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Lockdown Reflection

After looking through some of my posts from the last couple of years, I came across one about hiking off the Christmas food coma. And well I think it’s safe to say that once we are allowed out, then I will definitely have some… Continue Reading “Lockdown Reflection”

Nothing much ๐Ÿ˜

I wasn’t going to write a post this week. I’ve gone back to studying this year and for the last month I haven’t really had the time to go out and do much adventuring. So as uninspiring as that is, I got to thinking… Continue Reading “Nothing much ๐Ÿ˜”

How hiking builds resilience in kids

What does it mean to be resilient? Resilience is the capacity to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma or stressful situations, it is basically the ability to “bounce back” from difficult experiences. Strength/Toughness ๐Ÿ’ชย (both physically and mentally). I’ve always believed that bush… Continue Reading “How hiking builds resilience in kids”

Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges

It is so awesome to have a new DOC hut in the Kaimai’s. Te Whare Okioki is situated at the Ngamuwahine Shelter along the North South track (southern end) and is accessible from heaps of tracks. My sister and I decided to meet up… Continue Reading “Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges”

“Let them be bored for a bit”

I was at my sons Rippa Rugby game one day and a couple of the teachers from his school had come to watch. Upon noticing some children on the side-lines sitting down looking at iPad screens (maybe siblings of players waiting their game), one… Continue Reading ““Let them be bored for a bit””

๐ŸŒค School holidays are here ๐Ÿค—

Yay ๐Ÿ™Œย The weather is clearing up and daylight savings starts on Sunday, time to get back out there! I don’t know about you, but this winter has been a tough one in my household, lingering bugs, uncoopervative weather and sadly a little girl with… Continue Reading “๐ŸŒค School holidays are here ๐Ÿค—”

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ Want more time in nature?๐ŸŒฑ

I read something earlier this year about questioning yourself before committing to something, to anything actually. If your initial response isn’tย  a “Hell YES!” Then it’s a NO. ๐Ÿ‘‰Thank you my girl Rachel Hollis. Because let’s face it we all have a lot on… Continue Reading “๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ Want more time in nature?๐ŸŒฑ”

Te Wiki o Te Reo Mฤori 2019

Kia ora ๐Ÿ˜Š This week is Mฤori language week here in Aotearoa. It is a week dedicated to helping keep the Mฤori language alive and thriving. I for one feel this is majorly important, as language is the heart of any culture, and Mฤori culture is… Continue Reading “Te Wiki o Te Reo Mฤori 2019”

Cheers Dads ๐Ÿป Happy Fathers’ Day

With Fathers’ Day coming up on Sunday I thought share a photo collage of some Dads, Grandads and Uncles all getting out there with the kids –ย Ka mau te wehi!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do on Sunday check out our… Continue Reading “Cheers Dads ๐Ÿป Happy Fathers’ Day”

10 free nature ๐ŸŒฟbased activities to try this school holidays!

And just like that school holidays are upon us! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ [insert your emoji below]๐Ÿท๐Ÿ›Œ! Some parents will be dancing with glee (for a bit๐Ÿคฃ) at the lack of routine (me), others may be dreading it due to the struggle of juggling children and work… Continue Reading “10 free nature ๐ŸŒฟbased activities to try this school holidays!”

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