Kids Corner

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

Cheering on special kids

Cheerleading is usually considered a sport only for the fittest, the fastest and the fiercest. But Bay Twisters manager Rebecca Grigson hopes to change that. Bay Twisters will be starting a new squad for disabled children and young adults aged four to... Read More

Parent seminar to explore child’s play

A free evening in Katikati titled ‘Go outside and play' is on offer for parents to explore how play builds children's brains and grows their creativity – and why screens cannot do either. The evening will be held on Thursday,... Read More

An insight into the life of a Plunket nurse

An interview series that reveals the challenges and rewards of life as a Plunket nurse has been launched by Plunket in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the organisation. The Making a Difference series is a feature of Plunket's 1000 Days to... Read More

NCEA results showing success

More students are achieving NCEA Level 2, the recognised minimum qualification for success, according to Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. The provisional roll-based data shows national achievement in NCEA Level 2 has risen by one percentage point to 77.4... Read More

Schools to be supported by KidsCan

Sixteen Western Bay of Plenty Schools – including five taken off the waiting list – will this year receive support from KidsCan's programmes. Food, raincoats, shoes and basic health and hygiene items will be available to children in... Read More