Kids Corner

Parent seminar to explore child’s play

A free evening in Katikati titled ‘Go outside and play' is on offer for parents to explore how play builds children's brains and grows their creativity – and why screens cannot do either. The evening will be held on Thursday,... Read More

An insight into the life of a Plunket nurse

An interview series that reveals the challenges and rewards of life as a Plunket nurse has been launched by Plunket in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the organisation. The Making a Difference series is a feature of Plunket's 1000 Days to... Read More

NCEA results showing success

More students are achieving NCEA Level 2, the recognised minimum qualification for success, according to Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. The provisional roll-based data shows national achievement in NCEA Level 2 has risen by one percentage point to 77.4... Read More

Schools to be supported by KidsCan

Sixteen Western Bay of Plenty Schools – including five taken off the waiting list – will this year receive support from KidsCan's programmes. Food, raincoats, shoes and basic health and hygiene items will be available to children in... Read More

Funding targets parenting and youth

Tauranga's Wright Family Foundation has started pumping substantial contributions into two parenting and youth programmes. The groups are The Parenting Place and the Brainwave Trust Aotearoa. “Both these organisations provide programmes which... Read More

The cost of being in uniform

On the brink of the new school year research has confirmed uniforms are still a financial curse for many parents. And on the back of that research, the national clothing retailer Postie Plus has launched a range of cheaper generic uniforms to cater for... Read More

Ongoing learning important

Classrooms may be closed for 2016, but keeping children switched on to learning is a great way to mentally prepare them for the year ahead in 2017. ACG Tauranga principal Shawn Hutchinson encourages students to use their school holidays as a time to... Read More

Kids with the Christmas spirit

At this time of year most kids are busy dreaming about all of the presents they're going to wake up to on Christmas Day. But there are some who know others aren't as fortunate as them, so decide to do a little giving of their own. That was... Read More

Making a pledge towards healthy kids

Fonterra has pledged support to the New Zealand Ministry of Health's Healthy Kids' Industry Pledge, which aims to help reduce rates of obesity in children in New Zealand. In signing up to the Healthy Kids' Industry pledge, Fonterra... Read More

Stay water safe

Water skills and safety classes are being introduced to the BaySwim children's Learn to Swim programme in an attempt to combat alarming drowning figures. A total of 95 people have drowned in New Zealand this year already and Water Safety New Zealand... Read More