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For Crowns and Kings

The Scholars are rehearsing rigorously, as their chosen name suggests, to create another exhilarating concert experience. A powerfully dramatic showpiece composed by a precocious and ambitious 22-year-old Handel in Rome 1707, is happening right here in this extraordinary performance of Dixit Dominus....


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(Closes: 21-08-2018)

Ora King Salmon Competition

Life + Style has a $100 voucher for an Ora King – Inspired dinner at both Trinity Wharf and Mount Bistro to give away to lucky readers.  Simple enter below. Entries must be received before Wednesday, August 29....


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(Closes: 29-08-2018)


Competition Winners

Get your ticket for a night of glamour

The Tauranga Gala Dinner, into its sixth year, is once again shaping up for another stellar night of glitz and glamour at ASB Arena on Friday, September 21. Featuring Rugby World Cup Winners Keven Mealamu,...


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Prepare to be amazed

Zirka Circus is proud to present their fifth tour of New Zealand, with La Unica set to be more spectacular than ever. Always committed to bringing a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in New...


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Some of NZ finest coming to the Bay

The Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles. Founded in 2004, this versatile Wellington-based quartet is known for its passionate musicality,...


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In the hot seat

A bunch of garden and arts experts will be passing their knowledge onto Tauranga at the On the Couch event in a few weeks. On the Couch is a chat show, where, instead of film stars and actors, there...


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Ambitious symphonies

Bow in hand, cellist Inbal Megiddo will once again amaze Tauranga with her technical expertise and magical expression. Bay of Plenty Symphonia is delighted to welcome back Inbal as soloist in the Dvorak...


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Looking back on the golden era

Operatunity's musical theatre stars Hamish McGregor and Rory Nolan will no doubt be familiar to Operatunity audiences. Embarking on their fourth and fifth national tour with the company, the pair return...


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Stunned and dazzled

Zirka Circus is proud to present our fifth tour of New Zealand, with La Unica set to be more spectacular than ever! Always committed to bringing a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in New Zealand,...


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Warm up for Bob

The ‘Dylanistas' are back! Their first Bob Dylan Birthday Concert in May had to be cancelled due to illness, but now local favourites Kokomo are back and joining forces with singer Marion Arts and...


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Head over heels about wheels

A feast of films celebrating women who love to cycle is riding into Tauranga next week. The Cycle Chic Film Tour was created to reflect the world we live in, and in response to audience demand for more...


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Devilskin announce European tour

New Zealand band Devilskin will join Grammy Award Winning hard rock band Halestorm on a massive European tour. The two bands will perform their exhilarating brand of rock in 18 cities throughout Europe....


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Wonders of the Lego world

Ever dreamt of visiting the Empire State Building, the Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and other world famous landmarks? Well now you can, with the Brickman ‘Wonders of the World' exhibition, on now at...


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A spectacular symphony

The New Zealand Chamber Soloists are firm favourites of Tauranga Musica concert-goers, having played for the Society many times previously. The three outstanding musicians are all members of the teaching...


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Rocking out at Phil’s Place

The popular Kiwi Jackie Clarke is back in the bay, this time to entertain members of the public for two nights at Phil's Place Restaurant. Entertainer, singer and comedian Jackie who known for playing...


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Anything and everything pets

All things pets are on display and ready to play for the first time in the Bay! The Bay of Plenty Pet and Animal Expo is at ASB Arena Baypark on June 23-24. The expo provides pet lovers with access to...


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Shake, Rattle and Roll in the Bay

Ebony and Ivory? Salt and Pepper? The Black and White Minstrels? It doesn't matter what you call them, the chemistry between Operatunity's Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo is undeniable. They...


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Return of the wife

Blithe Spirit is Noel Coward's brilliant smash hit supernatural comedy. Charles Condomine, whose first wife Elvira has been dead for seven years, is now happily married to Ruth and is writing a sceptical...


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Getting rich quick

When three cleaners - Olive, Gladys and Elsie - are threatened with redundancy, they feel their lives are coming to an end. That is until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea...


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Playing favourites and little-known gems

Evocative sounds and fantasy well-describe Toru, a new trio consisting of harp, viola and flute, playing for Tauranga Musica from 4pm Sunday, May 20 at Tauranga Park Auditorium. Ingrid Bauer on harp,...


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Tomorrow People return to the Bay

One of Aoteaora's favourite reggae acts are returning to the Bay, bringing fans the best of an album which is now known for booting Ed Sheeran from his top-place on the charts. It's the first time the...


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Romantic music at Baycourt

Dynamic new ensemble the Villani Piano Quartet are touring the North Island this May with an exciting programme of romantic music as diverse as the group itself. Kicking off in Auckland city on Friday,...


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Musicians unite to celebrate Bob Dylan

A group of acclaimed Tauranga musicians are joining forces later this month to celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday in concert. Popular local band Kokomo are combining with singers Marion Arts and John Michaelz,...


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Find your home and lifestyle needs

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...


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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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