August 3, 2019

You can tell that there are many voices and experiences that have shaped this book. Which has important message of hope and a longing for connection when your loved one is far away.

Stardust explores the emotions from a young girl that come along with having a parent in...

July 8, 2019

Start your engines. Wizz! Roar! Zoom!

This children's book by Beck Wheeler explores our National Transportation history for kiwi kids.

With the help of my 7 and 5 year old below we have shared the first impressions of this awesome kiwi children's book. 

First impress...

May 22, 2019

Introducing Tom Deacon!

This is Tom Deacon's Kiwi debut, and he impressed his audience with a great hour of comedy!

This was a really well put together show of spiralling lightly awkward comical stories pulled together really thoughtfully.

He is a funny, charming comedia...

May 22, 2019

This is Alan's first time back in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival after hopping from festival to festival in Australia and in Edinburgh over last few years.

Alan is the Energizer Bunny of the comedy world! Comically bouncing around the stage with...

December 30, 2018

Reusable cup reviews

I have now quite a collection of reusable cups. I have a few at home, one in the car and each one is comprised of different materials. I actually haven’t found a reusable cup I haven’t liked, but I find that each one does a different job and I use t...

July 22, 2018

'Freedom Song' is a powerful book of pictures and words with the theme "Love conquers all".

I grew up with books like this in my house, so for me is is very familiar.

My mother is an amazing artist, and growing up there were always books with pages of art and poetry on t...

February 18, 2018

Based on the true story of "Bruce the cat", Katheryn Van Beek's 'Bruce finds a home' tells the story of Kate who finds a kitten and goes in search of his home and a name.

The book is illustrated beautifully by Katheryn and the story is super cute and relatable to young...