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  Cannes Jury prize-winning drama from Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (I Wish, Still Walking) about a hard-working father devoted to living the perfect family life. But that ideal is shaken...


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After attending the Monteiths' Conference last week I came away with a renewed interest and appreciation for craft beers. Tony, the head honcho brewer, explained the nuances, processes and passion...


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‘Inside Llewyn Davis' follows a week in the life of a young folk singer, as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter,...


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Chiselled bodies and dynamic dance routines will take to the Tauranga stage this weekend when Manpower Australia comes to town. The buff line-up, direct from the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas,...


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French comedy following Thomas (YouTube sensation Max Boublil) as he meets his future father-in-law, Gilbert (Alain Chabat), who – disillusioned with his own marriage – persuades the groom-to-be...


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The second instalment of Tauranga Musica's classical escapade is approaching, with the return of a popular musical act. The society is presenting New Zealand Chamber Soloists, performing at Graham...


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Russell Crowe is Noah in this biblical epic from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream). Having visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah warns his people to stop the mistreatment...


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These crisp, chilly mornings remind me of Finland and not surprisingly, vodka. Having a couple of frozen vodka shots certainly warms the cockles of the heart – and as it looks like we're in for...


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Nestled in the heart of Papamoa is Fashion Island – an island boasting the best value shopping in the Bay. With a fabulous selection of outlet and unique fashion stores, Fashion Island is the...


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Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) stars as Bruce, a chubby Londoner who was once hailed as a teen salsa dancing prodigy. When his dance career is ended by a brutal bullying incident right before the UK...


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After receiving an email from Los Angeles, USA, enquiring about my Pot of Gold cocktail recipe – and since it's close to celebrating the wonderful ‘Irish-fellas Day' shortly – it...


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A broad range of the best films from France. The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand's national cultural...


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For all you Blues and Brews lovers out there, The Phoenix and Comida are bringing you a special treat next Friday, March 21, in what will be the first inaugural Masonic Park Blues and Brews Festival.  The...


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Hilarious home front hijinks abound in Detour Theatre's latest hit comedy ‘Over Paid, Over Sexed, and Over Here!'. The show takes a light-hearted look at life in New Zealand during World War...


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The first of Tauranga Musica's 2014 Concert Series is on this month, beginning with audience members being serenaded by the saxophone. Hanumi Saxophone Quartet is opening the series on Sunday, March...


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Fashion Island in Papamoa is a retail complex boasting some of the best value shopping in the Bay. With the latest quality international and local brands in one location, browsing leading women's...


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Actress and director Sarah Polley turns documentary-maker to give us a surprising portrait of her own family. “An invigorating powerhouse of a personal documentary, adventurous and absolutely...


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The first episode of a new TV series featuring the daily on-goings at ARRC launches next month. To celebrate, ARRC is hosting a prescreening fundraiser event at Rialto Cinema Tauranga on Sunday, March...


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Futuristic romantic comedy from writer-director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), starring Joaquin Phoenix as the lonely Theodore. After buying a newly-developed talking operating system, designed...


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The boss says that since our boating magazine, ‘Waterline', has launched online, we have to spend more time fishing and less time chasing our tails. So he bundled me onto the boat again, and...


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Laughs will abound in Tauranga Repertory's new Roger Hall comedy about the lives, loves and misadventures of a folk-dancing class. Recent Russian immigrant Natasha is teaching the class to boost her...


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True story drama, with Matthew McConaughey, as Ron Woodroof; an ordinary Texan electrician who was given 30 days to live after a shock HIV diagnosis. Acquiring drug treatment through legal and illegal...


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I caught up with the Tattletale Saints as they crossed the Cook Strait on their way north. Currently on tour with Nashville duo 10 String Symphony, this Auckland two-piece reflect back on the last time...


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Mount Maunganui Rotary's first-ever auto show is moving up a gear with talks it could be made a prestigious occasion on the car club calendar if it becomes an annual event. About 300 two and four...


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Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted...


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Hollywood drama on Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) 20-year pursuit of the film rights to British author P.L. Travers' (Emma Thompson) ‘Mary Poppins' novel. As Travers visits California in 1961, Disney...


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Nestled in the heart of Papamoa is Fashion Island – an island boasting the best value shopping in the Bay. With a fabulous selection of outlet and unique fashion stores, Fashion Island is the...


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The Marchwood Blues Picnic, hosted by Peter Archer and Carol Murphy on their Omokoroa orchard, is an annual event, featuring – “as always” – a fabulous line up of blues musicians...


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Idris Elba (The Wire) is Nelson Mandela in this biopic based on the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary's autobiography, charting his life from young adulthood to presidency. Naomie Harris (Skyfall)...


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An event said to be the best blues concert in New Zealand, is coming to the Western Bay next month. The seventh annual Marchwood Blues Picnic is on February 8, from 2pm to 10pm, at a scenic location...


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