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A visceral new style of dance theatre, which explores the obsessiveness and traps of the creative process, will be twirling its way to Tauranga next week. Triumphs and Other Alternatives is on at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre's Baycourt Addison Theatre on Sunday, October 9, thanks to visual...


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(Closes: 05-10-2016)

Two major international signings, two top 10 albums, European tours, performances throughout Asia and Australia, countless national anthems – songstress Lizzie Marvelly  has accomplished a great deal during her 10-year career. In celebration of her decade-long journey, Lizzie is hitting...


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Tauranga music and silent film lovers are being given an opportunity to enjoy the award-winning talents of international organ composer Nathan Avakian this October. The 25-year-old has composed original Wurlitzer organ scores to accompany seven genres of films entered into the International Youth...


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(Closes: 05-10-2016)

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the Waikato Home & Garden Show which is taking place in Hamilton next month. Featuring more than two acres of outdoor displays and seven huge pavilions to browse through, the four day show is the largest of its kind in New Zealand and will be held...


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Competition Winners

Make no bones about it – Greg Copeland is a bluesman through and through. The Germany-based singer and frontman who hails from Virginia in the United States is heading to town and taking to the...


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Big girls don't cry, but some might if they miss out on a ticket to an internationally acclaimed show dedicated to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons this week. Direct from the showrooms...


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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...


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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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