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The Tauranga Home Show will open its doors for its nineteenth year on May 4-6 at ASB Arena Baypark. With the Bay of Plenty leading nationally in economic growth, it's no wonder this region has experienced a housing boom, says managing director Dana McCurdy. To service this demand, the Tauranga Home...


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(Closes: 24-04-2018)

Carl Barron, a comedian from day one

“I killed when I was born,” says Australian comedian Carl Barron. “People generally take one look at me and start laughing. My father told me that when I was born everybody started laughing. Even the nurses.” This is Carl's response to SunLive when asked how crowds typically...


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(Closes: 26-04-2018)


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Rare music to be heard for the first time

Two original manuscripts signed by English composer Gustav Holst were found in Bay of Plenty Symphonia's music archive recently - and in their upcoming concert ‘Lost and Found', these lost works,...


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Hopetoun Brown hitting Baycourt

Three of New Zealand's most talented multi-instrumentalists are gearing up to take Tauranga audiences on a unique musical journey at Baycourt this month. Baycourt in association with Arts on Tour NZ are...


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The Jailhouse Frocks

Shattering dimwitted Officer Dwayne's tranquil evening at the Birchwood County Police Station is the arrests of three unlikely women - the mayor's wife, the local mad cat-lady and a dangerous looking New...


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The Rat Pack returns

Rising stars Tainui Kuru, Rutene Spooner and Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua bring their singing, dancing and antics to Tauranga next month. With famous songs, great singing and a top band, the boys pay tribute...


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Win with the circus

Step right up and be entertained by a unique, animal-free circus performing at The Mount for one weekend later this month. There'll be clowns, juggling, acrobatics, trapeze and all manner of acts when...


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Kevin Bloody Wilson coming to Tauranga

Outrageously funny singer-songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson is returning to New Zealand this month with his ‘Almost Awesome' tour, and local fans will have the chance to see him play in Tauranga. The...


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Catching up on Katikati

It's always nice to get good news, and a new festival announcement is always good news. Actually, it's not a new festival. It's the latest edition of a current festival, but every time I get an email...


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Katikati Concerts wind down with a bang

This year's Katikati Concerts are wrapping up next weekend, and organisers are guaranteeing more great entertainment with two acts playing their styles of rhythm and blues. Miho Wada is shaping up...


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International banjo player coming

Clawhammer banjo player Dan Walsh is returning to New Zealand for his third tour in February/March, kicking it off at Tauranga's The Barrel Room on February 4. The British folk musician was a nominee...


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Keep allergens outside

The revolutionary New Zealand-made Unoventhome ventilation system has a new feature to provide cleaner air and help fighting allergies: the Unovent PollenGuard Helix Filter. Scientifically developed and...


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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...


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Twilight rocking in Katikati

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


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Luck of the Irish

Operatunity is starting the year with a celebration of all that is Irish, with favourite core artists Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, with Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano and fiddler...


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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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Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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