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The winds of change are sweeping the sleepy island of Karukam. A new resort promises a brighter future for all until fate puts the hopes of the community in the hands of Sidu – the village idiot! Kicking off their national tour in Tauranga, Indian Ink Theatre Company presents its latest creation...


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(Closes: 03-06-2015)

Much-loved Wellington band Trinity Roots is hitting the road and coming to the Bay of Plenty to celebrate the release of their third studio album ‘Citizen'. They perform at Mount Maunganui's Mauao Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, June 10, then shoot across to Whakatane to play Detour...


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(Closes: 03-06-2015)


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Expert health researcher Jason Shon Bennett will share his golden rules to exceptional health and wellbeing at his newest seminar in Mount Maunganui this month, as part of a national tour. Jason will...


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Genre-bending band Six60 is rolling into Tauranga this June but fans of the five-piece might want to grab their tickets soon. Six60 has added another six arena concerts to their national tour after...


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Tauranga Musica's 2015 Concert Series' second instalment is on Sunday, May 17, offering a performance from three very experienced Wellington-based musicians. Recently formed, Trio Amistad explores...


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With winter on its way, home ventilation and warmth are top of mind for most homeowners. One product offering a revolutionary solution to home ventilation – to create, drier, healthier Kiwi...


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To celebrate the release of her third album Dryland, Kiwi songstress Mel Parsons is on her way to Mount Maunganui for a one-off performance in May. It has already been an extremely busy year for the West...


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Thanks for all the comments and suggestions I received with regards to The Jazz Festival, it looks like a lively discussion point for the future.   Last week I was very fortunate to be invited...


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As we settle into the cooler autumn months, it's a good time for homeowners to start looking at ways to ensure they have drier and warmer homes.   Moisture from the bathroom, caused by shower...


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During her 71-years on this Earth there's been many moments that have given author Helen Drew reasons to smile, cry, ponder and hope. Now avid readers and the curious alike can take a peek into Helen's...


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An exciting range of new season sales is arriving at Fashion Island. Nestled in Papamoa, the array of outlet stores offer a large range of clothes and items at bargain prices, as well as new season...


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As expected at any Home Show worth its salt, next month's Tauranga Home Show will have a large contingent of home builders and home renovators at the event. Organiser Graeme Martin says there'll never...


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April 19 brings a special concert to Baycourt. Beginning its 40-year anniversary celebrations, Bay of Plenty Symphonia will perform ‘Gypsy!' – a chance to indulge in an afternoon's colourful...


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Have you heard of Johann Jacob Schweppe? You may recognise his last name. Johann created and patented the ability to carbonate water and he did it in 1783. And if that's not enough, he's also responsible...


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The 16thAvenue Theatre cast is putting the fun into dysfunctional, with their brand new musical comedy that lifts the lid on the perils of family life, premiering these Easter holidays.  The...


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With NZSale opening at Fashion Island this week – NZSale is going to give a lucky winner a free gift of fragrance. Nestled in Papamoa, the array of outlet stores offer a large range of clothes...


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One of Australia's leading nutrition specialists and women's health experts Dr Libby Weaver is coming to Tauranga to help women understand the mysteries and magic of the female body. With a background...


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Speaking from Miami the legendary Jimmy Cliff offers a friendly “hello my friend” in a thick Jamaican accent that instantly puts you at ease. The often and rightly dubbed ‘godfather...


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Offerings of mouth-watering seafood accompanied with a variety of entertainment is what people can look forward to on Valentine's Day.  More than 25 vendors will be offering everything from...


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Wow, it's February all ready and look at the weather so far. With perfect barbecue weather and all the fresh produce around, we're certainly spoilt for choice. There's loads of fresh corn to be barbecued...


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Get lost in a fantasy at Te Puna Quarry Park with Summer Shakespeare in the Bay's inaugural production of ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Produced by Twice as Good Productions, Shakespeare's comedic...


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An illusionist, ventriloquist, shadow puppeteer, mime and comedian walk into a pub one day, the barman turns around and says “G'day Raymond, what'll it be?” Australian performer Raymond...


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Summer is well and truly here, with an exciting range of new fashions and season sales at Fashion Island. Nestled in Papamoa, the array of outlet stores offer a large range of clothes and items at...


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Jim Beam has been brewing Kentucky bourbon for more than 200 years – and at some point, many will have tried their white or black label. There's also the green label – a rye bourbon,...


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He doesn't usually get to spend much time soaking up the sights and sounds when he's in Tauranga for a gig. In fact his during last visit in mid-December, Jeremy Elwood and fellow ‘7 Days' comedians...


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Seven hours of live music, food, drinks and fun times for a mere $25 will be on offer at Papamoa's first big music event for 2015.   The Summertime Blues Festival will feature the musical stylings...


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New Zealand musician Dave Dobbyn has lost count of the gigs he's performed in Tauranga from Th'Dudes to DD Smash and 31 years a solo artist. He remembers the early days fondly. Like the time he played...


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With the abundance of strawberries available, let's look at using them as the base ingredient for cocktails and even mocktails. Try slicing strawberries, then letting them soak in Cointreau for about...


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Welcome to 2015 everybody. I think this year's going to be very positive for the Bay of Plenty. Especially for Tauranga, as entertainment groups strive to bring a diversity of events offering a more...


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What do you get if you cross a pantomime horse with a musical? Songs, laughs and entertainment, according to the young performers at 16th Avenue Theatre.   Known for laugh-a-minute, fast-paced...


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After a six-year hiatus, Kids Fair - The Family Expo is returning to the Greenlane's ASB Showgrounds on January 17-18 from 10am-5pm daily. With the venue packed with entertainment, exhibits, free...


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The sweet sounds of three singer-songwriters filled Major Toms in Mount Maunganui for a free gig this month. It is part of Auckland multi-instrumentalist Ezra Vine's summer tour, which sees him joining...


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