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Showtime spectacular

Operatunity is delighted to present some of the most celebrated and iconic Kiwi entertainers in one show. The Iconic Kiwis show will feature fiddle player extraordinaire Marian Burns with her award winning fiddling and infectious personality; iconic New Zealand star, stunning singer and original member...


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(Closes: 20-08-2019)


Competition Winners

Fun and mischief On The Couch

He's got plenty of experience dealing with creepy crawlies and asking questions, and once again resident ‘bug man' Ruud Kleinpaste will be hosting the Bay of Plenty Garden and Arts Festival lead-up...


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Bringing the boogie to town

Time to celebrate, boogie-lovers - Jan Preston is coming to town! Or should I say, Jan Preston is coming back to town, since the woman they call Australia's Queen of Boogie Piano has a long and strong...


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Chris playing at Baycourt

Solo pianist Chris Greenslade is a New Zealander and was a student of leading pianist Bruce Greenfield. He went on to complete his honours degree in performance with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium...


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A Showerdome to solve your worries

Steamed mirrors, condensation on walls and ceilings, slippery floors and mould are year-round annoying home issues caused by shower steam, which can add significant costs to house upkeep. Showerdome...


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Divas through the Decades

 Operatunity Daytime Concerts bring you the greatest divas in the modern era! These were women who could manifest passion with every note they sang, and with the power of their vocals, produced...


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Potential benefits for the heart

 Pure, fresh and clean tasting, Blue Coconut Oil contains no additives or contaminants, is naturally cholesterol-free and has no coconut taste or aroma, great for overall cooking. It is also available...


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Entertaining for everyone

The year is going by quickly and the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival team is gearing up for 2020 already. The Festival is back in Tauranga on November 19-22, 2020, and On...


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Rural Kiwi craziness

My Husband's Nuts, Detour Theatre's latest show, is a fast-paced, unashamedly Kiwi, madcap comic romp.  Jack, Barbara's husband and local farming legend, is missing on the family farm. When Jack...


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Unusual but attractive combinations

Auckland based Donizetti Trio will be familiar to audiences as they have been active since 2009, are often to be heard on Radio New Zealand Concert FM and toured for CMNZ in 2014. The Donizetti Trio...


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Sex, friendship and Friday night drinks

Get ready to party with Paula, Dympie and Monika as we follow these women and their lonely hearts in a 1980s suburban pub in 16th Ave Theatre's latest production After Dinner. They are primped, preened...


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Apple crumble for breakfast

Chantal Organics is currently one of the fastest growing organic brands in health and wellness in New Zealand grocery according to the latest data from IRI Aztec. A significant part of that growth is...


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Tauranga to host Armageddon for a third time

Returning for its third year in a row, Armageddon Expo is back in Tauranga this June 8 and 9, once again transforming Baypark Arena into pop culture wonderland. Armageddon is New Zealand's largest entertainment...


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Reuniting on stage in The Dancing Years

Kelly Harris and Tainui Kuru had not crossed paths in the performing arts world before working for Operatunity, but it was certainly a match made in heaven when they lit up the stage earlier this year...


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Three powerful works

Bay of Plenty Symphonia opens the 2019 season at Baycourt with Masterworks, a concert featuring three powerful, well known works from classical masters. Top of the bill is Rachmaninov's hugely popular...


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A thrilling musical journey

Scholars Baroque Aotearoa chamber choir and an Opus Orchestra ensemble perform breathtakingly beautiful anthems by Purcell and the eternal favourite, Gloria, by Antonio Vivaldi.  Conductor...


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Sean Bodely - Superhuman guitarist

Tauranga has a number of cottage industries. One of them is guitarist Sean Bodley. I'm not sure if “cottage industry” is exactly the right term but there are a handful of musical producers...


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Good enough is good enough

Nobody said parenting was easy, and if they did you'd be pretty sure they were lying. But maybe parenting doesn't have to be perfect? What if good enough was good enough? That's what clinical psychologist,...


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Supporting your body from within

Cathedral Cove Naturals' new Body Balance Coconut Yoghurts are deliciously nourishing and full of prebiotics and probiotics to support good gut health to reinvigorate the body from within. They are made...


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Celebrating a birthday and a great show

The Tauranga Home Show is returning for its biggest show yet – and celebrating its 20th birthday – on May 3-5. The event will be spread across two halls in the Trustpower Arena with epic...


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Fulfiling their destiny

The Chaperone, from the Writer and Director of Downton Abbey, takes place against the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920's. A Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey)...


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Putting on a show

The boy bands of the 1960s and 70s produced some of the greatest hits of all time. They were also easy on the eye and put on a slick, vibrant show, full of passion, harmony and great rhythms. Operatunity...


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A loaf above the rest

Breadman Organic Bakery is one of the only 100 per cent vegan bakeries in New Zealand. Based in Christchurch, they have been baking traditional German style rye breads for 26 years. Everything the...


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Two talents in the Bay

Don't miss your chance to see and hear two big musical names in the Bay this April. New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and South African pianist James Baillieu join forces to play at St Peters...


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Ladies’ Day

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome of Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes look set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal...


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The fight against cancer

Treating cancer doesn't mean you have to go through radiation. Justine Laidlaw and Jenny Kennedy are both examples of radical remission without undergoing harsh treatments. Justine healed aggressive...


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Pompous ghosts and coffee

Murder on the Menu is Detour Theatre's new madcap supernatural comedy.  Sophia has been conned into buying a derelict theatre. Now, with crushing bank loan payments to make and no money, the jobless...


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