As Auckland heads into day 80 of lockdown, a free virtual event for young people in the south of the city is offering not just an escape from the monotony, but a chance to discover a new creative passion, The Spinoff reports. Saige Tuua and Seini Vainikolo, 11-year-olds from Wymondley Road School in Ōtara, will be co-hosting a unique online conference this Saturday called The Creatives Labb. They have been mentored by ex-All Black Pita Alatini and award-winning hip hop dancer Mele Tapueluelu. Alatini says his work in the neighbourhood is about “building capabilities”. He’s been running a leadership programme at the local primary school for the last six months.