Skateboarding turns passion into purpose

It’s a carpet trod by Prime Ministers and lots of other politicos and power brokers - the red carpet tracking through the corridors of parliament. But not many, perhaps no-one, has ever ridden it. Until now, that is. Until Blair Benefield –...... Read More

Pop culture comes out to play

Where can you meet some of your comic book and silver screen heroes all in one place? If you dream of meeting Deadpool, swoon over Star-Lord, or get giddy at the thought of Gandalf, then head to the Armageddon Expo this weekend at ASB Baypark Arena. New...... Read More

REVIEW: ‘Annie’ at Baycourt

On Wednesday I had the privilege of seeing ‘Annie’, Otumoetai College’s musical for 2018. It was only a couple of weeks ago I saw the visual feast that was the Tauranga Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges production of ‘Beauty...... Read More

Brass band coming together that may fly

It’ll be a big, bold, brassy sound – enough to lift the lid clean off the citadel on the corner of Cameron Road and 5th Avenue. The collective power of the Tauranga City Brass Band and the Salvation Army brass band – more than 40 players...... Read More

A gown from past generations

It’s a gown, the Killen gown, an elegant silk gown of 1870s vintage. It was worn by one of the region’s first ladies, Mary Elizabeth Killen, and her image lives on in a special exhibit at Katikati’s Western Bay Museum in the old fire...... Read More

What’s On? Weddings & Clothes Swap

Good morning, steadfast SunLive readers, and welcome to Sunday. It never ceases to give me pleasure, informing you of what is happening in this fine city of ours. But first: the weather. The MetService is forecasting ‘long fine spells’ punctuated...... Read More

Singing in the Maori New Year

An awesome evening of music, comedy, and whakawhanaungatanga, or, kinship, awaits one and all when one of the top Maori showbands in Aotearoa makes its triumphant return to Tauranga in June. To celebrat Matariki, The Maori New Year, Baycourt Presents...... Read More

It’s child’s play for the AB Sevens

Facing throngs of fans isn’t unusual for the All Blacks Sevens. Training and running drills is all in a day’s work as well. But when it happens with 700 primary school kids we’re talking a whole different ballgame. Members of the prestigious...... Read More

Finalists in BOP Export awards

   A diverse range of companies have been named as finalists in the 2018 Zespri Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards demonstrate the vibrancy of the export sector. Twelve finalists have been named across four categories and represent the strong and...... Read More

Bay ‘celeb’ creates for a cause

One of the Bay’s own has joined the line-up of Kiwi ‘celebs’ who are stepping out of their comfort zones to support Parent to Parent’s annual art auction. This year the auction is titled Kiwi Celebs Create for a Cause. Those trading...... Read More




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