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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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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 Annah Stretton in Tauranga at a date arranged with Annah Stretton directly. The winners will receive...


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(Closes: 29-10-2014)

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 has five double passes to the Kevin Bloody Wilson Tour to give away to a lucky reader who can tell...


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(Closes: 29-10-2014)

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 performances of the well-known Faure Requiem at Wesley Church on November 1-2. The Weekend Sun has...


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(Closes: 29-10-2014)

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 with TV One's ‘Close Up' programme  – Mark Sainsbury will be sharing personal...


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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 amazing cars for your viewing pleasure. The Weekend Sun has a $50 The Phoenix voucher to give...


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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 good food. Visit www.vivalasvegas.co.nz for more details. The Weekend Sun has a double pass to giveaway...


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(Closes: 29-10-2014)

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 array of outlet stores offer a large range of clothes and items at bargain prices, as well as new season...


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(Closes: 29-10-2014)


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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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A chance encounter between two middle-aged passengers begins this Parisian romance, told in real time. Alix (Emmanuelle Devos), on her way to audition for a film, meets a mysterious English stranger...


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After being released from a mental institution, Genesis (Cliff Curtis) moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (James Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house...


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In a twisted night of entertainment, filled with laughs, drama and music, Laughs, drama, music and fisticuffs from 16th Avenue Theatre Youth's brand new stage show ‘A Twist in the Tale' takes...


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The theme for this week is brandy, with its many uses both for drinking and cooking. Brandy is the name given to the alcohol created from early grape distillation. Many countries have their own brandy...


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After being released from a mental institution, Genesis (Cliff Curtis) moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (James Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house...


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The Weekend Sun has one PREVAGE® Lash Serum & Mascara Set (RRP$190) to giveaway. See page 19 of The Weekend Sun August 1 edition for more. The set includes PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow...


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Bay of Plenty Symphonia players are in the final stages of rehearsals for their next concerts on August 9-10. The event, from Tauranga's only community orchestra, features marimba soloist Yoshiko...


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Hawaiian sensation Kolohe Kai will bring its musical stylings to Tauranga next month when they perform at Brewers Bar in Mount Maunganui on August 13. Roman De Peralta, Jasmine Moikeha, Kolomona Ku,...


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The winsome, wacky and wonderful Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass will take centre stage at next month's Tauranga Musica event. Formed in 2011, ACE Brass features Huw Dann on trumpet, Emma Richards...


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The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stage plays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy...


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Ladi6 and Team Dynamite will be playing Brewers Bar in Mount Maunganui on August 2 and SunLive has two double passes to giveaway. The Tauranga show will be the second performance on their New Zealand...


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Romantic period drama set in pre-WWI Germany, starring Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Alan Rickman (Truly, Madly, Deeply) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones' Robb Stark) about a married...


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By the time you read this the Monteiths Wild Food Challenge will be well underway and hopefully many of you will have had a chance to visit competing restaurants to sample amazing dishes. The aim...


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Romantic melodrama starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, about a widowed woman who finds herself attracted to a man that bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. From the director of ‘The...


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Okareka Dance Company is bringing a brand new performance to Tauranga this month – in a one-night-only all-female dance piece that personifies the strength of women. Directed by Taiaroa Royal...


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