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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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A healthier, warmer home

Steamed mirrors, condensation on walls and ceilings, and mould are year-round frustrating home issues caused by shower steam, adding significant costs to house upkeep. A dry, warm house is also a healthy...


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Watch with caution

Last Legs, the latest production from 16th Ave Theatre, is the latest entertainment from the popular playwright Roger Hall. He's back with a (cardio) arresting comedy. There's nothing retiring about...


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The love of a sister

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...


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Celebrating some of the best

Swing along with Operatunity Concerts as they present a sizzling salute to Glenn Miller and the Big Band Era.Celebrate the greatest Glenn Miller hits like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade and Pennsylvania...


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A variety of coconut oil uses

Blue Coconut Oil is versatile, pure and organic, committed to providing the best quality to benefit all areas of health. No additives, contaminants or trans-fats as well as cholesterol-free make it an...


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A tale of three trios

There's been a lot of folk around town recently, and I mean that both ways. A bunch of tourists are still on the beaches and there have been frequent sightings of banjos, harps, fiddles and other accoutrements...


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Guilt-free goodness

Chantal Organics is bringing to the market a new guilt-free goodness, the Kallo Organic Rice and Corn Cake range. Kallo is ranked the number one branded UK range of organic wholegrain rice and corn...


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First concert of the year a hit

Audiences around the country are calling Operatunity's first concert of the year “wonderful”, “delightful” and “such fun!” Starring co-owner and 2020 MNZM honouree...


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More music in Katikati

The Katikati Twilight Concert season is nearing its end, but there's still one concert to go, so make sure you don't miss it. The third concert in the series will be held on February 8 and will be a...


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More concerts on the horizon

The second in the summer series of the Katikati Twilight Concerts is scheduled for January 25 at the beautiful Haiku Reserve where Paul Madsen and his team will transform themselves into The Jersey Boys. In...


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Love, wooing and disguises

Watching a Shakespearean play outdoors during summer is increasingly popular with Tauranga audiences. Now into its fifth year Summer Shakespeare Tauranga have turned out a top performance with ‘Love's...


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Caring for bleached hair this summer

Summer seems to have arrived early with a few November heat waves and spectacular sunsets, the latter due in part to the dust and smoke from Australian fires. When I was younger my hair was mousey blonde...


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Looks funny but still tastes Yummy

After the heaviest hail in more than 20 years in Hawkes Bay early October, the exterior of the much-loved Yummy Nectarines was slightly marked. With the fruits skin now appearing to ‘look funny'...


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Music under the sun

The 2020 Katikati Twilight Concert season will kick off on January 4 with a big show that pays homage to The Best of British. If you love The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Adele or...


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Making condensation a thing of the past

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. Not to mention...


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Make your house twinkle and win!

Dig out your trees and baubles, blow up your inflatable Santa and start untangling your strings of Christmas lights, because now is the time to plan for and enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive. It's...


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Nourish your body and soul

HempFarm products nourish your body from inside out. With the delicious, nutty, omega rich goodness found in the hemp hearts and oil, it's a raw superfood to nourish your body and soul. This high-quality...


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Chelsea Winter live at Baycourt

  I was quite excited to hear the news, now months ago, that best-selling New Zealand cookbook author Chelsea Winter had relocated from Auckland to Tauranga. Firstly because the herbs in my raised...


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A beanstalk of fun

Jack and the Beanstalk, presented at Baycourt on December 14-15, will be the Dance Education Centre's 40th end-of-year show and marks a major milestone for DEC owners and co-directors, Prue and Debbie...


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A musical masterpiece

Mark your calendar and gather your friends and family for what is fast becoming an annual tradition. Scholars Baroque Aotearoa are on form again with the brilliant NZ Baroque Orchestra and Soloists to...


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A real laugh fest

Called ‘the funniest farce ever written', Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. The audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes...


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The odd couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple, Olive Madison, like her original male counterpart, is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her city apartment. At Olive's invitation, the suicidal...


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Winning chutneys made the right way

NoShortcuts Gourmet Chutneys is a small, innovative family business making and distributing hand-crafted, batch-made, premium quality chutneys and relishes. Their delicious selection has received numerous...


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