Kids Corner

New resources to combat bullying

New online resources to support schools, parents and their communities to tackle bullying are being launched this Bullying-Free NZ Week. The resources will include a new parent pack with information and tips for parents, carers and whanau on how to deal... Read More

How Kiwi kids are faring at four

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that 14 per cent of Kiwi kids are classified as overweight or obese by the age of four. 'Now we are 4' provides a comprehensive look at how Kiwi kids from the study... Read More

Kindy takes top prize

Papamoa Kindergarten is one of 14 finalists shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards. More than 142 entries were received for the prestigious awards, which recognise excellence in education across the country. Papamoa... Read More

Treasure for you and charity

Since February, one Tauranga family has been hiding $100 treasure notes around the city and then posting clues on Facebook hoping people will find them. What started as a one-off idea to get people exploring the city has blossomed into a local treasure... Read More

A teddy’s day out

If you're at a loss with what to do with the kids this weekend, there's a free Teddy's Day Out event at Bethlehem tomorrow. Families are encouraged to bring their teddies and a picnic and blanket to Bethlehem Campus sports field from... Read More

Feathered fun for the whole family

If you're looking for something different to do next weekend, don't get your feathers ruffled. Instead, head to the Tauranga Bird Club Show, hosting their annual show on April 29-30. The show will be held at the Mount Sports Centre at the... Read More

Meet the Easter bunny

He's got big floppy ears, a fluffy tail and plenty of chocolate eggs in his basket – the Easter Bunny is making a special appearance this weekend to Mount Mainstreet. This Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, families can take a lucky dip into... Read More

The topic of children’s pocket money

A unique snapshot into Kiwi childhoods has revealed about six in 10 children report they receive pocket money, an allowance or a cash gift – getting a median of $15. The insight has emerged from early results of the national CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura... Read More

I’m not super woman!

I'm not superwoman! I tried. I failed. I'm very happy and accepting of this fact. To be superwomen meant working, studying, running the household single-handedly, providing healthy meals for the family, being available for my children's... Read More

Jack joins school – just like everyone else

Jack Coombs is a different kid since The Weekend Sun last caught up with him February 2015. Back then Jack, who has a genetic hearing trait, along with his family were on a journey to regain sound in his life after receiving two cochlear implants. Jack... Read More