Concert by the Lake begins

Rotary Matamata's Concert by the Lake is on this afternoon, bringing the sounds of top kiwi acts to a picturesque rural setting. The Lady Killers, Jamie McDell and Two Many Chiefs fill the concert line-up, which takes place on a private property... Read More

A theme party like no other

Tauranga residents are invited to a three-day festival of music, arts and sustainability held on private farmland deep in the heart of the Waikino Valley in Waihi next month. Sundaise is a three-day festival of music, arts and sustainability, with 60-plus... Read More

What’s On? Tattoos & Psychics

It's another drizzly, morose-looking day today, although there could be moments of sunshine thrown into the mix. Fear not, though; for although the beach may not be so appealing, there are still things to do on a rainy Sunday in Tauranga. The New... Read More

Tattoo expo proves popular in Tauranga

Tauranga's Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre was jam packed with both ardent tattoo fanatics and the curious alike for the New Zealand International Tattoo and Art Expo. Now into its seventh year, the two-day event which opened today is the only convention... Read More

What’s On? Tattoos & E-Bikes

Good morning Sunners and welcome to what is a rather wet start to the weekend in this wonderful city of ours. Don't let the showers and possible thunderstorms stop you from enjoying the awesome events that're on today, like the New Zealand... Read More

Ride the Runway returns to Rotorua

Families are being encouraged to get amongst the action when the Rotorua Bike Festival's unique Ride the Runway event returns this Saturday. Proudly presented by Air New Zealand, the free family event which is now into its third year is all about... Read More

Rotorua newbies wanted for TV show

Families and couples relocating to Rotorua are being sought by producers of a new TV show focusing on people leaving the big smoke in Auckland for a greater work/life balance in the regions. Hosted by Rotorua bar owner Tamati Coffey, the prime time show... Read More

More than fantasy

Cosplay might seem weird to some people, fun for some, and scary for others. But for Otumoetai resident Courtney Smith cosplay is as much of a way of life as anything else. Courtney has been stitching and bringing characters to life for about eight years,... Read More

Te Puna Quarry Park: 20 years on

It's one of the Western Bay's iconic destinations, and today it's celebrating its 20th anniversary. This afternoon a private gathering took place at Te Puna Quarry Park to mark 20 years since volunteers first began renovating the site. The... Read More

Yarn bombing in Greerton

It was hot chips over balls of wool as keen knitters met to discuss the new developments for this year's Greerton Village yarn bombing. Bedecked with knitted zany creations, this winter Greerton Village's cherry blossom trees will be raising... Read More



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