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Sharing culture and traditions

Kaiako Jason Tiatia of Brainwave Trust Aotearoa joins us to share four simple tips for growing the brains of our mokopuna.

Christmas is about memories

What do you remember most about Christmas with your whānau? Turns out it's usually the memories we all take away from the holidays! 

Pou kōhatu - stack stones with us!

Me whakamātau ki te raupapa i ngā kōhatu kia teitei rawa. Try stacking your stones as high as you can!

Navigating choppy seas

Parenting is like sailing. At times, we can be riding a wave of emotions with the wind Tāwhirimātea trying to throw us off course. Sometimes all it takes is a simple adjustment to your sails so the wind pushes you forward, like this story about how a beautiful tohunga navigated choppy seas.

Building a support network

Tara talks about the different places and people that form her support network and how she utilises them in her everyday whānau life.

What matters to tamariki?

We asked tamariki aged three to seven to share share how they like to be treated. Their words provide insights into what really matters in a positive nurturing relationship.

Creating safe spaces for whānau

Community weaver Sue Rei shares how they set up a toy library in her community of Taita that brings whānau and community together.

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Tip of the week

Not tidying up?

Try these tips if you are struggling with a mess:
- Don't expect too much from younger tamariki
- Make clean up fun - how about a clean up song
- Set an example - tamariki learn from watching you

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