• DIY 3D triangle: a great 5 minute origami idea.

    This is an easy tutorial for the origami Fox Box.You could use these as gift boxes, attach a ribbon for a Christmas tree decoration, or make a lot of them and thread onto a string for a garland.. or even hang a few from invisible thread, would be beautiful.via Art all the way   Read More...

  • Eat chocolate to raise money for charity and you could win Silver rings from Partridge Jewellers!

    The Hutt Valley High School students – Bonnie Jansen, Matt Chin, Arianna Valentine and Olivia Paulin – entered the Young Enterprise Scheme with their company Go for Gold to raise money for the children's ward at Hutt Hospital.Using chocolates from Petone gourmet company, Chocolate Story, the idea is to sell 100 boxes of chocolates at $14 each. Three gold-wrapped boxes would win their lucky buyers a silver ring from Partridge Jewellers.They have 20 boxes to sell and only one of the three prizes h...  Read More...

  • Lower Hutt residents petition to rid community of high-risk offenders

    Lower Hutt residents petitioning government to rid communities of high-risk offendersLower Hutt residents faced with a child sex offender being housed nearby are petitioning the government to shift high-risk criminals to prison grounds.Maungaraki residents met on Monday night and some signed a petition headed by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to ask for a law that would see any offender subjected to an extended supervision order have to live within prison grounds unless directed by a court.A Corr...  Read More...

  • Build Up to BrickCon Begins

    Lego fans will have plenty of reasons to go to Upper Hutt over the next couple of months.Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre has built up an impressive programme of Lego-themed events to tie in with its latest exhibition, which opened last weekend.Brick Flicks, by English artist and Lego fan Warren Elsmore is a series of photos recreating famous scenes from Hollywood flicks out of Lego bricks.  The exhibition features more than 25 movie scenes from well-known movies including King Kon...  Read More...

  • Winter Wednesdays at Wellington Zoo $10 for adults and $5 for kids

    With the winter chill finally settling in, it's a great time to wrap up warm and see what happens at the Zoo during the cooler months.Winter Wednesdays are back, so pop on your favourite hat and gloves and head down to the Zoo. Every visitor that comes to see the beautiful animals on any Wednesday in August will get in for a very special price – just $10 for adults and $5 for kids.So put on your winter woollies, grab a hot chocolate, and explore what’s new at the Zoo!Find out mo...  Read More...

  • How to Survive Living With A Loud Child

    My 6-year-old is loud.  Like really, really loud.  If he’s not talking to me, he’s singing, chatting to himself, tapping on tables, and overall just making noise.Lots of noise.Unfortunately, noise is one of my yelling triggers.I get overwhelmed when I can’t hear myself think.I get annoyed when my thoughts are interrupted and I have to push the pause button.I find it exhausting to constantly remind him to be quiet.Just the other morning, I didn’t wake up before m...  Read More...

  • How one remarkable kick changed this family's lives

    There's this bloke, see, Paul Waterhouse, a producer mate of mine from Channel Seven, who I've worked with over many stories for their Sunday Night program.Very quietly spoken, extremely self-effacing, devout – if I tell you the executive producer called us the "Odd Couple," you'll get the drift – of Paul's many strengths, perhaps foremost is his instinct for storytelling.Whether we were doing stories on concussion, or profiles on Brendan Fevola, Bill Ga...  Read More...

  • Read books and get free pizza!

    Hell Pizza Reading ChallengeTo celebrate the 2016 Children and Young Adult Book Awards, Hell Pizza are offering to give you a free pizza for every 7 books you borrow and read from your library.Sounds too good to be true? Trust us; we wouldn’t lie to you, especially about pizza.Pick up a Pizza Wheel next time you visit your local library, and make sure you get it clicked and signed for every book (or other reading material) you borrow.  Completed wheels can be taken to any Hell Pizza s...  Read More...

  • Homework help: Holiday break story book

    You can help your child create their own personalised story book with just a few items: camera, pen, paper, photo album. This is also a great idea for those lucky souls that have been asked to do a presentation on what they did on their school holiday break.Pass the camera to your child for the morning and let them be in charge. Do they want to take photos of their breakfast?   Read More...

  • The sugary drinks tax has over 7,500 signatures and is growing

    Petition for a tax on sugar-sweetened beveragesHealthy Food Guide started this petition with a single signature, and now has 7,510 supporters.We’ve seen this issue debated and discussed for years now.  There is existing evidence that a tax reduces consumption. A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been recommended by many diverse public health bodies and organisations both here and internationally.Take a look at the petition to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...  Read More...

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