Family

Interior design tips: how to choose the best flooring for your home

Whether it’s a big move or a quick renovation of the old family house, you will be surprised how little ...
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5 Tips to promote health and wellbeing for our pets

For our pets, like us humans, health is freedom from dis-ease. This means they are strong and healthy and do ...
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In safe hands – Tauranga Women’s Refuge’s acting manager, Hazel Hape

As a young girl growing up in the Far North, Hazel witnessed her grandparents and parents open their homes and ...
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Mother’s Day: thank you, kids!

focus decided to celebrate Mother’s Day by asking a few local mums to share the best lessons they’ve learned from their ...
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Baby boomers, Millennials, iGen – all the generations explained

Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center announced the official cut off for millennial generation. They concluded that only people ...
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Teacher in the Paddock – From Living Probiotics to Simply Soft Cheese

In her travels, Jane Powell from Papamoa’s Teacher in the Paddock has met people from all over the world and ...
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Exercise after pregnancy: how to get back into a fitness routine

Today we’ll talk about life after bub has arrived, and the factors for a new mum to consider when resuming pre-pregnancy ...
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Helping kids heal – being a foster family

It’s a rainy afternoon in Tauranga and Cindy Duck has just done the school pick-up – the wet weather always ...
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Loretta Crawford: “The emotional wellbeing of children matters”

The Horse and the Hurricane King is the first children’s book from Tauranga author Loretta Crawford. It tells the story ...
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Making science fun – the House of Science innovation

Chris Duggan was inspired to set up the House of Science in 2013, after reading an Education Review Office report ...
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Have toddler will travel – How to travel with a baby

In the past when I decided to travel I could leave as fast as my fingers could book a plane ...
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I’m almost 40 and I still don’t know what I’m going to be when I grow up

When we ask our four-year-old daughter what she’s going to be when she grows up, without fail her immediate and ...
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