Reviews

 

Speed King – Burt Munro, the World’s Fastest Indian

Speed King

Speed King by David Hill is the story of Burt Munro who broke world records with his Indian motorbike on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA.

Made a household name in the biopic movie The World’s Fastest Indian, Burt Munro is the quintessential Kiwi tinkerer. His number 8 wire mentality won hearts and minds with the racing fraternity in the States when he arrived in 1956. Read the full review »

The Happy Hormone Cookbook

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The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

Get Real Food Chicken Smugglers

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Over the holiday period we got the chance to try out the Get Real Food Free Range Chicken Smugglers, as well as the Get Real Food Tomato and BBQ Sauce range.

Our Miss 3 is a huge fan of the humble chicken nibble, so we were really excited to find a New Zealand company specialising in a healthier and more environmentally-friendly version.  Read the full review »

Skinfood New Zealand

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At the end of last year I was lucky enough to receive a care pack in the mail from Skinfood New Zealand. I hadn’t used this product before, so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived on my door step. Read the full review »

Weta Workshop’s Bug Lab at Te Papa

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Te Papa and Weta Workshop bring you a science exhibition like no other – a spectacular, immersive experience ‘designed by bugs, for humans’. Read the full review »

Purple Princess (Kiwi Box)

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The good people over at LunchBox Inc sent us their Bento Lunch Box – Purple Princess (Kiwi Box) to try out. This is a 6 compartment bento box that lifts out for easy cleaning. The box is made from 100% food grade safe materials, it is BPA free and dishwasher safe to 65 degrees, although hand washing is recommended.

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Silicone Collapsible Bento Lunchbox

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The awesome people over at LunchBox inc gave us a couple of lunch boxes to try out. This is the Silicon Collapsible Bento Lunch Box and I think I am in love with it! Read the full review »

Australia: Illustrated

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Australia: Illustrated is big, beautiful and diverse. This is a book with huge cross-over appeal, that will engage children and adults alike, in home and in schools. It captures everything that makes Australia unique, and is written and illustrated by Tania McCartney. Read the full review »

The Hoppleplop

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The Hoppleplop is a beautiful book that takes the reader on a tour through a charmingly offbeat house.  The story’s narrator tries to show us that the only thing strange about this house is the Hoppleplop living there! Read the full review »

Girl Stuff for Girls Aged 8 – 12

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Here’s everything you need to know about being a pre-teen, from Kaz Cooke, author of Girl Stuff for Teens. Girl Stuff for Girls aged 8-12 is the fun, friendly antidote to the nasty, hard-sell, negative and sexualised messages that bombard girls. Read the full review »

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