Welcome to the South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc. (SAPACS)

The 52nd Annual Festival runs from Friday 1 July to Sunday 31 July 2016.

Please note that all information for this year’s festival is now here online.  Age will be taken as at 25 June 2016.

Online entries are now closed. Thank you to all those who registered.

Click here for the 2016 festival overview (PDF)
Click here to visit the 2016 festival information page

Acoustic Instrument 
Vocal *
Pianoforte *
Speech and Drama 
Highland and National Dancing
Ballet *
# Modern
# Tap *

* National Young Performer Awards

# The Tap and Modern Section WILL run in 2016, but will exclude the groups section. Until a suitable convenor is found, the dance groups part of our festival will go into recess. You can still enter duos and trios.

Piano, Instrumental, Adult Vocal, Ballet & Tap/Jazz Sections: Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura
Vocal Groups, Junior Vocal, Speech & Drama:  Town Hall & Concert Chamber, Pukekohe

Highland Dance:  Karaka Hall on Sunday 3rd July  

SAPACS uses online registration for our festival. There is no downloadable or printed entry form available, as ALL entries MUST be done on this website. The 2016 syllabus sections are now available here on the website and may be downloaded. To enquire if a late entry can be done, you will need to contact lynda@sapacs.org.nz.

Please direct queries to Lynda McDowall:
(09) 238 5861

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival is a major event on the Region’s Arts Calendar. It is one of the biggest festivals run under the umbrella of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand.


Our Competitions are supported by the Creative Communities Local Funding scheme, Auckland.
Very many thanks also to all our other sponsors and supporters below.

Our supporters (in no particular order)


Friends of SAPACS
Moira Moore
Ariana Jaggard
Melanie Xiao
The Oliver Family
Philip Johnstone
The Briggs Family
Kimberley Mear
Olivia Blanchard
The Reid Family
Christina McDonald
Claudia Sayers
Emmeline Duncan
The Chiang Family
Arabella Patrick
Annaliese Gordon
Isabelle Fox
The Uren Family
The Hii Family
Charlotte McDonald
The Duggan Family
Julia Huang
Helen Wasey
Adam Zhao
The Vincent Family
Jonathan D’Souza
Mathilda Howson
Lucy Fowler
Oliver Vannoort
The Nielsen Family
Shuan Liu
Lily Mavius
Meg Hargraves
Jessamae Aiken
Brandon Carter-Chan
Imogen Bunting
Teresa Wojotwicz
Stella Byers
Kelly Gillingham
Nicola Reynolds
Riddhi Kavale
Callum Roberson
Arabella Cryer

Advertisers – Please support those businesses who support us!
Ziggy Chan (Dental), Papakura
Draper Academy of Dance, Pukekohe
Carlielle Kitchens, Pukekohe
Easy Store, Pukekohe
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
South Auckland Marine, Takanini
Love to Learn, Pukekohe
Franklin Long Roofing, Pukekohe
Pizza Box, Pukekohe & Papakura
Specsavers, Pukekohe
IRMT (Registered Music Teachers)
Mocca Café, Pukekohe
Prestige Promotions (Gina Sanders)
McDonalds Family Restaurant
John Walker Music, Papakura
Findlays Dry Cleaners, Pukekohe
“InDeed We Can” Virtual Office Assistance, Waiuku 
Liddells Pharmacy, Pukekohe
Key2, New Property Specialists
South Auckland Choral Society
Pukekohe South Doctors

Major sponsors of SAPACS ($50 or more in sponsorship and advertising)
Bruce & Jessie Pulman
Trinity College London
Key2, New Property Specialists
The Hall Family
Draper Academy of Dance/The Yarr Family
Williams Family (the late Dorothy Wiseman)
IRMT (Reg. Music Teachers, Auckland)
Dawn Hutson (Dorothy Walker)
McDonald’s Family Restaurant Pukekohe
Anonymous Festival Supporter
Phil & Delia Cook
Stockman Contractors
Marie Morrison
Janice Webb
The McDowall Family/Majors ‘n’ Minors
The Fullerton Family
Murray Guy
Marilyn Ryan
South Auckland Choral Society
Mary Laing & the Phillips Family
The Bray Family
Franklin Long Roofing
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
The Briggs Family
Easy Store Pukekohe
Findlay’s Dry Cleaning
The Croudis Bonniface Family
John Walker Music Papakura
Patricia Appleton
Jean Phillpotts
Liddells Pharmacy Pukekohe
Specsavers Pukekohe
Ziggy Chan (Dental)
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
“InDeed We Can” Virtual Office Assistance, Waiuku 
Love to Learn Pukekohe
The Webster Family
Pukekohe Lions
Carlielle Kitchens Pukeohe
Mocca Café Pukekohe
Mandy Knights
The Gardner Family
Pizza Box Pukekohe & Papakura
The Pilcher Family
Robin Nation
The Meyer Family
P & R Jarrett
The O’Brien Family