SunLive Competitions

Jet boats return to Bay Park

After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing exhilarating, high-octane V8 Jetsprint racing action is returning to ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mt Maunganui. The event starts this Saturday January 27 at 5pm and runs until 10pm. Gates open at 3pm for spectators wanting to check out the early...

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(Closes: 25-01-2018)

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Shakespeare outdoor summer show

Summer Shakespeare Tauranga presents their annual summer outdoor show this January at the Historic Village – The Taming of the Shrew. From January 18-28, the cast will take over the cobbled streets...

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New Year, new line up

This year's upcoming Operatunity concerts will be packed with exceptional music from a range of different genres each month. The first concert of the year on February 2, ‘Luck of the Irish' starring...

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Reducing condensation at home

A lot of the moisture in a house comes from shower steam causing foggy mirrors, wet walls and ceilings and worn out paint, which can add significant costs to the upkeep of a house. A dry, warm house is...

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Twilight rocking in Katikati

The 2018 Katikati Twilight Concerts get underway on January 6 with The Lady Killers with Chet O'Connell, followed by Landslide: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac on January 27 and Miho's Jazz Orchestra and Brilleaux...

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Best birds for Christmas

No Christmas lunch is complete without a cooked bird taking pride of place on the table. Crozier's Free Range Turkeys have been a trusted farmer of free range turkeys for 50 years. For all...

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Colour-me-in bag helps Kiwi kids

This festive season, most families will be busy spending time with loved ones, but across New Zealand there are many children who find the holidays one of the toughest times of the year. It's when issues...

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Feed the beast

If you're an avid foodie and a craft beer lover, then hearing that a local boutique beer, wine and food festival is coming is like winning the social event lottery. Beast of a Feast 2018 ticks all the...

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Christmas concert festivities

The Operatunity concert will have you reminiscing and singing along to your favourite Christmas songs. Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Lynette Martin and pianist Paul...

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Christmas Lights Drive 2017

If you are dressing your house to the twinkling, glittering nines enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive and go in the draw to win some great prizes, including one of two hampers worth $140 filled...

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Win a special Sunday breakfast

If the idea of breakfast with your favourite jolly bearded man sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday morning, head to SunLive to win the chance to dine with the main Christmas man himself. Bethlehem...

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Moved to tears

It has been recounted that as Handel composed his oratorio through 24 days of August and September in 1741, he was moved to tears and sensed the presence of God. The proceeds of the premiere performance...

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Supersuckers playing in the Mount

Donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavoured garage punk, legendary and self-proclaimed 'greatest rock n' roll band in the world' the Supersuckers hit...

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Season's Greetings from the theatre

It's Christmas Eve in the Bunker household, and stress levels are rising. Belinda wants peace and goodwill, Uncle Harvey wants peace and quiet to watch the telly, Phyllis wants another drink and Rachel...

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Leave with a laugh

The mayhem begins the moment the old friends arrive at Connie's house for their weekly bridge club. The ladies have decided to have one last fling for Mary, a recently departed dear friend and bridge partner....

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Sol3 Mio coming in January

Popular music trio Sol3 Mio are playing in Tauranga this January as part of an eight-date tour celebrating Christmas and the beloved Kiwi summer. The boys will perform their signature mix of opera arias,...

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On the edge of inspiration

Be inspired to walk up a mountain or trek thousands of miles to a remote destination at an action-packed Tauranga film screening. Five films from the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, which was...

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Devilskin descending on Tauranga

Hamilton rock and metal band Devilskin will be touring New Zealand this October, including a stop at ASB Arena on Friday October 20. They'll be supported by another female-fronted hard rock band, Canadians...

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Topp Twins return with another show

Perennial Kiwi favourites the Topp Twins will be entertaining local audiences once more when they kick off their ‘Heading for the Hills' tour this October. The North Island tour will visit Hamilton,...

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Popular tribute bands coming to town

Fans of Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers won't want to miss a gig featuring the best hits of these bands at Totara Street. Lounge Apes and Funkadelic Monks are two Auckland-based tribute bands, playing...

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Musical duo join Kokomo show

Marion Arts and Robbie Laven have busy musical lives but they rarely perform together any more. All that is about to change when the duo reunite to play with Kokomo at the 16th Ave Theatre on Friday,...

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Love your garden

Dust off the gloves. Dig out the spade. Get ready to get your hands dirty. National Gardening Week is coming up from October 6-13. The week aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not...

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Advice from experts and suppliers

The Spring Home Show is the perfect place to find all your home products and service needs under one roof. Step through the doors and feel the buzz of energy and inspiration. Get expert advice from more...

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Tauranga Indie band’s first stop

Indie band Racing is coming to Tauranga this Friday to start their nationwide tour at Totara Street. After impressing fans and critics with a string of singles, Racing has just released their...

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the Last Night of the Proms

Operatunity's Daytime Concert Series presents a variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness and mayhem so participants can all experience a right royal time. One of the most famous...

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NZ's longest running metal show turns 30

New Zealand's longest running and most popular specialist music show is now 30 years old. The Axe Attack, a show dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock music, has become a household name over three decades...

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Getting fancy and supporting charity

Dust off your suit, pull out your fancy shoes, and get yourself all dolled up for a fantastic night out. The Tauranga Gala Dinner is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on September 29 at 7pm, and aside from delivering...

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Food, fun, and feuding

Detour Theatre is bringing the magic of the kitchen to the stage with its new show ‘The Kitchen Witches'. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are B Grade cooking show hostesses who have hated each other...

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Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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