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The latest show out of 16th Ave Theatre is a ‘comedy of manner, without the manners' that's guaranteed to leave you in stitches. Opening Wednesday night the theatre company presented French playwright Yasmina Reza's internationally acclaimed play God of Carnage, which is onstage until September...


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Take one part exhibition, one part concert, mix vigorously and what you get is one fabulous evening of art and music in Te Puna this weekend. Musician and artist extraordinaire Grant Bullot prud to...


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After a nearly five-month break away from the stage, Kokomo is chomping at the bit and raring to get back to business this month. The band's six stalwarts of Tauranga's music scene are promising something...


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Cultural misunderstandings, confused backpackers, an estranged family and a wayward Hong Kong matriarch who arrives in New Zealand uninvited for her granddaughter's wedding. There'll be lots of laughs,...


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One of America's most critically acclaimed underground punk bands will be bringing the noise to town next week. As part of their first ever tour to New Zealand, New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females...


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A Mount Maunganui woman has written a fresh cuisine recipe book which she says is to help uplift and enhance your lifestyle. Amanda Sloan's ‘Fresh Cuisine' recipe book contains sugar and gluten-free...


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They're hot property in Australia and the United States, a sought-out live act on the international festival circuit, but this month Sons of Zion are bringing the aroha home to Aotearoa. The Sons...


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An award-winning trio of Kiwi chamber musicians and sisters is heading to Tauranga to perform next week. Tauranga Musica Incorporated is hosting The Trinity Trio, featuring pianist Tina Kim, violinist...


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Tauranga Girls' College and Tauranga Boys' College are teaming up to bring ‘Fame' to the Bay. ‘Fame – The Musical' is based on the movie of the same name and is set in the 1980s...


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Get down and get loose with “the fabulous, most groovy” Brilleaux in Mount Maunganui next weekend. Having just returned from a recent tour of the United Kingdom and Italy, the hard-hitting...


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Escape the winter's gloom and bask in the warmth of reggae beats and beautiful harmonies when Tomorrow People hit Mount Maunganui next week. After a busy schedule of touring the Pacific Islands and...


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‘In the Still of the Night' remains one of the best known doo-wop songs – written by Fred Parris and the Satins and covered by Boyz II Men and Debbie Gibson. It even figures in films like...


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Bay of Plenty Symphonia's upcoming concert Time Travels will take the audience on a musical journey from the 17th Century to the 1900s.  Taking place at St Mary's Church on Elizabeth St, it...


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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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