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Keen photographers are encouraged to hover their fingers over the shutter ready to snap their best photos to enter in the Photographic Society of New Zealand's 63rd annual convention and exhibition. A selection of the most eye catching shots will be displayed at the 2015 ‘Exploring Pixels'...


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(Closes: 31-03-2015)

Be a responsible drinker – that's the message the new drinking regulations are trying to get out there. It's not a ‘stop drinking' message. By being responsible for how, when and what you drink, you're still going to be able to have a great time in your favourite venues as one or two...


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(Closes: 22-12-2014)

There's no better body care products, made from natural organic New Zealand ingredients, than those from Pure Blend. Pure Blend has a huge range of products covering facial, lip, oral, hair, hand and foot care. There's also a sun care range, massage products and deodorants and perfumes. Founder...


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(Closes: 22-12-2014)

Would you like to win the ultimate shoppers' dream prize? If so, keep reading – The Weekend Sun is pairing up with NZSALE.CO.NZ to give one lucky reader a real online shopping treat this Christmas. NZSALE.CO.NZ is New Zealand's doorway to affordable designer fashion this festive season –...


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(Closes: 22-12-2014)


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The Clash of the Titans Tour featuring Dragon, The Exponents and The Feelers is heading to Mount Maunganui and Coroglen this month. The Weekend Sun has a number of prizes to give away including the...


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There's no better home care products, made from natural organic New Zealand ingredients, than those from Pure Blend. Pure Blend has a huge range of products to cover most cleaning requirements, including...


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When the V8 jetsprint boats power their way into Mount Maunganui's ASB Stadium again in 2015 – Tauranga's Ken Goebel is guaranteed to be there front and centre. There's no way he's going to...


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The jokers from TV3 hit comedy satire show ‘7 Days' will be returning to Baycourt Theatre in Tauranga for a sold-out show on December 17. If you missed out on a ticket and are feeling gutted,...


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Bigger, better and more are the words being used to describe Devilskin's Summer Surrender tour. One of New Zealand's top hard rock bands, Devilskin are once again hitting the roads as they tour the...


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Keen music-lovers are invited to celebrate the festive season with Tauranga blues band – Kokomo – next Friday. Presented by Tauranga Music, Kokomo's 2014 Christmas Party at Mauao Performing...


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‘If it isn't broken, don't drink it'. What a slogan and also a great way to introduce Broken Vodka – a premium New Zealand vodka. Created in a backyard shed down Wanaka way, Broken Shed...


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Choosing home care products made from natural organic New Zealand ingredients is high on my priority list. I've been using Pure Blend products for several years now, and I'm totally addicted to them....


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  Choosing home care products made from natural organic New Zealand ingredients is high on my priority list.   I've been using Pure Blend products for several years now, and I'm totally addicted...


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  ‘If it isn't broken, don't drink it'. What a slogan and also a great way to introduce Broken Vodka – a premium New Zealand vodka.   Created in a backyard shed down Wanaka way,...


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  Keen music-lovers are invited to celebrate the festive season with Tauranga blues band – Kokomo – next Friday.   Presented by Tauranga Music, Kokomo's 2014 Christmas Party at...


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  Bethlehem's upcoming ‘A Night Before Christmas' is offering a myriad of dinner options for families to enjoy while lapping up all the entertainment at Mills Reef on December 20.   Event...


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If you want to get out on the water this summer – Steve's Marine Supplies in Tauranga has a reputation for being the place where boat builders shop. A quick glance at the shelves at the Cross...


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Pamela Barke is back up and running again for the 2015 Generation Homes Women's Triathlon on February 22, which is just before her 50th birthday. Pamela says the triathlon is both fun and challenging...


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Tauranga Repertory Theatre's ‘Scarlet Women: Come Again' – the sequel to the sellout season of ‘Scarlet Women' – will take audiences on a journey to the world of wonderfully...


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Classical music enthusiasts will welcome their community orchestra's upcoming concert this month.  Working hard under conductor Justus Rozemond, Bay of Plenty Symphonia will present ‘Spring...


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Roots legends coming to town The cream of New Zealand's roots scene create a melting pot of super-human summertastic proportions when they unit this December for a tour de force of tri-coloured vibes. The...


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Headline: Let's create more for the people A huge thank you to the drivers and supporters who brought their beautiful cars down to support Stranded Sundays a couple of weeks ago. There were a lot...


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Following a sell-out season at Detour Theatre in 2013, ‘The Vicar of Dibley' is back in an all new riotous show. ‘The Vicar of Dibley' is at Detour Theatre on November 12-29.  Bookings...


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The lovely staff from Scene at Fashion Island Papamoa want to treat shoppers to a Fudge Travel Pack, including shampoo, conditioner and hairspray. The Weekend Sun has a Fudge Travel Pack to giveaway...


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Summer is on its way, and with it comes an exciting range of new fashions and season sales. And for some of the best prices in the Bay, Fashion Island is the place to go. Nestled in Papamoa, the...


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Tauranga residents can visit Las Vegas without leaving Tauranga next month. The Viva Las Vegas Show is at Club Mount Maunganui on November 1, bringing with it a night of entertainment, gambling and...


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The Phoenix and The Cornerstone have joined together to help Stranded Sunday this weekend by co-ordinating with the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club and Bay-Rodders members to bring down some of their...


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His moustache is arguably the most famous in New Zealand. And his big voice and jolly smile has presented the nation's current affairs on television for many years. Going out on his own after finishing...


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Two young doctors feature as soloists with the Tauranga Civic Choir next weekend. Tauranga's Hannah Kim and Matthew Drake from Christchurch will sing the soprano and baritone solos respectively in...


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Comedy singer and songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson is bringing his show to Tauranga next month. The Kevin Bloody Wilson Tour is at Baycourt Theatre on Tuesday, November 25 from 8am. The Weekend Sun...


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Fashion-lovers could win an exclusive one-on-one with styling experts thanks to Annah Stretton. The winner can invite four friends to the ‘Rock that Frock' event held exclusively for them at...


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The New Zealand Garden and Art festival has more than 90 'stops' on it's Garden Trail, where visitors will enjoy gardens and artists in their own garden or studio environments. To win two seven-day passes...


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Tauranga's cricket star Trent Boult is both delighted and grateful the South Africans are showing NZ some respect. The Northern Districts and Black Cap left arm ‘quick' says the Proteas have...


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Step into the 21st Century at next week's Tauranga Spring Home Show with QR codes designed to take show-goers straight to their website or preferred point of contact. All exhibitors at the Spring...


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