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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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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 Rd store will confirm that. Owner Steve Glover says it's a one-stop-shop for all marine needs from...


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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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Fun, fresh and feminine fashion. That's what will be on show at the Pimms and Pretty charity fashion show for Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Wildlife Trust next week. Organised by Bettie...


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The Weekend Sun has 3 bottles of Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum to giveaway (RRP $49.00 each). This water-charged and oil-free bioactive serum immediately quenches thirsty skin and helps...


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Spring is well and truly here – and summer is on its way. But with that comes an exciting range of new fashions and season sales. And for some of the best prices in the Bay, Fashion Island is...


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Australian psychic medium Deb Webber is hosting a show at Waihi Beach next month to bring a chance for healing to the community by connecting with people's loved ones. Known for communicating with...


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Creative Mercury Bay's Art On Tour show is bringing an acclaimed folk singer and a celebrated Samoan/Welsh comic to Whitianga to offer an evening of entertainment like no other. James Nokise and Mel...


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Do you have the world's greatest dad and want to shout him dinner this Father's Day? Then we want to hear from you. The Weekend Sun wants to give two lucky people the chance to win dinner for their...


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A home-delivery service offering quality, free-range ingredients and nutritional recipes has arrived in the Bay of Plenty. Backed by MasterChef 2011 winner Nadia Lim, My Food Bag has grown exponentially...


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It's always a pleasure to be invited to lunch on a cold, rainy Monday – and it's even better when it's to dine at Mills Reef. Having heard rave reviews about the Ora King Salmon dish crafted...


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Returning in September, the iconic Auckland Home Show is Australasia's largest home, living and renovation event, held across five days at the ASB Showgrounds. This year highlights include the Design...


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A young immigrant named Hassan (Manish Dayal, ‘Breaking The Girls') and his father (Om Puri, ‘Ghandi') open an Indian restaurant in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Hassan,...


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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,...


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Detour Theatre's annual season of Shakespeare is back – and will open with the iconic and much-loved tragedy Macbeth. Director Devon Williamson says Macbeth is Shakespeare's two-hour action...


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Skin Tight is a production inspired by Denis Glover's ‘The Magpies', It is the story of Tom and Elizabeth – their farm, war, love and growing old. Written by NZ playwright Gary Henderson,...


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Wow, the ‘Glass Half Full' has just reached its first birthday, so a big thank you to The Weekend Sun for the great idea, and another big thanks to Mark and The Phoenix for encouraging the column. But...


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