family

If you read our recent post from Esther Te¬†Aotonga, you’re were probably as fascinated as we were with the way that the Te Aotonga family organises their lives around home schooling their children. In this post in our Great Kiwi Families series, we learn a bit more about the life of a home educating¬†family from Janet Ridsdale and her family.¬† Continue reading »

Great Kiwi Families: Esther Te Aotonga

Esther Te Aotonga

In this series of posts, we’ve been looking at some great kiwi families and some of the things that make them fab. We’ve loved hearing from families that are doing things their own way and in this post, we talk to Esther Te Aotonga, who home schools her children. Continue reading »

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