Playground sunshade petition launched


More than 1000 people have signed a mother’s petition urging councils to provide shade at playgrounds to protect kids from […]

Shade recommendations for NZ sports grounds and facilities


The recommendations below are minimum shade guidelines by the NZ Cancer Society for sports grounds and facilities across New Zealand […]

THE KILLER IN YOUR LIFE – UV Radiation and what to do about it


Did you know that you come in contact with a killer every day? Every time you step out of your […]

8 undeniable reasons YOUR school needs a COLA canopy


A COLA canopy by Shade Systems is a fantastic way for the school to engage with other community groups by […]

Shade Systems in Rarotonga


Over the past month, various members of the Shade Systems team have been traveling to and from Rarotonga to assist […]

Does your shade cover need a little TLC?


Is your sail sagging or flapping? Are there small holes or is the fabric starting to fray? Perhaps your shade […]

Points to consider when buying a shade sail…


Over the past few years, shade sails have become a very popular and practical shade solution because of their versatility, […]

A Short History of the Shade Sail


Some people may view the use of shade sails as a modern innovation – but a trip back through the […]

Thinking Ahead


What does the future hold for the kids of today’s up and coming generation? Is it hovercars and space travel, […]

Investing in a shade structure – the concept of generational equity


I’d like to take a moment to talk about a concept that we call ‘generational equity’. Don’t worry – this […]