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harbours

  • ‘NZ BEST SHORT WALKS’ Mt Manaia Track

    Here’s a fabulous short walk at the Whangarei Heads, two hours drive north of Auckland. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has started promoting several tracks around the country which are remarkable as…

  • Children and Sculpture – a visit to Gibbs Farm

    There’s something awesome about the way that children look at art. They don’t have any pre-conceived ideas about the ways things ‘should’ be, as we often do. Children just take things…

  • Why is the sea salty?

    Ah, the ocean. What is it that is so calming about the sea? The small one and I spend as much time as we can next to it, on it, in…

  • Come with us on an adventure!

    Today we thought we’d bring you along with us on one of our favourite jaunts. For me, it’s green therapy. I’m not so good at meditating (ha ha, I just accidentally…

  • Teaching your child about the tide

    Being salty types, we spend a lot of time both on the water and at the beach. We especially love rock hopping at low tide, and this presents a great opportunity…

  • History lessons for little explorers

    It’s never too soon to give your kids a sense of time gone by. When children are small and live life thinking that the world revolves around them, any chance you…

  • 10 cool places to take the kids swimming

    It kinda feels like summer’s just started. I’ve been immersing the child in water daily for the last couple of weeks – even when overcast, it’s still been so muggy-a-rama that we…

  • Finding your harbour

    ‘A harbour, even if it is a little harbour, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because…