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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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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, Love Seafood), hit the mark for me on so many levels. Visually it was a total knock out, but...


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(Closes: 27-08-2014)

Experience the Bay of Plenty like never before, with the region's flight specialists Aerius Helicopters. Locally owned and operated since 2004, they offer unforgettable scenic flights over the region's white beaches and rugged landscapes. See a different view of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city...


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(Closes: 30-08-2014)


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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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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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As winter bares its teeth, the idea of escaping from the humdrum with a weekend away is on many people's minds. To help turn the dream into reality Bay Lifestyles will give the person with the most...


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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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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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