Matthew Mason

Matt is based in Wellington, was born and raised in Auckland and has lived in Nelson. Besides being Dad to an awesome daughter, he enjoys playing music, skateboarding, writing and going on walks with his faithful dog.

Star wars family - NZ Dads

We all have our favourite movies. Sometime they change and sometimes they remain our favourite for years. It seems my daughter has transitioned in the last four or five months from a 'Frozen' devotee to a 'The Force Awakens' one. The whole 'Star Wars' thing has been a slow burner for her, from when we […] Read More

Family beach - NZ Dads

All of a sudden I have a child in Year 4. I am sure only a week ago she was a toddler behind me in her bike seat telling me to go faster. I suppose that is the way it works; time marching on bringing the memories along for the ride. She is about a […] Read More

Paving the Way

families NZ Dads

The summer so far has treated me well. The juggling act of job/daughter/new relationship has settled into some kind of routine and I am sure my daughter is more excited about seeing my partner than she is me. That's okay, I know how she feels. The two of them met quite early on and they […] Read More

Changes to Us

family NZ Dads

Sometimes I realise I don't give my daughter enough credit for seeing things as they are. I have recently started seeing somebody and I was always looking for the right time to inform my daughter that there is someone else in my life. When I delicately told her that Dad was spending time with a […] Read More

Nana and grandchild NZ Dads

My mother came down for a visit these last school holidays. She and my daughter have their own thing going on and Nan-time is always quality time for both of them. It is a great help to me and my girl's mother (school holiday programmes don't come cheap), but the best part for me was […] Read More