There's a photo taken a few years ago of Jacinda Ardern and a young girl called Jessica Tuhua. Remember it well, because one day it will be used to recall the moment one future female prime minister of New Zealand met another, writes Angela Cuming.
In the fourth story in our series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, meet Millie Whetu, a young entrepreneur who believes big business needs big dreams, big vision and a big heart.
In the third story in a series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, a young girl's love of soap – and owls – has become a business success story. Angela Cuming spoke to Ava Heath-Williams about her start up.
She's an anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride campaigner who believes measles is a hoax and polio can be cured with vitamin C. Meet Siggi Henry, one of the most powerful people in our fourth largest city. Angela Cuming reports.
So far the Hamilton City Council has ignored the pleas from the region's families to save the city's playground, writes Angela Cuming. But will they listen to the United Nations Children's Fund?
Yes, Emma Wiggle broke the Wiggly glass ceiling but did she have to be wearing a frilly tutu and bows to do it? Angela Cuming looks at the weird gender politics on The Wiggles.
A destination playground saved Angela Cuming's little family from cracking, so just why does her local council reckon the cost of them is 'bordering on obscene'?
The hysteria over screen time for children is quite out of control. The suggestion seems to be that it's safer to give your child a wasp hive dipped in cyanide than it is to give them an iPad. Angela Cuming is pushing back against the many headlines.
Hamilton City Councillor Garry Mallett is the subject of a formal complaint over allegations he used the words 'fags' and 'homos' while on council business. But he has defended any use of such terms, and warned the Spinoff against getting 'sucked into this politically correct vortex', reports Angela Cuming.
Huggies NZ just published a 'helpful' guide to toilet training for 'girls' and 'boys' and got a hell of a response to it. Angela Cuming hits back at the silly manual that seems like it's straight out of the 1950s.
She's an anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride campaigner who believes measles is a hoax and polio can be cured with vitamin C. Meet Siggi Henry, one of the most powerful people in our fourth largest city. Angela Cumming reports.
The 'experts' are quick to tell us to never ever leave our kids alone in the car, even for a second. But is that really the safest option every time? Mother of three Angela Cuming doesn't think so.
Like a lot of mothers, Angela Cuming is frankly sick of Jamie Oliver parenting advice. Get ready for a rant about Oliver and the army of judgers who don't know shit about kids who are picky eaters.
How did we ever reach a point where 'Is it OK to kiss your kids?' was actually asked multiple times around the world in apparently reputable news outlets? Angela Cuming looks at one of this week's most infuriating parenting stories.
In The Night Garden is the creepiest kids show on TV. Every parent knows it. Here Angela Cuming digs deep to find out who invented this terrible and annoying show that children all over the world adore.
Angela Cuming has three children under three - all boys. Here she talks about the joys and challenges of her family life.
Following the announcement that The Big Bang Theory is getting its own spinoff series, Angela Cuming goes off like a rocket to Mars.
When it comes to sleep, identical twin babies might just hold the key to understanding what's nature and what's nurture - if twins have the same DNA and a mum who treats them the same, then surely it's obvious: they'll be two non-sleepers or two sleepers. If only it were that simple, says twin mum Angela Cuming.