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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, APRIL 4, 2013
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THE MORE TANIWHA
In Maori mythology, taniwha are dangerous
beings that live in dark places, from which
they can emerge to destroy our lives. I don't
believe taniwha's physically live in the dark
places around Christchurch, but I see such
creatures as powers that can take over
our lives. One of the common taniwha's I
encounter is called 'More'. The More taniwha
keeps telling us that our wants are actually
needs and we will never be happy unless we
have more. More money, a better car, a new
TV, a bigger sound system, more travel, more
this, more that. We can only be happy if we
It's an insatiable desire, but the More taniwha
can never satisfy our souls. There is no proof
at all that once someone has the basics of
life, more will bring happiness. Once we
let the more taniwha have its way and the
acquisition made, the short term high quickly
passes and we want more again.
Jesus said "Relax and don't be so
preoccupied with getting more stuff. You
don't need houses full of stuff to be happy.
A peaceful soul is so much more important."
Living more simply and
soulfully would be good for
all of us, and for the planet
we live on.
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Camping an affordable
family holiday option
Survival guide for taking kids into the outdoors
The next school holidays are only a couple
of weeks away.
If you are thinking of an adventure with
the children outdoors before winter arrives,
camping is a safe and affordable holiday.
It can also serve as an empowering
experience for kids -- teaching them
important life lessons.
To ensure a stress-free and enjoyable
holiday break follow the Family Parks guide
to camping with your kids.
Make group decisions: Involve the kids in
every part of the camping process, from
shopping for equipment to setting up the
campsite -- a fun way to teach your kids new
skills and get them excited about the great
Ease all concerns: Hold a practice camp-
out in your own yard.
By listening and identifying all the night
sounds in a safe and familiar environment,
young nerves will be put at ease before
setting out on your journey.
Forget the PlayStation: Leave all electronic
and breakable toys at home; instead
introduce the kids to the natural
surroundings and let their imaginations run
riot. Create games such as treasure hunts,
and for the dark nights bring along board
games, pens, paper and books.
Create fun chores: Make camp chores
extra-fun and most kids will actually enjoy
Have prizes for the fastest clean-up,
tidiest camping gear or the best water
Start a scrapbook: Get the kids to keep a
camping diary or scrapbook so they will
remember all the experiences they had.
Collect souvenirs and mementos along the
way and leave lots of room for all the
Ignore the clock: Allow extra time for
absolutely everything including packing,
lazy mornings, erecting the tent, cooking
Camping is a great way to spend time as
a family, without the pressures of day to day
life; relax and let the adventure happen.
With more than 200 family-friendly parks
to choose from within New Zealand and
Australia, visit Family Parks when planning
your next caravan and camping holiday:
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