Hop House’s final song & dance

For years and years the old Cream Can building on Maunganui Road has been an institution of the Mount Maunganui music scene. But the shadow of the axe looms over its head, with the building which is currently home to The Hop House scheduled to be demolished... Read More

Action packed TECT Park open day

The popular TECT All Terrain adventure park is opening the doors to most of its activities, features and clubs this Sunday. Park manager Bill Wheeler says the open day is about encouraging people to try new activities, explore the park, get a little... Read More

Tauranga going Hollywood

A proposal to attract northern hemisphere movie television and internet productions to the Bay of Plenty is being endorsed by the Tauranga City Council. The council Economic Development and Investment Committee is recommending to today's council... Read More

Stars join Richard’s birthday bash

A very special, and very famous guest is flying in from Australia for Richard O'Brien's ‘75 Years of Frock ‘n' Roll' 75th birthday celebrations next Friday, March 24, at Tauranga's Baycourt Theatre. ‘Neighbours'... Read More

Room to escape?

The red clock on the wall keeps ticking down, down, down. Half a dozen padlocks are dotted around the room, cryptic clues are hanging on the walls, and we are stuck. We've been locked in a room, five of us, and we have one hour to escape. No, we... Read More

What’s On? The Extravaganza & Writing

Kia ora and morena Sunners, and welcome to your Sunday, where there's lots of ways to stay entertained. The weather outside looks to be pleasant again today, which means those of you who missed out yesterday can still catch the Extravaganza at... Read More

Paradox artists to transform Tauranga

Buildings across the city will be brought to life with giant artworks created by six of the world's best street artists especially for the inaugural Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival. Artists Askew One, Fintan Magee, Lucy McLauchlan, Sofles,... Read More

Bath tub racing in Bowentown

One of the quirky things that makes Bowentown cool is their annual Bath Tub Regatta. Serious fun, the fast-moving bath tubs cause plenty of spectator excitement as they zip around the course at breakneck speed. There will be five races this Sunday,... Read More

Banking on Banksy to draw in crowds

Street art lovers don't need to book a room in Banksy's new Walled Off Hotel in Israel to experience the renowned graffiti artist's take on the Middle Eastern conflict. A rare and iconic artwork created by the elusive street artist... Read More

What’s On? Country fair & circus

Morena and good morning SunLive readers, welcome to Saturday and the first day of the weekend. Apart from some morning clouds and soutwesterlies, the weather's look pretty perfect for the Te Puna School Country Fair in Te Puna and the Ashton Family... Read More



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