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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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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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