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The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

In this article from the New York Times magazine, A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground… read more

Grant Davidson: Too much emphasis on sport, not enough on recreation

Columnist Grant Davidson's commantary on Sport NZ & government funding of sport and recreation in New Zealand is something we agree with here at the Alterno… read more

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results
Widely attributed to Albert Einstien

The world is changing rapidly. We applaud those people who think differently – because doing things the same way they have always been done won’t get us a world that is any better. We need to explore new ways of doing new things. The Alterno Foundation exists to support individuals & projects who have the potential to make our community a better place, focussing on health, fitness and education.
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