Call for better tourism planning

A call for the city council to get a better grip on tourism management is being made by Tourism Bay of Plenty CEO Kristin Dunne. “We will have 100,000 more visitors coming through the port next season,” says Kristin. “We are going from... Read More

Artists wanted to brighten cabinets

Creative Bay of Plenty is working with Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Chorus to get some beautiful art onto local telecommunications cabinets as part of the ‘Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful' campaign. It is an opportunity for four local artists... Read More

Maori metal band sign international deal

New Zealand's ‘Te Reo Metal' sensations, Alien Weaponry, have signed an international deal with Napalm Records in Europe, which will see their debut album marketed and sold worldwide. The deal comes in the wake of the band signing with... Read More

Bingeing behaviour revealed

Bingeing once referred to over eating or over drinking, but thanks to technology bingeing now also means watching a whole season of a television show in a week, that's according to Netflix. Some might watch a whole season over a stay-inside weekend.... Read More

Free riding into town

After the successful introduction of the Bike Film Night feature series, curator and film pedlar Brett Cotter is thrilled to bring to Bay of Plenty cycling fans ‘The Moment'. ‘The Moment' is a feature-length documentary that uncovers... Read More

Big scores for Western Bay of Plenty

A number of big scores in Western Bay of Plenty games on Saturday saw several games continue on until the early evening, before a result was declared. Competition joint leaders Greerton Sikh XI were involved in the highest scoring encounter against Katikati,... Read More

What's On: Waitangi celebrations

Good morning Sunners and welcome to Waitangi Day, where we commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6 1840, in a marquee in the grounds of James Busby's house (now known as the Treaty... Read More

In a miniature New Zealand

It's a miniature world with every possible weather condition under the sun. From cloudy days to rain and thunder storms - it's the future of New Zealand. The exhibition Future Island is a very detailed story about New Zealand's past,... Read More

An important and earnest review

Tauranga Open Air Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is the last local show of the summer, and shouldn't be missed. Everyone should see an Oscar Wilde play at least once in their life. His wit is a... Read More

What’s On? Tennis & Theatre

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to your Sunday. After last week's scorching days, it looks like it will be a bit cooler today. MetService is forecasting a high of 23 degrees and an overnight low of 17, with light winds and a small chance... Read More



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Enjoying Tauranga’s waterfront. Photo: Scott K MacLeod.

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