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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Australian psychic medium Deb Webber is hosting a show at Waihi Beach next month to bring a chance for healing to the community by connecting with people's loved ones. Known for communicating with spirits on television show ‘Sensing Murder', Deb is exclusively visiting the Western Bay of Plenty...


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(Closes: 24-09-2014)

Tauranga Startup Weekend organisers and SunMedia, publishers of the Weekend Sun are teaming up to make 2014's business startup event, November 7-9, the biggest yet for our city with the launch here of our first ever Tauranga Startup Ideas Competition. Councillor Matt Cowley when asked what he...


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(Closes: 22-10-2014)


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Creative Mercury Bay's Art On Tour show is bringing an acclaimed folk singer and a celebrated Samoan/Welsh comic to Whitianga to offer an evening of entertainment like no other. James Nokise and Mel...


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Do you have the world's greatest dad and want to shout him dinner this Father's Day? Then we want to hear from you. The Weekend Sun wants to give two lucky people the chance to win dinner for their...


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A home-delivery service offering quality, free-range ingredients and nutritional recipes has arrived in the Bay of Plenty. Backed by MasterChef 2011 winner Nadia Lim, My Food Bag has grown exponentially...


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It's always a pleasure to be invited to lunch on a cold, rainy Monday – and it's even better when it's to dine at Mills Reef. Having heard rave reviews about the Ora King Salmon dish crafted...


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Returning in September, the iconic Auckland Home Show is Australasia's largest home, living and renovation event, held across five days at the ASB Showgrounds. This year highlights include the Design...


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A young immigrant named Hassan (Manish Dayal, ‘Breaking The Girls') and his father (Om Puri, ‘Ghandi') open an Indian restaurant in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Hassan,...


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We were very privileged to dine at the Lost Spring Cafe & Restaurant in Whitianga and sample chef Sam Goslin's outstanding Ora King Salmon dish. The dish, Kaimoana Ora Kaimoana Aroha (Live Seafood,...


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Detour Theatre's annual season of Shakespeare is back – and will open with the iconic and much-loved tragedy Macbeth. Director Devon Williamson says Macbeth is Shakespeare's two-hour action...


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Skin Tight is a production inspired by Denis Glover's ‘The Magpies', It is the story of Tom and Elizabeth – their farm, war, love and growing old. Written by NZ playwright Gary Henderson,...


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Wow, the ‘Glass Half Full' has just reached its first birthday, so a big thank you to The Weekend Sun for the great idea, and another big thanks to Mark and The Phoenix for encouraging the column. But...


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A chance encounter between two middle-aged passengers begins this Parisian romance, told in real time. Alix (Emmanuelle Devos), on her way to audition for a film, meets a mysterious English stranger...


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After being released from a mental institution, Genesis (Cliff Curtis) moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (James Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house...


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In a twisted night of entertainment, filled with laughs, drama and music, Laughs, drama, music and fisticuffs from 16th Avenue Theatre Youth's brand new stage show ‘A Twist in the Tale' takes...


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The theme for this week is brandy, with its many uses both for drinking and cooking. Brandy is the name given to the alcohol created from early grape distillation. Many countries have their own brandy...


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After being released from a mental institution, Genesis (Cliff Curtis) moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (James Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house...


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The Weekend Sun has one PREVAGE® Lash Serum & Mascara Set (RRP$190) to giveaway. See page 19 of The Weekend Sun August 1 edition for more. The set includes PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow...


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Bay of Plenty Symphonia players are in the final stages of rehearsals for their next concerts on August 9-10. The event, from Tauranga's only community orchestra, features marimba soloist Yoshiko...


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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,...


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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...


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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...


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Ladi6 and Team Dynamite will be playing Brewers Bar in Mount Maunganui on August 2 and SunLive has two double passes to giveaway. The Tauranga show will be the second performance on their New Zealand...


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Romantic period drama set in pre-WWI Germany, starring Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Alan Rickman (Truly, Madly, Deeply) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones' Robb Stark) about a married...


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By the time you read this the Monteiths Wild Food Challenge will be well underway and hopefully many of you will have had a chance to visit competing restaurants to sample amazing dishes. The aim...


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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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Kowhai trees on Mount Maunganui. Photo by Christine Willoughby.
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