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Tormented to an early grave, or poisoned perhaps, by his insecure contemporary? Did the brilliant composer Mozart really fall by the jealous hand of Antonio Salieri? Rumour has portrayed Salieri as an envious and wrathful murderer. After all, Mozart had proven his almighty power as a composer....


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(Closes: 29-06-2016)

Cooking sensations Karena and Kasey Bird will be facing off against each other in the Beef Challenge at the Seriously Good Food Show next weekend.  Which sister will win?  Make sure you're there at 2.15pm on Saturday, July 2, to catch the action in the Farmer Audi Live Cooking Theatre! Brought...


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(Closes: 29-06-2016)


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Prepare for a savage night of electronic and dance music on Friday night in Mount Maunganui. Jacman & Savage entertainment presents Savage and a handful of the finest Kiwi DJs and artists with...


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Paolo Rotondo and partner Renee Mark have put together a superb offering of new films and return hits from Italy's dynamic film industry for the new Cinema Italiano Festival 2016 coming to Tauranga...


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Expect a reggae-fuelled night next Friday, May 20, at the Totara St venue at Mount Maunganui Performing Arts Centre. Totara St – dubbed as “the Bay's newest hot spot for live entertainment”...


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Following its 10-day stint in Papamoa, Zirka Circus is bringing its fourth tour of New Zealand to Tauranga. Zirka Circus' new show ‘Cross the Ocean' is coming to Jordan Field Memorial Park on...


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You won't find Anzakistan on any map, but if Chopper gets his way it'll soon be the mightiest of mighty superpowers the world's ever seen. Australian comedian Heath Franklin presents ‘Chopper...


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They're metal, they're heavy, they're ninjas and they're heading to Mount Maunganui next week. New Zealand's own Heavy Metal Ninjas are set to enthral and captivate the crowd and their imaginations...


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It's going to be a homecoming of sorts for Avalanche City's Dave Baxter when he hits Tauranga in June. Avalanche City – the musical moniker of Dave – with special guest singer/songwriter...


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There were a million and one things Michele A'Court forgot to tell her daughter Holly when she left home. It these titbits of information which make up the award-winning Kiwi writer and comedian's...


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Three up-and-coming Kiwi acts are planning on lighting up audiences in Mount Maunganui next week. Strangely Arousing, Albi and The Wolves and soloist Zarek Silberschmidt, with support from local lads...


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In a small way, life has come full circle for Sol3 Mio with the operatic trio set to perform two shows in Tauranga in March. Baritone Moses Mackay remembers the two shows he and tenor cousins Pene...


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Romance, mistaken identities and crossdressing escapades lie at the heart of Summer Shakespeare Tauranga's inaugural production this month. The city's newest theatre troupe is proud to present Shakespeare's...


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The annual outdoor celebration featuring some of New Zealand's best craft food, beer and wine is making a welcome return Mount Maunganui next weekend. On The Lawn returns on Sunday, January 31, with...


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‘Fine and Dandy' – a wonderful phrase with wonderful meanings such as ‘excellent', ‘all good', or ‘mean bro'. It's also a new live sketch comedy show written and performed...


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SunLive readers are continuing to find the website the go to site for 24/7 news. Hot on the heels on the record-breaking million milestone week, SunLive's readership continues to grow, with the dedicated...


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Preparations are underway for the return of the jetsprints, with the first bit of ASB Baypark Stadium's turf set to be dug up this Monday. Digging begins on January 18 to form the temporary watercourse...


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When it comes to the domestic one-day competition, one win from five trophy matches doesn't make it pretty reading for Northern Knights cricket fans. But scratch the surface a little deeper and it becomes...


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Happy 2016 to everyone! The Phoenix team hope you all had amazing holidays with lots of fun, great food and drinks, fantastic experiences and loads of great memories. With all these sweltering hot...


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From Bowie to the Bee Gees, the music of the 1970s is making a comeback in 16th Avenue Theatre's latest youth production ‘Star*Man'. This year's big summer musical is a time-travelling tale,...


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Lyndsay Morgan, the author of ‘Baby on Board – Mum is Driving', is holding a further series of classes after a successful run in December. Once a week for four weeks, Lyndsay will guide...


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The Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship is at ASB Baypark Stadium on January 8-9. Fans will be treated to new cars, new drivers, a Demon Energy Freestyle FMX Show, car Show ‘n'...


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More than 150 trucks from throughout New Zealand will roll in for the third annual Mount Truck Show at Tauranga Airport on January 23. Trucks from as far as Christchurch and New Plymouth are registered...


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Bay of Plenty cricket fans are in for a treat this January, with two ANZ International Series matches bowling into town. The two ANZ International Series Black Caps versus Sri Lanka matches will both...


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  Season's greetings! I was meant to start this article with new exciting pre-Christmas and Christmas punch recipes, but lots of exciting developments have taken precedence.   An example...


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  As much fun as it is being locked away in a recording studio, for Fat Freddy's Drop saxophonist Scott ‘Chopper Reedz' Towers the real magic happens out on the road.   This summer you...


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  One of the biggest, happiest, most spectacular musical events on the Bay of Plenty Christmas calendar is now only two weeks away.   “People are already planning their family festivities...


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They're the cream of the crop when it comes to Aotearoa reggae and they'll be flying the tri-coloured flag on the Coromandel this summer. As part of a sizzling summer national tour, Katchafire...


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Dry and flaky skin can be moisturised and transformed to bestow a fresh visage with Antipodes new product, Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum. The Weekend Sun has five Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood...


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Looking for a low GI snack to get you through the afternoon push? Nairn's Oatcakes and Oat Biscuits could be the cure for your 3.30-itis. The Scottish brand makes natural, wholesome products that...


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Tauranga author Sally Holland's garage is bursting with the fruits of her labour, after the shipment of her ‘Goodbye Gluten' cookbook landed this week. Sally, who wrote the book after her husband...


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David Balassa is a true gentlemen. He just wants to make the ladies smile. But his desire to please often gets him into trouble. The 35-year-old is a male entertainer and, unsurprisingly, husbands...


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