About the Series

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Kia ora, I’m Stacey Morrison.   I’ve got three kids, a crazy busy work schedule and….well… not a lot of work life balance.  So I’m on a quest for clever cheats and ideas to survive living a busy life.  Join me as I consult with experts and friends… on Whānau Living.

Whānau Living is currently broadcasting weekdays at 10am on TVONE.

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Some of New Zealand’s leading restaurant chefs help teach Stacey how to create family-friendly recipes in under 20 minutes from kitchen to plate with everything from Raw Food, Mexican, Japanese, European to Māori inspired cuisine. We share strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with fitness and well-being segments presented by Beez Ngarino Te Waati- one of New Zealand’s top fitness trainers.  We feature Capoeira, Yoga, Acupunture, Bokwa, Hot Hula, Salsa and others in an attempt to make exercise and well being less of a chore. We get handy solutions on beautifying your home and garden with the guidance of Nicola Kawana.  Her ideas are easy, down-to-earth and real. Stacey also works with designer Maihi Makiha in creating simple yet beautiful craft ideas for the home and gifts.  They provide shortcuts to creating the most beautiful adornments and home ware.  Doug Drane helps with DIY Projects around the home in making them easy to understand and complete. And Jenny-May Clarkson takes us on her personal family journey with her pregnancy with twins and also shows us how to care for our pets. Throughout the series, Stacey offers a sense of trying to achieve a balanced busy life - something all household viewers can appreciate. 

Here on our Whānau Living website you will find video clips from the TV series and downloadable recipes or instructions.



The first series aired on TVONE in 2014. Reruns also played on TVNZ and Māori Television.
140 episodes have aired across the 4 series, with another 40 to come in series 5 (currently airing now).


Most of the still photos used in our website have been shot by Carolyn Sylvester, www.sylvestertv.net or Faanati Mamea.