Make a fun curious substance that feels like both a liquid and a solid. Pour a cup or two of cornflour into a bowl. Gradually add water and food colouring until you have a gloopy mixture. Let your toddler plunge their hands into the bowl. Pick up some of the gloop yourself and squeeze it. Note that as you apply pressure, it feels like a solid. Relax your hand and the gloop will run back into the bowl as a liquid.
Talk to your toddler about what they can feel as the two of you play. This activity is a little messy, but it's definitely worth it.
Prime Minister Bill English is fond of calling out-of-work New Zealanders lazy and drug addicted. Here's a question for him - what does he call the 4000 people who applied for 26 WorkSafe positions around the country? We call them people trying to get a job to feed themselves and their families. An applicant who received the reject email said he was stunned by the sheer numbers applying. It’s depressing for a job seeker. Read more on the blog here: http://bit.ly/2l9148k
More than 300 men have learnt a special haka composed for the Man Up Tū Tangata programme at its first workshop in Auckland. The movement focuses on healing and rehabilitating men, many with rough backgrounds, to create a better future with their families.
The Chuck 70 gets dressed up. The Throwback sneaker for those who want a clean, monochromatic look to add to their rotation. Shop the Throwback Chuck Taylor '70s collection now at http://bit.ly/Chuck70MonoLeather
Want to WIN a Wattie's Tomato Prize Pack? Just tell us how long it takes Jonny to grow his Wattie's tomatoes in the comments below, and you’ll be in the draw to win! We have 10 to give away! [Hint: Check out our post from Wed 22nd to find the answer!] Entries close Tuesday 7th March 2017. Full T&Cs: http://bit.ly/28QTF3K
After 6 weeks cooking for 7 hours most days, I'm bloody well tapping out early today. Commencing the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended versions). See you in 11 hours, my friends, and stay safe in this weather bomb. #LOTRfangirlnumberone #aragornOMG #usedtobelegolasbutimatured
Travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs at the Botanic Gardens 14-18 April! Get up close and personal with the friendly T-rex, Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus and meet some baby dinosaurs. Tickets $8, click below to book. Under 2's are free. Wellington Gardens
A great start to our Investec Super Rugby season with a club record 13 tries and an 83-17 win over the Sunwolves Super Rugby Japan in Tokyo. 2 tries each to Ardie Savea, in his 50th match, Michael Fatialofa and Vince Aso and one each to Ricky Riccitelli, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, Blade Thomson, Julian Savea, Brad Shields and Wes Goosen. Nine conversions to Otere Black. Congratulations to James Blackwell, Jordie Barrett and Reed Prinsep for making your Canes debut. Full match report here: https://goo.gl/HjoMdb Photo credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/GETTY IMAGES