Keeping the kids busy over the school holidays

If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy these holidays, check out some of these: The Tauranga Performing Arts Competitions are returning to Baycourt from July 6-15, with around 900 young people competing in Highland dancing, tap...... Read More

‘Any-fin’ is possible these school holidays

If you’ve got a kid fascinated by fantastic fish or rocking reptiles, take them in to Animates these school holidays. Animates will be hosting free, educational workshops on July 12 and 19. However, due to increased demand, the workshops will...... Read More

An experience to remember

There are some school experiences you never forget and, more often than not, the school production is one of them. Selwyn Ridge Primary School in Welcome Bay has been staging its biennial school production since 2000 with principal Craig Price and...... Read More

Spotlight on local theatre – Part Two

Last week The Weekend Sun shone the spotlight on three of our long-established theatres, each with their own fixed abode.   This week we look at some of the area’s newer theatre groups, who are making use of other locations around the city...... Read More

Trash fash on the catwalk this weekend

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – or a clever student’s fashion design. Envirohub’s Sustainable Art Challenge attracted 70 entries this year, including 11 short films and 59 ‘Trash to Fash’ entries. The...... Read More

Spotlight on local theatre – Part One

Theatre. It’s one of humanity’s oldest forms of artistic expression, likely on par with cave paintings and sharing stories around a flickering fire. And despite the prevalence of superhero films and ‘binge-worthy’ Netflix series...... Read More

Pop culture comes out to play

Where can you meet some of your comic book and silver screen heroes all in one place? If you dream of meeting Deadpool, swoon over Star-Lord, or get giddy at the thought of Gandalf, then head to the Armageddon Expo this weekend at ASB Baypark Arena. New...... Read More

Skateboarding turns passion into purpose

It’s a carpet trod by Prime Ministers and lots of other politicos and power brokers - the red carpet tracking through the corridors of parliament. But not many, perhaps no-one, has ever ridden it. Until now, that is. Until Blair Benefield –...... Read More

Creative spark and stereographic Tauranga

David Tauranga is from Hamilton, but now works and lives in Tauranga with his partner and a little Tauranga, Billie. Now David Tauranga, the former Hamilton David Tauranga, is due to feature in Tauranga’s “sassy” little Escape Festival...... Read More

Expressing peace through art

Peace is a product of a positive mental attitude, while violence is the result of negative thinking. Peace can be interpreted in many ways, but for art student Grace Fellows, peace and harmony shake hands like lifelong friends. The 13-year-old Otumoetai...... Read More