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A tale of two sisters

  Daphne adores her sister Anne. To Daphne, Anne is beautiful, successful and smart - all the things Daphne longs to be. Anne, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with her sister and is intent on working her way into a small clique of indulgent and pretentious wealthy women. When Daphne's wacky...


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(Closes: 03-11-2020)

Shining a light on Kiwi Gems of the BOP

AA Traveller is encouraging Kiwis to take the road less travelled this summer with the unveiling of a new list of Kiwi Gems – including some intriguing Bay of Plenty experiences.  AA Travel and Tourism general manager Greig Leighton says the new campaign celebrates fresh ideas and lesser-known...


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(Closes: 04-11-2020)


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Pop-Up Comedy Club to open in Tauranga

  A full schedule of comedy is set to hit the city centre over Labour Weekend, with a new pop-up comedy club being installed on Devonport Road.   Taking over the old Glassons store, The Tauranga...


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Bigger and better – and back!

  The Tauranga Home Show is back on October 16-18 and it's shaping up to be a good one.    After a turbulent year, this exhibition is gearing up to be one of New Zealand's few major...


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Following a trail of art

  Meeting artists at some of the 80 stops spanning from Katikati to Te Puke in November's four-day Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival trail is a festival highlight.   A pleasant surprise...


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Tauranga Women's Expo

The Tauranga Women's Lifestyle Expo is returning for 2020, bringing together 140 of the best lifestyle companies under one roof for the weekend of October 10 and 11 at Trustpower Baypark. The expo will...


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Motor on down!

  The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show is shaping up to be a fantastic way to celebrate Level 1 and why not make a weekend of it over October 9-11.   The show is home to the biggest...


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Super-delicious cookies

  Kea Cookies has been batch baking delicious, premium homemade style cookies free from gluten, wheat, dairy, and egg in New Zealand for more than 30 years. The range comes in 10 flavours; chocolate...


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A musical feast

Despair and hope, pestilence and disease, release and escape in the face of impossible odds.   No, this is not the plot for ‘COVID-19: The Musical'.   It is a much more ancient drama...


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Talent to play at Baycourt

    Celebrated New Zealand pianist and pedagogue, Richard Mapp plays for Tauranga Musica on Sunday, September 20 from 4pm at Baycourt X Space.   Richard made his solo debut at the...


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Health conscious and easy on-the-go

    Chantal Organics has brought out more health conscious breakfast options to help kick start the day. Introducing a deliciously organic new hot cereal in two vibrant flavours; Cinnamon Roll...


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Mad sisters live on stage

    Daphne adores her sister Anne. To Daphne, Anne is beautiful, successful and smart - all the things Daphne longs to be. Anne, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with her sister and is...


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Elegance, drama and spontaneous flair

Waikato University-based duo Lara Hall and Rachael Griffiths-Hughes present a programme of Georgian violin music, full of elegance, drama and the spontaneous flair that their performances are known for.    At...


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Kokomo to play again

For five months during lockdown Kokomo didn't play, the longest break in the band's decades-long history. Now they're back on the road...   While isolated, singer Derek Jacombs kept busy singing...


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Devilskin to paint the town red

    Devilskin is excited to announce a New Zealand wide tour to support their chart-topping new album RED.   With the lifting of crowd and venue restrictions, and due to massive demand,...


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Circus coming to Katikati

  If you've been missing some awe in your life, never fear! Zirka Circus is on its way here.   Zirka Circus is bringing the magic back to Katikati from August 14-16.   They‘ll...


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Circus comes to town

    If you've been missing some awe in your life, never fear! Zirka Circus is on their way here.   Zirka Circus is bringing their magic back to Tauranga from July 30 to August 9 at Jordan...


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Reggae weekend coming to Tauranga

The One Love Festival will return to the Bay of Plenty on Waitangi Weekend 2021, February 6-7, with a line-up featuring Aotearoa's biggest reggae bands, including Fat Freddy's Drop, L.A.B, Kora and Maisey...


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Super-delicious cookies

   Kea Cookies has been batch baking delicious, premium homemade style cookies free from gluten, wheat, dairy, and egg in New Zealand for more than 30 years.   The range comes in ten...


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Top acts secured for Bay Dreams

With the world's live music industry hit hard by COVID, New Zealand is now primed to bring music lovers one of the best summers on record. And leading the charge is one of the country's biggest and most...


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Red Lounge Sessions

Red Lounge Sessions The Red Lounge Sessions are the brainwave of Rachael 'Rozella' Stanway, and started as an evening house party about 2009. The line-up of performers showcase emerging talent, with...


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Beautiful music coming to Tauranga

Stunningly brilliant New Zealand flutist Bridget Douglas performs solo for Tauranga Musica. Bridget is well known throughout New Zealand as principle flutist with the NZSO. Dunedin-born Bridget also...


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Plant-based protein packs a punch

      Chantal Organics is on a simple and audacious mission to remind people of the wonders of nature, accompanied by the arrival of two new premium, indulgent, deliciously-healthy spreads....


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Fabulous Jewish celebration music

  Tauranga Musica will be bringing The Kugels to Tauranga on June 21, and with them comes some fabulous music.   Klezmer is a musical tradition of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe that largely...


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Food that doesn’t compromise on taste

Chantal Organics has added to the Kallo range in New Zealand, introducing Kallo Organic stock cubes made from the finest herbs and vegetables. They believe in super simple food that doesn't compromise...


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Hemp lending a helping hand

HempFarm is a Kiwi-based company on a sustainable mission to become a valuable addition to a healthy varied diet and lifestyle. Hemp seeds are extremely beneficial to our overall health; they help...


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Get to know the newest superfood

Jasberry rice is the newest member of the ‘superfood family', redefining the rice category with its exclusive qualities; being organic, non-GMO and much higher in antioxidants than any other rice...


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Old friends reunite to create music

The Karaka Collective is a new ensemble of old friends: pianist and music director Lindy Tennent-Brown, mezzo-soprano Wendy Dawn Thompson and baritone James Harrison. Lindy, Wendy and James have collaborated...


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