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What do New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Argentina and South Africa have in common? If you answered ‘rugby and symphonies' you're bang on the money. The Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents ‘Taiko to Tango' with special guests the Tamashii Taiko Drummers at Tauranga's Baycourt on May 7, then...


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(Closes: 04-05-2016)

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 – Live From Anzakistan' at Baycourt's Addison Theatre on May 11. It's a sequel to Heath's...


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(Closes: 04-05-2016)

Dust off the deck chairs and pull out the picnic basket because the Interislander Summer Festival is coming back to Tauranga this New Year.   The Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Races returns to Tauranga Racecourse on January 2.   Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Races...


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(Closes: 01-12-2016)


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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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‘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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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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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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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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When it comes to the domestic one-day competition, one win from five trophy matches doesn't make it pretty reading for Northern Knights cricket fans. But scratch the surface a little deeper and it becomes...


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Lyndsay Morgan, the author of ‘Baby on Board – Mum is Driving', is holding a further series of classes after a successful run in December. Once a week for four weeks, Lyndsay will guide...


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From Bowie to the Bee Gees, the music of the 1970s is making a comeback in 16th Avenue Theatre's latest youth production ‘Star*Man'. This year's big summer musical is a time-travelling tale,...


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Happy 2016 to everyone! The Phoenix team hope you all had amazing holidays with lots of fun, great food and drinks, fantastic experiences and loads of great memories. With all these sweltering hot...


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More than 150 trucks from throughout New Zealand will roll in for the third annual Mount Truck Show at Tauranga Airport on January 23. Trucks from as far as Christchurch and New Plymouth are registered...


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The Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship is at ASB Baypark Stadium on January 8-9. Fans will be treated to new cars, new drivers, a Demon Energy Freestyle FMX Show, car Show ‘n'...


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Bay of Plenty cricket fans are in for a treat this January, with two ANZ International Series matches bowling into town. The two ANZ International Series Black Caps versus Sri Lanka matches will both...


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They're the cream of the crop when it comes to Aotearoa reggae and they'll be flying the tri-coloured flag on the Coromandel this summer. As part of a sizzling summer national tour, Katchafire...


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  One of the biggest, happiest, most spectacular musical events on the Bay of Plenty Christmas calendar is now only two weeks away.   “People are already planning their family festivities...


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  As much fun as it is being locked away in a recording studio, for Fat Freddy's Drop saxophonist Scott ‘Chopper Reedz' Towers the real magic happens out on the road.   This summer you...


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  Season's greetings! I was meant to start this article with new exciting pre-Christmas and Christmas punch recipes, but lots of exciting developments have taken precedence.   An example...


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Looking for a low GI snack to get you through the afternoon push? Nairn's Oatcakes and Oat Biscuits could be the cure for your 3.30-itis. The Scottish brand makes natural, wholesome products that...


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Dry and flaky skin can be moisturised and transformed to bestow a fresh visage with Antipodes new product, Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood Serum. The Weekend Sun has five Chia & Kiwi Seed Superfood...


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It will be a festive affair when the Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents its final concert of their 40th anniversary year at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on November 29.  For the Gala Concert...


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‘Crazy' – that's how Pato Alvarez describes the response to the full line up announcement for Bay Dreams which hits the Mount next year. Presented by Pato Entertainment and Audiology,...


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Once again I find myself blown away by music coming out of Tauranga. Of course that's ambiguous. It's a toss-up whether being surprised at how good something from Tauranga is, is insulting or complimentary....


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David Balassa is a true gentlemen. He just wants to make the ladies smile. But his desire to please often gets him into trouble. The 35-year-old is a male entertainer and, unsurprisingly, husbands...


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Tauranga author Sally Holland's garage is bursting with the fruits of her labour, after the shipment of her ‘Goodbye Gluten' cookbook landed this week. Sally, who wrote the book after her husband...


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When ‘Joyful and Triumphant' opens at 16th Avenue Theatre next week, one audience member will be all too familiar with the tale. Written by acclaimed Kiwi playwright Robert Lord, the play tells...


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Nutrition and holistic health expert Ben Warren is coming to Tauranga as part of his nationwide seminar series about how to live a happy and healthy life in the modern world. Ben will be explaining...


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