Karate is one of the most popular and respected Martial Arts in the world.
Welcome to Learn To Swim Wharenui. We boast Canterbury’s most established Learn To Swim programme and have a connection with many current and ex Christchurch residents that have learnt to swim at Wharenui over the last 100 years. Learn To Swim Wharenui has a proven learn to swim pathway that begins at babies and continues right through to promotion to Technique and eventually Wharenui Squads. Classes begin for babies and toddlers in Pool 3 at a warm 33 degrees. After that children move through the Pre-School lessons and into the School-Age Programe. Once children reach the School-Age programme which is based in Pool 2, lessons are more technique based and children are graded on ability rather than age. While Learn To Swim is generally targeted towards younger members of our society it is equally important that older members and parents can swim adequatly. It is a life skill that you will never know when you will need it. Here at Wharenui we offer varied Adult Learn To Swim lessons from entering the water for the very first time, too advanced swim technique for weight loss programmes or recreational swimming. Every school holidays we run a holiday programme that offers a more intensive programe for children, children swim every day during either the first or second week. At Wharenui childrens safety in and around the pool is very much an important part of teaching. Therefore group numbers a capped and teachers are constantly aware of their children in the water. We also encourage children to stay out of the pools until their lesson begins. .
Proactive Martial Arts is one of New Zealand’s leading professional martial arts organisations – with five branches based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are a family orientated facility with plenty of friendly, qualified instructors and a great leadership team! You are never too old to start and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and enjoy the journey. We run extensive children’s Karate and Kickboxing programmes, developed for specific age groups from 4 years of age through to teenage only classes. All our classes offer children and teens the opportunity to progress through the ranks, learning important goal setting skills, self-discipline, gaining confidence, building new friendships, getting active and being involved – there are also options for competition and becoming part of our leadership team. Proactive teaches it’s Life Skills programme in schools throughout the South Island from primary through to high school age and also runs school holiday programmes for many different providers. As an adult student you can study in multiple styles including Freestyle Martial Arts (Zen Do Kai), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing Fit and Krav Maga. We cater for those who wish to train for health and wellbeing, fitness and fun, right through to those that wish to compete and we hold a separate Fight Team class for this training. We are affiliated with two fantastic international organisations – BJMA Australia (Bob Jones Martial Arts Australia) and WKA (World Kickboxing and Karate Association) and work closely with both these groups. Every year we receive plenty great of opportunities to travel, compete, host guest instructors, attend training camps and seminars – both in NZ and overseas. We are very lucky to have the support of PUNCH Inc. (Proactive United Non-Profit Charitable Hombu) – who are a wonderful team of Proactive members who give their time to run a non-profit organisation to assist with raising funds for national and international competition, social outings, family days, seminars plus loads more!! At Proactive we have a truly amazing group of people from students through to parents, instructors and coaches– we invite you to come along and see for yourself – 1st lesson is FREE. We look forward to hearing from you! .
Squoodles – NZ’s #1Wooden Toy Shop! Welcome to Squoodles: NZ’s favourite online wooden toy shop! NZ family owned and based in the beautiful Waitakere Foothills, we created Squoodles with you in mind. We wanted to provide a fun online experience when looking for quality educational toys and gifts and found a gap in the market for reasonably priced, but high quality wooden toys. This then led to Squoodles, NZ’s best wooden toy shop, being created in 2013! Why Did We Choose to Become a Wooden Toy Shop? We love wooden products due to their longevity, and being educational, of high quality and competitively priced is a must at Squoodles. Our goal is that YOUR children are able to pass down their toys to THEIR kids, just like we have with ours. We’re bringing back the good old days of toys to Kiwi kids and we’re loving every moment. We have a lot of fun sourcing products both from New Zealand and Overseas. We’ve found items just a little bit different that other shops don’t have. At Squoodles, we offer secure online shopping and speedy delivery all around New Zealand and overseas. Our main focus is on providing outstanding Customer Service and having happy, satisfied clients is our priority. It’s one of the reasons why we have so many happy and repeat customers! We’d love you to take a moment to read what our happy customers have to say below in our footer. Squoodles Makes Learning Fun! From wooden stacking rings to building blocks and challenging puzzles – if you’re looking for that fun, practical and well-priced toy for your child, then we’re the online store for you. So pour a wine, and enjoy the hassle free shopping experience with Squoodles! Whether you’re looking for that elusive standout Baby Gift, something to entertain a toddler, or to engage the brain of a pre-schooler, then look no further – Squoodles stocks a range of exciting quality items that any child (or expectant Mum) would love to receive. We also stock an extensive range of Dressing Up costumes including Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Dinosaurs, Princesses and all your favourite superheroes and princesses! Alternatively, you can make some noise with our Wooden Musical Instruments, create a play with our Hand and Finger Puppets or extend your learning of other cultures with our exciting range of Multicultural resources. Squoodles is also a regular at the Baby Show Expos held annually around New Zealand in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton. We hope that you enjoy browsing around our wooden toy store. Happy Shopping, Join the Squoodle Bug Club for new products, member only specials, and heaps of giveaways! .