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Saturday, July 04, 2015

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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' new book Dead Cert - Stories from Thames, Paeroa and Waihi Cemeteries which also shines a light on...


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(Closes: 09-07-2015)

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 concert will showcase the four-piece's individual and combined virtuosity with works from right across...


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(Closes: 08-07-2015)


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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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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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