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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Antipodes is introducing a new supreme daily organic skin booster that helps keep the skin looking its youthful best. The beauty experts at Antipodes say the Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum helps fortify the skin from early ageing. “Worship your skin with this raw, high-energy, pure...


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(Closes: 05-08-2015)

Thanks to chef Alfred Peterson and owner Alan Hopping from The Lost Spring in Whitianga for the opportunity to enjoy not only a fabulous lunch, but also a chance to discover a special paradise of therapeutic natural thermal spring pools. Lunch was made even better as we received a perfectly-timed call...


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(Closes: 27-08-2015)

It will be an evening of waiata, humour and charm when the Modern Maori Quartet swings into Tauranga next month. As part of their highly-anticipated national tour, the quartet offers a modern take on the classic Maori showband and will be on stage at Baycourt Community and Arts Theatre on August 11. MMQ...


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(Closes: 06-08-2015)

I was honoured to be asked to write reviews again this year for the Ora King Salmon Awards. I was keen to catch up with Sam and Severine Goslin in Whitianga at their new restaurant, Poivre &Sel, to try his entry, having really enjoyed his dish last year. This year's is an absolute stunner –...


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(Closes: 26-08-2015)


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This September Tauranga will be the first stop of Hello Sailor's 40th Anniversary Tour and guitarist Harry Lyons says the lads are bursting to go. “We've been going back through our catalogue...


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Two ‘baby steps' towards developing a vibrant and diverse Strand are underway, and that's very exciting stuff. The Hairy Maclary statue installation must be recognised as the first. A lot of...


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This is a cry to arms to all you Bay of Plenty metal heads out there: Step up for 8 Foot Sativa! The Kiwi metal masters are teaming up with legendary rockers Head Like A Hole to bring their wild ways...


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“You just can't beat that raw energy when someone's face is three foot away from yours,” says guitarist Nigel Regan. Mount Maunganui's Brewers Bar should then provide the perfect venue...


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 English rock band 10cc is coming to Tauranga for a one night only performance in November. Band members Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson, Mike Stevens and Paul Burgess, will perform at...


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As I commented in my last column, I'm very keen to introduce Simply Pure Limited's Chatham Islands Black Robin Rare Gin and the Fiordland Blue Duck Rare Vodka from Simply Pure's Rarefied Spirits to...


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A beautifully crafted concerto by New Zealand composer Martin Lodge, and written for NZ Symphony Orchestra principal bassoonist Preman Tilson, is inspiring Opus Orchestra's newest heartwarming concert...


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Eventually all of us will shuffle off this mortal coil, but by being remembered by those who are still alive we can live forever. This notion is certainly achieved in Matatoki writer Meghan Hawkes'...


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An exceptional young chamber music group featuring flute, oboe, bassoon and piano will be playing in the city this month as part of Tauranga Musica Inc's 2015 Concert Series. The Mimosa Ensemble's...


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Another fantastic Pink Ribbon Breakfast was held at The Phoenix, raising more than $8000 for this worthwhile cause. A very sincere and well-deserved thank you goes out to Melissa Lawrence for co-ordinating...


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To provide a unique night out, Tauranga companies Corporate Casino and Total Entertainment Solutionz are collaborating to create the Viva Las Vegas experience in the city on July 4. Viva Las Vegas...


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Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to ‘shoot their televisions'. As part of their 14-show ‘Shoot...


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The Metropolitan is the world's biggest purpose-built opera house – hailed as home to the world's best voices. A few big blocks across Manhattan is Broadway – home to the musical, Rogers...


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Tonnes of snow and plenty of other winter-themed installations will turn Papamoa Tavern's garden bar area into a winter wonderland this month. Party-goers are encouraged to dress up in their winter...


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Film buffs and outdoor adrenalin junkies listen up – this month Tauranga is to become one of 400 communities in 40 countries to host this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The...


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Foodies will have the chance to taste what seriously good food is all about at the Seriously Good Food Show next weekend. More than 130 food companies will be on show at ASB Arena, Baypark, on Saturday...


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Want to listen to a performance from three distinguished musicians with extensive international performance experience who have dayjobs as NZ School of Music lecturers in classical performance? Then...


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  Full of life and brimming with laughter is how Detour Theatre's next production is being described.   ‘Steel Magnolias' live on-stage performance at Detour Theatre from June 17 to...


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Each year the Seriously Good Food Show likes to do something different. This year it's the Tri-Theatre. What is the Tri-Theatre? With seating for 300 people looking down onto the three stages, the...


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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...


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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...


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  The Bloody Mary has always been considered ‘the hair of the dog' after a big night out, especially for Sunday brunches. Yet, many establishment bar staff treat it with a blasé attitude....


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Audiences are invited to watch a classic English farce unfold under the spotlight at 16th Avenue Theatre next month.   Tauranga Repertory Theatre presents its latest production ‘See How They...


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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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Whale watching. By Anne Carruthers. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz