Go shopping

Retail therapy! There is nothing quite like a visit to the shops. You don't even need to buy anything!

Retail therapy! There is nothing quite like a visit to the shops. You don't even need to buy anything!

Exercise outdoors

Go kick a ball at the park, go for a run, even a fast walk, burning energy makes you feel better, and you can challenge yourself –

Go kick a ball at the park, go for a run, even a fast walk, burning energy makes you feel better, and you can challenge yourself – even if you’ve never done it before! Here's a link to help get you started...

Movie times

Movies are a great way to keep you busy, from going to the cinema to hiring from the shop, here is a

Movies are a great way to keep you busy, from going to the cinema to hiring from the shop, here is a great list of movies you could hire out.

Family time

Spend time with the Whānau, read a book to the kids, tell them what it was like when you were at school drag them out for a walk together

Spend time with the Whānau, read a book to the kids, tell them what it was like when you were at school drag them out for a walk together.

Watch TV

How about a lazy night channel surfing?

How about a lazy night channel surfing?

Go somewhere new

Instead of meeting your mates at a place you can gamble, try somewhere new that doesn’t have the temptation, the say a change is as

Instead of meeting your mates at a place you can gamble, try somewhere new that doesn’t have the temptation, the say a change is as good as a holiday.

Grab a coffee

New Zealand has the best coffee in the world. Go and enjoy it!

New Zealand has the best coffee in the world. Go and enjoy it!

Free Sodoku right now!

Learn Soduko or become a master right here for free, good luck!

Learn Soduko or become a master right here for free, good luck!

Listen to a podcast

Get smarter and impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of all things important and trivial, listen to the

Get smarter and impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of all things important and trivial, listen to the Stuff you should know podcasts.

Or laugh yourself silly with a bit of Ricky...

Do this free jigsaw!

Become the puzzle master right now with these free jigsaws.

Become the puzzle master right now with these free jigsaws.

Meet a friend for lunch

Go on - you really haven't caught up with 'what's-his-name' for ages!

Go on - you really haven't caught up with 'what's-his-name' for ages!

Watch billions of videos!

You tube has videos on everything for free, type in something you love, perhaps &ldq

You tube has videos on everything for free, type in something you love, perhaps “rugby tackles” or “ballet’ and see what you can find.

Ride a bike

There is nothing quite a bike ride in the country side. Or on an exercycle if you live in a gym

There is nothing quite a bike ride in the country side. Or on an exercycle if you live in a gym

Get out the games

There are some awesome games out there that can fill in a lot of time, you’d be amazed how keen family and friends are to play a go

There are some awesome games out there that can fill in a lot of time, you’d be amazed how keen family and friends are to play a good game if you suggest it.

Exercise indoors

If it’s an indoors day there’s still lots you can do to keep active and busy, how about

If it’s an indoors day there’s still lots you can do to keep active and busy, how about Yoga, sounds strange but you may just love it.

Unleash the cook

When there’s something in the oven you can’t go out! 

When there’s something in the oven you can’t go out! Try these for starters.

Join a sports team

Join a sports team, most teams are always looking for new members, even complete beginners often with free trials, from bowls to badminto

Join a sports team, most teams are always looking for new members, even complete beginners often with free trials, from bowls to badminton, get involved. 

Phone a friend

Pick up the phone and talk to someone you haven’t chatted with in a while, talk about the weather.

Pick up the phone and talk to someone you haven’t chatted with in a while, talk about the weather.

The gambling helpline is free if you do need it 0800 654 655

Go for a walk

Simply hit the pavement and get some exercise, make sure you walk away from places you can gamble so it’s not to easy to just pop i

Simply hit the pavement and get some exercise, make sure you walk away from places you can gamble so it’s not to easy to just pop in.

Puzzle time

Puzzles can really chew up the time and are good fun. Most charity shops have puzzles for cheap.

Puzzles can really chew up the time and are good fun. Most charity shops have puzzles for cheap.

Get your Facebook on

Jump online and have a good snoop, look up old school friends the cousin you haven’t seen in ages. 

Jump online and have a good snoop, look up old school friends the cousin you haven’t seen in ages.  www.facebook.com

Volunteer

It helps other and makes you feel great, talk to any charity as they always need help, or

It helps other and makes you feel great, talk to any charity as they always need help, or check this out