Watagan Park

ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?

December 11, 2018

As the weather heats up early this year, bushfire season is upon us sooner than expected. But not to fret—Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade are here to make sure we’re prepped and ready! With up to 99 per cent of the state declared drought affected, and with insufficient rain to combat this, we could be in... Read More >

DON’T FENCE ME IN

December 4, 2018

We’ve scoured the Hunter for a friendly dog park, and found one of the best on our very doorstep—Speers Point. When it comes to our best friends (I’m talking about the ones of the four-legged variety), we want to make sure life outside of the four walls (or fences) for them is just as exciting... Read More >

HOP TO IT

November 27, 2018

Remember when the simple things in life kept kids entertained for hours? We think they still can! Embrace nostalgia and relive your childhood memories by setting up an authentic hopscotch court for your little ones. Step 1: Measure and mark the court Measure and mark the desired area for the hopscotch court. We made ours... Read More >

SPRING INTO SUMMER

November 20, 2018

There’s nothing better than getting outdoors in the fresh air and ticking some tasks off your to-do list, starting with your garden. Quench your garden’s thirst! The drier seasons welcome a host of problems for a flourishing garden. Because of this, your garden will need a bit more water than usual, and it will need... Read More >

LETTING OUR KIDS BE KIDS

November 13, 2018

Tanya, Johnny and their four kids are joining the Watagan Park community after building their forever home. Tanya and Johnny are the type of parents who are dedicated to seeing their children thrive by creating a healthy lifestyle for them. Tanya is a registered midwife at Gosford Hospital, and Johnny is a primary school teacher... Read More >

Build a backyard haven

February 23, 2017

We should treat our outdoor spaces the same as our indoor spaces in terms of creating different spaces and functional dynamics, says Matt Leacy. “The same way that you have a kitchen area, a casual lounge area and a playroom indoors, you can create equivalent areas outdoors that serve the same purposes and help you... Read More >

Kitchen tools for busy children

February 16, 2017

Cool down with cool moulds Summer is here and that means HEAT – hot summer days! There’s nothing better than munching on a homemade icy pole to cool down. These clever shapes means each one slides out easily, and the handle has a built-in drip guard for mess-free fun! Choose from designs including rockets, bugs,... Read More >

Confessions of a happy ‘drunk’

February 9, 2017

Dr Harvey Karp, pediatrician and child development expert says that half of all new parents get fewer than six hours of broken sleep a night – a level of sleep deprivation that causes the same mental impairment as being drunk. If that’s the case, I have been tipsy for a lot longer than I’d like... Read More >

Cool things to do with kids

February 2, 2017

Cooking with your kids in the school holidays is a wonderful activity to get them busy. Here are three simple recipes from James Clode, of Dad’s Apron, that are easy enough for the kids to help with or even make themselves… if you don’t mind a little mess! Double choc cookies These super chocolatey cookies... Read More >

How to create a beautiful garden

January 26, 2017

If you’re looking to create a beautiful garden, then Wyee Nursery Manager Russell Brown is a handy man to know. Starting his career as a landscape contractor, including work at Wyee Nursery, he was eventually offered a job at the well-known nursery and hasn’t looked back since. “My main role is nursery manager, I oversee... Read More >