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Hawaiian sensation Kolohe Kai will bring its musical stylings to Tauranga next month when they perform at Brewers Bar in Mount Maunganui on August 13. Roman De Peralta, Jasmine Moikeha, Kolomona Ku, Kahale Morales, Luke Daddario, Travis Manabe and Eston Ravey will be touring New Zealand as part...


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(Closes: 31-07-2014)

The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stage plays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy named Agnes Brown. When Moore Street market-trader Agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat...


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(Closes: 30-07-2014)

The winsome, wacky and wonderful Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass will take centre stage at next month's Tauranga Musica event. Formed in 2011, ACE Brass features Huw Dann on trumpet, Emma Richards on the French horn and John Gluyas on trombone are playing at Tauranga Park Auditorium on Sunday, August...


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(Closes: 30-07-2014)


Competition Winners

Romantic melodrama starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, about a widowed woman who finds herself attracted to a man that bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. From the director of ‘The...


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Okareka Dance Company is bringing a brand new performance to Tauranga this month – in a one-night-only all-female dance piece that personifies the strength of women. Directed by Taiaroa Royal...


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Black comedy starring Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as a good-natured Irish Catholic priest trying to believe the best of his parishioners, but who is continually shocked by the spiteful and confrontational...


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Port is to Portugal as champagne is to France. It's an alcoholic beverage of enormous quality created by the masters and passed down through generations with the same dedication and passion to this...


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Not far from the asphalt in Bethlehem where he first discovered his love for basketball, Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona will this month lead his team in Tauranga's first taste of international basketball...


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Would you like to harvest your own vegetables from the garden? Or do you want a beautiful garden that you can admire and pick flowers from? There's even more opportunity to pick up quality seeds and...


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All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun – a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served...


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This is a winter tale of rum and green ginger wine, where the cold chills you to the bone and you need a little kick-starter to get the furnace burning. During my time in the RNZAF I was introduced...


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Gather your purple, blue or red T-shirts and yellow bows – The Wiggles are coming to town. The children's entertainers are bringing the first showing of their ‘Apples and Bananas Tour'...


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The Seriously Good Food Show is just one week away. Like a good batch of dough, the show has doubled in size, returning to ASB Arena with more than 180 displays of the finest food and refreshments...


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Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Julliette Binoch (Chocolat) star in this grown up romantic comedy about an art teacher and an English teacher who pit their students against each other in a competition...


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A brilliant con artist, Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen), accidently kills a private detective who has tracked him down from the US to Athens. He flees from the international police with his wife...


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Baycourt's re-named Addison Theatre will reignite when the region's professional touring orchestra, punching above its weight, is back in town this month. On Saturday, June 21, the Opus Orchestra...


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All girl roller derby gets serious next weekend when Mount Militia's skaters take on Whakatane. The local skaters are back for another round of home game action at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre on...


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Nicole Kidman is Grace Kelly, the 1950s Hollywood star who retired from acting at age 26 to take up duties in Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Follows Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity...


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Brilliant British comedians Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) and Rob Brydon (TV's Gavin and Stacey) are reunited on another culinary odyssey, following 2010's The Trip. This time the pair,...


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Joking aside – Tauranga audiences are set to enjoy some side-splitting humour as a group of four comedians visit the city next week. The Laugh Club and EPIC Promotions is bringing comedians...


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Of the 50 plays written by acclaimed British playwright Ray Cooney, ‘Run For Your Wife' has been his biggest hit. And now the successful play is coming to the Tauranga stage at 16th Avenue Theatre...


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To continue the Cocktail product theme, one of the more unusual ingredients around would has to be ‘lychee' or ‘litche'. It's been grown and cultivated in China for more than 2000 years,...


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The recent MasterChef MasterClass had us all reaching for our rolling pins. ‘The Goodness Me it's Gluten Free Pasta' cookbook from Gourmand award-winning author Vanessa Hudson gives you 24 shapes,...


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Woody Allen pimps out John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou) to love-hungry women in this comedy, written and directed by Turturro himself. Co-stars Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Liev Schreiber. The...


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To plan a wedding in one day is a feat like no other – but Rochelle Free says it's possible at the Tauranga Wedding Show. On next weekend, the annual show is returning bigger than ever –...


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Gourmand award-winning author Vanessa Hudson is celebrating the launch of her latest cookbook in Tauranga next week. Vanessa's book ‘Goodness Me it's Gluten Free Pasta' will be launched at the...


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Christian movie on the life of Jesus (starring Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado), from birth to biblical teachings, his crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. A spin-off from director Christopher Spencer's...


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The New Zealand Dance Company will perform in Tauranga for the first time next week – in a one-night-only recital showcasing exquisite choreography, dancers and design. Company co-founder Shona...


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Sometimes there is nothing more enjoyable for a woman than being surprised with a box full of delicious treats. And with Mothers' Day this weekend – it's the perfect occasion. The Weekend Sun...


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When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is...


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During the late 60s and early 70s a small company realised there was a liqueur niche missing for bartenders, and decided to do something about it. With imagination, some premium musk melon and the...


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Tauranga Musica is presenting John Chen at the Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys' College this month. On Saturday, May 17 at 3pm, John – the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious...


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Most people have a favourite movie theme; one that brings back the excitement or drama of a film they've particularly enjoyed.  In its first concert of the year, the Bay of Plenty Symphonia...


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