Cookie-loving, playdough-hating mother of one, freelance writer, journalist, blogger, lover of travelling, juggler (of many roles and occasionally inanimate objects).
I have worked on local and national newspapers and with a number of web-based clients. I specialise in working with small and medium-size businesses and organisations to get their message out.
By Arwen Hann - Pregnancy and having a new baby should be a joyful time, but for some parents, it doesn't quite work out that way. For some, especially those who have previously suffered from depression or other mental health issues, the overwhelming feelings that come with being a new parent can be just too much.
By Arwen Hann - From tiny tauhou (silvereyes) and sparrows to tūī and ruru (moreporks) to ducks and kororā (little blue penguins), all kinds of sick and injured wild birds find their way to the caring hands at BirdCare Aotearoa's rehabilitation centre in Green Bay, Auckland.
If you have joyful memories of sitting and reading with your toddler, but now they've turned into a teenager and would rather eat brussel sprouts than pick up a book, then you're not alone. Many parents worry that their teens have lost interest in reading and about the impact that it might have.
Reference checks are a vital part of the recruitment process but how do you know if your candidate has provided you with genuine of fictitious references? Recruitable lets you take the guess work out of conducting reference check and provides your with a professional an reliable platform to conduct your phone and online reference checks.
When you are applying for a job, the reference request at the bottom of your CV or application form might be the last thing on your mind. But good references are crucial to securing a job, particularly in a competitive industry or difficult job market.
Great family travel articles and other goodies. Read about great camping spots in Australia, road trip on the Great Ocean Road, hiking in New Zealand, safari in South Africa, big city camping, cool camping gadgets and loads more ...
Travel Magazine for families who love to travel and explore the world. This issue is filled with inspiration and ideas for a great beach holiday ...
Sydney is an unbeatable holiday spot when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Australia's biggest city has an endless lineup of family-friendly events, a bustling waterfront, clean beaches, plenty of well-funded and well-maintained attractions, and a vibrant food scene (even for littlies). Here are 10 surefire activities to fill your itinerary with the kids in Sydney.
If you like to feel the sand between your toes, the coastlines of Christchurch and the nearby Banks Peninsula offer plenty of opportunities to indulge. During my years in Christchurch I spent many a happy summer's day, and quite a few spring, autumn and winter ones as well at the beach.
One of the great things about Wellington is its compact size, making it an easily manageable place to explore even with young children. The first stop on any family tour has to be Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. Be prepared to spend several hours exploring here.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority deemed it acceptable for students to write in "text speak" in their exam papers sparking outrage among teachers and parents. This story appeared on the front page.
Exploring the benefits of boys only classes at school and the effect it can have on learning.
A mother shares her experiences with illiteracy and her determination to overcome her problems. She successfully learnt to read and write.
Kiwi adventurer Mark Inglis completed a remarkable climb of Everest wearing two false legs after losing both legs in an earlier climbing incident. This story appeared on the front page.
Renowned mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary raised questions about the conduct of climbers during Kiwi double amptee Mark Inglis' Everest climb after a climber from another party was left for dead on the mountain as they passed him. Inglis responded saying they did all the could to help but could not endanger themselves any more.
A homeless man found dead under a bridge was fondly remembered by those who knew him.