Hannah’s Bay Cottage Rotorua

Hannahs Bay Cottage Rotorua

We recently spent an amazing couple of days in awesome Rotorua, and stayed at the equally awesome Hannah’s Bay Cottage. Find out why this lake-front, family-friendly accommodation just won a gold medal in the Bach of the Year Awards.

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Hapro Zenith Roof Box

The Roofbox Company-Hapro

The Hapro Zenith Roof Box from The Roofbox Company is one of the larger, yet more slim-lined versions in the Hapro range. It’s a cinch to attach to¬†most vehicles, and the storage capacity is¬†HUGE when you pack thoughtfully. In fact, the humble roof box may well be the next best thing since sliced-bread. Find out why we love this product so much.
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Purebread – paper wrapped bread – Big Mamma


Big Mamma (the smaller version of Big Daddy) is a naturally fermented bread from¬†developed in two risings over hours that helps break down the complex carbohydrates. Read the full review »


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CUPPACOFFEECUP is a New Zealand-made reusable takeaway coffee cup. Instead of disposing of a cup every time you have a takeaway coffee, re-use your CUPPACOFFEECUP. Read the full review »

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel

If you’re looking for good-quality,¬†budget-friendly family accommodation in Nelson, look no further than Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel.

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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

Courtesy: Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

We recently had the pleasure of travelling return to Picton from Wellington with the awesome Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. We sailed on the Strait Feronia, and choose to drive on and stay in one of their family cabins. This has to be one of the best ways to cross the Cook Strait.

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Play area – Chipmunks Papanui

Chipmunks Papanui-Kiwi Families

Chipmunks Papanui is a fun, indoor play area filled with stimulating equipment for children from ages 0 – 11 years of age.

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Norton Security Premium with Norton Family

Norton Security Premium

Norton Security Premium with Norton Family is solid computer security and parental control software, from a maker we all know and trust, that should meet the needs of most parents. Read the full review »

Stop, Think, Engage

Stop, Think, Engage book review

Stop, Think, Engage: Rethinking child discipline – methods that work is the fantastic parenting book by Dr Anna Martin. This is parenting discipline 101, but in the best way possible. Read the full review »

The Brave Knight

the brave knight

Determined to protect his castle and its occupants, a little boy stands guard against enemy knights. This is the context of Sally Gould’s The Brave Knight. Read the full review »

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