COVID-19 update: The 56th annual festival now runs from 14th July to 9th August 2020

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc.

Please Note that the Online Entry form for the Speech, Piano, Instrumental and Vocal sections has now been disabled as entries have closed.
There will be information available after Queen’s Birthday weekend (posted on this website) regarding the dance section entries.
Any queries to
PLEASE NOTE PACANZ HAVE CANCELLED THEIR NYPA FESTIVAL FOR 2020.  the 2020 scheduled events will be held in 2021.
ALSO NOTE THAT YOU SHOULD STILL ENTER THE ADVERTISED SAPACS NOMINATION CLASSES, as they will run at SAPACS in 2020 unless otherwise advised at a later date. All criteria and awards will carry over to 2021.

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival (SAPACS) is a major event on the Regions’s Arts Calendar. It is run under the umbrella of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand (PACANZ).  Due to COVID-19, the early July dates in Pukekohe have been cancelled and nearly all events moved to the Hawkins Theatre, Papakura.

On the assumption that we will be at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2 before July, we are now planning for much of the festival to go ahead.  Please note:  Many of our dates are dependent on the state school holidays in July not being shifted.

We have released an amended online entry form to reflect the changes made to some sections.   For further information on the changes, please see the 2020 Festival Information Page.  

Online Entries for Piano (senior only), Speech (senior only), Vocal and Instrumental Sections close – with payment at time of entry – on Monday 18th May. No late entries can be accepted.

2020 Amended Dates – but still subject to change

Tuesday 14th – Senior Piano
Wednesday 15th – Senior Piano/Senior Speech
Thursday 16th – Senior Speech/Junior Vocal
Friday 17th – Junior Vocal
Saturday 18th – Junior Vocal/Adult Vocal
Sunday 19th – Adult Vocal (reserve Monday evening 20th)

Instrumental Weekend:  Friday evening 24th  to Sunday 26th July only.  (no reserve weekend)

The dance sections are currently not available to enter – further update to come.

1 August – Tap Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura
2 August – Troupes Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura – to be confirmed
8 & 9 August – Ballet Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura

Last updated: 26 April 2020


2020 Festival Information

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Friends of SAPACS for 2019
8COUNT – Monique Askew
ANDRES – Janet
ARCHER – Rupert
CHANG – Chun-Hsiang
CHEN – Caitlin Ying
CHEN – Gavin
CHEN Janice & Janita
CHENG – Emily
CHOU – Nikkie
COX – Fedora
COX – Fedora
CROZIER – William
CURTIS – Teagan
DANCE STUDIO – Mandy Tubman
DAVIS – Celeste
DE BRECHE – Chereen (Jayes)
DODDS – Ava-May
ELLIS – Lacey
FU – Kathleen
GRANT – Daniel Yan-Yu & Rebecca
GROOVIT – Caitlin/Rochelle Browne
HAY – Mary Sophia
HEALEY – Charlotte
HO – Jeanna
HO – Melanie
JAGUSCH – Victoria
JUN – Shin-Hee
KNIGHT – Sophie
KYLE – Ann
LARSEN – Benny
LE – Sunny
LEE – Charlotte
LI – Zong Yang Worren
LIU – Chloe
LIU – Lawrence
LIU – Terence
LYLES – Jade
LYLES – Jasmine
MA – Jaydon
MOATTAR – Martin
MOORE – Moira
NIELSEN – Callum
PARK – Jemima
PIANO TEACHER – East Auckland
QIAO – Ryan
SHAW – Maxine
STUDIO 246 – Lenore Bullock
VIRTUE – Vicky
WANG – Ran
WATHEN – Rowan
WU – Daniel
YEUNG – Snowey
ZHANG – Iris
ZHANG – Lorna Yufeng
ZHAO – Yılın

Advertisers for 2019
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
ABRSM, Auckland
Pizza Box, Pukekohe & Papakura
Specsavers, Pukekohe
IRMT (Registered Music Teachers)
Prestige Productions (Gina Sanders)
Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust 
McDonalds Family Restaurant, Pukekohe
Liddells Pharmacy, Pukekohe
South Auckland Choral Society
Pukekohe South Doctors
Piano Teacher (East Auckland)
Sweet Blossom Candy

Major sponsors of SAPACS for 2019 ($50 or more in sponsorship and advertising)
Anonymous Supporters – Speech/Piano/Vocal
Bruce & Jessie Pulman
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
Phil & Delia Cook
Stockman Contractors
Marie Morrison
Janice Webb
The McDowall Family/Majors ‘n’ Minors
Murray Guy
Marilyn Ryan
South Auckland Choral Society
The Bray Family
Franklin Long Roofing
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Lyn Wilcox
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
Alison Winstanley & Family
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
Cassandra McCowan
Advanced Marine Spraypainting
Mary Laing & Family
Piano Teacher, East Auckland
The Briggs Family
Easy Store Pukekohe
The Croudis Bonniface Family
Patricia Appleton
Jean Phillpotts
Liddells Pharmacy Pukekohe
Specsavers, Pukekohe
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
The Webster Family
Pukekohe Lions
Carlielle Kitchens Pukeohe
Mandy Knights
The Gardner Family
Pizza Box Pukekohe & Papakura
Ms OJ Meyer
Bruce & Aureen Parry
P & R Jarrett
The O’Brien Family
The Fan Famiy